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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35,178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Walter Scott Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781400186068
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The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps listeners into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard the Lion Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman, is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft—but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe’s true love. The wicked Prince John plots to usurp England’s throne, but two of the most popular heroes in all of English literature—Richard the Lion Hearted and the well-loved, famous outlaw Robin Hood—team up to defeat the Normans and regain the castle.

The success of this novel lies with Sir Walter Scott’s skillful blend of historic reality, chivalric romance, and high adventure.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Briony | 2/17/2014

    " One of those classics that is not boring. Good thing it has a French dictionary in the back, because he uses a lot of French in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isaac | 2/16/2014

    " This was the book that really got me excited about reading. I wasn't so big into reading before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marleah | 2/12/2014

    " Chivalry, romance, adventure, this book has something for everyone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/29/2014

    " The book starts off slowly and very descriptively; it took me 50 pages to get into it. However, the excitement and adventure picked up and it was a fun read. It was written almost 200 years ago, so it has some racial/religious/sexist prejudices and stereotypes from the middle ages and 1800s that were probably real but I didn't love them. Overall it was a great classic combining fictiously the lives of Robin Hood, King Richard, and Ivanhoe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/24/2014

    " No review. I was surprised because I thought I knew what this book was about, but I didn't. Ivanhoe was central to the story but seldom in it. I recognized a few incidence (I swear) from Robinhood - Men in Tights. There was also the famous archery scene that is in every Robinhood movie. I have to go and rent this on Netflix now. I thought I remembered this as a serious book, but it is really funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/23/2014

    " This was a really cool book. It was kinda hard to get into the language of it, cause it's written in an old style, especially when it came to dialogue, but once I got the hang of it, it was a delight to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 1/22/2014

    " Knights, castles, damsels in distress, black night, fair maidens, chivalry,heraldry and Richard the Lion-hearted. Well written but not a favorite genre of mine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Lavelle | 1/19/2014

    " Great classic...a bit dense, but worth the trouble. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 1/18/2014

    " I think Scott is underrated. If you like Robin Hood, jousting, flagons of mead, etc., this book is essential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jorrele Rivera | 1/15/2014

    " The book didnt hold my attention all the time but there were parts when i didnt want to put the book down. the dialect confused me sometimes and their wasnt a set main character. it was hard to follow "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milena March | 1/14/2014

    " Walter Scott apparently researched meticulously for his novel based on the exploits of English knights at the time of Richard I of England. It is certainly detailed, at times greatly so; but if you can get past the huge chunks of description (clothing, horses, liveries) and get to the action then you are well-rewarded for your time; the novel picks up very quickly once the first few chapters are over and it keeps getting better from there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evalyn | 1/12/2014

    " This was one of those books I'm glad I read but it was not a book that was very readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/11/2014

    " I picked this book up at the library thinking it could be pretty boring, but I quickly became hooked. I loved this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 1/6/2014

    " READ FIRST WHEN I WAS 12...then again in high school. exciting story for 12 yr.old. fell in love with rebecca not rowena. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Kreider | 12/30/2013

    " Honorable knights, dishonorable knights, unrequited romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Hyland | 12/18/2013

    " i listened to this and was surprised at how it kept my interest. very robin hoodesque. lots of knights riding around and maidens in distress. although i might not have liked it as much had i read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meaghan | 12/16/2013

    " It was an interesting book. I enjoyed the jousting and the noble knights, but I was thrown by the racism that is apparent in regards to the Jews. I know that it wasn't uncommon, but it is disconcerting and, to me, rather disgusting to read about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zack | 12/9/2013

    " This took longer than I expected, and was really hard for me to get into it, and when i did I was really sucked in. The story is great the characters likable, but some of the things that happen seem unbelievable. All in all it was enjoyable, I do wish that i could read it again sometime. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 11/17/2013

    " Knights, castles, damsels in distress, black night, fair maidens, chivalry,heraldry and Richard the Lion-hearted. Well written but not a favorite genre of mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody Hadden | 11/17/2013

    " Alas, chivalry is not dead! I'm no sucker for a romance novel, but this one is the definition of a classic. Knights, Richard the Lionhearted, Robinhood, ladies in waiting- what's not to love?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/26/2013

    " I told my teacher than I thought the villan, Brian Du Bois, was the most interesting character in the book and I couldn't help admiring him. He disagreed and told me to write a paper to support my feelings. I got an A+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Leavens | 6/5/2013

    " One book, one tent, 2 guys on Denali for 3 weeks. We would read this aloud to make it last longer. I turned out to be an excellent way to enjoy this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 5/20/2013

    " This is the first classic I read. It's also one of the few I could read over and over again. Chivalry, romance, and swordplay clash to form an enjoyable novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shabnam | 4/15/2013

    " I first saw a TV series about it and then I really was eager to know all about it. When I read it , I really liked it and I daresay Walter Scott had did a really good job!!! He described that ages really good that you felt like you are exactly living it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mybluesunset | 4/6/2013

    " I loved, loved, loved this book as a preteen. It was my favorite book of all time. My copy literally fell apart and had to be fixed with duct tape. Haven't reread it with an adult eye though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 3/31/2013

    " Definitely in my top 5 favorite works of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 3/25/2013

    " One of the favourite books from my childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlee | 3/20/2013

    " I was super busy when I read this book. It took me a long time to finish it. So, since the story was broken up because I would read it here and there over the course of a few months and that didn't help. But, I did really like the story. It was a good book and I liked the way it was written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Mcmillen | 3/11/2013

    " A complex story with an ultimately happy ending. This read is satisfying and humorous. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elin | 3/5/2013

    " I started reading this book because I loved the movie. The book is a bit dry and I had trouble with the oldish language. I just didn't get caught in the story the way I did when watching it on the TV. Too bad when I can't get enough of the film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Gorman | 2/15/2013

    " I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I had chosen it because it was a classic, but after my previous attempts with the works of chivalry, I didn't have high hopes. However, the characters and story pulled me right in and I was hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubrey | 1/12/2013

    " I listened to this book during several long car trips this summer. It was a lot of fun once I got into it and figured out who was who. The insults and threats thrown about are especially hilarious. Knave! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haden | 2/12/2012

    " This book would have been right up my ally when I was going through my Robin Hood fix 25 years ago. Enjoyed the tale...definitely a vision of historical bigotries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timbo | 1/24/2012

    " Hard to get through the Old English at first, but once I got into it it was a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cary | 12/11/2011

    " Great tale of the Middle Ages. With Robin Hood thrown in and everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimbo | 8/29/2011

    " The writting style took a few chapters to get use to, but soon was enthrawled in the book. Through the years I read the book twice. Very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly A. | 5/19/2011

    " There are times I wanted to skip ahead of the description, but I'm glad I didn't.

    The ending wraps up a little too neat for me, but well worth waiting for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiraz | 5/9/2011

    " This does make me want to go read a more of Scott. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 5/6/2011

    " this is not a light read. But once you get into the literary style it is quite a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 4/20/2011

    " Very exciting. Plenty of swords and romance and lances and intrigue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 4/8/2011

    " My favorite book of all time. Thanks, Christy for recommending it to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 4/5/2011

    " I would have to say that this book is in my top 5 favorites!!! I LOVED it! The characters: FANTASTIC! Even the villains were great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 4/5/2011

    " I was surprised to find Robin Hood in this story!! I must admit I didn't know he as a part of this THe language made reading the book a bit challenging. I kept my dictionary close by and found the read enjoyable. Lots of knights in shining armour along with damsels in distress. Good fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dellitt | 3/26/2011

    " It's been a long time since I read this. It's a lovely story, the classic romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 3/10/2011

    " Iconic. THe paintings of N C Wyeth just lept out at me from the words. The story is verbatim the plot of E Flynn's movie of Robin Hood--what a surprise to find it all here! And the treatment of Rebecca, the jewess, and her father--amazing. Excellent read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade | 3/9/2011

    " I am a sucker for classics. I'm just kind of weird like that. I liked the kind of alternate view of Robin Hood presented in this. A little too wordy in places, but that's pretty much to be expected. "

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About the Author

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a poet, a playwright, and one of the greatest historical novelists who ever lived. Writing mostly about his native Scotland, Scott wrote a total of twenty-seven historical novels, the best known of which are Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverly, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride of Lammermoor.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.