Extended Audio Sample

Download Rob Roy Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Rob Roy Audiobook, by Walter Scott Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,367 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Scott Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455171705
Regular Price: $31.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $15.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Rob Roy MacGregor is the romantic outlaw who comes alive in Sir Walter Scott’s classic epic of the passions and struggles of the Scottish border lands.

In rich, vivid prose, Rob Roy follows the adventures of Frank Osbaldistone, who falls out of favor with his father after failing to measure up to his expectations in the world of business. Sent to stay in Scotland, Frank, an innocent, Protestant Englishman, is intrigued by the wild and noble land. He finds himself drawn to the powerful, enigmatic figure of Rob Roy who, with his passionate and fierce wife Helen, fights for justice and dignity for the Scottish people.

Twists of plot, Rob Roy’s cunning escapes, uprisings against English oppressors, and Frank’s forbidden love for a Catholic girl combine with superb period detail to make this an incomparable portrait of the highlands, a great hero, and a glorious Scottish past.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BLAK_002053

Quotes & Awards

  • “When I think of Rob Roy I am impatient with all other novels.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • “This early nineteenth-century classic, which tells the story of the Robin Hood of Scotland, is alive and well in this production, elegant in sound and style. Frederick Davidson’s voice masterfully moves from brogue to dialect, from Gaelic to English. He succeeds at the resonance of narrator Francis, the commanding voice of Rob Roy, the growl of the wicked Rashleigh, and the beautiful lilt of Diana Vernon. This recording, accordingly, ‘thrills the blood.’”

    AudioFile

  • “Frederick Davidson narrates, one supposes, just as the author intended, with a distinct, intelligible, Scottish accent.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Davidson is a veteran reader of audio books and his fully voiced rendering is marvelous. He has the ability to make use of a wide range of English and Scottish accents…This audio classic is highly recommended.”

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 2/19/2014

    " I think its just me. Authors from this era lose me with all their description. It's me, not Sir Walter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lani | 2/16/2014

    " Hmm, I'd like to read this again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaile | 2/14/2014

    " i read this so long ago had I not seen the movie I would probably not remember it! Written in ye olde English. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt/Sharon | 2/10/2014

    " If you've never read Scott, I suggest him. He writes great and exciting adventure novels that also give you a glimpse into history. I finished it and I don't recommend it. The whole point of Scott is romantic and rip-roaring adventure. This one isn't so rip-roaring. "Waverly" is way better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/27/2014

    " A bit heavy-going in places but not a bad read if you like your nineteenth-century novels. Most of the dialogue is in Scottish dialect which gets a bit wearing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Funke Donovan | 1/18/2014

    " Yes...I am still reading this. But I am almost done! And you've gotta love swashbuckling strangers, dastardly dark-haired cousins, capable heroines who are conveniently not your cousins, kindly money-lenders, and largely unreadable dialect. Ach, the Scottish Highlands call my name, laddies! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/10/2014

    " It takes MUCH longer to read one of Sir Walter Scott's books than most others! As other reviewers have mentioned, it starts out very slowly, but the pace does eventually pick up in part II. And it would be easier to read it if not for the Scot dialect! Provides atmosphere, but also slows you down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dead letter office | 12/27/2013

    " if you hate adventure in the scottish highlands you should probably not read this book, because it's pretty heavy on the adventure in the scottish highlands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel West | 12/20/2013

    " Rob Roy is the second Scott novel I have read and the second one I loved to distraction! It is a perfect story with just the right amount of romance, adventure and humor in it. The characters were all incredibly memorable like old friends. If you have not read Rob Roy, you really need to! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 11/23/2013

    " A good story, but not compelling. I found it to be a bit 'putoffish'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 11/23/2013

    " Fortunately, the only connections with either movie of the same name are the title and Scotland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 5/7/2013

    " Sometimes hard to follow the Scottish brague...but worthwhile. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 5/5/2013

    " Ay'd ruther rayd yll the spaich 'o village idjits! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 3/17/2013

    " It's no Ivanhoe, but a close second "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy Moffett | 1/6/2013

    " A very challenging read for me because of all the Scottish dialect. I can't believe it was a sensation when it was first published. Those readers were much more patient and perhaps more literate than I am!! I intend to try again, but not right now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise Hanson | 10/16/2012

    " One of my very favorite stories of all time! And probably the most romantic. It is written in old Scottish dialect, which might prove to be difficult to read for some people. I also recommend the movie, which of course is not the same as the book, but still excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanne | 10/7/2012

    " Saw the film Rob Roy, and felt that it was not like the book at all, did enjoy Rob Roy, but I do enjoy Scott's style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cale | 9/4/2012

    " If you liked the '15, you'll love the '45! More Scots local color, more young Englishmen swept up by the current of history, chases, escapes, swordfights, etc... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 8/27/2012

    " The Scottish dialect can take quite a while to get through but it really is a wonderful book if you're into stories with a whole lot of adventure and romance. Sir Walter Scott employs beautiful imagery in Rob Roy and you will feel as though you're actually in the Scottish Highlands yourself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 7/31/2011

    " It gave me a headache but I guess that just means I shouldn't move to Scotland. Or try to understand English political history. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarahlynn Lester | 5/29/2011

    " I really wanted to like this one. The novel's a classic and relates to Scotland and my family history, but I couldn't make it through. I even bought a Scots/English dictionary but I just couldn't stick it out long enough for the plot to grab me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarahlynn | 5/4/2011

    " I really wanted to like this one. The novel's a classic and relates to Scotland and my family history, but I couldn't make it through. I even bought a Scots/English dictionary but I just couldn't stick it out long enough for the plot to grab me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 4/6/2011

    " Purchased this book while in Edinborough and read much during my short time in Scotland. Ahhh! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Isserlin | 2/10/2011

    " Too long winded to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/16/2010

    " A bit heavy-going in places but not a bad read if you like your nineteenth-century novels. Most of the dialogue is in Scottish dialect which gets a bit wearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La Chipie | 11/25/2010

    " I read that one after seeing the movie, unfortunately. The general tone is really different, and I had a difficult time getting rid of the movie's strong visuals. My fault, for this is a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 10/3/2010

    " The Scottish dialect can take quite a while to get through but it really is a wonderful book if you're into stories with a whole lot of adventure and romance. Sir Walter Scott employs beautiful imagery in Rob Roy and you will feel as though you're actually in the Scottish Highlands yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 5/24/2010

    " Rob Roy is the second Scott novel I have read and the second one I loved to distraction! It is a perfect story with just the right amount of romance, adventure and humor in it. The characters were all incredibly memorable like old friends. If you have not read Rob Roy, you really need to! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ?x ?p = ½ h | 5/22/2010

    " pfuih... cape bacanya

    ternyata persepsi saia ttg Rob Roy selama ini keliru total :P "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brynna | 11/14/2009

    " What a great story. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. Some of his more famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride of Lammermoor.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.