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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Walter Scott Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From its first publication in 1816, Rob Roy has been recognised as containing some of Sir Walter Scott's finest writing and most engaging, fully realised characters. The outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor was already a legendary, disputed figure by the time Scott wrote a heroic Scottish Robin Hood to some, and an over-glamorised, unprincipled predator to others. Scott approaches Rob Roy indirectly, through the adventures of his fictional hero, Frank Osbaldistone, amid the political turmoil of England and Scotland in 1715.

With characteristic care Scott reconstructs the period and settings, so as to place Rob Roy and the Scotland he inhabits amid conflicting moral, economic, and historical forces.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deanna | 2/8/2014

    " This was a difficult read. I'm glad I finished it, as some of the plot twists near the end were entertaining. But, this was such an unnecessarily long book, leaving one to wonder if Walter Scott was paid by the word. I also had difficulty following the plot and wording at times. I don't think I'll attempt anymore Scott anytime soon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sarahlynn Lester | 2/8/2014

    " 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 by Kathy Hartman | 2/7/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ian | 2/6/2014

    " The title is a bit of a misnomer, but "The Adventures of Francis Osbaldistone" does not quite have the same ring. Scott collates the legendary persona of Rob Roy Macgregor and sends him to the aid of a romantic Englishman swindled by an evil cousin. It is interesting that he does not whitewash Rob Roy of his blackmail and violence, but passes his worst crimes on to the head of his wife, Helen. Purely as a novel, I don't think this is a great work. As a misty-eyed evocation of the noble savage Highland Scotland, that has given a nation its identity, it has a resonance far beyond its initial scope. I finished this while in Edinburgh within sight of the magnificent monument to Scott himself. For a second or two, I almost regretted not being Scottish. "

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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.