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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Gildart Jackson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this swashbuckling novel set in fifteenth-century England, young Richard Shelton discovers that he has been betrayed by the guardian who raised him—a man involved in the murder of his father. Seventeen-year-old Richard joins the fellowship of the Black Arrow to avenge the death, rescue the woman he loves, and participate in the struggle between the Yorks and Lancasters in the War of the Roses.

Though history records two sides fighting for control of England, The Black Arrow presents a third side: the exploited commoners joined together by their black-arrow weaponry. To survive the war, Richard must rely on his cunning. Through adventures in castles, villages, forests, and aboard a ship, Richard outfoxes captors, bargains his way out of crises, and ultimately proves himself worthy of knighthood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Young Richard discovers betrayal, friendship, and love [in]…this old gem.”

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  • “The time is fifteenth-century England, and Richard Shelton, the young hero, overcomes one obstacle after another."

    School Library Journal

  • “If one is handing out awards, The Black Arrow would certainly…be in contention for the most sheerly readable of Robert Louis Stevenson's books.”

    John Sutherland, author and Guardian (London) columnist 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christie | 2/12/2014

    " This seemed so different from Stevenson's other books. I don't usually enjoy medieval tales but felt myself growing a little attached to the main characters. Worth reading once but probably won't read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erin | 2/12/2014

    " It can be a hard read - but I love the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jeanie | 1/10/2014

    " Too much adventure for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Megan | 12/27/2013

    " I loved the movie by Disney as a kid (not so much as an adult), I love the book even more! "

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