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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (81 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Pyle, Frederick Davidson Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781400179152
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In Merry England, in the time of old when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest near Nottingham Town a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood. No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his, nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades.

He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and in so doing became an undying symbol of virtue. Robin Hood and his band of merry men offer young audiences more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them listening intently. Filled with action, villains, and surprises, who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue?

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ivana | 2/20/2014

    " I liked RH when i was younger, I liked and movies about him. Liked his sense of justice, his corage, and his abillity to love. "

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

    " A lovely treasure of a book by Pyle. Merry indeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tdsz Lr | 2/9/2014

    " I read when I was nine years old, it was very funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trian | 2/6/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books ever. Howard Pyle (who was from Wilmington, DE) was a fantastic illustrator and writer who compiled all the various legends of Robin Hood into one narrative story. The stories tell the complete life of Robin Hood. While there is one narrative tale, each chapter is self-contained. If you are fan of the Robin-meister, definitely check this out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dead letter office | 2/1/2014

    " a great telling of the robin hood story. no disneyass foxes or happily-ever-afters here! i couldn't put this thing down. one of my favorite books i read as a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 2/1/2014

    " An outlaw's merry adventures in the Sherwood forest "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Em | 1/31/2014

    " A lovely book to read in parts. "

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

    " A good telling of a classic tale. But it takes a looooong time to get going, and most of the story is spent telling us about just how Robin assembled his band of merry men. I enjoyed it, but it took me a long time to read, and there's probably a reason for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monkeybob | 1/28/2014

    " This book is about when Robin was a young boy he killed a man and became an outlaw. Now he livesoff the land with his fellow outlaws. they have shooting contest and they hunt the king's deer. the sherrif is always trying to capture the outlaws,they alwaysescape from him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 1/27/2014

    " Wholly enjoyable. Definitely one I plan to read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/26/2014

    " Bows? Arrows? Beer? Living in the woods as outlaws? How could this book not be great? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zora | 1/26/2014

    " The language, the tone, the humor don't hold up very well today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/25/2014

    " I have always been fascinated with Robin Hood tales, at least the ones I was told as a child. The clear cut lines of good and evil, the equalization of wealth between the rich and the poor. My reading of the actual Robin Hood tales has broadened my understanding of the Robin Hood myths, as well as removed my naive comprehension of the juvenelized versions I read as a child. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 carina | 1/20/2014

    " it was very merry. no stories of maid marian (i dont know how thats spelled), but that doesnt mean that it wasn't entertaining. the poetry was pretty interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith Bradham | 1/20/2014

    " I liked it, so fun! But I didn't like the epilogue...I don't want Robin to die! I generally don't like epilogues though, so maybe its just my weirdness. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fangirl | 1/20/2014

    " One of the great classics and this edition illustrated by Mike Grell. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 1/20/2014

    " This reads like a Bollywood movie. A wedding, lots of fights, and some singing and dancing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Cook | 1/17/2014

    " I actually listened to the LibriVox audio version, but couldn't find it in the list. Great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Godard | 1/16/2014

    " I think I first read this when I was 11 or 12. Oh, was I in love with Robin Hood! Makes you want to give it all up and live as an outlaw in the forest if you can do it the way he does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 HannahBeth | 1/15/2014

    " This one had to go back before I was done as well...I don't know if I'll finish it or not. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Vanhorn | 1/14/2014

    " this is a great book, full of adventure and tales of bravery and kindness. a must read for anyone who enjoys tales of adventure "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 12/29/2013

    " I thought this book was pretty cool. this isn't the exact version I read because the one I've got is about forty years old and they didn't have it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed Lamprey | 12/28/2013

    " A good book that was the first to tie all the Robin Hood legends and ballads into a coherent "book", though it's still a series of short stories more than a single novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 12/28/2013

    " Okay, I haven't read this since I was about 10 or 11. Then, it was about perfect. I wasn't as discriminating a reader, I'm sure, but in some ways I was a lot harder to entertain. I loved this freaking book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 12/17/2013

    " My go-to book as a child. I think Legos had something to do with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley | 12/13/2013

    " Robin Hood was good and all but the adventures wer boring. Nothing really got my intrest but I keepet reading and it got a little better but I don't recomend it to people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirstin | 11/27/2013

    " One of my staples growing up "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 11/24/2013

    " The illustrations are a lot of fun but the pseudo-ye olde time speak gets old real fast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 11/17/2013

    " This was a great fast read. You become involved in his mishaps and adventures and laugh heartily at the pranks pulled on bishop of Hereford and Sheriff Nottingham! Great read for any age! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Steines | 11/16/2013

    " This is definitely worth reading. It throws all the legends we are told today on their heads and makes the story a great deal more believable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noura Rahbani | 10/20/2013

    " I found this book quite useless, but i guess it wasn't that bad. I have nothing else to say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Slaughter | 9/30/2013

    " Totally charming. Reading this aloud to my boys recently, I was inspired to do a unit built around the tales for my 7th graders. Can't wait to dive in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davis | 9/16/2013

    " As a child, I LOVED Robin Hood. Anything I could get my hands on, I would just eat it up. This book was no exception; in fact I think it was one of my favorite novelizations of Robin Hood, my only complaint is the lack of Maid Marian! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 6/15/2013

    " Cool book. I often wondered where the stories came from. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 akogare | 6/11/2013

    " I hope I will never have the misfortune of ever seeing anyone described as 'lusty' and 'stout' again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Cook | 6/5/2013

    " I actually listened to the LibriVox audio version, but couldn't find it in the list. Great fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry | 5/24/2013

    " A good telling of a classic tale. But it takes a looooong time to get going, and most of the story is spent telling us about just how Robin assembled his band of merry men. I enjoyed it, but it took me a long time to read, and there's probably a reason for that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dead letter office | 4/15/2013

    " a great telling of the robin hood story. no disneyass foxes or happily-ever-afters here! i couldn't put this thing down. one of my favorite books i read as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/24/2013

    " To me this is the original Robin Hood, other versions and retellings are fine but this is the Robin Hood. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ehnita Anna | 10/23/2012

    " The classic story was good and fun, but--I never thought I'd say this-- the old english speak was a bit over the top. Made it too hard to follow listening as an audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 7/6/2012

    " My go-to book as a child. I think Legos had something to do with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 6/19/2012

    " An outlaw's merry adventures in the Sherwood forest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jadine | 6/4/2012

    " Read because Josh had read it and I never actually read a story of Robin Hood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teshii | 3/24/2012

    " Not sure if this is the version I read. If it is, I must say I love the story and cried when Robin died =( "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalie | 10/7/2011

    " I think I'm too pessimistic for this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denae | 8/18/2011

    " I really like HP's version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sierra | 7/23/2011

    " such a sad ending though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trak | 7/19/2011

    " The good folks at Librivox made a recording of the book and I have to say I loved it. The book was far better than I expected because of the passion by the many readers who brought the book to life. Loved the stories, loved the humour and was really glad that I listened to the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 7/10/2011

    " this my favorite book. ever. if you dislike it, chances are i will dislike you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 7/8/2011

    " This is a merry ole book. Old english speak. I wasn't excpecting short stories. I enjoyed the book and very good light reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 6/17/2011

    " Read this to my kids. My daughter cried when Robin died. A classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/27/2011

    " To me this is the original Robin Hood, other versions and retellings are fine but this is the Robin Hood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 5/21/2011

    " A grand adventure, best read aloud to a captive audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 4/29/2011

    " A good book that was the first to tie all the Robin Hood legends and ballads into a coherent "book", though it's still a series of short stories more than a single novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristi | 4/22/2011

    " Read this on Kindle becasue it was free. I was surprised not to find a story about Maid Marian. Otherwise reasonably entertaining, except for when some minstrel would fire up a tune that would last several pages (I skipped those). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 3/30/2011

    "
    The illustrations are a lot of fun but the pseudo-ye olde time speak gets old real fast.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nada | 2/17/2011

    " i think all the movies and series made of this book were much better than it. it contained short stories of what happened to robin and the ending wasn't at all as i expected. this book was really a disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camerom710 | 2/3/2011

    " I really liked some parts of it. Some parts were confusing and were boring ..Butmost of it was action and interesting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/1/2011

    " It took me a little bit to get into the writing style, but once I was in, I was HOOKED! The stories really moved my heartstrings...I might have even gotten a little moist in the eyes at the very end. Wonderful!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 11/12/2010

    " Very fun read aloud! This version is missing some of the chapters from "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood", but it had the original language. When the doorbell rang as we were reading this, Josh announced, "It seems like thou shalt get the door, quoth merry Joshua." "

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About the Author
Author Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle (1853–1911), author and illustrator, was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Inspired as a child by Grimm’s German Fairy Tales and The Arabian Nights, he decided as an adult to write and illustrate stories for children. After some success contributing to children’s magazines, he became famous with his book The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire. He also wrote and illustrated historical romances and fairy stories.

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.