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Author: Howard Pyle Narrator: Christopher Cazenove Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483089768

Publisher Description

"You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it a shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath naught to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one, these pages are not for you."—from the book

Here are the beloved adventures of the mischievous hero Robin Hood and his brave and merry band of outlaws, who forged a chivalrous code to protect the oppressed and despoil the oppressors by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Follow along as Robin makes his breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, while classic characters like Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John create one hilarious escapade after another. Pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens of old abound in the episodes comprising this favorite story.

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  • “Christopher Cazenove invests Pyle’s stories with engaging voices, not just for the clever Robin and the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, but also for minor characters such as Wat o’ the Crabstaff. Cazenove keeps his voice just rough enough in singing the many ballads that punctuate the story. His narrative delivery has a gentle tone that contrasts well with the rough characters, reminding the listener that Robin Hood’s story is the stuff of legend. There’s lots of fighting, but the emphasis on Robin’s cleverness and his code will make this production a family favorite.”

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Jed, 4/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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). "

    - Kristi, 4/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Kara, 3/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - nada, 2/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Camerom710, 2/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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!! "

    - Linda, 2/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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." "

    - Alicia, 11/12/2010

About the Author

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. Having studied painting at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, he was one of the most influential illustrators of his time, known for his imagination and detail. He also taught painting and wrote many stories for young people, illustrating his own works.

About the Narrator

Christopher Cazenove (1943–2010), one of England’s finest actors, starred on stage and television in the United States and Great Britain. His motion-picture credits include A Knight’s Tale, Eye of the Needle, Children of the Full Moon, and Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill. He played Ben Carrington on television’s Dynasty.