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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Walter Scott Narrator: Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN:
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The Talisman is Sir Walter Scott's tale of the Crusades, a tale of chivalry, of violence, of virtue, romance, and deceit. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce Mcfarland | 2/10/2014

    " Oh. I like this stuff. I get the overblown language and the time period mistakes in culture. But, the plot twists and the heraldry. The chivalry and secret hideouts. The disguises and mysteries of mixing cultures. It all reinforces may favorite conspiracy, to wit: The Europeans returned from the Crusades with the knowledge gained from Saladin and the Saracens to improve the life of the people and leave the Dark Ages. The twist is, it did not come from Christ, it came from their adversary. Since this was a book from the early 19th century, it is either a continuation of the truth being handed down, or a coincidence with theories put forth in later work, such as Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and The DaVinci Code. The fact that Scott's patriotism to Scotland comes out in the end is just elegant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 2/6/2014

    " Not my favorite of his - that would be Ivanhoe, which comes next and is one of my all-time favorites - but a nice suspenseful light-hearted romp none the less. Though a little windy at times. One wishes, like the jousters, that he would just get to the point! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy Weitz | 1/16/2014

    " Enjoyable, but not my favorite from Scott. Portrayal of Saladin a bit too gushing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne Kathrine | 1/15/2014

    " Very interesting... But dreary to a young girl in these times..:/ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/9/2014

    " This is a mighty classic, and the first time I've read it since I was small. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 11/24/2013

    " I'm a big Crusades buff, so I love this book. Scott again proves he is the master of historical fiction, & there's a nice love story to boot! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 10/21/2013

    " "I sleep - wake me not." What a great motto! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 10/6/2013

    " Loved it!!! A great one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana Ramos | 4/10/2013

    " I'm suspicious to talk about this book because it talk about the crusades in an romantic aspect. It is a dense story but an amazing tale :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanna | 12/6/2012

    " I have read this book a few times but it has been many, many years and I am due for a reread. I will give a more detailed review when that happens, but in the meantime, I will say this is probably my very favorite novel from the father of historical fiction. A must read for any HF buff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annieh17 | 10/3/2012

    " Never judge others, you never know who or what they really are about. Treat all Gods children like Gods children! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 7/24/2012

    " Oh so romantic! I love all of Sir Walter Scott's novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 6/23/2012

    " This is a most marvelous book. But VERY difficult to read. Warning for 18th century sentence structure. Bring a hatchet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Tabor | 3/15/2012

    " Very enjoyable. I have not read many books based on these events and period of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/15/2011

    " Has some weird spiritual stuff toward the beginning. Otherwise interesting and fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pippa222 | 7/15/2011

    " Very disappointing. I used to love Scott as a teenager, but I've changed and maybe this isn't one of the best? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 3/25/2011

    " Eh, it was ok. Kind of long for what the story was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 1/5/2011

    " I'm actually only 4/5 done with this so it gets 4 stars. But I'm mostly loving it so it gets 4 stars. And it's well-written, only with some few boring paragraphs so it gets 4 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne Kathrine | 6/26/2010

    " Very interesting... But dreary to a young girl in these times..:/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander | 4/1/2010

    " Very little action, a lot of conversation, and quite good. A great depiction of courtly love in all its strangeness. It would have been better without all the disguise, methinks-- at least as concerns Saladin. And the title has nothing to do with the book, but that's fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 1/20/2010

    " Knightly honor is the underlying theme in this wonderful novel by Scott. Lots of action, a love story, all set with the Crusades as a backdrop "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 11/14/2009

    " Most excellent book. Must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 11/5/2009

    " "I sleep - wake me not." What a great motto! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pedro | 5/9/2009

    " Ok, peguei no livro naquela do "Vai ser interessante...".

    Bastou ler o primeiro parágrafo para pensar "Oh Meu Deus, mas que livro!"

    E é verdade, o livro é fantástico e adorei! "

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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.