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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: Walter Scott Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Encamped in the Holy Land, the crusaders are torn by the dissensions and jealousies of their leaders. The army’s impotence is accentuated by the illness of their chief, Richard I of England. Meanwhile, a poor but doughty Scottish crusader known as Sir Kenneth, on a mission far from the camp, encounters a Saracen Emir. After an inconclusive combat, he strikes up a friendship with the Emir, who turns out to be Saladin himself. His alliance with the Moor will save him from more than one misfortune.

Carrying a mystical talisman, Saladin enters the camp of the crusaders in disguise and cures Richard. When Sir Kenneth is later falsely dishonored, Saladin is in a position to intervene in his execution and receive him as his slave. Presenting the knight with the talisman, Saladin then arranges a plot for Sir Kenneth’s vindication.

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  • “[Simon Vance] excels at phrasing, which, accompanied by his pleasant voice and British accent, makes this tape pleasant listening.”

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  • “[Vance’s] narration of The Talisman, a tale about King Richard I of England and the Crusades, is solemn…yet his serious rendering adds weight.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben | 2/13/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anne Kathrine | 2/5/2014

    " 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 by Frank | 1/13/2014

    " If you like stories of chivalry and justice and honor and adventure, based on historical figures, this book rocks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pippa222 | 1/6/2014

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

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