The Black Arrow - A Tale of the Two Roses

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Louis Stevenson

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 8 hours 15 minutes

Summary:

The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton. Outlaws in Tunstall Forest organized by Ellis Duckworth, whose weapon and calling card is a black arrow, cause Dick to suspect that his guardian Sir Daniel Brackley and his retainers are responsible for his father's murder. Dick's suspicions are enough to turn Sir Daniel against him, so he has no recourse but to escape from Sir Daniel and join the outlaws of the Black Arrow against him. This struggle sweeps him up into the greater conflict surrounding them all. The story of the Wars of the Roses is told in miniature by The Black Arrow. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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  • Joshua Sisk

    This book starts out extremely well with a narrator who obviously likes the book and enjoys reading it to you. About halfway through, some other reader that sounds like a cross between Canadian Siri, C-3PO, and an old and grouchy English major, (flat,monotone, and bored) takes up the narrative and totally ruins the feel. Good story, good start, bad narrator on the second half.