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  • Wolf's Head

  • The Forest Lord
  • By: Steven A. McKay
  • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

After viciously assaulting a corrupt but powerful clergyman Robin Hood flees the only home he has ever known in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Becoming a member of a notorious band of outlaws, Hood and his new companions - including John Little and Will Scaflock - hide out in the great forests of Barnsdale, fighting for their very existence as the law hunts them down like animals. When they are betrayed, and their harsh lives become even more unbearable, the band of friends seeks bloody vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By TheFluffyViking on 29-05-14

A Rollicking Listen

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Reviewed: 07-11-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I reckon this story would appeal to anyone who likes fast-paced adventure and enjoys learning a bit of history along the way. Nick Ellsworth has a gentle, easy narration style that is soothing and engaging.

What other book might you compare Wolf's Head to, and why?

The descriptive and 'feel' of Robin's world and the greenwood were rich and evocative. This, for me, was very reminiscent of Fred Nath's excellent Galdir series.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There's a bit where one character gets his comeuppance [no spoilers], and the manner in which this is done is pretty satisfying. Also, although there are other dark scenes throughout the book, it's also laced with humour. Very nicely balanced.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Something is stirring in the Greenwood...

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