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  • The Wolf and the Raven

  • The Forest Lord, Volume 2
  • By: Steven A. McKay
  • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

In the aftermath of a violent rebellion Robin Hood and his men must fight for survival with an enemy deadlier than any they've faced before... 1322. England is in disarray and Sir Guy of Gisbourne, the king's own bounty hunter, stalks the greenwood, bringing bloody justice to the outlaws and rebels who hide there. When things begin to go horribly wrong self-pity, grief and despair threaten to overwhelm the young wolf's head who will need the support of his friends and family now more than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Again !

  • By John Smythe on 24-01-15

Hood Fan happy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Would you listen to The Wolf and the Raven again? Why?

I would listen to The Wolf and The Raven again for the simple reason that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Although I like they way Robin is portrayed in this series I must admit I really liked Sir Guys character. He is very calm and aware of his own appearance, people that know little of him think of him as a mild person but deep down inside he is an angry slightly deranged soul. His hatred for Robin grows throughout out the book until the very end. Because of what had happens to Sir Guy in his past he has no emotion or connection with any person which makes him a very dangerous man.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I liked the scenes that involved Robin and Sir Guy. Robins growing fear of Sir Guy coupled with Sir Guys hatred of Robin, makes their meetings enjoyable to listen to especially as Robin's growing doubt about his own capabilities starts to wear him down.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Again as with The Wolfs Head there are some very funny moments in this story and sad a worrying times too. There is also some shocks involving some of the best known character which I will not spoil.

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the book a lot and will listen to it again, can't wait for part 3.

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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 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

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 Triumph

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-15

What made the experience of listening to Wolf's Head the most enjoyable?

I have read the book and loved it so buying the Audio version was a no brainer and I was not disappointed. Being able to listen to the story while out and about is brilliant. The readers voice was not harsh or intrusive. I could tell which characters were speaking easily which added to the enjoyment.

Who was your favorite character and why?

That's easy Robin Hood. I liked his character straight away. I enjoyed the fact that he is only 17 when we first meet him, so we get to see his character development as he learns to live in the forest.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed Robin rescuing Matilda From Adam and the aftermath with Will. Won't say to much as I don't want to spoil it for others.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are parts in this story that truly made me laugh, there is also a lot of suspense and sadness too. But above all I found it exciting.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good story but doesn't always have time to sit down and read one. I read what one of the reviewers wrote about this audiobook and I'm convinced he has the wrong book. To say it's like a kids book is just silly. What with some of the language, and the well described battles that take place, if you let your children read or listen to books like this then your opinion is of no importance. To end my review I would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this and no doubt I will listen to it many times more. Simply, it deserves 5 stars and I look forward to listening to the rest of the trilogy.

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