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Summary

'I charge you, Sir Alan Dale, with administering my death. At the end of the game, I would rather die by your hand than any other.'

England rebels. War rages across the land. In the wake of Magna Carta, King John's treachery is revealed, and the barons rise against him once more. Fighting with them is the Earl of Locksley - the former outlaw Robin Hood - and his right-hand man, Sir Alan Dale.

France invades. When the French enter the fray, with the cruel White Count leading the charge, Robin and Alan must decide where their loyalties lie: with those who would destroy the king and seize his realm or with the beloved land of their birth.

A hero lives forever. Fate is inexorable, and Death waits for us all. Or does it? Can Robin Hood pull off his greatest ever trick and cheat the Grim Reaper one last time just as England needs him most?

The climactic episode of The Outlaw Chronicles is the most explosive yet - but who will survive and who will fall when the final reckoning comes?

©2016 Angus Donald (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group

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awesome

the entire collection of works from outlaw to the death of robin makes you feel part of the story. the struggle and times of the infamous man, brought to life in a great story and well read. I will be listening again.

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Loved it!

The whole series has been an action packed adventure and this book has been a fitting finale saying goodbye to characters new and old. An emotional and brutal end. Angus Donald I salute you! It has been my first time using audio and if the narrators are all like mike rogers I will become a life long audiobook client. Thank you.

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  • CHRIS
  • Nantwich, United Kingdom
  • 06-04-17

Like losing an old friend !

Where does The Death of Robin Hood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a series of 8 books these are the best I've listened to... over the past few years I've listened to each book stand alone as they were released but decided to listen to them all again prior to the final installment. It's taken me 3 months but now it's over I can honestly say it's like saying a final goodbye to an old friend

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously Alan Dale stands out as he feels part of the listener but Angus Donald did a fantastic job with Robin making him as Swashbuckling as Errol Flyn but as flawed, inhumane yet charismatic as Alan Rickmans Sheriff of Nottingham

Have you listened to any of Mike Rogers’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've only listened to Mike in relation to this series but what a job he does! He makes every character sound different. His tone and general reading make the books come alive

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

The Real Story of the Legend !

Any additional comments?

Please do yourself a favour and read these books. You can't help but think this is as close to how Robin and his men really were .....10/10 listens !!

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Going to miss this series

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

Yes I would. The earlier books had historical accuracy and detail but lacked pace and the first narrator chosen failed to put any spark into the telling. However, as the series progressed the novels improved; maintaining their detail but bringing the characters to life, allowing us to relate and empathise with them, and Mike Rogers does a fantastic job narrating.

What did you like best about this story?

There was a lovely mix of the original legend in with "Outlaw's" unique perspective. It is not a stand-alone tale but is a fitting close to the saga and tribute to the protagonists. I felt quite sad that I would not be hearing any more of Alan and Robin's adventures.

What about Mike Rogers’s performance did you like?

He draws you into the tale bringing the characters to life. His accents and voices are subtle and believable, not heavy-handed caracatures like some. The rythmn of his speach makes you want to keep on listening.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Over the books there have been several moments where the reader really "feels" for the character; moments of excitement, wry smiles, frustration and sadness. The end of this book is the same. There is a sense of unfairness mixed in with pity and sadness, yet also of satisfaction as the legend is laid to rest in the way he should be.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend starting this series at the beginning and "toughing out" the more pedantic early novels, when Angus Donald finds his stride it is well worth while and the books become an addictive pleasure

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A fantastic story of incredible characters.

This is truly a great story, which keep you enthralled until the last pages, but which tears at heartstrings.

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  • Nick
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • 21-09-16

I shall miss Sir Alan and Robin!

I've now listened to all of Angus Donald's superb 'Robin' series. They are some of the best audiobooks I have had the pleasure of listening to.
Fiction is woven into fact in a quite brilliant manner throughout. Amazing tales with brilliantly evil, great & good characters brought to life by excellent narration.
I was spellbound throughout the whole journey.
Angus is a seriously gifted writer and should be mentioned in a similar light to greats like Bernard Cornwell.
It is rare to feel loss at the end of a series of books, however I'm feeling that right now....

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Excellent

An excellent yarn. In fact I will revisit the whole series again. Great larger than life characters and splendid adventures.

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The legend lives on!

A fantastic novel and last in the series (or is it?) of Robin Hood! Angus has a incredible ability which many authors fail to accomplish.....it is easy to make a reader fall in love with a character but it is not easy to make the reader feel every emotion of that character as though the reader is in the story himself! I urge you to read this book and the series! Guarantee you will love it!

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A brilliant end to my favourite series

I had mixed feelings about listening to the last in the outlaw series as I didn't want it to end. What an excellent way to end my favourite series. It's the characters that really made this story for me. Yes the story lines and scene setting is first class but Angus has made me really care about the characters and what happens to them, as if they are old friends. I will really miss them and will read/listen to the stories again. The sign of a true classic!

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  • Mr
  • 16-08-16

Fantastic

What a fantastic series. Every book as good as the previous. Shame it has ended

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  • AMY
  • 09-08-18

excellent

excellent ! I am sad I will now be without these Rich characters that have been with me this past few weeks, but ,they will Linger on in my mind for and very long time. Great story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-18

AWESOME SERIES

These books were not only good, but the performance was also great. Donald does a superb job keeping the plot moving and there’s so many twists and schemes going on.

The legend of Robin Hood for me personally is intriguing, and this historical fiction does the notorious outlaw justice in every way.

One thing Donald does really well is the battle scenes. He does something many others do not, he can make small, individual actions in battle seem like hours. It’s like slow motion.

Character development was awesome as well. Just buy it and you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Joe
  • 19-06-18

Excellent series

Wish I would have found this series sooner. This is definitely a story hard to leave behind, an one I will revisit. The author did a tremendous job on this classic tale.

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  • Joanne M.
  • 22-05-18

Last one in a Fantastic series

If you've not read this series, now is the perfect time. This is one of my favorite historical fictional series and what a brilliant ending to a wonderful series. Angus Donald is an amazing storyteller and is very adept at weaving his characters into the actual historical events. He has done a remarkable job in bringing the legend of Robin Hood to life.

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  • Laura S. Coraci
  • 04-05-18

Outstanding series

The story and narration are superb. Very upset that there isn’t another book. I could listed to 10 more....

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  • Ravine Homestead
  • 03-09-17

Sad ending I knew would happen

Can't help but be sad about this story ending. Wonderful job Angus Donald and thank you for the journey

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  • Rachel
  • 29-07-17

one of the best

one of the best, if not THE best series I've ever read. I can't say enough about the story, characters and narration. a truly magical and unforgettable tale

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  • Luke
  • 28-07-17

Exceptional story

If your life could only allow you to ever listen to one book series, this should be the one you choose.

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  • Sherry T.
  • 24-07-17

Fantastic series!!

Excellent! Storytelling at its finest. Narrator was perfect. Highly recommend to all who love history

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  • George Blackburne
  • 08-03-17

Very Satisfactory Final Book

This has been a wondrous tale. The narrator gave a word-class performance, and the underlying history of the imaginary tale filled in a lot of gaps.