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Summary

When Edgar plans to acquire his family's ancient estate from the corrupt lord keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, he is met with the complexities of the legal and political situations following the 1707 Act of Union. To complicate matters further, Edgar is falling in love with his enemy's beautiful daughter, Lucy. First published in 1819, this enduring romantic tragedy presents insights into emotional and sexual politics and the shrewd way in which Sir Walter Scott presented his work.

Public Domain (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great story, terrible narration

I struggled to get through this due to the awful narration. The reader has no understanding of Scots, misread the dialect sections and even mispronounced some English words. This marred my enjoyment of the book a great deal.

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Poor Scots pronunciation

The novel is excellent, of course - one of Scott’s best. But Anthony Ferguson hasn’t bothered to check the pronunciation of Scottish place names, and is not able to speak Scots, above a sub-Glasgow, totally inappropriate for the Lammermuirs, and even then without the ability to pronounce the final “r” in a syllable. He evidently doesn’t understand Scots - the passages in Scots lose their meaning as he struggles with them. He also mangles the Latin that appears in the text now and again and seems to think that if a character is English, they must be a cockney. It’s a pity, because his narration in his natural voice is fine.

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Excellent storytelling woven by Sir Walter. A classic tale of star crossed love and its tragic outcome.

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  • Daniel
  • 13-05-17

Read a plot synopsis before buying

Ivanhoe this was not. The reader is authentic in his Scottish brogue and between that and the Scottish dialogue parts were not understandable. I did not think this a worthwhile investment of my time.

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