Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45

  • by Sir Walter Scott
  • Narrated by Michael Elder
  • 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the inspiring and fast-moving story of a young prince, Charles Edward Stewart, and his audacious bid for the crown of King George. From exile in France, he sails to Scotland, rallies the Highland clans and marches on London, is defeated in the bloody battle of Culloden and flees from General "Butcher" Cumberland, and with the help of gallant Flora McDonald and loyal clansmen, eventually makes his dramatic escape.Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 is taken from Tales of a Grandfather by Sir Walter Scott, Scotland's immortal poet and writer, author of such classics as Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. Often hailed as his greatest historical work, Tales of a Grandfather shows off Scott's genius for storytelling and his skill at firing the imaginations of readers and listeners of all ages.
Scott's story of the romantic prince in this amended version of his great story is read by Michael Elder, award-winning writer and actor, whose distinguished career includes the reading of classics like Lord Jim, Raffles, and The Wallace.


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Customer Reviews

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A famous author of historic novels at his best

This is Walter Scott at his best and well read. I think that this book is much better than Ivanhoe or Rob Roy.
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- Dr. Friedrich Toepel

An enjoyable read

Where does Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its good to very good

What other book might you compare Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 to and why?

It compares very favourably with the" Heartbreaker" as the dialogue is more plausible.

Any additional comments?

It was a sad or miguided approach to monarchy, but on the other hand the claim of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite uprising was very nearly successful!

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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2007
  • Publisher: Tell-A-Vision Television