The Lion Wakes

  • by Robert Low
  • Narrated by Robin Bowerman
  • 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A nation will fight for its freedom. The first novel in a major new series as Robert Low moves from the Vikings to the making of Scotland.
In the dying days of the 13th century, Scotland is in turmoil. The death of Alexander III has plunged the country into war, both with itself and with Edward I of England. Determined to bring the north under his control, Edward instead unleashes a Scottish rebellion which unites the many warring factions against him - though the old hatreds are not easily put aside. Sir Hal Sientcler of Herdmanston, a minor noble of Lothian, finds himself caught up in the chivalry and honour, as well as the betrayal and murder that form these desperate days. As the rebellion gathers pace, Sir Hal is thrust into the maelstrom of plot and counterplot which shapes the lives of the great and good in both realms - including rebel leaders William Wallace and Robert the Bruce - as well as neighbours who now find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield.
Hal makes a powerful enemy out of the Earl of Buchan, arch-rival of the Bruces, and swears revenge. But first he must survive battles at Stirling Brig and Falkirk; the treachery of rival factions; and guard a secret that Robert the Bruce would protect from the outside world at any cost. When the lion wakes; everyone must fear its fangs…


What the Critics Say

"A company of warriors, desperate battles, an enthralling read." (Bernard Cornwell)


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Customer Reviews

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The whole book is ruined by the narrator

Would you try another book from Robert Low and/or Robin Bowerman?

I have read/listened to many of Robert Lows' previous books. They have all been captivating stories. I was looking forward to his newest series. But it was such a letdown! I am sure The Lion Wakes is another captivating story, but I had to give it up. Couldn't stand listening to the deadpan Scottish narrator, too tiresome. (I know the book is about Robert the Bruce and Scotland and all, but please!) I may get the ebook version later perhaps, and read it myself.
Check out the sample-listen, before you buy this book!!!

If you’ve listened to books by Robert Low before, how does this one compare?

Sorry, but Robin Bowman should not narrate books!

How did the narrator detract from the book?


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment due to poor narrating

Any additional comments?

Can I switch the audible version to an ebook version instead???

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- Annette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited