Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an outcry; but when the dawn came, 30 of Hothgar's best and noblest thanes were missing.
Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker. In this thrilling re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all - his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.
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Faithful retelling of the original
Sutcliff adapted the original in a few spots. For instance, the
I listened to this alongside an unabridged audio of the original; my 12-year-old daughter enjoyed it as well. Sutcliff's retelling is vigorous, engaging, and faithful to the original. The reader is very good and really brought the story to life.
Fearless Heroic Honor
This story oozes with honor -- Beowulf is a fearless, loyal hero.
Great narration, never distracting from the story. Perfect.
Yes...and we did!
Excellent history on audio. After reading about Beowulf in homeschool history, we listened to this version while in the car. I'm so pleased we added this to our audio library.
- Kindle Customer