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Rob Roy

David McCallion

Embark on a thrilling journey through 18th century Scotland as you delve into the captivating world of Rob Roy. Written by Sir Walter Scott, this historical novel takes readers on an adventure through the Scottish Highlands, painting a vivid portrait of a politically turbulent era. Follow the protagonist, Frank Osbaldistone, as he encounters the enigmatic Rob Roy MacGregor and discovers the harsh realities of life in Scotland. Published anonymously initially, this masterpiece has become one of the most-read novels in history. Immerse yourself in the captivating story by listening to the audiobook version published by A.R.N. Publications.

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In 1819, the world was introduced to the captivating historical novel, Rob Roy, written by Sir Walter Scott. Over the years, this book has garnered immense popularity and is now considered one of the most-read novels in history. Join me as we embark on a journey through the rugged landscapes of Scotland and delve into the captivating story of Rob Roy.

Meet the Protagonist

Our adventure begins with Frank Osbaldistone, the son of an English merchant. Fueled by a sense of duty, Frank sets off on a journey to the Scottish Highlands to collect a debt owed to his father. Little does he know that this journey will take him on an unforgettable path filled with danger and intrigue.

An Encounter with Rob Roy MacGregor

While traveling through the picturesque landscapes of northern England, Frank's fate intertwines with that of the infamous Rob Roy MacGregor. Rob Roy, a charismatic and enigmatic figure, becomes the driving force behind the story's development. Through their encounters, Frank begins to understand the complexities and challenges of life in the Scottish Highlands.

A Glimpse into Scotland's Turbulent Past

The backdrop of Rob Roy's story is the tumultuous period in Scotland's history, just before the Jacobite rising of 1715. Sir Walter Scott masterfully weaves together historical events with fictional elements, creating a vivid portrait of the era. As we immerse ourselves in the narrative, we witness the political unrest and social struggles faced by the Scottish people.

A Window into 18th Century Scotland

Rob Roy not only captures the spirit of adventure but also exposes the harsh realities of 18th century Scotland. Through Scott's descriptive prose, we can almost feel the biting winds of the Highlands and witness the daily struggles of its inhabitants. The novel offers a glimpse into a world shrouded in hardship and resilience.

Authorship Controversy

Interestingly, when Rob Roy was first published, Sir Walter Scott chose to remain anonymous due to the politically sensitive nature of the novel. The story touches upon various political issues of the time, and Scott wanted to avoid any potential backlash. However, his talent as a writer shone through, and Rob Roy's popularity skyrocketed, cementing Scott's place in literary history.

A Captivating Audiobook Experience

To fully immerse yourself in the world of Rob Roy, the audiobook version published by A.R.N. Publications is a must-listen. The talented narrators bring the story to life, infusing each character with depth and emotion. Allow yourself to be transported to the rugged landscapes of Scotland as you embark on this thrilling adventure.


Rob Roy is a timeless masterpiece that continues to captivate readers to this day. Sir Walter Scott's skillful storytelling combined with the rich historical backdrop makes this novel a must-read for all lovers of adventure and history. Whether you choose to read the book or indulge in the audiobook experience, be prepared to be enthralled by the epic tale of Rob Roy.

Additional Info

Book Name: Rob Roy
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Sir Walter Scott
Narrators: David McCallion
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Audiobook Length: 19H30M
Publisher: A.R.N. Publications
Language: English
Publish Date: 2017-09-27
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who wrote the book 'Rob Roy'?

Sir Walter Scott

When was the book 'Rob Roy' published?


What is the book 'Rob Roy' about?

The story follows Frank Osbaldistone, an English merchant's son, as he travels to the Scottish Highlands to collect a debt owed to his father. Along his journey, he encounters Rob Roy MacGregor, which sets the tone for the story's development. The book is set during a turbulent time in Scotland's history, just before the Jacobite rising of 1715.

What kind of book is 'Rob Roy'?

It is a historical novel.

Why was 'Rob Roy' initially published anonymously?

Due to the political problems of the time.

Who published the audiobook version of 'Rob Roy'?

A.R.N. Publications

What is the feedback about the audiobook version of 'Rob Roy'?

One review mentions that the audiobook provides excellent history and storytelling, while another recommends listening at a slower speed to fully appreciate it.


10 reviews for this audiobook
  • Em
    Emily 22-Oct-2023

    Rob Roy is a captivating audiobook that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Sir Walter Scott's writing is masterful and the narration brings the story to life. I couldn't stop listening!

  • Ja
    James 26-Oct-2023

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Rob Roy. The narrator's voice was pleasant and the story was intriguing. Sir Walter Scott's descriptions painted a vivid picture in my mind. Highly recommend!

  • Sa
    Sarah 28-Oct-2023

    Rob Roy is a classic tale of adventure and suspense. The characters are well-developed and the plot is full of twists and turns. The audiobook version is excellent, with clear narration and great pacing.

  • Jo
    Jonathan 15-Nov-2023

    I was completely engrossed in Rob Roy from the very beginning. The audiobook is a perfect companion for long drives or relaxing evenings at home. Sir Walter Scott's storytelling is top-notch.

  • Em
    Emma 27-Nov-2023

    Rob Roy is a must-listen for fans of historical fiction. Sir Walter Scott's attention to detail and the narrator's expressive voice make this audiobook truly immersive. I was transported to another time and place.

  • Mi
    Michael 02-Dec-2023

    Listening to Rob Roy was like stepping into a different world. The narrator's performance was flawless, capturing the essence of each character. The story is full of excitement and intrigue.

  • Ol
    Olivia 20-Dec-2023

    Rob Roy is a thrilling adventure that will keep you hooked until the end. The audiobook version brings the story to life with its dynamic narration. I couldn't get enough of it!

  • Da
    Daniel 07-Feb-2024

    I was completely absorbed in Rob Roy from start to finish. The narrator's voice was soothing and the story was gripping. Sir Walter Scott's writing is timeless and this audiobook does it justice.

  • So
    Sophia 18-Mar-2024

    Rob Roy is a true masterpiece. The audiobook version captures the essence of the story, transporting you back in time. The narration is engaging and the characters come alive. Highly recommend!

  • Ry
    Ryan 27-Mar-2024

    Rob Roy is a fantastic audiobook that I couldn't put down. The story is compelling and the narrator's voice is pleasant to listen to. Sir Walter Scott's writing is captivating.

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