• In Freedom's Cause

  • AOG Discussion Edition
  • By: G. A. Henty
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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In Freedom's Cause

By: G. A. Henty
Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
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Publisher's Summary

This classic story of adventure during the Scottish war for independence follows the exploits of young Archie Forbes as he fights in defense of his family and his nation. Archie crosses paths with such iconic figures of Scottish history as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in Henty's beloved historical fiction title.  

This edition includes the full, unabridged text of In Freedom's Cause. In addition, it includes clear yet extensive discussion questions and study tools to help readers more easily understand this classic text.

©2017 James Barnes (P)2017 James Barnes

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Solid Historical Fiction.

With a well developed plot and a very capable Narrator this Book scores high points.

Of course you need to be interested in Scottish History to fully enjoy the story, it is a good effort that many people will enjoy listening to.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.


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Horrible narration.

I couldn't even get through the first chapter. it sounds like a computer is narrating and it is painful to listen to. I'm sure the book itself is awesome but I won't be listening to it.

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Great insight into the period

Apparently, this book was intended as part of a learning course. That is not a takeaway, it helped me to focus on the important aspects of the period. I will be getting more good reads from G.A. Henry. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Good Historical Text

I usually like historical novels. This novel seemed more like a text book. The narrator just read the text. I liked the story but did not like the questions right in the middle of the novel. Missed someone giving a performance as other book are performed.

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Loved the Details

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. I loved the beginning and the ending. The narrator made the story come to life and kept me in the story. The battles were described in vivid detail. I loved the authenticity of the story and how it helped me to round out my knowledge of Wallace and the others surrounding him. I have always been interested in Scottish history and this helped me with that. The questions at the end were good for dissecting the story.

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The true story of Braveheart

This is the true story of what happens to William Wallace of the movie Braveheart, and many others who fought with him and after him for Scotland.

I appreciated that they pointed out how those in Scotland acted much more nobly and humanly than did those in England. I also feel Henty goes into a little too much graphic detail about the horrors or the day. Given the target age group I don't think you have to be so specific. It would give me pause having my boys listen to the story until older.

I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the main character's love interest, but I didn't like that she went behind his back and did things without his permission. It's just not fitting for a woman, especially given the era. I was just surprised it was written that way because that seems so modern.

The discussion questions were a neat addition to this reading. It made me stop and think at the end of each chapter and take in the information given a bit more. I feel like audiobooks can just run over you like water and these questions were a nice recap of the main points of the chapter. I wish all the Henty books had this questions.

I thought Sir Archie was a great fictional character addition. The events recounted were engaging and interesting. I particularly liked the part where he is rescued from the cage. Very exciting!

Having been to Ireland it was neat to hear Dunluce Castle and the Giant's Causeway talked about.

Reader - Didn't love the guys voice, but still it's better than some. I found the speed to be a little slow so bumped it up to 1.2x.

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  • MR R D GUEST
  • 10-05-21

A thoroughly enjoyable story

G A Genty's stories are wonderful , the realistic story telling is amazing loosely based around historical events , if only they would teach history using his books in school .
this story is what young boys and men crave in this pink haired anti male feminist clown world .
this story gallant honourable heroes showing those who read what European men were .