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Old 06-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #37
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If it makes things any easier, LibriVox has the audiobook. As with all LibriVox offerings, it's a free download, produced and read by LibriVox volunteers.

http://librivox.org/ivanhoe-by-sir-walter-scott/

Zip file of the entire book(533MB): http://www.archive.org/download/ivan...x_64kb_mp3.zip

All files are public domain in the USA.
Thanks for that information. Unfortunately I find it very difficult to substitute and audio book for reading, at least for any book I wish to retain more than a superficial grasp of. When my eyes are not occupied with reading it is too easy to become distracted and miss much of what I am listening to.

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The audio book option is very tempting.

It's worth knowing, too, that the entire 1997 mini-series of Ivanhoe is available one You tube. It's obviously not going to be a top quality video but it is certainly watchable.



I feel very much the same way. There's really only so much time to even if one is a .
Thank you for that. The 1952 film is entertaining, but very glossy and at under two hours run time obviously leaves out much that is in the book. I watched the first couple of YouTube clips of the 1997 series last night. I like the gritty realism consistent from a time when bathing was considered unhealthy. At five hours total it should provide pretty good coverage of the novel.
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