The Song of Roland (audiobook)

Translated by D. D. R. Owen
Read by a full cast
3.0 hrs • 3 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Classics
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 01/20/13
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 01/20/13 9781470846688
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
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Summary

This classic epic revolves around the battle between the Franks and the Moors in 778.

Though he has grown up in poverty in a cave in Italy, Roland is in fact descended from great heroes of old. Since his youth, his mother has taught him that someday he will be a brave hero like his father, Milon, and serve with the great army of his uncle, Charlemagne. When King Charlemagne comes to Italy, he rejoices to find his long-lost sister and nephew and gives them places of honor in his court. As Roland becomes a man and a knight, he embarks on a quest to the Far East and becomes the champion of the Princess of Cathay.

One of the great medieval “songs of great deeds,” this is a composite of several hero legends interlaced with Christian moral sentiments. A remarkable panorama of medieval life and thought, The Song of Roland truly reflects the spirit of the times.

Review Quotes

The Song of Roland is not a chance assembly of popular tales: it is a deliberate and masterly work of art.”

Dorothy L. Sayers

“No member of this cast is a household name, but all of them demonstrate high-quality dramatic skills in this presentation of the twelfth-century epic French poem considered by many to be the first great piece of French literature.”

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