In Freedom's Cause

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.8 stars; 112 reviews)

Another stirring tale from the master of historical fiction set in the time of Robert Bruce and William Wallace and their struggle for Scotland's independence. (Summary by Annise) (10 hr 16 min)


00 - Preface 2:13 Read by Mike Harris
01 - Glen Cairn 21:04 Read by Mike Harris
02 - Leaving Home 25:34 Read by Mike Harris
03 - Sir William Wallace 23:44 Read by Mike Harris
04 - The Capture of Lanark 23:40 Read by Mike Harris
05 - A Treacherous Plot 21:22 Read by Mike Harris
06 - The Barns of Ayr 24:33 Read by Mike Harris
07 - The Cave in the Pentlands 28:11 Read by Mike Harris
08 - The Council at Stirling 20:30 Read by Mike Harris
09 - The Battle of Stirling Bridge 22:24 Read by Mike Harris
10 - The Battle of Falkirk 22:18 Read by Mike Harris
11 - Robert The Bruce 23:13 Read by Mike Harris
12 - The Battle of Methven 22:26 Read by Mike Harris
13 - The Castle of Dunstaffnage 20:10 Read by Mike Harris
14 - Colonsay 25:40 Read by Mike Harris
15 - A Mission to Ireland 23:07 Read by Ted Garvin
16 - An Irish Rising 26:08 Read by Ted Garvin
17 - The King's Blood Hound 28:46 Read by Chris Caron
18 - The Hound Restored 19:45 Read by GabrielleC
19 - The Convent of St. Kenneth 19:16 Read by GabrielleC
20 - The Heiress of the Kerrs 20:01 Read by GabrielleC
21 - The Siege of Aberfilly 30:12 Read by GabrielleC
22 - A Prisoner 14:41 Read by GabrielleC
23 - The Escape from Berwick 20:01 Read by GabrielleC
24 - The Progress of the War 21:28 Read by GabrielleC
25 - The Capture of a Stronghold 22:18 Read by GabrielleC
26 - Edinburgh 23:34 Read by GabrielleC
27 - Bannockburn 19:47 Read by GabrielleC


my favorite Henty

(2.5 stars)

My favorite Henry story, partly because I had ancestors involved in the Battle of Dunbar. Mike Harris is an excellent reader. The next two are fair readers, but the last eight chapters need to be redone as the reader seems to have a speech impediment.

Great book!

(3.5 stars)

This book is amazing! I loved it. The first three readers really good, but the last one wasn't the best. I still appreciated her time and effort though. The book is about Scotland's fight for freedom, with lots of exciting adventures in between! This book is extremely well thought out! Everyone should read it!

great story...

(4 stars)

I love the story but I'm going to have to read the last part to myself. Not necessarily that miss Gabriel is a bad reader, but I feel that it would be more enjoyable to read it myself.

What a shame!

(2.5 stars)

A ripping good yarn set around Scotland's struggle for independence. Henty once again presents highly accurate historical research in a very easily understood form. The first reader, Mike Harris, is second to none; his recordings are clear and professional and his voice, with its mellow accent and rounded depths of tone is superb, he could read the ingredients off a ketchup bottle and make them sound interesting and important! Sadly, Mike Harris has one fault, he is so good that all the other readers suffer in comparison, in particular Miss Gabrielle C (the reader of the last few chapters and victorious finale). I think she had just got braces on her teeth or something, you can hear her struggling to speak clearly round them. I have heard Gabrielle on other recordings and she does the same on this one as the others, there is a breathy rush to complete the chapters in the fastest possible time, which completely destroys all the efforts of the author to tell the story with conviction and passion, while the listener has to make a super-human effort to comprehend the barrage of incomprehensible verbiage thrown at them by Gabrielle. I confess, that I was not inclined to put up with her or LibriVox's crass failure to monitor her output; I bailed out before the end. What a shame to spoil such a good book with such a dire presentation!!

Henty never fails to impress

(5 stars)

As a younger boy I enjoyed reading many G.A. Henty books. I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook while working on other things, as I don't have time to read books myself anymore.

well enjoyed

(3.5 stars)

the story was well written and really enjoyable as a whole and Henty is quickly becoming a favourite! Unfortunatly i do have to agree with the other reviews the first narrator was excellent and the next 2 did a alright job but due to what sounded like a lisp or some other speech impediment a fair portion of the pronunciation of the last reader was slurred or garbled and unintelligible. She wasnt a bad reader but it was certainly a challenge to understand her and follow the story in her section. Also the third reader mispronouced a fair number of simple words which frustrated listening.

Frustratingly, I could not finish it.

(3 stars)

The book started out pretty well with all the readers doing a good job but the last reader was very hard to understand and listen to. I know it must take a lot of work and dedication to be a reader (all done voluntarily) and I'm not trying to be unkind or overly critical towards the young reader but it was so distracting I just couldn't finish the book. Having said this, I am still appreciative of all the work she has put into reading this novel.

(0.5 stars)

It was excellent until the readers changed. The first “new” readers recording quality is poor. The second reads well but mispronounces 2/3 of the words which is strange because he’s a native English speaker (he also narrates a couple chapters in another Henty novel and is infuriating there as well. ) The last (female) is simply terrible. Her voice is highly annoying AND is difficult to understand due to under-pronunciation and constant mispronunciation. I cannot finish the audiobook due to the subpar readers!