The Dragon Of Wantley (version 2)

Read by David Wales

(4.4 stars; 137 reviews)

A novel, The Dragon of Wantley, was written by Owen Wister (best known as the author of The Virginian) in 1892. Published by Lipincott Press, the story is a comic "burlesque" (in the author's words), concerning the "true" story of the Dragon. It is a romantic story set at Christmastime in the early 13th century. The book was a surprise success, going through four editions over the next ten years. This is the 1895 edition. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales) (3 hr 45 min)


The Perfect Story

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book. It is just perfect. Concise, humorous, and it has a bit of mystery. It reminded me of David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd in its tone.


(5 stars)

As clever a story as one could wish. It is fun without being predictable. Gilbert and Sullivan could certainly have used it for a libretto. David Wales was the perfect narrator for this one.

hilarious and cozy!

(5 stars)

This story was such a joy to listen to!! It was super light hearted and upbeat, with some moments of surprising cleverness. also, very skillfully narrated :)

Great Dragon

(4 stars)

Good book. I like it how the reader changes his voice for each character. The bad part is that the knight should not act like he’s 11. He should be a grown man. Well behaved and trustworthy

(5 stars)

Loved it😂 one of the reviewers said that the knight should have acted like a grown man…well I say that grown men who act like 11 year olds in stories like these make for the best heroes

funny and well read.

(4 stars)

I liked it a lot, but wont give 5* because the narrator could try to read different characters with slightly different "voices".

A fun and whimsical tale!

(5 stars)

A wonderfully fun and whimsical tale read by one of the best readers at Lieber box.

a very good book , The best I've heard in a while !! ! ! ! ! !

(5 stars)