A Prince of Good Fellows

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

(4.5 stars; 28 reviews)

Robert Barr (1849 - 1912) was a Scottish Journalist, editor, humorist and author. A Prince of Good Fellows was published in 1902, and is a series of Historical Fiction stories about the young James V, King of Scots (1512 – 1542). The chapters are full of humor and adventure and portrays a young King who is both wise and adventurous. (Summary by Lars Rolander) (7 hr 16 min)


01 - THE KING INTERVENES Pt 1 17:35 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
02 - THE KING INTERVENES Pt 2 18:30 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
03 - THE KING DINES 21:34 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
04 - THE KING'S TRYST Pt 1 19:22 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
05 - THE KING'S TRYST Pt 2 20:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
06 - THE KING INVESTIGATES Pt 1 22:47 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
07 - THE KING INVESTIGATES Pt 2 21:54 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
08 - THE KING'S GOLD Pt 1 21:11 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
09 - THE KING'S GOLD Pt 2 23:50 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
10 - THE KING A-BEGGING Pt 1 24:55 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
11 - THE KING A-BEGGING Pt 2 23:26 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
12 - THE KING'S VISIT Pt 1 15:24 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
13 - THE KING'S VISIT Pt 2 20:01 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
14 - THE KING EXPLORES Pt 1 18:59 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
15 - THE KING EXPLORES Pt 2 20:07 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
16 - THE KING DRINKS Pt 1 17:23 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
17 - THE KING DRINKS Pt 2 15:24 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
18 - THE KING SAILS Pt 1 16:23 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
19 - THE KING SAILS Pt 2 18:20 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
20 - THE KING WEDS Pt 1 33:36 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
21 - THE KING WEDS Pt 2 25:33 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


very entertaining and a wonderful reader

(5 stars)

May the generous Lars Rolander rest in peace. I love listening to him read and appreciate the time he put in so that people like me could hear these interesting story that he chose to read for us. Please remember, people, that all this is free. Temper your criticism with generosity and gratitude.

(5 stars)

lighthearted and entertaining. even contained a little bit of Truth. I enjoyed the reader with his Scandinavian accent and rolling r's


(5 stars)

A fanciful journey with a very wise king. James V was probably not quite this daring and wise, but the vignettes are fun. Lars Rolander is always a joy to listen to. He has always been the best of the Librivox readers whose native language is not English. As for rolling his "R's", I presume that he was attempting the Scottish burr, and it was successful.

Lars Rolander is my favorite narrators and this was fantastic.

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

A slow start but a wonderful climax!

A surprisingly good book.

(4 stars)

I decided to listen to this book on a whim thinking that I probably wouldn't finish it, but would at least give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. I found myself having a difficult time putting it down. It was fun and very entertaining, plus the reader did a wonderful job, his style and accent made it that much more enjoyable. Thank you sir for your excellent work.

Could not tolerate narration.

(0.5 stars)

This narrator has a reading style I found difficult to listen to. He frequently rolls his R's so tremendously it sounds like purring or a lawn mower trying to start. Initially I thought this effect was intentionally introduced to differentiate a character, perhaps. I was wrong. I abandoned this book after 3 or 4 minutes.