Waverley, Volume 2

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(3.9 stars; 20 reviews)

Waverley is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart (or 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'). It relates the story of a young dreamer and English soldier, Edward Waverley, who was sent to Scotland in 1745. He journeys North from his aristocratic family home, Waverley-Honour, in the south of England first to the Scottish Lowlands and the home of family friend Baron Bradwardine, then into the Highlands and the heart of the 1745 Jacobite uprising and aftermath. (Summary by Wikipedia) (9 hr 17 min)


01 - Ch XXXVI: An Incident 12:08 Read by doublemirrors
02 - Ch XXXVII: Waverley Is Still in Distress 14:49 Read by Trihypoo
03 - Ch XXXVIII: A Noctournal Adventure 10:32 Read by Trihypoo
04 - Ch XXXIX: The Journey Is Continued 16:42 Read by Ted Garvin
05 - Ch XL: An Old and a New Acquaintance 11:59 Read by Ted Garvin
06 - Ch XLI: The Mystery Begins to Be Cleared Up 14:20 Read by Ted Garvin
07 - Ch XLII: A Soldier's Dinner 13:18 Read by Ted Garvin
08 - Ch XLIII: The Ball 18:08 Read by TriciaG
09 - Ch XLIV: The March 13:16 Read by Ted Garvin
10 - Ch XLV: An Incident Gives Rise to Unavailing Reflections 11:29 Read by TriciaG
11 - Ch XLVI: The Eve of Battle 14:35 Read by TriciaG
12 - Ch XLVII: The Conflict 12:50 Read by TriciaG
13 - Ch XLVIII: An Unexpected Embarassment 13:03 Read by TriciaG
14 - Ch XLIX: The English Prisoner 13:55 Read by TriciaG
15 - Ch L: Rather Unimportant 13:01 Read by TriciaG
16 - Ch LI: Intrigues of Love and Politics 15:27 Read by Caroline Driggs
17 - Ch LII: Intrigues of Society and Love 13:52 Read by Caroline Driggs
18 - Ch LIII: Fergus a Suitor 12:06 Read by Caroline Driggs
19 - Ch LIV: 'To One Thing Constant Never' 9:04 Read by Caroline Driggs
20 - Ch LV: A Brave Man in Sorrow 9:13 Read by Caroline Driggs
21 - Ch LVI: Exertion 8:57 Read by Caroline Driggs
22 - Ch LVII: The March 13:31 Read by Caroline Driggs
23 - Ch LVIII: The Confusion of King Agramant's Camp 18:38 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
24 - Ch LIX: A Skirmish 15:39 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
25 - Ch LX: Chapter of Accidents 16:06 Read by Elaine Webb
26 - Ch LXI: A Journey to London 14:11 Read by Elaine Webb
27 - Ch LXII: What's to Be Done Next? 24:57 Read by Elaine Webb
28 - Ch LXIII: Desolation 24:22 Read by Elaine Webb
29 - Ch LXIV: Comparing of Notes 13:21 Read by Elaine Webb
30 - Ch LXV: More Explanation 27:00 Read by Elaine Webb
31 - Ch LXVI 18:04 Read by Elaine Webb
32 - Ch LXVII 20:04 Read by Elaine Webb
33 - Ch LXVIII 19:16 Read by Elaine Webb
34 - Ch LXIX 15:02 Read by Trihypoo
35 - Ch LXX: Dulce Domum 9:53 Read by Trihypoo
36 - Ch LXXI 25:24 Read by Elaine Webb
37 - Ch LXXII: A Postscript Which Should Have Been a Preface 9:02 Read by Elaine Webb


Not Scottish for nothing

(4 stars)

Though not his best novel, I consider Waverly certainly worth reading. The Scottish accents in the beginning of this reading were, I'm sure accurately rendered and entertaining to listen to. However, since I understood if any very little, I switched to a printed version. Scott has a bad enough habit of quoting Latin and French, even when he is illustrating amusing characters that are supposed to be boreing. I suppose more readers in his day understood these languages.


(4.5 stars)

Some people lead a charmed life. Dame Fortune outdid herself with Waverley.

(3 stars)

epic tale but not his best novel