The Dragon Of Wantley (version 2)

Read by David Wales

(4.3 stars; 92 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)


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

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 :)

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

(5 stars)

The Dragon of Wantley

(5 stars)

The reading is superb and the story simply divine. Funny, exciting and captivating.

The Dragon of Wansly by Owen Wister

(5 stars)

A light hearted tale well read by the reader.