The Dragon Of Wantley (version 2)

Read by David Wales

(4.4 stars; 138 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)


(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

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

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)