When a Roman ship is wrecked on the coast of Britain, Beric, the infant son of a Roman soldier, is the only survivor. Beric grows up with a Briton tribe, but to his foster people he remained an alien, one of the Red Crests. So when bad times come, the tribe holds him responsible and casts him out. Rejected by the only life he knew, the boy turns to his own people, but Rome too rejects him. Lost, bewildered, a captive in his father's land, he escaped from slavery only to be captured again and condemned to labor on the rowing benches of a galley of the Rhenus Fleet. Will Beric ever find ultimate happiness? Rosemary Sutcliff provides a fine and exciting story with a background of Roman Britain that rings true from the first page to the last. "Outcast comes to life under Johanna Ward's smooth reading..."-Reviewer's Bookwatch
Rosemary Sutcliff was born on December 14, 1920 in West Clandon, Surrey, The United Kingdom and lived until July 23, 1992. Rosemary Sutcliff is best known for her popular audio book Black Ships Before Troy. The Unabridged version of this bestselling audio book is read by the well-known audio book narrator Robert Glenister. Though it's her most popular audio book among our customers, The Eagle of the Ninth is the oldest audio book in our collection, which was added to our catalog in 2006. AudiobookStore.com features more than 39 hours of audio listening, with 8 audiobooks for you to choose from, including Sutcliff's latest release: Beowulf: Dragon Slayer. We carry a wide selection of Kids & Young Adults audio books, including a great selection from Sutcliff, so customers can easily find a title that they will surely enjoy by this favored author. For a complete list of titles from Rosemary Sutcliff, head over to her audio book page: Rosemary Sutcliff audiobooks.