I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
IF IT WAS EAST TO RESIST IT WOULD NOT BE CALLED CHOCOLATE CAKE.
This book was excellent. It was beautifully written. Kids will love it, adults will love it even more and dog lovers will love it. DOING YOUR BEST IS THE BEST YOU CAN DO. If you thought that the best commercial of the super bowl was the Budweiser dog and horses, cause you loved that warm feeling, that is the same feeling you will get from this. If you did not like that commercial well, NO HOPELESS CASE IS TOTALLY HOPELESS. It is witty, there are some LOL moments, it is smart (is that the same as witty?), it is touching, it's educational, it will make your love life better, it will get rid of warts, listening will help you lose weight, you will be a better parent, it will make you rich, etc...
WHEN THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES MERELY DIFFICULT, THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE WON.
Every book I read, no matter how much I like it, I always find something negative to say, just so you know I am paying attention and to warn you. I have nothing bad to say about this book.
TO BE CONTINUED
This is a series and when this story ends there will still be some unsolved mysteries. I don't care I was going to get the next book anyway.
This is my first time to hear this narrator and damn she is good. Beware, if you are one of those who does not like the narrator to get dramatic, this woman goes all out. I personally think it made the book twice as good and it was excellent to begin with.
Since you can get these five books for one credit, go ahead and get it, instead of one book at a time. Believe me if you buy the first book, you are going to want the second and if you buy the second, etc. Since this is five books I will go over each, in case you buy one at a time. I will try an be brief. I mean if if takes you as long to read the review as the book, why not just get the book.
1, The Sword and The Stone (1938). This is the best of the five and is mostly a fantasy. Wart/Arthur is turned into several animals to learn about life. There is also an interesting part on boar hunting. Did you know on a boar spear there is a cross piece to keep the animal from running up the spear to get to you.
2.The Witch In the Wood (1939) This is shorter, darker and not as funny, nor as good as the book before and after, but necessary as it explains the origin of the Round Table.
3. The Ill-Made Knight (1940) This is all about Lancelot. You really get to know his character, matter of fact there is more character building in this book then the others. This is the longest of the books and actually goes on about three hours longer then it should have. Did you know that Lancelot was extremely ugly? This is one of the reasons he became such a great Knight. It is such a big part of his character I can't believe so many movies chose to make him some stupid Handsome Hunk. He is a lot more complicated as an Ugly Man. You are introduced to the tragic character Elaine, who starts out as a trickster, but who you end up feeling strongly sorry for. Guinvere turns out to be one horny queen.
4. The Candle in The Wind (1958) Does Might Mean Right is the common theme in all these books. It is especially in this one and the book has several long speeches. I myself as a child never understood why John Wayne won ever fight he was in. Until True Grit, John Wayne strongly believed he should never be killed in a movie. Heroes don't die and never lose fights. King Arthur's mother dies at the age of 70, in bed with a young man she seduced. In the original "Once and Future King" this was the last book, as it should have stayed.
5.The Book of Merlyn (1977) This was published after T.H. White's death. He wanted it in the original (Once and Future King), but the editor would not allow it. That was one smart editor. This book brought the whole series down from Five stars to Four. This book has no plot and is 97% anti-war speeches. There is a part where the King is turned into a ant and then into a goose. Those parts and the end which explains what finally happens to everybody are the only good parts to the book. This is mostly a debate where White argues both sides. I also am aniti-war, but no explanation is given about what to do about people like Hitler. White seems to say let him keep murdering Jews.
All in all this is very well written, is very entertaining and if you are a fan of the Legend of Arthur, then it is a must read.
The narrator is excellent.