If you like Arthurian legends and streamlined/rewritten TV shows and movies don't cut it, what are you waiting for?!
I enjoyed this story as a whole, and Neville Jason is a terrific story teller. I enjoyed him even more than the story itself. My favorite was the humor and innocence of "The Sword in the Stone." My least favorite was "The Witch in the Wood" which was dark and depressing. The rest of the series, the story improved, and I had a profound respect for King Arthur's earnest effort to always to the right and just thing. T. H. White sort of made his philosophy on war and the human condition known throughout the series, but he spends an exhaustive amount of time elaborating on his point of view in "The Book of Merlyn." He wrote this series in a post-WWII era where he was contemplating the atrocities of his time and relating back to the era of King Arthur's day, whenever that was. Give it a listen, yes, you will find your mind wander from time to time, but it is worth contemplating the philosophy, if for nothing else than to hear one man's perception.
i think it was a good saga overall i agree it was a book to long but for me ot was the first book i couldn't get into the sord in the stone i found all the kids voices gave me a headache but after thay was great and the last novel is kinda out there some of the stuff thay talk about makes it a must listen
Just want to write that I'm now a big Neville Jason fan - he did a wonderful job reading this excellent book. Definitely an A-list talent. His character voices really pulled me into the story and he obviously prepared quite a bit. I ordered a couple more books he reads already. The book itself seemed like it could use a little condensing in places but over all I really enjoyed it. And I probably wouldn't have bought an abridged version anyway. I would have liked to hear more about Galahad but maybe I'll find more there in a different book.
Well written, funny and thought prevoking. An epic comparable to the Lord of the Rings. The narrator is great, with many different charecter voices and inflections.
Neville Jason's reading is amazing. He truly brings the characters and stories to life.
He does really great character voices. Honestly, it's long and at times I was losing interest but Neville's voice would catch my attention and I'd keep going.
Lots of fun details that I'd never heard about King Arthur, Merlin and other well known characters. I have never studied these legends so these things may be well known to others who have, but I found it interesting and engaging much of the time. It's also quite long and detailed and at times I felt like I'd had enough. That said, I'm glad to have listened.