Let the Wookiee win.
I enjoyed pretty much all of the books in this set EXCEPT for The Book of Merlin. This final book waffles and wanders as it hammers you with the point the Author was trying to make in his story. A very disappointing end to what was quite an entertaining series.
The first part is ok but as mentioned before, just skip The Book of Merlin.
Mr Jason did a wonderful job animating all of the characters and I'd definitely listen to him again.
I am inspired to read other works regarding Arthur after reading this. It also brought back so many memories of reading Arthurian legends as a child.
The series as a whole is wonderful but, as with Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, the final book lets it down and bombards the reader with the Authors theories on life, the universe and everything. Instead of letting the reader come to their own decision he forces this upon you.The above is ONLY true of the final book and all of the other books are marvellous, though it does feel a little more like the legend of Lancelot than Arthur.I would recommend this book to any fan of Arthurian legend, but just skip the last book, it adds very little to the story.
All in all, a great listen, although you often wonder what the point of many of the story's diversions are.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
Yes the narrator lends a flare that is lacking in print
I didn't really have a favorite. The characters are all dear to any Arthurian fan.
No. This was the first but I look forward to more
The entire book has a certain whimsy, I felt moments that made me laugh but no deeper emotions
This is a necessary book if you love the tales of the round table.
i have already listened to the story more than once
The absolute abandon of the story teller in bringing the characters to life. Got to love Merlin all over again
Neville Jason takes you back in time to a childhood of fantasy
I LOVED it
A grest version of events, an enjoyable listen and a brilliant narrator who never forgot his characters voice.
An excellent comparison between the days of old and today. White also included modern authors into the story.
In my oppinion a good listen, loved it.
Excellent performance by the narrator. A clear predecessor to some of the great modern authors, such as Pratchett and Adams.
Smart, insightful and cutting.
The finale, where Arthur talks to Mallory.
The subject matter may feel dated. The book occasionally veers into silliness that I found unnecessary.
Neville Jason keeps the story entertaining even when the end of the series becomes tedious. I would rate books 1&2 with 5 and 4 stars respectively, but books 3-5 become tedious and even boring. I plan to read book 1 "The Sword in the Stone" to my 6th grade class. Mr.Jason has been an excellent example of how to do it.
Beautifully written, well performed and quite enjoyable. If you have any interest in the King Arthur legend, it is a must read
I had high expectations for this, having always been fascinated by the Arthurian legend and being a huge fan of Lord of the Rings.
There were parts of it that were as solid as expected, but they're sandwiched in between some of the most boring passages I've ever read.
Imagine watching the pre-game warmup to the superbowl, where the commentators discuss all aspects of the game down to an insane level of microscopic detail and then instead of showing you the game itself they just skip over it and tell you the score at the end.
Imagine listening to people drone on for pages and pages discussing their favorite kind of bird and why.
Most of the attempts at humor were best suited for a 5-year-old. It just fell flat.
Overall about two-thirds of it were a waste of time and the remaining third should've been expanded. Only my own curiosity and the strength of the guy reading it made it possible for me to finish.
My reaction was a series of yawns with brief moments of actual interest.
Tried three times to listen to this story but could never stay focused on the story. Did not enjoy this one at all. Too back because I usually love this type of book. Could not get into story.