Reading is one of life's greatest pleasures...and, now that I've found audiobooks, I can read even while performing mundane tasks!
After purchasing, you can download the guide, which explains how this collection was edited. I think they made good choices. The narrator is excellent.
The fact that I couldn't listen to the story on my computer lowered the expirience for me. Also it would have helped if I was able to see what I was listening to st the same time.
Whites story was slow and sometimes hard to understand because of the old English and all the names.
I don't know many narrators so I wouldn't be able to cast any one else for the reading of T. H. Whites book.
I was a little disappointed with the story. It was also hard to follow so I often got distracted.
It would be great if this book could be returned.
Very happy with this purchase. A classic tale, entertaining, strong characters, well written. Worth the credit.
My son liked that the story had so many animals that Arthur got to experience.
The jousting, the knights, the friendships, the blacksmiths.
The jousting scene between King Arthur and Lancelot
Not a one setting book it is very long.
Cool ideas about education from Merlin. Loved the ideas of how to think about humanity, and political science.
Fun, funny, pleasant.
An enjoyable, wholesome, familiar tale that is so much funnier than I ever had expected.
All the heaps of praise here are true.
This is one of my all time favourite books. I have read it over & over since I was a teenager & was thrilled to find it here. The narrator is a treat to listen to. Go ahead, buy it, you won't be sorry.
I have an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Maharishi University of Management, am author of THE RELUCTANT VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK, and am an avid reader/listener.
I kept thinking this was going to be a children's book, a story to be told to children, but not so! I often found this book stunning in it's depth, amazingly creative, extremely well read, colorful and interesting beyond description.
This is the most amazing story. Neville Jason does an amazing job narrating White's incredible take on the Arthurian legend. You come to know and love each character by their distinct voices and the beautiful way in which White introduces and describes them. An unmatchable audiobook. My favorite.
One of the most memorable moments in The Once and Future King would be when Sir Ector and Kay realize that Arthur is the true king of the Britains. They each take a knee to bow before the new king and Arthur begs them to stop because he loves them both and does not feel above them. It was a beautiful and breathtaking moment.
Possibly my favorite scene was when Lancelot was able to heal the knight cursed with the wounds that would not heal. God finally allowed him to work another miracle... I wept.
The greatest medieval tale in the history of the world
Please, please, please read this book and enjoy the enchanting story of King Arthur and his knights of the round table.
The first book was the Disney movie we have all come to know and love. The further you went into the stories, the more political it became. That part was not my cup of tea.
I read the Once and Future King many decades ago and loved it along with Mallory's rendition. I don't remember it being so funny, so that was a pleasant surprise. I expected it to be very good and it met that hands down. I, unlike many, didn't mind the last book. However, I did find it more preachy. I can only suggest that T.H. White was looking back on his life and times when he wrote it and juxtaposing it onto his previous work. I appreciate it more for a look at the man than for a climax of his tale. In some ways it might serve as a way to reflect back on the four books and view them within the context of the themes of book five. This would probably be more helpful for younger readers (listeners)as the themes are not very veiled by T.H.White and more often than not are hammered into us time after time.