I've only listened to the first 2 parts which is titled "The Sword in the Stone."
His ability to give everyone in the story a recognizable voice that seemed to fit the character in the book
I've never read this book before and have nearly always wanted to know more about the legend of King Arthur.
Yes, because it is a very good story. I also like to compare the first part of the book to the Walt Disney movie "The Sword in the Stone".
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.
I was looking for a gritty, epic telling of the King Arthur legend. This book - despite being considered a great work and having many stellar reviews - was not what I was looking for.
Probably not. If he wrote other books in the style he wrote this one, then they are far too targeted-at-all-ages for my liking.
Disappointment and annoyance. The entire first book consists of Arthur being turned into small animals in order to curb his sense of adventure and to teach him. After the fourth time, I was getting aggravated.
Those readers looking for a gritty, epic retelling of the Arthur legend should look elsewhere. The thing that most annoyed me about this book was how Arthur's sense of boyish wonder about everything not only made him appear like a complete dunce, but left me wanting him dead. He was a truly annoying character. This was made worse by the narrator, who still used the same childish voice for Arthur halfway through Book 3. That's as far as I got before realising the story wasn't going to get any better.
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