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
I just couldn't get into this story, I found it increadibly boring and never made it past chapter three.
I did a "return" on it.
I just never got drawn into it, and I'm pretty easy. Just not my cup of tea.
Patterson or Ludlum
it is simply too long; would be better abridged. You can't skip paragraphs in an audiobook and so much of what is read is not relevant to the main storyline.
I have been listening for a very time and STILL haven't reached any where near the end. I read this book as a child and can't imagine how I had the patience.
I remember the book fondly, and I am sure I would be much more appreciative of an abridged version. I am enjoying the characters, King Pellinore is adorable and i want to see what happens to him
The story dragged on and on on unimportant speeches made by unimportant characters. I would find myself wool gathering for 10 minutes at a time during my commute and realize that I didn't miss anything!
After 10 hrs of book one, nothing interesting happened. Wort was changed into a few animals as a learning excersize, he met Robin Hood, and saved some people from the Faeries. You would think that it would be interesting?!? NOT! The writing is just so....Over worded (is that a term?). White writes as if he got paid by the word.
I enjoy Brandon Sanderson, Tolkien, King, Koontz, Goodkind.....White dissapointed.
I understand that this is a children's book, but the narrator reads it as if he's playing peek-a-boo with an infant. I shut the book off after a few minutes because I couldn't stand it. Do yourself a favor and listen to the sample before buying.