Top 10. I read it years ago, but to hear it!!! Wow! It brought it to life. I felt like I was right there enjoying King Author of the round table and all the magic to go with it. The reader was super.
I like how the reader, who was excellent, changed her voice to match the different people, she gave them life! It was so easy to follow the reader into the story.
Life! You felt as if you were in the scene with the characters due to the fluctuation of her voice to the character. She is outstanding! She should do all of Bradley's books.
Yes, definitely. I would get up at 6 am and listen until my husband would get up. He hates me listening to my ipod, he wants all my attention. lol
I read it years ago and this time I listened to it and I have found I love to hear the books than to read them. I wish more writers would make them audio books. Thank you Ms Bradley for writing good books. Shirley Cochran
I tried to get into it, and then mid-try was talking with someonw about it and learned about the author and her husband and then could no longer stomach trying.
A shame because listening to Davina Porter read anything is a joy, but I just can't go on with the book.
The book was quite good except for the over-arching religious theme, that in my opinion, became monotonous. I understand that religion was a major theme but felt that the two main female characters, Gwendolyn and Morgaine, were too over zealous to be believable.
Despite the conflict between the goddess of Avalon and Catholicism, the book was worth listening to. Many themes about love, friendships, loyalty and religion, of course, were examined and developed. You become attached to the characters as you follow them through youth to the end of life. The author has a good writing style and I enjoyed her take on this familiar Camelot story.
The books are a good value and the literary content is quality. So, if you can tolerate the many references to following the goddess and God/Christ/Mary, the conflict that arose because of opposing views, as well as character guilt that comes when not doing so with the true devotion of a follower of either camp, then I can recommend this book.
One of the best. It's long, but what a great story and fun ride. Davina does a marvelous job.
I'm not sure. I'll have the think about that.
Morgain with the Chalice. If you've read the book, you know it, if not, I won't spoil it.
From maternal to paternal, the court of King Arthur as witnessed by his women.
If you have the time, this is a fantastic bargain - 50 hours of enchantment for one credit.
A feminist view of the Arthurian Legend in the 5th-6th century. The biggest plus was the narrator who has a wonderful voice, perfect for this type of book. I thought the book was well enough written, but not great as some others claim. It's not really worthy of the 3 stars but also worth more than two stars.
The characters were hard for me to like, she portrayed them as sexually confused men full of self-importance, piousness and pride. The women are self-engrossed, prideful, and irritating to me. The story goes on and on to reveal a twisted plot and unrequited love.
If you like the Arthurian period remade with a feminist point of view it's well worth the 1 credit, especially since it's all four books of this series in one.
Choreographer. Director. Actor. Educator. And lover of audio books! They are theatre for the mind!
Simply amazing! The storytelling of these books is so clever and fresh even though they were written 30 years ago. If you love stories that have been reworked and reimagined you will love this! The storytelling is epic. It should be considered a classic!
Story went on forever. It started off ok but more and more characters became disagreeable until there wasn't a single one that I could empathize with.
I did like reading a story about pre-Christian Western European mythology, especially one written from the view-point of women.
I made it through about 80% before the disagreeable characters were putting me in a bad enough mood that I gave it up for another book.
The print version I read when it first came out, at a time when I was, like the characters in the book, fighting against overwhelming forces. It was a resting place. The audiobook is that, again, with the narrator to rest with me.
None of the characters are admirable, they all act in "jerry springer" fashion much like in the movie Chicago. One admirable character would have changed everything, and it's up to the reader to write what should have been done in.
To avoid spoilers I would have to say the places in the book, especially Avalon. Everyone has heard of Arthur and Lancelet making the letter H with Gwenhyfar which is laugh out loud hilarious in its awkwardness.
A fifty hour book can't be, even at speed three. However I'll admit I read all night to pull through the story to the spoiler parts.
All of the characters are understandable, and very relevant, and that includes the fact that the main voice is a female precursor to Dexter. Eeew -- with understanding. There is something very much of the present moment within this book.
I downloaded this audiobook based on listener reviews, my love of the Arthurian legend, and Davina Porter as the narrator. She's the only good thing about this tedious book. There's little character development and a lot of suggestive sex scenes, which aren't even very erotic, just rather amateurish in style. I quit half-way through because I couldn't bear the repetitious, overwrought internal monologues of Morgane and Guinevere. Hope I can get my credit back. What a disappointment!
The unique experience of only having women as narrators was fantastic, and all of the main characters were relatable, if not personally likeable. Great to have insight to so many diverse voices.
All of Morgaine's pivotal moments were huge.
I thought the performance was good, but she seemed to speak in a more formal & slower way than some of the newer books I've listened to. It did make the book drag on a bit, but she gives such a lovely performance that it was only an issue at first. If you're looking for something upbeat & fast-paced though, this isn't it. This book is more a slow stroll through a beautiful garden, taking your time to look at and learn about every plant in it. Get it if you're looking to savor a book filled with complex, emotional characters.
"Women Are Amazing & Men Ruin Everything: A 4 Part Series"
Small irritation, but irritation nonetheless: this book wasn't edited to cut out the old-school advertisements in between sections. They're fairly long & an unnecessary summary to someone who's been listening to the whole thing. Wish they weren't included. Not a dealbreaker though, obviously.