The time in history. Have always been in love with Camelot
I can't ...this stands alone
It ran the gammet of emotions as well as spirituality.
I liked this book and I love listening to Davina Porter, but it is so repetitive (cycles and repetition being part of the point) that all of the characters grated after a short while. And this book, especially when you get all four for one credit, is a long while. I think 25 fewer hours might have been enough.
Save yourself fifty hours -here's the synopsis:
Gwynevere to Lanceleot: I love you but it's a sin.
Lancelot to Gwynevere: I love you but I love Arthur too much to betray him.
Morgain: I have power, but should I use it? I'm confused.
Gwynevere: God is punishing me by not letting me bear Arthur a son.
Lancelot: I love both of you, and I'm disgusting.
Morgain: I'm confused.
In the end, Gywnevere, nun; Lancelot, dead; Arthur, dead; Morgain, still confused.
There, I've saved you fifty hours. No kidding. Fifty hours of that.
So sorry! I love the narrator, Davina Porter. She does a great job. But the story doesn't sustain me. It's simply not my style. I was disappointed, but it's the luck of the draw!
Something well-written and suspenseful!
Davina Porter is top of the line. I have selected recordings simply on the basis of her performing them. She doesn't disappoint even if the story does!
Story, upper mid of the list. Performance, upper end. Davina Porter is talented and just music to listen to.
The Merlin; he's stable in the midst of all the wrestling over states, religions, beliefs, and consciences.
Oh, don't really have one.
The film's been done. I have no additional ideas.
An amazing work of writing; not the best ever, but an amazing lot of work and an original way (well, it was original 25 years ago) to look at King Arthur et al.
I have listen to this audiobook, The Mists of Avalon, four times over the last 12 years. I plan on doing so again every three years or so.
There's so many things i liked, that its really hard to narrow it down. Especially since it spans over three generations.what stands out for me is then hole Arthurian legend is told from a woman's perspective. Nicely done I might add. Also the subtext religion wars, mainly between Christianity and Paganism. I love it!
Davina Porter gift of doing each distinguish character voice, only adds to the magic of the book. My favorite would have to be Morgaine and Guinevere.
There was one moment that had me crying when a beloved character was unexpectedly murdered.
Get the audiobook, it's long but worth every word.
This is the third time I have read this book, but it has been about 15yrs since my last time.
It is a large, dense book with lots of characters and each time I re-read/listen to it, I learn something more.
But this time around I find that there large parts taken out. Mostly about Morgaine 's life. I am really disappointed in this! Her life is part of what make this book so great.
Her voice is perfect.
no. way too long
Still a great book and a must listen
The Mists of Avalon is a modern classic. This version was cut at some odd points to create the separate audio files. This does not however detract from the quality of the reading. This would keep any fan of Arthurian legend happy for days.
What I love about fantasy novels is the fight between Good and Evil. This book however is the fight between paganism and Christianity. The pagan gods, their followers, and rituals were all glorified. The Christian leaders and followers were debased. Harsh criticism of Christianity was through out the entire book. I was offended. I regret listening. I would never recommend this book to anyone.