There will never be another reimagining of Arthur's tale that is better than this one. It's characters are so good and bad and human. I've read / listened to different forms of Arthurian legend because , for some reason, the tale seems so very real. Yet of all of them, this one touches my heart the most. It's an epic tale of how all humanity is both villain and saint at some time or another and the psychological interplay is so believable that it teaches us about how people "flow" as beings from one day to the next and sometimes, for some ppl, moment by moment. I love this tale. I read it when it was first created and now I've listened to the AWESOME vocal expressions of Davina Porter and I have to say that there could never have been a better person to read this book.
This book, for me, is one of the greats and like all such creations that fill my heart and mind I'm left with a deep feeling of gratitude to be in a world filled with storytellers and vocal expressionists that create works of such beauty, excitement and imagination that they draw me in completely. It's a form of magic in its own right.
Spend your credit with confidence. This is well worth it and a tale that you won't ever forget or tire of revisiting. This is the version of Arthurian legend that I love best.
Expected it would keep me entertained during a season of travels, in Wales, but it was so much more. The feminist interpretation on the old story makes the historical dimensions of post-Roman Britain accessible. Now, I can finally understand where some of the names my friends gave their children decades ago came from! The fantasy elements were well-crafted, as was the ambiguity in many of the relationships.
Davina Porter is the perfect narrator for this book. She does an amazing job telling the story. I would recommend this to everyone! Such a great book and a wonderful experience.
I've loved this book since I was a teenager. I thought t would have gotten stale as an adult, as some young adult books do because they're not targeted at adult readers, but I think I was just really young when I first felt like reading this really long book. It's still magical 15 years later, and this reading of it captured my imagination just as the written book did when I was 13. Love it!
I had read this book years ago but was so excited to be able to listen to Davina Porter read it. As usual her performance was stellar and I realized that in reading it myself I had missed a lot of the action that actually occurred. Great job...thanks Audible!
The narrator is fantastic and I have really enjoyed her other performances. That being said, the animosity toward the Christian faith by the author really is off-putting. I do not understand why the diatribe had to go on and on. This story could have been told delightfully without such offensive haranguing. I tried to listen through it all, but I could not. It really is a shame as the storyline had such great potential.