I commute 1.5 hours one-way three days a week with my toddler and we listened to this book together. I doubt very much that he got a lot of it, but when it came time to buy a Halloween costume he said he wanted to be a knight, so it must have rubbed off! The book made my drive so enjoyable that I actually looked forward to my commute!
Neville Jason is excellent! The voices for the various characters are well-done and the pace of the read is perfect. It was much more entertaining than what I might have heard in my head had I read it alone.
I forgot how witty this book is! Old King Pelennor always gives me a laugh.
You'll have to excuse the patriarchal slant of the book given the time it was written and the time in which it is set. Women were certainly not given equal consideration in either. However, the story does transport you to the medieval times and gives a good sense of life in that time and place. I loved it!
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