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  • The High King: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (86)

    The Sword of Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom of Prydain, has fallen into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord. Now Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion lead an army against the powerful lord. After a winter expedition filled with danger, Taran's forces arrive at Mount Dragon, evil's stronghold. There Tara is forced to make the most crucial decisions of his life as he confronts the evil enchantress Achren and the diabolical Arawn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Among Best Books EVER! H. Potter fans will love!"
    "Among Best Books EVER! H. Potter fans will love!"
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    I highly recommend all the Chronicles of Prydain and especially this 5th and final book om the series, The High King. The High King won the Newberry Award for Children's Literature and is an amazing book full of great adventures, well drawn lovable characters, and profound life lessons. Lloyd Alexander creates the world of Prydain loosely based on Welsh mythology. This is the 5th book in the Chronicles of Prydain, and I recommend reading them in order. The last chapter is truly amazing. Taran learns that everyone is a hero who strives more for others than for himself! Excellent! For those who have listened to Harry Potter, James Langton does as good a job as Jim Dale. It was wonderful to listen to him bring Taran and his friends to life. This is a book written for YA readers (middle school and late elementary) but high schoolers and adults will take much from it also. Do yourself a favor--read these books and give them as gifts to all young people you know.

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  • The Black Cauldron: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (97)

    Peace reigns in Caer Dallben, where Taran works as Assistant Pig-Keeper, but evil threatens the rest of Prydain. The diabolical Arawn's army grows every day, and his terrible warriors, born in the Black Cauldron, never die. If evil is to be defeated, the cauldron must be destroyed. Taran volunteers to travel to Arawn's stronghold and assist in the destruction of the dreaded cauldron. With his faithful friends reassembled, Taran faces great danger with a courageous heart.

    Brent warkentine says: "Bogged down."
    "Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Fans, This is For You!"
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    This is the 2nd book in the Chronicles of Prydain, and a Newberry Award finalist. The 5th book in the series (The High King) won the Newberry Award. I highly recommend all five books. If you love great adventures, well drawn lovable characters, and profound life lessons, you will love Prydain. Lloyd Alexander creates the world of Prydain loosely based on Welsh mythology. They are excellent excellent books! For those who have listened to Harry Potter, James Langton does as good a job as Jim Dale. It was wonderful to listen to him bring Taran and his friends to life. This is a book written for younger readers (middle school and late elementary) but high schoolers and adults will take much from it also. Do yourself a favor--read these books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Castle of Llyr: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (92)

    In the imaginary kingdom of Prydain, Princess Eilonwy must leave her friends to go to the Isle of Mona for training as a proper princess. Because Eilonwy has magical powers, she is sought by Achren, the most evil enchantress in the land. Shortly after her arrival on the Isle of Mona, something sinister and secret befalls her.

    James says: "Read this"
    "Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Fans, This is For You!"
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    This is the 3rd book in the Chronicles of Prydain, and I highly recommend all of them. If you love great adventures, well drawn lovable characters, and profound life lessons, you will love Prydain. Lloyd Alexander creates the world of Prydain loosely based on Welsh mythology. They are excellent excellent books! For those who have listened to Harry Potter, James Langton does as good a job as Jim Dale. It was wonderful to listen to him bring Taran and his friends to life. This is a book written for younger readers (middle school and late elementary) but high schoolers and adults will take much from it also. Do yourself a favor--read these books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taran Wanderer: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (86)

    Taran, the assistant pig-keeper who wants to be a hero, goes questing for knowledge of his parentage, hoping that his journey will ennoble him in the eyes of Eilonwy, the princess with the red-gold hair. Accompanied by several loyal friends, Taran begins his search when three wily enchantresses of the Marshes of Morva send him to consult the Mirror of Llunet for the answers he is seeking, cryptically promising that "the finding takes no more than the looking".

    Amazon Customer says: "Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Fans This Is For You!"
    "Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Fans This Is For You!"
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    I highly recommend all the Chronicles of Prydain and Taran Wanderer in particular. If you love great adventures, well drawn lovable characters, and profound life lessons, you will love Taran Wanderer. Lloyd Alexander creates the world of Prydain loosely based on Welsh mythology. This is the 4th book in the Chronicles of Prydain, and I recommend reading them in order. The last chapter is wonderful. We listened to it several times. LOVE the advice given to Taran: "trust to luck, but don't forget to put out your nets." Excellent! For those who have listened to Harry Potter, James Langton does as good a job as Jim Dale. It was wonderful to listen to him bring Taran and his friends to life. This is a book written for younger readers (middle school and late elementary) but high schoolers and adults will take much from it also. Do yourself a favor--read these books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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