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The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2 Audiobook

The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2: 50th Anniversary Introductory Collection

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The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2:

Book 1: The Book of Three:

Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero.

He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil.

Book 2: The Black Cauldron

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 never die. They are born in the Black Cauldron from the stolen bodies of slain soldiers. 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 marches off to face great danger with a courageous heart.

©2014 Lloyd Alexander (P)2014 Listening Library

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    Marie 11-30-15
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable Adventures With A Pig Keeper"

    Taran the assistant pig keeper and his adventures kept me amused and entertained. Definitely a young adult book/series for the entire family. I love all the characters, the chivalrous knight, the princess, the old warrior, the talking pig. Both books use medieval imagery to tell subtle stories about the destructive sides of pride, desire, ignorance, and envy. I look forward to more of the series.

    James Langton is an excellent narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dean Plover, WI United States 02-27-16
    Dean Plover, WI United States 02-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this series and how you see Taran grow"

    love this series and how you watch as Taran grows into the man he will be

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    Georgiana Stewart 11-10-15
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    "Oh my dear god, the accents!!"

    I love the story,,but the accents are beyond atrocious. The next volume features Eilonwy, and I'm dreading it.

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    "Family friendly and engaging for all ages"

    Interesting tale of bravery in a kingdom far away. Quests and Heroes and Villians. Good triumphs over evil in the end but there are heavy losses.

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    "A SOLID FANTASY--much better than the movie"

    Until recently, I didn't realize that Disney's "The Black Calderon" was actually based off a book. When I heard that there was a book, and that Disney did not do the original story justice, I had to check it out. And I have to say, I really enjoyed this story. The protagonist is much more interesting than the Disney version.

    It's a classic coming of age story in which our young hero learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. I was impressed with how little the author used exposition. For example the concept of the bard's magic harp that breaks a string each time he, um, stretches the truth was clear but it was never spelled out.

    I don't want to get into spoilers so I'll just say if you're looking for a good fantasy adventure you've found one here.

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    "Great, absolutely great."

    Great story, very well written with great characters and exciting circumstances. very well narrated. A rather enjoyable listening experience.

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    Josiah 03-31-15
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    "I love this book!"

    I had read these books when I was in middle school, but I could never find them until now. I loved this and the fact that it had both books included with it.

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    "Great!"

    Really an excellent couple of books. Wish there were more that came in bundles :/

    Had a great time listening to them.

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    "Good story"

    I have listened to all the series and enjoyed it very much. There were a few things I was annoyed with. One was the accent the narrator used for some of the main characters and the other was how Taran treated Eilonwy even to the end. I hoped he would grow to be more respectful to her as he grew to adulthood and to realize his love for her, but he generally underestimated her and said hurtful things to her. And even in the end she was portrayed as a twit. It could just be a reflection of the times the Author was living in or how women were treated in the times set in the book. He showed more kindness and love to Gurgi than to the woman he supposedly loved.

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