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The Seven Songs of Merlin Audiobook

The Seven Songs of Merlin: The Lost Years of Merlin, Book Two

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Publisher's Summary

Young Merlin has brought new hope to Fincayra, the enchanted isle that lies between earth and sky. Having finally freed it from the terrible Blight, Merlin and the forest girl Rhia set out to heal the land using the magical Flowering Harp. But Fincayra remains in great danger still, and the first victim of the renewed tide of evil is Merlin's own mother.

Merlin's sole hope of saving his mother's life is to master the Seven Songs of Wisdom passed down from the greatest wizard Fincayra has ever known, Merlin's grandfather, Tuatha. Only then can he voyage to the Otherworld of the spirits and obtain the precious Elixir of Dagda. Yet to do that, he must first succeed where even Tuatha failed, by defeating Balor, the ogre whose merest glance means death. Even more difficult, Merlin must discover the secret of seeing not with his eyes, but with his heart.

Don't miss the rest of the Lost Years of Merlin saga.

©1997 Thomas Archibald Barron; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding...readers will relish not only the action and the well-crafted setting but also Merlin's growth from a callow youth to a wiser, more caring wizard-in-training." (Booklist)
"Merlin is a combination of pride, bravery, and recklessness, qualities narrator Kevin Isola conveys in every nuance of his voice....A fine performance." (AudioFile)

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    Caroline Furrer 04-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Bring back the old reader"

    Can you speak any more breathlessly? The story is amazing of course but a breathless manner of speaking does not suit every single character. Sorry, it rendered the story far far less enjoyable.

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    Kevin 01-05-16
    Kevin 01-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!!"

    I've loved these books since the first time I read them. I was worried after reading some reviews concerning the narrator's performance, but I was quite happy with it, overall. He's no Jim Dale or Stephen Fry, but very good in his own rights.

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    D.R. Wolfe 09-14-15
    D.R. Wolfe 09-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book, HORRIFYING narrator"
    Would you try another book from T.A. Barron and/or Kevin Isola?

    Definitely Barron, Definitely not Isola


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Merlin, duh. the book is about Merlin. although bumblewee is pretty great too


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Isola?

    Literally anyone else. this guy was terrible, it's read in this ear rattling teeth grinding faux british accent that makes me want to die


    Do you think The Seven Songs of Merlin needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    yep, because it's a series


    Any additional comments?

    narrator ruined this book for me.

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    Joan KERRVILLE, TX, United States 05-07-12
    Joan KERRVILLE, TX, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2016
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    "The man that reads these books is amazing."
    Where does The Seven Songs of Merlin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Wonderful, I close my eyes and I'm there. I'm thinking these were written for younger folk, but I'm 74 and love them. Merlin is a snotty boy of 13 which is very believable. And Reea is a more mature thoughtful 13. Just like real life. ;) I have trouble with reading for long periods of time, so love to just sit and listen, Just love the Lost Years of Merlin series.


    What other book might you compare The Seven Songs of Merlin to and why?

    Herry Potter, but not the first one. I love Herry Potter too. Like these just as much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Merlin finds out that getting what you want isn't always good. When he brought his mother to him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    O my yes, both.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like fantasy you will love these books.

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