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  • The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2: 50th Anniversary Introductory Collection | Lloyd Alexander

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    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.

    Marie says: "Thoroughly Enjoyable Adventures With A Pig Keeper"
  • The Book of Three: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 1 | Lloyd Alexander

    The Book of Three: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
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    Taran dreams of adventure, but nothing exciting ever happens to an Assistant Pig-Keeper, until his pig runs away. A chase through the woods leads Taran far from home and into great danger, for evil prowls the land of Prydain. With a collection of strange and wonderful friends whom he meets on his journey, Taran finds himself fighting so that good may triumph over evil, and so that his beloved home will not fall to a diabolical fiend.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wonderful Fantasy Series"
  • The Castle of Llyr: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 3 | Lloyd Alexander

    The Castle of Llyr: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    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.

    MLScadden says: "One of the BEST! So great"
  • The Black Cauldron: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 2 | Lloyd Alexander

    The Black Cauldron: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
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    (153)
    Story
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    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.

    kate says: "Just as good as the first book."
  • The High King: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5 | Lloyd Alexander

    The High King: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    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.

    rach says: "Awesome!"
  • Taran Wanderer: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 4 | Lloyd Alexander

    Taran Wanderer: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
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    Performance
    (178)
    Story
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    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: "Best of the Series"
  • Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen, The | Lloyd Alexander

    Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen, The

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Noble Prince Jen is the one person that his father, King Ta'i, trusts enough to send on a mission to the legendary kingdom of Tien-Kuo. The prince eagerly begins his quest bearing only enormous pride and humble gifts. From the onset, however, the young ruler marches headlong into misfortune. Separated from his faithful servant, the prince finds himself fending off murderers, falling prey to trickery, and searching for a village girl who plays a magic flute. But it isn’t until he faces his most challenging personal trial that the he fully realizes the power hidden in each humble gift.

  • Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth | Lloyd Alexander

    Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
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    Cats don’t really have nine lives, but they can visit nine different lives, anywhere, anytime. This is the secret Jason’s cat, Gareth, tells him. When Jason hears this, he begs to go along. Soon cat and boy find themselves in ancient Egypt on the first of nine fantastic adventures. With the wink of an eye, Jason and Gareth are transported to alluring settings in world history. On their travels they meet interesting and famous people, such as St. Patrick, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Whether the destination is Renaissance Italy or revolutionary America, their appearance never fails to cause a stir.

    Miriam Pizann says: "The book was better"
  • Gypsy Rizka | Lloyd Alexander

    Gypsy Rizka

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
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    Greater Dunitsa is the most wonderful place on Earth. At least that’s what the town leaders think. If only they didn’t have to put up with young Rizka, the free-spirited gypsy girl. Ever since her mother died and her father moved on, she has lived with her cat Pesto in a cart just outside town. Rizka walks around Greater Dunitsa in her ragbag clothes, playing sharp-witted tricks on deserving rogues. The leaders are convinced she is bad for business. The day the chief councilor finds his roast chicken in Pesto’s hungry jaws is too much for the frustrated man. He hatches a fail-safe plan to get rid of the sassy gypsy girl and her troublesome pet.

  • The Iron Ring | Lloyd Alexander

    The Iron Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
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    (14)
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    “Look into the tiger’s eyes. I wish to show you lives different from your own,” Soma-Nandi tells the boy-king Tamar. When you join Tamar on his enchanted journey, you too can look into the tiger’s eyes. But beware, for along the way, nothing is as it appears to be: Forest creatures speak and populate hidden kingdoms, hacked-down vines regenerate before your very eyes, and holy men spring up from ant hills.

  • The Arkadians | Lloyd Alexander

    The Arkadians

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By Words Take Wing Repertory Company
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    To escape the wrath of the king and his wicked soothsayers, an honest young man joins forces with a poet-turned-jackass and a young girl with mystical powers as they embark on a series of epic adventures through the land of Arkadia.

  • The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man | Lloyd Alexander

    The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By Words Take Wing Repertory Company
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    Lionel the cat promises to return to his feline state if the magician Stephanus will transform him into a man. But Lionel becomes attached to his new life, which is filled with adventure, emotion, and the lovely Mistress Gillian. This action-packed fantasy follows Lionel as he encounters both the bright and dark sides of being human.

    Porter says: "Charming Story"
  • The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio | Lloyd Alexander

    The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated By Robert Ramirez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    After young Carlo Chuchio is dismissed from the service of his merchant uncle for daydreaming too much, he finds a treasure map and plunges headlong into an unimaginable adventure across Asia.

    Chandler says: "Will be finishing this as a print book"
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