The Prydain Chronicles
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  • 1
    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
    (327)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (152)

    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.

    Important lessons learned for young ones

    My 9 year old chose this book from her reading list this summer and to my surprise became one of our families favorite. This book teaches some very i..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 23 2009 by Brian (Cathedral City, CA, USA)
  • 2
    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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    (88)
    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.

    Enjoyable

    James Langton is an excellent narrator. I love all the interactions between Elonwy and Taran. She is sharp tongued and continually baffles the poor bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2015 by James (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 3
    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
    Overall
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    (83)
    Story
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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.

    Budding Romance and Adventure

    With each book, Taran matures and so does the story. This time Taran is becoming aware of his feelings towards a certain young lady. The reader cont..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 02 2012 by C (Livermore, CA, United States)
  • 4
    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
    (154)
    Performance
    (77)
    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".

    Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Fans This Is For You!

    I highly recommend all the Chronicles of Prydain and Taran Wanderer in particular. If you love great adventures, well drawn lovable characters, and p..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2012 by Amazon Customer (Chapel Hill, NC, United States)
  • 5
    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
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (80)

    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.

    Among Best Books EVER! H. Potter fans will love!

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2012 by Amazon Customer (Chapel Hill, NC, United States)
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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
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
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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.

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