Avalon
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  • 1
    The Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley

    The Mists of Avalon

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (2147)
    Performance
    (1934)
    Story
    (1948)

    A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

    Outstanding Must Listen Tome

    The point of view of this novel comes from the females of the legend. From the first fifteen minutes, I am enthralled. We know the plot, we know the l..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2015 by G. House Sr. (Sherborn, MA, United States)
  • 2
    The Forest House | Marion Zimmer Bradley

    The Forest House

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (115)

    She was Eilan, the daughter of a Druidic warleader and gifted with visions. In a land struggling to survive both Roman conquerors and her own people's enemies, surely fate had marked her to become a priestess of the Forest House. But first Eilan had chosen a different, forbidden path - to love Gaius, a soldier of mixed blood among the legions sent to subdue her country. So she must hide a terrible secret when she is anointed as the new High Priestess.

    Re-recorded and highly effective

    This is not a reissue/transfer of the unabridged cassette tapes that were originally produced. Everything about this new recording is outstanding. Ros..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2010 by A. Sentoni (Jersey City, NJ United States)
  • 3
    Lady of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley

    Lady of Avalon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (104)

    Through the generations the women of Avalon prepare for the coming of the Defender, the sacred king who will guard the old ways of the Britons and save their land from destruction. On the holy isle of Avalon, hidden in the mists between the world of Faerie and the world of men, they wait. For High Priestess Caillean, facing the Roman foe, salvation comes not through victory, but bitter sacrifice.

    Two very interesting stories

    Admittedly, when I read the hardcover years ago, I was extremely disappointed with the fragmented nature of this book. I wanted "Epic" like ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2011 by A. Sentoni (Jersey City, NJ United States)
  • 4
    Priestess of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diane L. Paxson

    Priestess of Avalon

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diane L. Paxson
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    When a British princess falls in love with a Roman officer destined for imperial greatness, their forbidden desire exacts an unexpected price: banishment from Avalon. Journeying outside the enchanted isle, Helena grows from maiden to mother to wisewoman, experiencing both joy---with the birth of her child---and loss, when politics forces her lover to choose between the Empire and her.

    Amazing as always

    Priestess of Avalon is an absolutely amazing book encompassing what we've come to expect from Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diana l. Paxson. Historical fi..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2014 by Dahlia ()
  • 5
    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon: Avalon Series #5 | Diana L. Paxson

    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon: Avalon Series #5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Diana L. Paxson
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    Tiriki is a Guardian of the Light, but she has grown up in the shadow of the curse of Atlantis. Graceful and gifted, she is the beloved wife and partner of Micail, a spiritual leader and prince. But when disaster divides them, she must find her own path in a new land, and the world she discovers could change her innermost desires forever. Will she find Micail?

    Fun Entry in the Series

    ???Ancestors of Avalon??? is just what the title promises, an early episode in the story that culminates in the classic ???The Mists of Avalon.??? It ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2011 by Carol (Massachusetts)
  • 6
    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon: A Novel | Diana L. Paxson

    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Diana L. Paxson
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon follows the journey of Boudica, a Celtic princess, and Lhiannon, a priestess who is Boudica's mentor on the Druid isle. When the Romans conquer Britain, Lhiannon fights them, while Boudica is married to a king who has surrendered. Theirs is a great love story, but when he dies, the Romans brutalize her and her daughters.

    Painful

    I have loved all the Avalon books before this one, and this time it was not the story that killed me. Honestly the problem with this book? The reader...Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2008 by Anastacia (New Orleans, LA, USA)
  • 7
    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon | Diana L. Paxson

    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Diana L. Paxson
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (78)

    Epic in its sweep and peopled by the remarkable women who have always inhabited Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon expands the legendary saga that has enchanted millions of readers over the years and is sure to please Bradley's loyal readership and anyone who loves wonderfully told stories of history, myth, and fantasy.

    Sword of Avalon Audible version

    I have read several books in the Bradley/Paxson "Avalon" series I have found them a fast read only about 400 pages. The book describes in de..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2010 by Judi (Milwaukie, Oregon, OR, United States)