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The Book of Three Audiobook

The Book of Three: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Don't miss the rest of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles.

©1964 Lloyd Alexander; (P)2004 Random House, Inc, Listening Library, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A very funny adventure tale set in an imaginary kingdom." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
"James Langton enables the listener to enter this fantastical world. Langton's presentation of each character has a depth that brings heightened compassion....Langton cares deeply about each character, and so will the listener!" (AudioFile)

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    Ark1836 06-02-15
    Ark1836 06-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful Fantasy Series"

    The Prydain Chronicles was one of my favorite fantasy series as a child. I decided to listen to it again largely out of nostalgia. The story incorporates many old Welsh myths to weave an exciting fantasy world that centers on a boy who dreams of accomplishing big deeds but learns both humanity and courage.

    This book might be a bit scary for very young children but most ages 7 and up will enjoy the magic and adventure.

    My only complaint is that after buying this, I discovered that there was an option to buy book 1 and book 2 in the series together as one book, so it ended up costing me an extra credit to get the entire series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Cathedral City, CA, USA 08-23-09
    Brian Cathedral City, CA, USA 08-23-09
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    "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 important lessons about growing up and learning to find ones own identity in a world that when young seems so large and exciting, but when the time comes to step outside ones comfort zone only makes us realize there is no place like home.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Carbondale, IL, USA 02-08-05
    Jennifer Carbondale, IL, USA 02-08-05
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    "Good, brave fun!"

    My kids (girl-11yr & boy-9yr) and I enjoyed this book a lot. It was a little slow starting and the names were confusing at first, but it got moving and was a lot of fun. Taran (main character) gives hope to the average-feeling person. Bravery often comes in small packages. We're ready for the next book in the series.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Pentecost 04-10-17
    Pentecost 04-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    This book is really enjoyable. Worth the credit. Rather binge read the series than Netflix.👌🏾💯

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kate 11-13-16
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    "One of the most underrated stories of our time."

    My mom read this book to me when I was a kid and never forgot about it. If you like Star Wars, J.R.R. Tolkein, Harry Potter etc. you MUST read this book.
    I can't believe I never hear anyone talk about it.
    This is my second time reading it, and as soon as I stared it, I couldn't stop. The story and the characters are exciting and smart.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "One of my favorites from childhood."

    Brought back the memories and it was wonderful to let someone else do the reading this time. He definitely pronounced the names better than I do.
    Wonderful story and series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lance Stroudsburg, PA, USA 04-26-06
    Lance Stroudsburg, PA, USA 04-26-06
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    "Excellent"

    This was simply excellent, great fantasy for young and old

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    zac baz 06-06-17
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    "super"

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    I like it a lot. super duper duper duper cool.

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    John 05-10-16
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    "Fun Indeed"

    Most excellent story enjoyment for the whole family. if you give it a chance you will not be disappointed. Our family enjoyed listening to it over a couple days during bed time.

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    Steve P West Jordan, UT 04-08-16
    Steve P West Jordan, UT 04-08-16

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    "This is perfect for tweens"

    The story was a little bald as far as character development in comparison to books like Game of Thrones. It was a very good fast paced story, I think it set up the next book in the series very well.

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