• The High King

  • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: Lloyd Alexander
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (898 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1968 Lloyd Alexander (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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spectacular!

This was nothing at all like the Disney movie. This was a wonderful story and performance.

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A favorite old friend

This series was first read to me over 55 years ago by my mother. I have read it many times since then for myself and to my own children and now to my grandchildren. I enjoyed the original audio production by a narrator I cannot remember. I have enjoyed this newer version of the series read by James Langton.
I must say that even though I have enjoyed the audio versions; I still prefer having a book in my hands and reading the story for myself and to my own children.

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Great for family car trips

This is an excellent story and series. It has a lot of suspense and a lot of solid teaching on virtue.

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I do love this series!

I love this series. It's so many things I love all at once! It's fantasy and adventure and a coming of age tale and a morality tale and many more magical and wondrous things!

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A story among the greatest.

This story, now holds, an equal place in my heart as The Lord of The Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Solid finish to a great series

The High King effectively wrapped up what the Book of Three started. It is well worth the investment of ti.e and money.

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Sad 😥

The end made me both happy and sad. I cried so much during this book. It is bittersweet.

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The deeply satisfying climax of Prydain Chronicles

The story is a classic. I've loved it since I was a child. The production does it justice. Highly recommended.

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The High King is high in Honor and Excitement

If LIFE IS CHOICE, then CHOICE IS LIFE! This old adage is brought to Amazing Life is the Five Novels of Pitcairn!

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The best of the series, and one of my favorites

The final book far outpaces the other books in the series, even "the black cauldron." It is the longest of the books, but tells one story and never feels like it is dragging. Although I would have preffered Glu to have been left out of the second half of the narrative.