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The High King

The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5
Narrated by: James Langton
Series: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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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.
©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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Great

This is a great story and a really wonderful Narrator. I love that the book is filled with friendships, quests, integrity, wisdom, character focus, working together and community.

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you cannot find a better fairy tale

this book is a masterpiece, this series is a masterpiece. I love it afresh every single time I read it.

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wow

I haven't cried this much at the end of a book in a long time.

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  • nj
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  • 08-16-19

Awesome conclusion to the series.

this is a great ending to a beautiful series of books. A more dire conflict than the prior entries and necessarily the personal losses are greater for Taran and the companions. Great book for elementary age readers. I listened in the car with my 8 & 11 year olds. They both loved it.

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Worth reading and rereading

The tails if Prydain are worth the time if the reader doesn't think it just another story to be forgotten. It can be a guide conduct in a young man's life.

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Amazing end to a fantastical journey

The chronicles of prydain are beautiful painted through the words of the author, and the voice of the narrator. Fantastic journey through many of life's struggles.

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Good book

I enjoyed this series as a child. Now 4 of my 6 kids are enjoying it as well. They give it 5 stars. Langston's reading is clear and entertaining. The series does bare some resemblance to Tolkien's LOTR, but I couldn't help but enjoy the Prydain Chronicles anyway.

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  • Bryce H
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As good as or better than Tolkien or Lewis.

lloyd Alexander is magical. I absolutely love this magical series. the narrator is particularly good.

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Best in the series!

This is by far the best in the series, although, it's hard to say that to some degree because they all wonderful. This is, in my opinion, the best fantasy series ever written. This is my first time listening to it instead of reading it, and I have to say the narration is wonderful, and all of the characters just come to life with him. I thoroughly enjoyed the series and this is the best way to end it!