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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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  • 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!

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Heroes journey on a grand scale

I first found this quote from goodreads online, "Life's a forge! Yes, and hammer and anvil, too! You'll be roasted, smelted, and pounded, and you'll scarce know what's happening to you. But stand boldly to it! Metal's worthless till it's shaped and tempered! More labor than luck. Face the pounding, don't fear the proving; and you'll stand well against any hammer and anvil. " This quote came out of book 4 in the series and I thought it would be worth it to start at book 1 and I'm really glad I did. This final book brought people and special objects from the prior books into a climactic finish. The author moves you from highs to lows in emotion, and good and bad characters are developed like the quote to be tempered over time. I highly recommend this heroes journey for all ages!

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Whats with the pauses?

would have been a solid 5 star if there wasn't the random pauses. I love the story love the narator and the bittersweet end is one of the better endings.

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Masterful!

A perfect end to a great series. An epic tale with lessons that aren't beat over your head and aren't there just to be there. Not a wasted word of character. Fflewdur, Eilonwy, Gurgi, Hen Wen, Coll, Run, Dalben came back from my adolescent memories. The story is just as thrilling to me in my 50s as it was when 9 or 10. Top notch storytelling! The narrator brought it all together on his unique spin on the characters made them all so memorable.

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Sad it's over

What an epic tale, I can't believe it's all over, the tales of the assistant pig keeper and his companions will stick with me forever. I can't think of a more noble saga, a hero so deserving, and and ending that can compare to the emotional coaster that closes this book. Truly a story that could stand as high as the rest.

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Fabulous. Beautiful language, enchanting delivery

We loved this book, which is so well written. Profound, wise, funny.. A font of beautiful language. An exciting hero's tale with much adventure and all the trappings. Plus, just beautifully narrated in this audio version!! My son and I have been riveted by this series

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The high king

This is another great volume in the series, bitter sweet story. I only wish the were many more of these chronicles to enjoy.

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Awesome!

I loved it! I totally recommend for teens and preteens! I love the voice, so skilled! It as a sadder ending than the rest but still Great! Definitely read the whole series before this book.👍🏻👏🏻