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    • The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2

    • 50th Anniversary Introductory Collection
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Childhood Favorite Now an Old Man's Delight

    • By Timothy M. Stark on 01-28-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Taran Wanderer

    • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361

    Taran, the assistant pig-keeper who wants to be a hero, goes questing for knowledge of his parentage, hoping that his journey will ennoble him in the eyes of Eilonwy, the princess with the red-gold hair. Accompanied by several loyal friends, Taran begins his search when three wily enchantresses of the Marshes of Morva send him to consult the Mirror of Llunet for the answers he is seeking, cryptically promising that "the finding takes no more than the looking".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the Series

    • By Ark1836 on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Book of Three

    • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Fantasy Series

    • By Ark1836 on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The High King

    • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 363

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • spectacular!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $22.60

    • The Castle of Llyr

    • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    In the imaginary kingdom of Prydain, Princess Eilonwy must leave her friends to go to the Isle of Mona for training as a proper princess. Because Eilonwy has magical powers, she is sought by Achren, the most evil enchantress in the land. Shortly after her arrival on the Isle of Mona, something sinister and secret befalls her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Fans, This is For You!

    • By FirstLadyOfAwesomeville on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Black Cauldron

    • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    Peace reigns in Caer Dallben, where Taran works as Assistant Pig-Keeper, but evil threatens the rest of Prydain. The diabolical Arawn's army grows every day, and his terrible warriors, born in the Black Cauldron, never die. If evil is to be defeated, the cauldron must be destroyed. Taran volunteers to travel to Arawn's stronghold and assist in the destruction of the dreaded cauldron. With his faithful friends reassembled, Taran faces great danger with a courageous heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Sequel!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Foundling

    • And Other Tales of Prydain
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Here, listeners will find Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a princess of the House of Llyr; Kadwyr, the rascal crow; and Medwyn, the mystical protector of all animals. They'll learn the grim history of the sword of Dyrnwyn and even find out how Fflewddur Fflam came by his enchanted harp. How did Coll rescue Hen Wen when she disappeared at the hand of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death? Find the answer to this question and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but good!

    • By Momzombie on 09-30-17

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Time Cat

    • The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Cats don’t really have nine lives, but they can visit nine different lives, anywhere, anytime. This is the secret Jason’s cat, Gareth, tells him. When Jason hears this, he begs to go along. Soon cat and boy find themselves in ancient Egypt on the first of nine fantastic adventures. With the wink of an eye, Jason and Gareth are transported to alluring settings in world history. On their travels they meet interesting and famous people, such as St. Patrick, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Whether the destination is Renaissance Italy or revolutionary America, their appearance never fails to cause a stir.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The book was better

    • By Miriam Pizann on 01-02-16
    • The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth
    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Iron Ring

    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    “Look into the tiger’s eyes. I wish to show you lives different from your own,” Soma-Nandi tells the boy-king Tamar. When you join Tamar on his enchanted journey, you too can look into the tiger’s eyes. But beware, for along the way, nothing is as it appears to be: Forest creatures speak and populate hidden kingdoms, hacked-down vines regenerate before your very eyes, and holy men spring up from ant hills.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story.

    • By DR M. on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen, The

    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Noble Prince Jen is the one person that his father, King Ta'i, trusts enough to send on a mission to the legendary kingdom of Tien-Kuo. The prince eagerly begins his quest bearing only enormous pride and humble gifts. From the onset, however, the young ruler marches headlong into misfortune. Separated from his faithful servant, the prince finds himself fending off murderers, falling prey to trickery, and searching for a village girl who plays a magic flute. But it isn’t until he faces his most challenging personal trial that the he fully realizes the power hidden in each humble gift.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good adventure book for young teens.

    • By Michael on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Gypsy Rizka

    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Greater Dunitsa is the most wonderful place on Earth. At least that’s what the town leaders think. If only they didn’t have to put up with young Rizka, the free-spirited gypsy girl. Ever since her mother died and her father moved on, she has lived with her cat Pesto in a cart just outside town. Rizka walks around Greater Dunitsa in her ragbag clothes, playing sharp-witted tricks on deserving rogues. The leaders are convinced she is bad for business. The day the chief councilor finds his roast chicken in Pesto’s hungry jaws is too much for the frustrated man. He hatches a fail-safe plan to get rid of the sassy gypsy girl and her troublesome pet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I recommend this work.

    • By William on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Arkadians

    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Words Take Wing Repertory Company
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    To escape the wrath of the king and his wicked soothsayers, an honest young man joins forces with a poet-turned-jackass and a young girl with mystical powers as they embark on a series of epic adventures through the land of Arkadia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not What I was Expecting

    • By Sandy Stewart on 01-11-17

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man

    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Words Take Wing Repertory Company
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Lionel the cat promises to return to his feline state if the magician Stephanus will transform him into a man. But Lionel becomes attached to his new life, which is filled with adventure, emotion, and the lovely Mistress Gillian. This action-packed fantasy follows Lionel as he encounters both the bright and dark sides of being human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming Story

    • By Porter on 09-14-11

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    After young Carlo Chuchio is dismissed from the service of his merchant uncle for daydreaming too much, he finds a treasure map and plunges headlong into an unimaginable adventure across Asia.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Will be finishing this as a print book

    • By Chandler on 01-12-13

    Regular price: $28.95