Sir Gawain & the Green Knight

  • by Naxos AudioBooks, Benedict Flynn (translator)
  • Narrated by Jasper Britton
  • 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A mysterious knight all in green arrives at King Arthur's court and issues a bizarre challenge. Gawain answers the knight - but at what cost? This new translation keeps all the poetic power of the original's extraordinary alliteration. One of the greatest stories of English literature from any period, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a magical, medieval combination of the epic and the uncanny.
A new verse translation by Benedict Flynn.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Narrator Jasper Britton handles Benedict Flynn's new verse translation with ease, never allowing the rhymes to call attention to themselves. He draws clear portraits of King Arthur, Gawain, the mysterious Green Knight, and the many others who populate this literary classic, from Guinevere to Morgan le Fay. Britton's intensity and pacing make the magical saga live and breathe. From the charger's hooves to the clash of swords, it's all completely believable. Britton is sincere and convincing when Gawain encounters severe hardships and desperation in his quest to find the Green Knight. His performance is fully engaging as this medieval legend unfolds.


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Customer Reviews

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I enjoyed this reading very much and I'm sure I will do so quite a few more times at least. It is a first-class old English poem, finely translated, and finely read. The poetry comes over fresh and strong, with the rhythm, alliteration, and occasional rhyme apparently well preserved by the translation. It is also a jolly good story.
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- Colin

Sir Garwain & the Green Knight

An entertaining little story.
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- M A H

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-01-2008
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks