King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

  • by Benedict Flynn
  • Narrated by Sean Bean
  • 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

These stories are about how, many years ago, Arthur the once and future King of England, set out to save his country from the troubles that plagued it, aided by the brave knights of the Round Table, and the most famous sword in the world, Excalibur. How Merlin the Wizard fought against the wicked Morgana le Fay's enchantments, and how Arthur loved and lost the beautiful Guinevere, his Queen.
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BRILLIANT!

A classy production and no mistake. The Naxos team have taken an axe to the legends of Camelot and really butchered them in order to make them more child friendly and get the whole thing down to a couple of hours. In doing so they have got rid of all the boring stuff, made Arthur a lot more sympathetic, developed some proper baddies and given the whole thing a marvelous flow that it often lacks. The end result is a brilliantly epic and gripping take on the stories, and I wanted to listen again the minute it finished. Sean Bean's reading is perfect and the atmospheric use of classical music is the icing on the cake. Don't be put off by the target audience being 8 - 13 year olds, this is a truly great listening expireience.
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- Amazon Customer

Good reading but...

First of all, I really did enjoy this reading. Sean Bean has a great voice, really getting into the characters in a way that children will love (and the mark of a great audio title, you forget that you're listening, and just involved!).

Unfortunately, the clangers of the tale for me were that the version of the Arthur legend seems to be reworked largely from the Disney (and not just TH White) version. You're brought short by a change to the story that just isn't in the older versions - kids won't notice, but if you've investigated deeper into the mythology, there are some howlers that just ruin the story.

A good adaptation, but be aware if an adult listener with any knowledge of Arthur.
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- Greycat

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-10-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks