The Letter for the King : Letter for the King

  • by Tonke Dragt
  • Narrated by Matt Addis
  • Series: Letter for the King
  • 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The most celebrated, best-selling classic children's novel from Holland, now in English for the first time after more than 50 years of international success....
It is the dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help.
A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains - a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. Tiuri's journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places.
He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter....
The Letter for the King is the thrilling story of one boy's battle against evil, set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage, and true friendship.

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Letter to the king

Loved it was really good and thrilling letter to the king is amazing and a page turner you keep trying to guess
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- Hannah M

Lovely tale of young boys adventure

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's a great adventure tale, although it's definitely written for young readers.


What did you like best about this story?

I thought the characters were interesting, and I liked the journey.


Which character – as performed by Matt Addis – was your favourite?

Tuari, was my favourite character.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Over 4 days.


Any additional comments?

I thought it was a great book for young readers. I'd seen it everywhere so thought I'd try it. The writing is a bit slow in places, as certain things were painfully obvious but it seemed to take Tuari, a ridiculous amount of time to figure them out, which got irritating sometimes, but it was still enjoyable, and I do want to hear the sequel. If you take it as a book aimed at young readers which it is then it's great, a ripping yarn of adventure, although I did think he was going to have to do a bit more sword fighting on his quest, and instead he seemed to get by, with lucky escapes... All in all, a good children's book, that's also quite engaging for adults.

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- bookish

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2015
  • Publisher: Chocolate Fox Audio