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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,602 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pendragon Cycle Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781455171552
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The legends of King Arthur come alive in these masterfully told adventures.

He was born to greatness, the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, Merlin grew to manhood in a Britain abandoned by its Roman conquerors, ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders. Both respected and feared, it was his destiny to prepare the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty: the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer.

This miraculous epic adventure is a stirring mix of magic, legend, and history that will enthrall, enchant, and lift the heart.

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  • “The stories, alive with the mystery and magic of the ‘fair folk,’ cannot easily be forgotten, nor can the superb narration of Frederick Davidson as he captures the voices of hundreds of characters. His storytelling becomes as magical as the stories told around the fire by ancient bards. Merlin himself could do no better.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 2/15/2014

    " Read when I was 13 or so- amazing story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyce | 2/3/2014

    " Excellent development of Merlin as a full character and not just Arthur's counselor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Dickson | 2/2/2014

    " In my opinion this Merlin was better than Taliesin. This may be because I am more familiar with the character of Merlin. I also liked the fact that the entire book was written by "Merlin". And it was nice to see a nod given to legends that have developed over time about Merlin as he told the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 2/1/2014

    " I find this series pretty interesting. The books are a little hard to get into, but once I get into them, they are really good. I've only read a few books about Arthurian legend, and this seems to tie all the bits I've read into a full story. I'm excited to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby Brennen | 1/31/2014

    " An incredible telling of the beginning of the Merlin legend. This 2nd book of The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen Lawhead was as energetic and inspiring as the first, Taliesin. While Taliesin is slightly edged with the lost 'sciences' of Atlantis, Merlin is strongly steeped in mysticism and mythology. Lawhead seamlessly integrates the various stories we all have heard of Merlin into a complex vision of the druid/bard king; incredibly human, divinely touched; passionate, yet passionless. Merlin's tale lays the groundwork for change, change that would reshape the Island of the Mighty, and bring forth the Land of Summer. Highly recommended reading!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy | 1/29/2014

    " I liked this one even better than Taliesin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ike | 1/23/2014

    " Interesting twist on the story of Merlin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 1/21/2014

    " A Strong followup to Talisen, I think by far this is the best version of the King Arthur Legend I have ever seen or read. A MUST Read for any fan of the Arthurian Legend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Roussin | 1/20/2014

    " Very mind-opening when it comes to myth, history, and religion. The wording is a little elementary, otherwise I would have given it four stars. The whole set is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent | 1/18/2014

    " Book 2 of The Pendragon Cycle, a fantastic series based on the legend of King Arthur. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melina | 12/17/2013

    " You've never seen Merlin like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dalen Yeah | 11/28/2013

    " An interesting twist and arthurian legend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 11/27/2013

    " Out of this whole series, I believe this was my favorite. I like the fact that it chronicles Merlin's life and we get to see the different aspects of his upbringing and why he became who he was in the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 11/25/2013

    " While not as much a favorite of mine as Taliesin, this was a good book. I was very sad for the loss Merlin experienced. It was very regrettable to me. Admittedly, this book is far removed from my understanding of who Merlin was, but then, I have not studied the topic, even though it interests me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernard Doddema Jr | 10/1/2013

    " Part 2 in the series and it's only speeding up. I love how they've revamped Merlin, making him more believable and yet, still slightly ethereal. This book doesn't disappoint and we see the birth of Arthur, the once and future King! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay Meredith | 9/21/2013

    " This author is good for those who love Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and want a book with some of the mixture of Christian ideas and fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 7/12/2013

    " One of the absolute BEST King Arthur stories I have ever read. Trust me, I've read a lot of them. This is the only one that was in this box today. But, I do have them all. I just need to find them. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 3/17/2013

    " Teil 2 von Stephen Lawheads Artus-Sage. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adrienne | 2/1/2013

    " Can't finish book I don't like how he makes Merlin a Christian. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisalit | 12/27/2012

    " "Many years have come and gone since I awakened in this world's realm." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Fuhrman | 12/24/2012

    " Probably my favorite series to date. I love the way Lawhead infuses the legend of King Arthur with Christianity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 10/20/2012

    " more active than first "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel Falconer | 9/25/2012

    " I enjoyed this series of books over ten years ago, but in retrospect it's a little preachy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 7/11/2012

    " This book picked up where the other left off beautifully! I enjoyed it as much as the first looking into the history of Merlin, his child hood one thing you never really explore. Again shocked at the strength of christianity within this novel, but what are new takes for! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin Hall | 5/26/2012

    " Very cool, new take on Merlin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Db | 10/27/2011

    " I didn't like this as well. Got depressed as it seemed so hopeless and futile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/10/2011

    " Just finished reading Merlin - Lawhead outdid himself with this "sequel" to Taliesin. I like the shift in narrative style. Looking forward to diving into Arthur "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Schumacher | 5/15/2011

    " Wonderful Part 2 of the Pendragon series! Love Lawhead's take on the shaping of Merlin and the role of Christianity in ancient Britain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlea Lyn | 4/24/2011

    " I like this story a lot. However, there were parts that took me FOREVER to get through and I actually put the book down for about a week to take a break. I hope the closing to the series doesn't have as many slow parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashleigh | 3/25/2011

    " Lawhead has a way with words that just sits so right with me, I love his Pendragon cycle! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markelljackson | 3/6/2011

    " I SO FAR LIKE THIS BBBBBBBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernard | 1/27/2011

    " Part 2 in the series and it's only speeding up. I love how they've revamped Merlin, making him more believable and yet, still slightly ethereal. This book doesn't disappoint and we see the birth of Arthur, the once and future King! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/9/2010

    " Just finished reading Merlin - Lawhead outdid himself with this "sequel" to Taliesin. I like the shift in narrative style. Looking forward to diving into Arthur "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 10/27/2010

    " I enjoyed this series of books over ten years ago, but in retrospect it's a little preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 6/19/2010

    " This version of Merlin is by far the best I have ever read. He is awesome and the hero of the series. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen R. Lawhead

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He is the author of such epics as the King Raven, Song of Albion, and Dragon King trilogies. Although born and raised in America, he was brought to England by his research into Celtic legend and lore and now resides in Oxford with his wife, writer Alice Slaikeu Lawhead.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.