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Extended Audio Sample The Prydain Chronicles Book Four: Taran Wanderer Audiobook, by Lloyd Alexander Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lloyd Alexander Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Prydain Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9781400085590
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Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. 

The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time. 

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 5/19/2011

    " In the previous three books, Taran and his friends have been focused on saving kingdoms, royal personages, and the like, but this fourth book is a journey of self-growth for Taran. He seeks to find out who his parents are, and learns more about himself along the way. A nice addition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 3/19/2011

    " Taran is far less annoying in this book. I think this is his journey to manhood book, and he does some growing up. It's a relief after his youthful arrogance in the first three books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 3/12/2011

    " I believe that of all the books in this series Taran Wanderer is my favorite. It repeatedly gives examples of great moral character as Taran learns wisdom and makes decisions based on what he knows is right, not what he desires, would be easiest, or make him look the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 1/18/2011

    " It was an intresting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anish | 1/13/2011

    " This Book Is Amazing Of How Taran Finds The Truth About Himself In This Thiller That Is Better Than Book O 3 And Black Cauldron.So Enjoy This Truthfilling Book When Taran Finds The Truth About Himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scout | 1/11/2011

    " this book was a great book. In it Taran heads out to the land of the free commots were he search to find his true identity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michal | 12/26/2010

    " The book like single piece is quite good, but it lost a lot of atmosphere in the sequel. the old good prydain has anywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kapila | 12/23/2010

    " Fallible, vulnerable, and yet, sincere and a searcher is Taran. This hero tale has all one could wish for in high fantasy for children. A great read-aloud this would make. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 12/16/2010

    " Amazing book! Grabbed me in within the first 30 pages! Has amazing plots! I personally enjoyed it much more than the previous books in the series! "

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About the Author
Author Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children’s fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.

About the Narrator

James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.