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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lloyd Alexander Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9780307916792
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Lucian, a young man of ancient Greece's Arkadia, embarks on a classical quest of danger, daring, and romance and encounters a remarkable cast of heroes, poets, seamen, horsemen, wise women, kings, and peasants. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimbermae | 2/14/2014

    " I read this book about 5 years ago and decided to read it again because I enjoyed so much. I'm disappointed to say that it wasn't as good the second time. Although, I will always love to read books written by Lloyd Alexander. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy Blackburn | 2/9/2014

    " I enjoy Lloyd Alexander and his use of all ready well-known mythology and folk tales. I once had a friend criticize J. K. Rowling because she did not have true originality. What is originality sometimes then to take some well known ideas or stories and give them a twist. I enjoy the echo of familiarity. This is much of what Lloyd Alexander has in this book as well as others and the twist is delightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T | 2/8/2014

    " Though highly reminiscent of an amalgamation of Greek myths upon which the story draws much of its plot, thus detracting mildly from the creativity, The Arkadians was still humorous and fun, and Lloyd Alexanders adds his own creative wit and style to produce a relatively good book and a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brynna | 2/7/2014

    " This book is a lot of fun. It's even better if you know a little Greek. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belynda Smith | 2/3/2014

    " Alexander is a master of storytelling and of commentary on the story. His characters are wonderful creations and I smile with pure appreciation everytime I read one of his perfectly crafted books. Read it, he is a master! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mikaylah | 1/7/2014

    " I didn't really like this story and would say that this is definitely not Lloyd Alexander's best work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libby | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoy most of Lloyd Alexander's books, but this is one of my favorites. It includes a lot of allusions to Greek mythology and the characters are enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 1/4/2014

    " My husband liked this book but doesn't quite know why, as he admits that the plot isn't as well-structured as in the Prydain series. Taran and Eilonwy and other old friends are reincarnated here as Ancient Greeks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BQ | 12/28/2013

    " A fun read from Alexander. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grillables | 12/16/2013

    " Greek myths mashed together with a dollop of humor, all in Alexander's easy-to-read style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Talia | 10/20/2013

    " This book was good. Not great, not bad. I thought that the plot format seemed VERY similar to that of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, so if you enjoyed that book you will probably like this as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willow | 10/13/2013

    " My favorite Alexander book. I use this when I have insomnia and I am sad or worried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 9/17/2013

    " I loved this book! Very clever and witty with lots of comedic lines from the characters. This is the sort of book you curl up in front of the fire with and read through from start to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 7/4/2013

    " Reminds me of the Chronicles of Prydain series, similar theme, interesting characters some of whom share traits with the Prydain folks. This was published in 1995 though and the Chronicles were about 30 years previous, 1963-68. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/31/2013

    " This is my all-time favorite Lloyd Alexander, who may be my favorite children's book author. To watch his, as usual, endearing characters in the midst of retold Greek myth was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 5/11/2013

    " Just finished this one. Great story with lots of twists. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 10/2/2012

    " I really should have read this when I was younger to appreciate it. It definitely has some women's rights undertones in it...ironic, since the author is a man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 9/5/2012

    " Absolutely loved this coming of age tale set in a land and time teeming with myth and legend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie "the Librarian" | 2/27/2012

    " A palace accountant, a poet turned donkey (don't drink from sacred pools!), an oracle girl, and a king in rags unite and travel together to ask the Lady of Wild Things for help. Think The Wizard of Oz in a Greek mythology setting. A witty, humorous romp, and one of my favorite Lloyd Alexander books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 10/24/2011

    " this was a really good book, and it had a great plot line "

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

    " The sequel to The Book of Three provides an opportunity to revisit Taran and his friends as they continue their fight against the Horned King's boss, Arawn, by obtaining the Black Cauldron of the title. There is a new journey, new characters, and new challenges to face. A good follow-up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/12/2011

    " Just found this series. Wow! I love it. I'm going to use the whole series in a literature class for 7th and 8th graders. The characters are amazing and they grow and learn. I love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zach | 4/20/2011

    " Amazing book, well written with entertaining characters and a fantastic plot. "

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

    " I really liked all the characters, the strong contrast between good and evil, and the compassion for character's such as Mordant and Ellydir, one who chose evil in the end and one who redeemed himself and discovered life's purpose: "This is my body which I give for you." "

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

    " I can't wait for these to be my boys' favorite books! You can't miss the Lord of the Rings similarities - but, it is still definitely its own thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/2/2011

    " I would definitely categorize this book as Adolescent Literature, or as my professor puts it: YA for Young Adolescents. Still, the book was a lot better than I thought it would be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Etta | 3/20/2011

    " The ending was exceptional, but I got bogged down in the middle, so that's why I gave it a three. The recording with James Langton and his Welsh accent was outstanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sho | 3/19/2011

    " 2nd of the Chronicles of Prydain series.
    And very good the series is, too. Can't wait for the next one.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 3/4/2011

    " one of my favorite series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morag | 3/4/2011

    " Very enjoyable! Nothing too complex about it, but that's the beauty of Lloyd Alexander. He somehow maintains a great story without making it long and arduous as often happens in fantasy books. The characters are fantastic! I can't wait till Tillie get a little older so we can read these with her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 3/1/2011

    " One of my favorite books as a kid. A very well done audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paroxysmcleave | 2/17/2011

    " Chronicles of Prydain is strongly recommended. clear-cut characters, straightforward fantasy, however the characters are easily likable, the books are funny, and they read breezily. "

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