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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,797 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: August 2004 ISBN: 9780807223925
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In the imaginary kingdom of Prydain, Princess Eilonwy must leave her friends to go to the Isle of Mona for training as a proper princess. Because Eilonwy has magical powers, she is sought by Achren, the most evil enchantress in the land. Shortly after her arrival on the Isle of Mona, something sinister and secret befalls her. Eilonwy's loyal friends--Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper; Flewddur, the bard; and Prince Rhun, her intended husband--realize her peril and set out on an exciting and terrifying mission to rescue her. They encounter great forces of enil as well as private--sometimes painful--revelations in the course of their journey.


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissy | 2/19/2014

    " I read these years ago and have many fond, if hazy, memories of my time in Prydian :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Piechocinski | 2/16/2014

    " I think these books are great, and they keep getting better, but I have to remind myself that they are indeed written for juveniles, which explains Taran's whiney angst, and what always seems the deus ex machina intervtion of Gwydion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 2/13/2014

    " I felt a re-read was in order in honor of Lloyd Alexander. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonsaiforlife | 2/4/2014

    " Short but a fun read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/15/2014

    " The Chronicles of Prydain is one of my all time favorite book series. I've lost count of how many times I've read it and it never gets old. The series starts with young and inexperienced characters and over the course of the books we see how their experiences shape them. Great books, especially for younger readers. It doesn't hurt either that two books from the series are a Newbery Honor and Newbery winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Etta Mcquade | 1/13/2014

    " The characters are wonderful, each having the same distinctive characteristics of the other books, only they are growing more mature. The reader especially sees that growth in Princess Eilonwy and Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper. Prince Rhun, a rather weak young man who becomes Princess Eilonwy's intended husband, much to Taren's distress, enters the story. The group sets off on a dangerous mission to rescue Princess Eilonwy from an evil enchantress in all of Prydain. A gripping, well-written and imaginative tale. I love the reading of James Langton with his Welsh accent on Recorded Books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliza | 1/6/2014

    " Finally a bit of romance, but just a very little bit. The Author does a good job of capturing the frustration of attraction at that age. We meet some new characters, some loveable some loath-able. A good time to be had by all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa Clawson | 12/30/2013

    " Three of five "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa | 11/16/2013

    " Less of Gurgi, and Doli is written out entirely (he's just not into Adventures anymore). Is it safe to assume this is deliberate on Alexander's part, because Taran is growing up? I'm assuming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah | 11/2/2013

    " These books just get better and better. I'm not sure if this one was better than The Black Cauldron, but it excelled it what it did (which was, in a way, slightly different than its predecessor). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 10/25/2013

    " I'm not a big fantasy reader, but this series is about perfect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander Adamson | 1/19/2013

    " I liked all of these books. My father read me them when I was young. It was partly due to these books that I love to read today. I think God that my father took the time to read me book while I was growing up. I have since read these book though a few times myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 12/28/2012

    " Action packed and fun....I love the big cat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Rose Clawson | 10/1/2012

    " It's not challenging, it is a children's book after all. But they're entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtenay | 2/28/2012

    " I recently reread the series from my childhood. It's a kids' book, but still good...and a quick read : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jekka Jones | 1/12/2012

    " Going through and reading this series again. I read the first three books before but I never read them all in order or at once so this is gonna be fun. Already, I'm thoroughly enjoying the books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy McClanahan | 1/4/2012

    " The more I read, the more I like this series... Now immediately on to #4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami | 7/29/2011

    " Just like all of the books in this series, I enjoyed it. "

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

    " Another exciting adventure for Taran and the gang appears when an enemy returns from the past! "

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

    " I believe I felt the same as I did reading the previous Lloyd Alexander book. Not a favorite, yet better than I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 4/21/2011

    " I like that each of these books is different. I loathe the series that tell the same story over and over and over and over (umm, Jordan). Also introduces a little love story - cute, fun, fast read. "

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

    " A great series that teaches some wonderful morals; thinking of others, honesty, honor, hard work, friendship, and commitment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 1/18/2011

    " It was an exciting book. "

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

    " Jeez....Lloyd Alexander Never Dissapoints Me..In This Amazing Book Elionwy Wants To Become A Women So She Goes To Collage Or Something Like That,And After That Its Upto You To Read The Book And Find This Amazing Story. "

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

    " I liked this one the most because they traveled across the sea to the castle of lyr were eliwony must learn to became a lady. Taran and his friends soon realize that there are lots of hidden secrets on the island of mona "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shayda | 1/9/2011

    " Taran, the protagonist, always struck me as a prig, even before I knew what that was. He hasn't improved much, on my rereading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 12/14/2010

    " An enchanting tale for children. I was completely and thorougly annoyed by Rhun as I'm sure Lloyd Alexander meant the reader to be. I'm glad we got to see our good old friend Fflewddur Fflam but strangely I missed Doli!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michal | 12/13/2010

    " Soap opera in the serie? No, thank you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissy | 12/12/2010

    " I read these years ago and have many fond, if hazy, memories of my time in Prydian :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haylee | 11/16/2010

    " I really liked this one. It it better than the preceding ones I think, though they are still good books. "

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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.