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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19,266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Stewart Narrator: Nicol Williamson Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Was Merlin an otherworldly being or just an ordinary mortal with extraordinary powers? Over the centuries there have been many stories about Camelot, but the mystery of the magician who nurtured, trained, and advised King Arthur has remained unexplored. Some have called Merlin a sinister, all-powerful Prince of Darkness. Others have described him as a merely a man, heir to the secrets of the Crystal Cave, possessed of rare and remarkable gifts. In this first part of her trilogy of Arthurian legend Mary Stewart delves into the mystery of Merlin. Visit the strange and mystical world of 5th-century Britain - a time and place made real through the dramatic reading of Nicol Williamson, the acclaimed British actor who played Merlin in the film Excalibur. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kitty Tomlinson | 2/6/2014

    " Read for book club. Interesting tale of Merlin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by LazerWraith | 1/16/2014

    " I wish Merlin had more magic and was able to use it whenever he wanted to, but I still liked the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joseph Castellana, Jr. | 12/27/2013

    " Mary Stewart spins a wonderfully epic Arthurian Tale in her own uniquely beautiful prose! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cara | 11/11/2013

    " This is the first novel in my favorite re-telling of the Arthurian legend. Stewart concentrates her series on 3 figures: Myrddrin (Merlin), Arthur, and Mordred: each a young man raised without knowing one or more of his parents. The Crystal Cave focuses on Merlin's childhood, discovery of his parentage, and the eventual conception of Arthur. In this novel, Merlin is imbued with a humanity that is often lacking in the portrayals of him as a great or kooky wizard. Here, Merlin is a young man whose great abilities set him apart, leaving him at times profoundly lonely. Yet his life is devoted to helping others, particularly by bringing to England the great king that will protect it. "

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