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Download The Grey King: Book 4 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,822 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Cooper Narrator: Richard Mitchley Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes - a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he traveled to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will's task to wake with the golden harp the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light. 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 Crystal | 2/20/2014

    " I liked this book better than the others in the series, but the book has the same problems as all the others 1) Will just always knows exactly what to do, and how to do it 2) The conflicts with the dark aren't very exciting when you know what the outcome will be since Will can't die and the signs can't be taken by the Dark once the Light has acquired them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcelaine | 2/14/2014

    " This was my favorite of all the books in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audra | 2/12/2014

    " This is arguably the best of the series. I said "arguably." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Howson | 2/11/2014

    " I was secretly getting a little tired of Will Staunton and his know-it-all I've-read-the-Book-of-Gramarye-and-you-haven't ways until Bran totally pwns him in this book. Also, Wales sounds neat, and now I want to go there and be a sheep farmer. Best and most unexpected ending to a Dark Is Rising book yet! Onto the next and last one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/28/2014

    " I thought this book was good. Will is back and he meets Bran, a curious looking boy, who isn't quite what he seems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nisa79 | 1/13/2014

    " The first three books I could have counted on one hand the number of swear words. This one had a few more. "

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

    " this one was good. she added a few new characters that made it more interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Brien | 12/24/2013

    " Fourth book in Dark is Rising series, thought it was great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/14/2013

    " My favorite book in the series. The pacing is perfect, the characters are well-developed, the story is clear and meaningful, and the setting (Wales) is gorgeous and dramatic. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darla | 11/28/2013

    " (Genre: teen fantasy) My favorite installment of "The Dark is Rising" series. Will has been seriously ill and is sent to Wales to recuperate. This puts him in the position to continue his work in fighting the Dark. A little spooky at times, it is intense and interesting. "

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

    " I like these books because they are short and easy to read, but because of that there just isn't much to them. The plot is very simple, and the character descriptions are straightforward. This one was not my favorite of the series, but I'll still eventually read the fifth and concluding book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesli Smith | 10/21/2013

    " This book is about as spooky as I like to get. It was set in wales which also made it interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitchengrrl | 10/18/2013

    " I think I'm starting to lose focus on Audiobooks. Also, I like Will and Merlin, but most of the other characters I find annoying to one degree or another and hard to concentrate on. Still, very motivated to finish the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malina | 9/10/2013

    " Listened to on audiobook. Enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 6/17/2013

    " Re-reading the series I read as a kid. There's a twist I really don't like in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/1/2013

    " I really liked this one! The plotline was exciting and engaging without being so bizarre that I couldn't wrap my head around it. I wish they would make this one into a movie. I can't wait to read the last book now to know what happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 5/24/2013

    " If there were half stars, I would have put this at 3.5. I didn't like this one as much as Greenwitch, but I enjoyed it, found it engaging and creative. Definitely looking forward to finishing the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/30/2013

    " Not as enjoyable as the Dark is Rising but still fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lauer | 4/15/2013

    " I am always suprised by how few days it takes to tell the story. Things happen so quickly! The sadness is Bran's story still gets me ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T. Scott | 3/26/2012

    " The Welsh names and landscape were beautiful. The characters while doing ordinary things were fantastic but whenever fantasy entered the story there was just too much deus ex machina for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 7/4/2011

    " 1976 Newbery Medal Winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Brooke | 6/26/2011

    " This is my favorite book. And when I say favorite, I mean favorite above all others! The Grey King is book four in the Dark is Rising Sequence. It's actually the first book I read in the series. It's the perfect blend of Arthurian mythology, light action, and just plain awesomeness. Read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/29/2011

    " Another YA fantasy classic I reread on a regular basis. Susan Cooper's books are dark, lyrical, unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 4/23/2011

    " I remember loving this series as a kid — dark, haunting, exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 3/24/2011

    " One of my first favorite fantasy books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/20/2011

    " These are children's books, but still some of the best I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farmgirl | 3/16/2011

    " Classic. Should be better known. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/20/2011

    " I like this series, both for mysef and for students. It has the classic dilemma of good vs evil and ties in legends of King Arthur, and the Green Witch in an adventure that catches the reader's attention quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 2/9/2011

    " A very good series. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 1/26/2011

    " I remember loving these as a child, and found them to be much darker than I had remembered upon reading them as an adult. Epic battle between good and evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/26/2011

    " A must for every fantasy library! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qing | 1/14/2011

    " It draws on the King Arthur/Holy Grail thing. Pretty interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 1/6/2011

    " Just as good as when I first read it. I hope some kids who saw the craptacular movie will check out the books and find out what they missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kusanar | 1/4/2011

    " An AMAZING series! A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ara133photography | 12/29/2010

    " LOVED. Her descriptions are wonderful, I loved the settings & characters. Fast-paced yet she gives you time through the descriptions to actually develop an idea of where you are to really be able to experience things as the characters do. "

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About the Author
Author Susan CooperSusan Cooper is best known for her acclaimed sequence of fantasy novels known as The Dark is Rising. She has also written three books for younger children as well as the Broadway play Foxfire and the television film The Dollmaker. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Susan Cooper moved to the United States in 1963 and now lives in Connecticut.
About the Narrator

Richard Mitchley is an actor and narrator who has appeared in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet…, The Black Adder, and Doctor Who