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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,715 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A BBC Radio 3 adaptation by Michael Symmons of Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'The Idylls of the King', narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith and broadcast on 12 July 2009 to mark the bicentenary of the poet's birth.

In this extraordinary epic poem, Tennyson transforms Malory's 'Le Morte d'Arthur', infusing the legend of King Arthur with a passionate intensity. Told here in five acts, the central arc of the narrative encompasses Arthur's arrival, his relationship with Lancelot and Guinevere, the Holy Grail, the last tournament and his death.

Features Tim Pigott-Smith as Narrator/Tennyson, Jonathan Keeble as King Arthur, Simon Harrison as Lancelot and Kathryn Hunt as Guinevere. Also stars Malcolm Raeburn, Terence Mann, Tom Ferguson, Russell Dixon and Elen Rhys.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike (the Paladin) | 2/18/2014

    " I have more read in this than read it throughat once. I found I loved Tennyson at a time when I had, quite a bit of time on my hands. Tennyson has a voice unlike any you'll find in contempery writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew Higgins | 2/10/2014

    " Tennyson was a true sub-creator and mythopoeist - brilliant "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brent | 2/1/2014

    " A very beautiful account of the Arthurian cycle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexander | 1/27/2014

    " The story of how one sin can ruin a world. I wish Tennyson had gone the extra mile and made it rhyme. I didn't care much for the first idyll, but after that my attitude improved, and I liked the subsequent ones very much. "

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