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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. H. White Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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The Sword in the Stone is the first novel in The Once and Future King, T. H. White's epic fantasy re-telling of the Arthurian legend. A cartoon adaptation by Walt Disney made it into an enduring favourite for the young. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aditi | 2/15/2014

    " This was the book that ignited my passion for the arthurian legend! For years after that I was obsessed with anything related to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Payne | 2/9/2014

    " I read this when I was little and loved it. It the story of King Arthur's legend and his tutelage under Merlin. Very imaginative and captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/2/2014

    " This is the first of four books that were collected into "The Once and Future King" volume. The musical "Camelot" was based on the story. White updates Mallory but does not try to be authentic. He makes references to current items for context that is a little troubling at first. The author was a contemporary of the great J.R.R.Tolkien and also a medievalist who wrote at night and during WWII. Once I realized that it was more like "Harry Potter" than an authentic retelling of the legend, I relaxed and just enjoyed the tale. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 â™ shane | 1/27/2014

    " This was a hard book to read. It's not that I didn't enjoy the story as it is a classic, but the writing style for what I had assumed was a kids book was not at all kid friendly. I seriously doubt if my son understood half of what I was reading to him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evie Maiolo | 1/23/2014

    " Want to read this again - read it years ago in school, and interested to see if it still is as good at stimulating the imagination as I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Silva | 1/20/2014

    " I know that this book would be chock full of historical inaccuracies but honestly it was just about the silliest, funnest thing I have read in such a long time. If is the first book of the "Once and Future King" The style is very jovial, I loved the changing of ward into various animals especially the hawks and liked the little tid bits the author throws in about the "what should have been the way of the" and "what likely is a tale of the times of the" type scenarios. I found all of the characters so quirky and lovable. As a book of fantasy this was really awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzy | 1/19/2014

    " The most child-friendly part of T.H. White's excellent book The Once and Future King. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Flatt | 1/17/2014

    " I read and loved this story in my youth (how long ago that was is not up for discussion). Enormously charming, an exciting adventure, and with a heartening subtext for kids who see themselves as outcasts and underdogs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adele | 1/16/2014

    " This is the first book in a series called 'the once and future king' and is about the young King Arthur in his years before he becomes king. There are funny parts in this book that you wouldn't really expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khalid Al Khalili | 1/13/2014

    " Full of wit, humor and beautiful use of the language. Enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda Davis | 1/13/2014

    " Before Harry Potter...Wonderful, warm, delightful to read as an adult, too. Favorite line: With owls, it's never easy come easy go. Arthurian legend with wit, humanity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Xu | 1/9/2014

    " different from the other three books in the Once and Future King "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 2/26/2013

    " I read this as a kid also - much better than the disney movie version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Murdock | 10/25/2012

    " The audiobook version was very well done and this was an excellent version of the story. I even got a little emotional at the end. Or maybe I just got some dust in my eyes that made them water a little. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Lu | 4/12/2012

    " Had to read it for school. It was good though. Archimedes was hilarious and Merlyn's dry humor is very amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C | 1/2/2012

    " A Classic, but there are better fantasies. White tends to preach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morganu | 11/8/2011

    " I don't have words for describe this book, i just love it!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Stanley | 1/8/2011

    " This is an odd writing style, but also charming and engaging. Once I got used to the style, I really enjoyed this version, and will continue with the whole series, The Once and Future King. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 5/23/2010

    " This Arthur/Merlin book was the basis for the Disney movie. It's a quick read and suprisingly, incredibly funny. I always pick it up thinking that I'll just skim through my favorite parts and end up reading the whole thing once again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan C. | 11/7/2009

    " I do not in the least agree with White's worldview, but I liked his original treatment of the King of the Nine Worthies, and admire his insight into what people are really like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/24/2009

    " Read it in Once and Future King "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lennet penate | 4/8/2009

    " the last chapter was probably the highlight of the entire book............. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 8/16/2008

    " An enjoyable story. I've seen the Disney movie many times and also enjoyed. The story was different and similar. I'm glad a read. "

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About the Author

T. H. White (1906–1964) is the author of the classic Arthurian fantasy The Once and Future King, among other works. He was born in Mumbai, India, to English parents and educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge. His writings have had a strong influence on both J. K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman.

About the Narrator

Neville Jason is an award–winning narrator, as well as a television and stage actor. He has earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He is a former member of the Old Vic Company, the English Stage Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Birmingham Repertory Company. While training at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he was awarded the diction prize by Sir John Gielgud.