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Download The Sword in the Stone Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. H. White Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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This is one of the most popular re-tellings of the story of King Arthur. Like The Lord of the Rings, this fantasy novel has been equally popular among younger readers and adults. White takes an inventive approach that involves animals who speak and Robin Hood! A true Arthurian classic. 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 Amy | 2/18/2014

    " I can see why there are sequels, which is my first critique. It was a pretty good book, especially some of the explanations and science behind why things are what they are. I think having Merlin be a magical character who knew more than most was a great advantage because you had modern knowledge in the medieval setting. After accidentally starting an abridge version, when I switched to a full copy I realised a few good stories had been removed which I thought was a shame because (in the full version) they all kind of return in the end so I am not sure how the edited text would have covered that. The Sword in the Stone is such a famous story and I did not know there was more than one, and waiting as I read to find the familiar scenes I knew was interesting because it is a very drawn out story. I guess in a way the extra novels means that it is not condensed into one, and there is no hanging unexplained conclusion about what happened, but it is interesting that the key moment is such a small part of the first novel in terms of pages. The effect of course would be seen in the sequel. I do recommend that you read Sword in the Stone because it is well written and as I say, manages to teach you about things you never really thought about before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/16/2014

    " A hilariously tongue-in-cheek version of the old Arthurian legends - including references to Communism, concentration camps, Darwin, and other things that mark the modern authorship of the legends of the 13th century! Very clever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raleighhunter | 2/7/2014

    " Great introduction to the real classics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allen | 1/7/2014

    " A fun, lighthearted story. There were several points where I laughed out loud. Also delves into philosophy and, although it is set in midieval England, it has many intentional anachronisms. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 12/15/2013

    " Story of King Arthur's boyhood, Merlin, Kay & Sir Ector. Awesome fantasy!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 katie | 11/24/2013

    " I listened to what must be a severely abridged audio version of this, and while I really enjoyed it, I can't really judge the book as a whole. But I do want to go and read it now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taffy | 11/12/2013

    " I find it remarkable that I got so much enjoyment out of a story that was already so familiar to me. The Disney version of my childhood did justice to the novel from which it was adapted, yet the novel was so rich and witty that it exceeds the film easily. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lennet penate | 11/7/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ancience | 10/12/2013

    " Thanks, Dad! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 8/20/2013

    " I started with the 1-4 books oollection, but I find myself overwhelmed with other books I'd like to read instead. I'll likely come back to 2-4 later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shom Biswas | 5/28/2013

    " Superb read (or listen). Waiting to finish the other parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Payne | 3/4/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 2/3/2013

    " I always really liked the Disney movie when I was little, and I realized I missed out on King Arthur literature when I was little. My favorite series ever is about a girl knight, so I don't know how that happened. Was very thick, read in a week, a very satisfying ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evie Maiolo | 8/25/2012

    " 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 Caelin | 11/5/2010

    " T. H. has a real talent for comedy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adriana | 10/2/2010

    " Actually I read this book in portuguese "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marya | 7/13/2010

    " This was an easy enough read to get me through some airport waiting, especially since I could clearly visualize the scenes (thank you Walt Disney!). But I still haven't been inspired to read the rest of The Once and Future King... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan C. | 12/26/2009

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 10/13/2009

    " Still makes me weep, at many points, but especially the last chapter. Such a great book, from my childhood and still. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayna | 7/30/2009

    " While the Disney cartoon was enjoyable, there was so much more to the story. Read this book if you like Arthurian legends and philosophy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 6/3/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. It has fantasy, great dialogue and is just brilliant. It's a lovely read and will definitely be reading the next books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/7/2008

    " This is a great book for any young boy who ever wanted to go on amazing adventures. You become one of the greatest legends of all times, King Arthur. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SerahRose | 3/12/2008

    " Laugh out loud funny. I can't believe I didn't read it sooner in life. "

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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.