The Once and Future King

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233 Ratings

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5 out of 5 stars
By W. Reid on 07-05-11

Magical

Though I liked all the books, the first was my favourite. Captivated from the first words and the narration is excellent; as good as Stephen Fry in the Potter books. Neville Jason manages all the parts beautifully and with enthusiasm. Well worth the money.

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22 of 22 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By J on 07-26-12

An old favourite made even more enjoyable

One of my favourite books from childhood. When you listen again as an adult you appreciate fully the
wit and wisdom of the author. Neville Jason's narration is delightful, capturing the many characters perfectly.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. K. A. Carr on 01-27-14

The all encompasing Arthur

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I do recommend this but you do have to be dedicated, it is a long "read". The story is of course interesting but TH White's discussions on everything from falconry to warfare, from costume to food, from fortifications to manners are a revelation.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not sure - Merlin probably; for the humour and his knowledge of the future. The warnings of what was to happen in nazi Germany were fascinating especially as, I believe, it was written around 1938.

Which character – as performed by Neville Jason – was your favourite?

Lancelot - he was ugly, lovable, completely moral (that should go first) and just GOOD.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - it was so long and intricate it had to be taken in bites (whilst I was ironing - I grew to love ironing).

Any additional comments?

I cried at the end and I don't know if it was the story or the fact that the story had come to an end.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Victoria on 07-26-12

Full of delights

Such a delightful book. Neville Jason is an amazing narrator. His voices are varied and so apt for the characters. Makes me feel like a child again.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Catherine Howard on 09-20-17

Starts well, ends up as an author's soapbox

Any additional comments?

Beautifully read by Neville Jason, this series of books starts well with a comical tale of Arthur's boyhood, but the rest of the books become heavy going, and especially towards the end seems nothing more than a soapbox for the author to preach from.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 02-03-17

One of the best books of my life.

Great book, brilliantly read. incredibly funny, tragic, thoughtful, poignant, relevant, beautiful and vulnerable. Just superb!

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