Histories of the Kings of Britain: King Arthur

  • by Geoffrey Monmouth
  • Narrated by Jack Chekijian
  • 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This may rightly be considered one of the first published sources of the King Arthur legend. The translation by Sebastian Evans of this selection of Geoffrey of Monmouth's chronicle of ancient British kings differs in several respects from more popular versions of Arthurian tales published centuries later. Notably absent here are the Round Table of knights, the Holy Grail, Guenevere's affair with Sir Lancelot, and the Lady of the Lake. In their place is a pseudohistorical account of Arthur's role in British wars against Saxons and Romans - not a work of chivalrous knights in shining suits of armor encountering maidens and monsters, but rather an attempt to forge a national epic for the British people.

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Fantastic and Seemingly Accurate

It starts out like it's going to SEEM boring but it gets intense and brutal pretty quick! This portrays a very admirable but NON-Disney perspective of King Arthur that's honestly really refreshing lol
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- Montoya

a Great King

wonderful to hear a different version of King Arthur. Nicely done. eazy listening enjoyed it.
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- christian knight

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2016
  • Publisher: Listen2aBook.com