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The Pendragon Cycle has to be the most human and complex of all the Arthurian legend tales, linking the magic and demise of Atlantis to the birth and life of the English saviour/king. The depth of the character development is wonderful, though perhaps not to the taste of those who enjoy a more action-packed story. There were times during the story that were so poignant and tragic that I found myself with tears in my eyes - a rare achievement for a narrated book. Overall, an enthralling and engrossing look into the lives and cultures surrounding this interpretation of the legends of King Arthur.
Despite other reviewers comments, I found the narration easy to hear and follow along with. Nadia May has proven herself to be a popular interpreter of recorded books time and time again.
Thoroughly enjoyable - please Audible, publish book 5 'Grail', the anticipatition is killing me!!
20 of 21 people found this review helpful
This is a fantastic book. I was captivated by it. There are parts of the book that I can see would be slow or taxing for some who are addicted to the instant gratification of constant action. However, just as Tolkein's more detailed descriptions of landscape and character give that book the intensity of reality, so does Lawhead's descriptive style give depth and reality to this story.
Regarding the negative comments about the narrator, I both read and listened to the book alternately. I found the narrator?s interpretation provided depth to the characters and story that exceeded my own interpretation. I found myself returning and listening to sections that I had read just to hear how the narrator would interpret the section. I often preferred hers to mine. The only difference I would cite is that the narrator portrays the character of Charis as a little more rigid and cold than I had interpreted her to be.
For those who enjoy fantasy, I highly recommend this story.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
I have read this book so many times as well as the whole series. Its slow to start but as the reader gets enticed into the story you are taken back to a Celtic time. Thank you for a beautiful book and many years of happy reading and now listening
I didn't finish this it was unbareable, and very Tiresome.
The reader was easy to listen to sounded like Judy Dench, but the story was hard & slow to get into. I was continually waiting for the story to start to the point I had enough.
Sorry didn't finish is it put me to sleep.
I would not recommend .
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Endless Knott was wonderful, my expectations were not met in this
I crept waiting but this stayed in the realms of conversations with a focus on anthropology .
Never developing to an interesting story.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Wanda McCaddon?
Wanda performed well enough.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
It promised to develop it just never developed.
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