The Hollow Hills : The Arthurian Saga

  • by Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Series: The Arthurian Saga
  • 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The spellbinding, suspenseful story of how Merlin, the Enchanter, helped Arthur become the king of all Britain - a magnificent novel set in a time when no life is safe, no law stable.
Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the fabled sword to become the true High King of Britain.
The prophetic voice of Merlin communicates not only the bristling atmosphere of the story's ancient setting, but also its profound relevance to our own time. Once again, as she did in her best-selling The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart provides a glowing recreation of pre-Camelot England.

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The Hollow Hills in an unabridged form at last!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hollow Hills to be better than the print version?

The narrator did an excellent job of brining this wonderful story to life. I can't say that it is better than the book, because it perfectly matches the book. But it is a terrific way to go to 5th century Britain while walking, driving or working.


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

No, I wanted to take in the whole story. And I wanted it to last. I have been waiting for years for the unabridged version. I have been checking back every couple of months just in case Audible got an unabridged version. And now I have the three books of the Arthurian Saga.


Any additional comments?

This is a terrific take on the legend of King Arthur. Mary Stewart tells the story from Merlin's point of view. She does a great job of taking us back to 5th century Britain. She gives Merlin the right amount and type of power. She ties together the legends of Ambrosius, Uther and Arthur in a way that makes sense. She makes her characters human. This whole saga is very enjoyable. And the narration is very well done as well.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.