The Seven Songs of Merlin : The Lost Years of Merlin

  • by T.A. Barron
  • Narrated by Kevin Isola
  • Series: The Lost Years of Merlin
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Young Merlin has brought new hope to Fincayra, the enchanted isle that lies between earth and sky. Having finally freed it from the terrible Blight, Merlin and the forest girl Rhia set out to heal the land using the magical Flowering Harp. But Fincayra remains in great danger still, and the first victim of the renewed tide of evil is Merlin's own mother. Merlin's sole hope of saving his mother's life is to master the Seven Songs of Wisdom passed down from the greatest wizard Fincayra has ever known, Merlin's grandfather, Tuatha. Only then can he voyage to the Otherworld of the spirits and obtain the precious Elixir of Dagda. Yet to do that, he must first succeed where even Tuatha failed, by defeating Balor, the ogre whose merest glance means death. Even more difficult, Merlin must discover the secret of seeing not with his eyes, but with his heart.

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What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding...readers will relish not only the action and the well-crafted setting but also Merlin's growth from a callow youth to a wiser, more caring wizard-in-training." (Booklist)
"Merlin is a combination of pride, bravery, and recklessness, qualities narrator Kevin Isola conveys in every nuance of his voice....A fine performance." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Bring back the old reader

Can you speak any more breathlessly? The story is amazing of course but a breathless manner of speaking does not suit every single character. Sorry, it rendered the story far far less enjoyable.
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- Caroline Furrer

Great story, awful presentation

The story is really a great one! So not a waste of a listen....However the presentation was atrocious. The narrator utterly ruined several characters including one of the favorites. Why he decided to make the one character sound like he had Down syndrome I do not know, but it was too much for my liking. Hopefully they'll redo this and replace it with the narrator from the first story.
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- Jeff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2004
  • Publisher: Listening Library