- Audio CD: 3 pages
- Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks; Abridged edition edition (2 Jun. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9626348747
- ISBN-13: 978-9626348741
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 14.5 x 2.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,103,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Sword in the Stone (Classic Fiction) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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Neville Jason is in general an avuncular narrator well matched to White's prose. This is education the way it ought to be. --Christina Hardyment --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This new edition of T.H White's classic story includes a special "Why You'll Love This Book" introduction by bestselling-author, Garth Nix.
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For years I promised myself that I'd buy this book. I'm glad I did. It's like meeting an old friend that you haven't seen for years.
If you have a pre-teen/early-teens child who enjoys funny stories about magic, this is a good book to give them. If you're an over-grown kid who likes funny stories about magic, like me, get this book. If you're an adult who wants more 'grown-up' Arthurian stories, get 'The Once and Future King'. They're both good books.
White tells a fascinating story, builds interesting and enjoyable characters and fleshes the story out with excellent descriptions of bygone pursuits, such as falconry and questing, ancient customs and agriculture, interwoven with magic that spans centuries and civilisations at times. The character of Merlin is particularly enjoyable, and although the book is perhaps a little slow in the first couple of chapters, once Merlin comes on the scene we are whisked off on one magical journey after another.
Read it, enjoy it. Maybe even share it with a child! Like all the best "children's literature", this book is just as entertaining for adults.
However I think T H White got inside the medieval mind, with all its generosity and strangeness, much better than most modern historians. It's worth reading just for his incomparable re-creation of those times, pitched between the way they probably seemed to those who lived through them and an unashamedly romanticised modern view.
Gregory Heath, author of 'The Entire Animal'.
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