The King Arthur

Version: Unabridged
Author: Howard Pyle
Narrator: Ian Richardson
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Literature, Classics, Classics
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

The legend of King Arthur comes to life!

Howard Pyle recounts the great moments of Arthur's life: the infant son of the dying king, hidden for his protection by the magician Merlin; the boy who reclaims his destiny by pulling the sword from the anvil; and the king who led his Knights of the Round Table to battle armed with the miraculous sword, Excalibur. The King Arthur Audio Collection also includes the story of Sir Lancelot, the valiant knight who fell in love with Queen Guinevere, and the story of Sir Galahad, whose purity and quest for the Holy Grail were ultimately Arthur's tragedy.

Performed eloquently by Ian Richardson, this collection is a perfect retelling of the greatest story of kings and knights, wizards and duels, love, honor, and chivalry that has ever been told.

This collection includes: The Sword in the Anvil, Excalibur, The Story of Sir Lancelot, and The Story of Sir Galahad.

Reviews (1)

King Arthur

Written by Anonymous on April 23rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

An excellent retelling of legendary King Arthur and his gallant knights! The reader does a wonderful job in his reading, and it is complete with sound effects and the noble language and accent expected from that time period. I would definitely recommend listening to this. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five was because the first CD was a little scratched up, but I was still able to listen to it without too much inconvenience.

Author Details

Author Details

Pyle, Howard

"Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853-November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and writer, primarily of books for young audiences. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he spent the last year of his life in Florence, Italy, where he died.

In 1894 he began teaching illustration, and after 1900 founded a school, where his students included N.C. Wyeth.

His 1883 classic The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood remains in print to this day, and his other books, frequently with mediaeval European settings, included a four-volume set on King Arthur that cemented his reputation."