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Starred Review. Neville Jason's approach, he says, is to be humble to the material he is working with and to let the powers of absorption work. It is apt that in this classic retelling of the King Arthur legend, the wizard Merlin often teaches the boy Arthur (aka Wart) by changing him into other creatures—a fish, a bird—to learn by absorption, by being, with empathy being the least of the lessons taught. It is a perfect fit of sensibilities. Jason, who was awarded the Diction Prize by Sir John Gielgud at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, delivers fully developed characters with such warmth and spark that listeners are instantly transported to Sir Ector's castle. Originally written in 1938, this audiobook is perfect for any J.K. Rowling fan, as its humor, intellect and playfulness feels as contemporary as a Harry Potter novel. In fact, Rowling has described White's Wart as Harry's spiritual ancestor. Combined with the brilliant performance by Jason, what more could a fantasy fan want? (Mar.)
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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 the Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
This is an interesting little book. I read it as part of my children's literature course back in 1999. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2008 by Steven R. McEvoy
T.H.White must have published at least three slightly different versions of this story.
When I read the full Once And Future King book a few years ago, there was no Madame Mim... Read more
"The Once and Future King" is a delightful series of stories, but this is by far the superior, and first off the rank. Read morePublished on June 27 2001 by Lesley West
Well iu thin that this book should've had a first book. Its very confusing and boring its so long I did not like it !!!!!!!!!!!Published on May 7 2001 by Omar
This book was a WASTE OF MY SUMMER VACATION! I had to read it for school and I'm going into 10th grade which doesn't make any sense to me. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2000
I'm only in the middle of the book, but it is fantasic! My school teacher is reading the same book and can't put it down. She even reads in the middle of class! Read morePublished on June 7 2000
The Sword in the Stone is about King Arthur, as a boy called Wart, between the ages 10 to 16. Wart grew up in the castle of Sir Ector, with Sir Ector himself, and his son Kay. Read morePublished on March 24 2000 by Michelle
The Sword in the Stone is about a young boy called the Wart and all the interesting things he learns. Read morePublished on March 24 2000 by Mallory