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The Candle in the Wind & The Book of Merlyn

The Candle in the Wind & The Book of Merlyn

Written by T.H. White

Narrated by Neville Jason


The Candle in the Wind & The Book of Merlyn

Written by T.H. White

Narrated by Neville Jason

ratings:
4/5 (32 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Mar 1, 2008
ISBN:
9789629547615
Format:
Audiobook

Description

One of the most inventive and charming retellings of the Arthurian legend, this is the final part of The Once and Future King. In these last two books, the ageing king faces the greatest challenge of his reign, when his own son threatens to overthrow him and destroy everything he has worked for. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur’s tutor Merlyn reappears, and the ancient magician teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is still hope.
Released:
Mar 1, 2008
ISBN:
9789629547615
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (2/5)
    The last audiobook in the trilogy. Brilliantly read as they all have been. These books cover mawdred and a last book where merlin comes to Arthur and takes him back to his childhood to answer some philosophical questions concerning war among other things. I felt this was largely an excuse to revisit a successful section from book 1, although I appreciated the philosophy. Again a faithful retelling of the legends, but the last part may be too deep for children.
  • (4/5)
    I'm still in two minds about this omnibus. It was both excellent and thought provoking and at times felt like an old man going "Ya damn kids! Back in my day we..." But Arthur was adorable and I feel for him and I hope that he awakens and comes back to us at the end of days.
  • (3/5)
    Ten short stories, spanning Herbert's career. None of the stories are particularly great, but most are entertaining."Seed Stock" - [copied/pasted from my review of "Eye"] Colonists on a new planet find survival more difficult than it should be. Pretty good story, could easily have been developed into or followed by a novel. 3.5/5. 6-6-08."The Nothing" - Radiation gives most of the population super powers. There's a lot that could have been done here, but the story is just a cute take on fate/free will. 3/5. 2-4-09."Rat Race" - [copied/pasted from my review of "Eye"] Not a very interesting story, and surprisingly poorly written. Typical 50s sci-fi pulp magazine writing. 2/5. 6-6-08."Gambling Device" - Twilight-Zoney story. Kind of a corny set-up, and poorly written, but a clever ending. 3/5. 1-19-09."Looking for something?" - A stage hypnotist discovers that the entire world is hypnotized to not see our alien overlords. A nice story, but it would have been nice if there were some sort of resolution. 3/5. 2-4-09."The Gone Dogs" - A disease that only affects canines is killing off the world's dogs. I guess that's a bad thing? Stupid plot, but well-written and otherwise a good story. 3/5. 2-4-09."Passage for Piano" - [copied/pasted from my review of "Eye"] Focuses entirely on characters rather than ideas or suspense - not a strong direction for Herbert. 2.5/5. 6-6-08."Encounter in a Lonely Place" - Completely stupid ESP story, but some amusing character writing. 2.5/5. 2-4-09."Operation Syndrome" - A plague of insanity is spread by a telepathic machine used for entertainment. The plot is sort of awkward and occasionally boring, but it picks up as it goes and eventually gets some good suspense going. 3/5. 2-4-09."Occupation Force" - Very short, humorous story. Sort of the Dr. Strangelove approach to the classic aliens-visiting-Earth scenario. 3/5. 1-19-09.