The opening volume of Mary Stewart's classic novels of Merlin and Arthur is at last available as an audiobook, and it was thoroughly worth the wait. Stewart was a scholar of the literature as well as a riveting and original storyteller, and Derek Perkins is her match. His delivery is faultlessly fine, conveying the heart-pounding excitement of Stewart's tale and the gorgeous atmosphere she has created, all while bringing to life a young Merlin who does not yet know what he is or will be. There are followers of many gods in Stewart's Dark Ages in Britain, with Mithras and Druid cults alongside the monasteries. Perkins is a marvelous interpreter of this fantastic and vividly imagined world and will leave listeners on tenterhooks for the next installment. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2016]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504774215 $39.95 Fourteen CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5047-7423-9 $24.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504774208 $118.00 Fourteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5047-7422-2 $29.95 Two MP3-CDs
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