AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Matt Addis

Classics • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1877

Narrator Matt Addis brings care, talent, and skill to these stories from twelfth- and thirteenth-century Wales, but he could have exercised more restraint. He takes his cue from the stories themselves--fantastic, fanciful, somewhere between myth, legend, and fairy tale--and from the archaic tone of the mid-nineteenth-century translation by Charlotte Guest. Addis's phrases, imbued with a "once upon a time" feel, have a singsong lilt. While generally appropriate, this manner quickly cloys. There are ample opportunities to use a plainer tone, providing more variety, but Addis doesn't take them. Still, he is expressive and sensitive to the text while providing a thoughtful diversity of voices. Listeners with patience and sympathy for this type of literature should find this, perhaps in short segments, a satisfying performance. W.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2019

DD ISBN 9781781982129 $29.00

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×