Le Morte d'Arthur - Vol. 1


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(4.3 stars; 23 reviews)

Le Morte d'Arthur (spelled Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions, Middle French for la mort d'Arthur, "the death of Arthur") is Sir Thomas Malory's compilation of some French and English Arthurian romances. The book contains some of Malory's own original material (the Gareth story) and retells the older stories in light of Malory's own views and interpretations. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d'Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their source, including T. H. White for his popular The Once and Future King. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(15 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Book 1, Chapters 1-6 24:25 Read by Lizzie Driver
Book 1, Chapters 7-11 22:41 Read by Lizzie Driver
Book 1, Chapters 12-16 21:17 Read by Chrystal Layton
Book 1, Chapters 17-21 20:21 Read by Catherine Fitz
Book 1, Chapters 22-27 19:59 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Book 2, Chapters 1-6 18:26 Read by chris tierney
Book 2, Chapters 7-13 18:34 Read by chris tierney
Book 2, Chapters 14-19 20:45 Read by Chandra Gioiello
Book 3, Chapters 1-8 26:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
Book 3, Chapters 9-15 30:00 Read by Jessica AC Snyder
Book 4, Chapters 1-7 27:15 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Book 4, Chapters 8-14 17:51 Read by Tamara Hamilton
Book 4, Chapters 14-18 25:28 Read by Janice
Book 4, Chapters 19-22 17:25 Read by Ellen Wright
Book 4, Chapters 23-28 19:54 Read by tamurile
Book 5, Chapters 1-5 23:09 Read by tamurile
Book 5, Chapters 6-9 18:47 Read by ink tree
Book 5, Chapters 10-12 13:06 Read by Shauna M
Book 6, Chapters 1-6 20:21 Read by Aringguth
Book 6, Chapters 7-10 20:55 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Book 6, Chapters 11-14 21:30 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Book 6, Chapters 15-18 20:00 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Book 7, Chapters 1-6 16:30 Read by Marco
Book 7, Chapters 7-11 17:27 Read by Marco
Book 7, Chapters 12-16 16:48 Read by Marco
Book 7, Chapters 17-21 16:26 Read by Marco
Book 7, Chapters 22-26 25:07 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Book 7, Chapters 27-31 23:50 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Book 7, Chapters 32-35 15:37 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 8, Chapters 1-6 19:51 Read by Catherine Fitz
Book 8, Chapters 7-11 19:42 Read by Catherine Fitz
Book 8, Chapters 12-16 16:56 Read by Catherine Fitz
Book 8, Chapters 17-22 26:02 Read by M. J. Boyle
Book 8, Chapters 23-28 21:33 Read by Vin Reilly
Book 8, Chapters 29-33 23:45 Read by Tysto
Book 8, Chapters 34-38 19:16 Read by Vin Reilly
Book 8, Chapters 39-41 16:18 Read by Gesine
Book 9, Chapters 1-5 21:56 Read by hefyd
Book 9, Chapters 6-11 21:32 Read by hefyd
Book 9, Chapters 12-17 22:29 Read by hefyd
Book 9, Chapters 18-22 21:05 Read by hefyd
Book 9, Chapters 23-26 20:07 Read by Mark F. Smith
Book 9, Chapters 27-31 21:20 Read by Keri Ford
Book 9, Chapters 32-35 16:29 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 9, Chapters 36-39 22:10 Read by tamurile
Book 9, Chapters 40-44 18:52 Read by tamurile

Reviews

Awesome tales, most readers bad.

(3 stars)

I never complain about narrators, but whoa....some are unbearable. Still, some are great. Worth listening to, anyway.

Unfortunate

(1.5 stars)

I couldn't listen past the first half hour. The reader ends every sentence with an odd intonation, as if asking a question or singing. It makes it very hard to focus on the story.

Authur & knight tales

(5 stars)

Interesting to hear them with out Hollywood interventions in the mix. Castle intrigues, ladies and damsels, quests and much smoting.

Worth it but...

(3 stars)

The narrator has a very pleasant voice, but lilts the end of every sentence.

(5 stars)

Uneven quality of recording. One reader keeps calling the eleven kings the "elven kings"