The Ballad of the White Horse


Read by Joshua B. Christensen

(4.9 stars; 35 reviews)

An English epic poem that follows the exploits of Alfred the Great in his defense of Christian civilization in England from the heathen nihilism of the North. Following a string of defeats at the hands of the invading Danes, a vision from heaven in the river island of Athelney fills Alfred with joy and hope. Though it gives no promise of victory in the coming struggle, it inspires him to rally his chieftains for a last stand against the invading hordes. His adventures lead throughout the country as he gathers his men, and take him through the Danish camps disguised as a minstrel before culminating in the Battle of Ethandune and the prophesying of the enemy's subtle return in the ages to come. (Summary by Joshua B. Christensen)

(1 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Prefatory Note & Dedication 8:35 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
The Vision of the King 12:04 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
The Gathering of the Chiefs 11:44 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
The Harp of Alfred 15:25 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
The Woman in the Forest 12:43 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
Ethandune: The First Stroke 12:04 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
Ethandune: The Slaying of the Chiefs 11:56 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
Ethandune: The Last Charge 14:45 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
The Scouring of the Horse 15:41 Read by Joshua B. Christensen

Reviews

Ballard of the white horse

(5 stars)

The reader was amazing. If he’s not doing readings professionally he should be. I will listen to this poem over and over as I go the sleep and maybe my dreams will take me there.

Great Christian Ballad

(5 stars)

This is Chesterton’s most beautiful and moving poem. It’s a must read for fans of Chesterton, and medieval enthusiasts and English patriots would also enjoy it. The reader of this LibriVox recording does a superb job.

Amazing

(5 stars)

I can't praise this enough, stirring, inspiring, and we'll written, and the narrator does a splendid job

(5 stars)

I loved it. My first romp with poetry.

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(5 stars)

one of my new favorite authors well read.

Incredible

(5 stars)

An absolutely amazing work of art.

Excellent

(5 stars)

Deep and profound poem beautifully read.