The Story of King Arthur, in Twelve Tales

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(4.4 stars; 19 reviews)

Of all the legends of bygone ages which we in the foremost ranks of time may call our own perhaps none have come to us so fraught with the spirit of lofty idealism as those which cluster about the figure of King Arthur of Britain and the mystic Quest of the Holy Grail.
In their devious wanderings down the centuries they have gradually been purified of all original coarseness while still retaining that wonderful charm and simplicity which belongs to the tales of the childhood of the race. Furthermore, upon the lips of many a bard, both ancient and modern, they have become literature, so that they are now the rightful heritage of the child of to-day and should, in one form or another, find a place in every class room as supplementary reading at least.
Because, for obvious reasons, in dealing with young children, the versions of the masters have not always proved practicable, the author has ventured to offer this little volume which grew out of a library story-hour trusting that it may be useful to mothers, teachers, children’s librarians and others who are endeavouring to hold before the children of a materialistic age that vision without which the people perish. - Summary by Winona Caroline Martin (5 hr 5 min)


Heroes, by Gertrude C. Hopkins 2:18 Read by RussellEric
Tale I - Merlin and His Prophecies 24:34 Read by Scotty Smith
Tale II - How Arthur Won His Kingdom 23:44 Read by RussellEric
Tale III - How Arthur Won His Sword 'Excalibur', His Bride and His Round Table 27:06 Read by Mindle Hastings
Tale IV - Gareth the Kitchen Knave 27:27 Read by RussellEric
Tale V - Geraint with the Sparrow-Hawk 25:37 Read by Morgan Z. Sowell
Tale VI - Tristram the Forest Knight 34:05 Read by Mindle Hastings
Tale VII - The Adventures of Launcelot 24:24 Read by c8tchoi
Tale VIII - The Dolorous Stroke 25:40 Read by Foon
Tale IX - The Coming of Galahad 18:02 Read by RussellEric
Tale X - The Quest of the Holy Grail 23:20 Read by Rachel Maguire
Tale XI - The Achieving of the Quest 24:51 Read by Rachel Maguire
Tale XII - The Passing of Arthur 24:21 Read by Rachel Maguire


excellent readers great version

(5 stars)

While there were a couple different readers they all did a very good job. The reader switched with the changing of a tale so it was fine transitionally. I really enjoy this version of the Arthurian Legend and can't wait to share it with my children.

Some of the lady readers are a bit too fast in their reading!

(4 stars)