Tales Of King Arthur And The Round Table


Read by David Wales

(4 stars; 10 reviews)

The tales of King Arthur and his Knights are of Celtic origin. The Celts were the people who occupied Britain at the time when the history of the country opens… It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain… the stories came to be handed down from father to son, in Brittany (whose people are of the same family as the Welsh) as well as in Wales and England… [story-tellers altered the stories to suit their times down through the centuries] …and so in their altered and historically inaccurate form they have reached us at the present day. …Sir Thomas Malory obtained the material for his “Morte d’Arthur,” which was written in 1470. This is the most famous of the early books of Arthurian legend, and it is from the “Morte d’Arthur” that most of the stories in this book are taken…. The language throughout has been modified with a view to making the legends more easy of study. - Summary by Book Introduction and david wales (4 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Introduction 4:15 Read by David Wales
Part 1 Story 1 The Drawing Of The Sword 7:34 Read by David Wales
Part 1 Story 2 The Sword Excalibur 2:59 Read by David Wales
Part 1 Story 3 How The Round Table Began 6:17 Read by David Wales
Part 1 Story 4 The Story Of Sir Balin 11:30 Read by David Wales
Part 1 Story 5 What Beaumains Asked Of The King Part 1 22:55 Read by David Wales
Part 1 Story 5 What Beaumains Asked Of The King Part 2 18:24 Read by David Wales
Part 1 Story 6 How Morgan Le Fay Tried To Kill King Arthur 5:31 Read by David Wales
Part 1 Story 7 The Passing Of Merlin 2:33 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 1 The Quest Of The Holy Graal 6:23 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 2 The Coming Of The Holy Graal 3:51 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 3 The Adventure Of Sir Galahad 7:57 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 4 How Sir Lancelot Saw A Vision And Repented Of His Sins 4:27 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 5 The Adventure Of Sir Percivale 4:48 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 6 An Adventure Of Sir Lancelot 3:44 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 7 An Adventure Of Sir Gawaine 2:15 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 8 The Adventure Of Sir Bors 3:14 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 9 Adventure Of Sir Galahad 6:18 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 10 Sir Lancelot Meets Sir Galahad And They Part For Ever 4:00 Read by David Wales
Part 2 Story 11 How Sir Galahad Found The Graal And Died Of That Finding 7:26 Read by David Wales
Part 3 Story 1 The Fight For The Queen 16:25 Read by David Wales
Part 3 Story 2 The Fair Maid Of Astolat 31:04 Read by David Wales
Part 4 Story 1 Lancelot And Guenevere 51:56 Read by David Wales
Part 4 Story 2 The End Of It All 22:30 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Interesting tale - descently read

(2 stars)

Interesting narrative but quite anachronistic and much in favor of Roman Catholicism.