Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion


Read by AnaNaumoska

(3 stars; 1 reviews)

"Among the stories of world-wide renown, not the least stirring are those that have gathered about the names of national heroes. The Æneid, the Nibelungenlied, the Chanson de Roland, the Morte D'Arthur,—they are not history, but they have been as National Anthems to the races, and their magic is not yet dead," is how Beatrice Clay unravels the magical journey through the most interesting adventures of King Arthur, his heirs and his companions. - Summary by AnaNaumoska (5 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Introduction 19:39 Read by AnaNaumoska
1.1 Of Arthur's Birth; And How He Became King 9:14 Read by AnaNaumoska
1.2 The Round Table 4:48 Read by AnaNaumoska
1.3 Of The Finding Of Excalibur 17:00 Read by AnaNaumoska
1.4 Of The Treachery Of Queen Morgan Le Fay 19:13 Read by AnaNaumoska
1.5 How The Scabbard Of Excalibur Was Lost 7:30 Read by AnaNaumoska
1.6 Merlin 3:20 Read by AnaNaumoska
1.7 Balin And Balan 10:08 Read by AnaNaumoska
2.1 Sir Launcelot Du Lac 2:55 Read by AnaNaumoska
2.2 The Adventure Of The Chapel Perilous 5:38 Read by AnaNaumoska
2.3 Sir Launcelot And The Falcon 3:55 Read by AnaNaumoska
3.1 Of The Birth Of St. Tristram 5:01 Read by AnaNaumoska
3.2 How Tristram Fought With Sir Marhaus Of Ireland 5:24 Read by AnaNaumoska
3.3 The Fair Isolt 5:06 Read by AnaNaumoska
3.4 How King Mark Sent Sir Tristram To Fetch Him A Wife 3:35 Read by AnaNaumoska
3.5 How Sir Tristram And The Fair Isolt Drank Of The Magic Potion 3:20 Read by AnaNaumoska
3.6 Of The End Of Sir Tristram 8:11 Read by AnaNaumoska
4.1 Sir Gawain And The Lady 5:11 Read by AnaNaumoska
4.2 The Adventures Of Sir Gareth 16:28 Read by AnaNaumoska
5.1 The Adventures Of Geraint 13:19 Read by AnaNaumoska
5.2 Geraint And Enid 21:50 Read by AnaNaumoska
6.1 The Lady Of The Fountain 12:13 Read by AnaNaumoska
7.1 The Adventures Of Sir Peredur 17:20 Read by AnaNaumoska
8.1 The Coming Of Sir Galahad 7:50 Read by AnaNaumoska
8.2 How Sir Galahad Won The Red-cross Shield 5:11 Read by AnaNaumoska
8.3 The Adventures Of Sir Percivale 5:50 Read by AnaNaumoska
8.4 The Adventures Of Sir Bors 7:10 Read by AnaNaumoska
8.5 The Adventures Of Sir Launcelot 4:54 Read by AnaNaumoska
8.6 How Sir Launcelot Saw The Holy Grail 4:22 Read by AnaNaumoska
8.7 The End Of The Quest 4:37 Read by AnaNaumoska
9.1 The Fair Maid Of Astolat 14:42 Read by AnaNaumoska
10.1 How Mordred Plotted Against Sir Launcelot 6:22 Read by AnaNaumoska
10.2 The Trial Of The Queen 5:56 Read by AnaNaumoska
10.3 How Sir Gawain Defied Sir Launcelot 6:30 Read by AnaNaumoska
10.4 How King Arthur And Sir Gawain Went To France 7:04 Read by AnaNaumoska
11.1 Mordred The Traitor 4:06 Read by AnaNaumoska
11.2 The Battle In The West 5:00 Read by AnaNaumoska
11.3 The Passing Of Arthur 5:54 Read by AnaNaumoska
11.4 The Death Of Sir Launcelot And Of The Queen 6:28 Read by AnaNaumoska

Reviews


(3 stars)

Apparently these are condensed versions of the Arthurian canon by Mallory, while preserving much of his language. As a result, a great deal of the emotional impact of the original work is lost in the rush to get all the events into the narration. Unfortunately, as well , the reader races through at too fast a pace to render the stories clearly, and frequent mispronunciations further left me puzzling over even common phrases and familiar names. I have no idea what the "Mabinogion" is as a source material separate from Le Morte D'Arthur. Overall I was disappointed.