T. H. White: The Sword in the Stone (unabridged)

Naxos AudioBooks: NA885312

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.
T. H. White: The Sword in the Stone (unabridged)

Catalogue No:

NA885312

Discs:

8

Release date:

28th Jan 2008

Barcode:

9789626348536

Length:

9 hours 40 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
| Share

T. H. White: The Sword in the Stone (unabridged)


Read by Neville Jason

CD - 8 discs

$40.50

(also available to download from $64.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

Kay and his foster-brother (known as the Wart) are living in the glorious castle of Sir Ector amid the wild and beautiful Forest Sauvage. But they are given a tutor – the magician Merlyn. And so begins one of the most inventive and charming retellings of the Arthurian legend, the first part of The Once and Future King. Through a series of adventures that involve being turned into animals, an encounter with a very hungry witch and a meeting with the real Robin Hood, Merlyn instructs his young charges in the ways of the world, and broader wisdom too. One of them will need it – the King has died leaving no heir, and a rightful one must be found by pulling a sword from an anvil resting on a stone…

Thomas Hanbury White: The Sword in the Stone (unabridged)

The Sword in the Stone

Chapter 1

So it was decided.

The Mews was one of the most important parts of the castle…

Chapter 2

The night fell still…

There was a clearing in the forest…

The Wart went over to the tree…

Chapter 3

Merlyn had a long white beard…

The Wart was so startled…

The vanity-glass vanished…

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

People in those days had rather different ideas…

They crossed the courtyard…

The Wart was on an even keel now…

Mrs. Roach held out a languid fin…

The Wart looked, and at first saw nothing…

Chapter 6

Kay was frightened by this…

The gore-crow hastened to obey…

The Wart knew he was probably going to be killed…

Instantly Mother Mim was framed in the lighted doorway…

It ought perhaps to be explained…

Chapter 7

The day was cooler than it had been…

While this incantation was going on…

Sir Grummore Grummursum was cantering up…

With a blood-curdling beat of iron hoofs…

King Pellinore hurriedly sat on his victim’s chest…

Chapter 8

‘What a shame that they should be kept prisoners…’

The darkness became watered with light…

All the hawks…

‘Life is blood…’

Chapter 9

There seemed to be no sensible reply to this.

The Wart was still staring at his tutor’s chair…

Chapter 10

They went to the man cautiously…

At the moment he was lying on his back…

The Wart thought it was time to ask…

Chapter 11

After the staff lecture…

It was about compline…

They were close to the castle…

Chapter 12

The Wart did not know quite how to put it…

She waved her apron at the sergeant…

Chapter 13

Some people say that snakes are deaf…

‘I know some history’ said the Wart…

He was timid, ruminant and harmless…

Once upon a time…

Chapter 14

This is what the letter said…

Another thing was the riot…

Chapter 15

William Twyti was called for…

Chapter 16

He weighed between ten and twenty score…

Wart had lost the panicky feeling…

In a small bushment the grim boar stood at bay…

So King Pellinore was bent over the dead beast…

Chapter 17

‘Another thing I like about them,’ said the Wart

‘Well, you know quite well,’ said Merlyn…

Chapter 18

‘Do you like it?’ asked the owl…

It was a long and terrible journey…

People don’t think of trees as alive…

The Wart watched…

Chapter 19

Being invisible is not so pleasant as it sounds…

They had become interested in this discussion…

‘I think that was a very good wreath…’

There was a distant noise…

Chapter 20

The education of any civilized gentleman…

Chapter 21

The call sounded from far away…

‘I don’t want to hear it any more…’

With these words…

The old gentleman scratched about…

Chapter 22

King Pellinore closed his eyes tight…

Chapter 23

When he got to the inn it was closed.

A snake slipping easily along the coping…

Chapter 24

Publisher’s Weekly

March 2008

“Neville Jason’s approach, he says, is to be ‘humble to the material’ he is working with and to let the ‘powers of absorption work.’...Jason, who was awarded the Diction Prize by Sir John Gielgud at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, delivers fully developed characters with such warmth and spark that listeners are instantly transported to Sir Ector’s castle.”

The Times

7 February 2008

“Neville Jason is in general an avuncular narrator well matched to White’s prose. This is education the way it ought to be.”

Choose Format:

What is MP3 and FLAC?

Copyright © 2002-14 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.