Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White

Title:  The Sword in the Stone
Author: T.H. White
Read by:  Neville Jason
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Length: Approximately 3 hours and 47 minutes
Source: Downloaded from Overdrive through the Kewaunee Public Library.  Thank-you!

I read The Sword in the Stone many years ago and have always enjoyed the Disney movie.  For a family road trip, we decided to listen to the audiobook version of The Sword in the Stone.  It was another hit for the family.  It was an entertaining fantasy novel with a lot of humor that entertained the entire family.

In The Sword in the Stone, Arthur is a young boy being raised by Sir Kay with the inglorious nickname of Wart.  When a new tutor, Merlin, arrives, Arthur is taught about life by various fantasies coming alive through magic such as history from a snake and courage from a hawk.  Merlin makes learning fun, and Arthur learns many valuable lessons on his journey to becoming a man.  He also meets interesting characters such as King Pellinore. 

We wanted to continue listening to this series, but unfortunately the audiobook is not available at our library or in the library system.  It’s expensive to purchase it so I’m not sure we are going to do that.

Overall, The Sword in the Stone had great humor and was a unique take on the Arthurian Legend.

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