The Book of Three Audiobook by Lloyd Alexander
The Book of Three Audiobook is a high fantasy story by American writer Lloyd Alexander, the first of five volumes in The Chronicles of Prydain Audiobook series.
The series follows the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper, a youth raised by Dallben the enchanter, as he nears manhood while helping to resist the forces of Arawn Death-Lord. He gets more than his wish in a fast-paced, action-packed journey that pits him and his new friends in a battle with the land’s greatest evil.
The Book of Three is one of those classic fantasy audiobooks you see on Top Lists and the shelves of used bookshops with a fantasy section of any redeeming value. It also was ranked number 18 among all-time best children’s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with primarily U.S. audience.
Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn’t exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world.
With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the forces of evil, and only Hen Wen knew the secret of keeping the kingdom of Prydain safe from them. But who would find her first?
Why should you listen to The Book of Three?
The Book of Three Audiobook Mp3 is an adventure full of magic, villains, heroes, and one very amazing heroine. If you enjoyed audiobooks like Lord of the Rings Audiobook, or The Chronicles of Narnia Audiobook, you will perhaps like this book and The Prydain Chronicles series as well.
Alexander’s blend of Welsh legend and modern fantasy tropes is both enchanting and compelling and the adventures of Taran, orphan and assistant pig-keeper, are a truly classic example of the hero’s journey from boy to man.
A bit of a warning for the kiddies, though: there’s frequent violence and people do get hurt. Also a word of warning to parents: if you buy the first book, you might as well just buy the whole series for your kid, as s/he will certainly want to keep reading about Taran, Eilonwy, and their friends.
I really liked how by the end of the book, the boring town characters at the start of the story have ended up as models for finding a good place in the world. The former hero becomes a blacksmith. The wizard teaches how to grow a garden and build a community.
If you want to start your children off with good fantasy (or just need some for yourself) I highly recommend “The Book of Three Audiobook Free Download” to begin that journey.
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You may love to listen to all The Chronicles of Prydain Audiobook series by Lloyd Alexander on my website:
Lloyd Alexander – The Book of Three is now available in audible format, almost 5 hrs long, the narration by James Langton, is so enticing that you get hooked instantly.
Narrated by: James Langton
Series: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10