The Castle of Llyr Audiobook by Lloyd Alexander
The Castle of Llyr Audiobook is a high fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander, the third of five volumes in The Chronicles of Prydain Audiobook series. It is the most traditionally romantic episode of the Chronicles, with the protagonist pursuing a damsel in distress and wishing to express his feelings for her.
The story continues the adventures of Taran “Assistant Pig-Keeper”, primarily on the Isle of Mona west of Prydain, far from the forces of Arawn, Lord of Death.
At the same time, the plot is a classic mystery, which the ensemble characters work to solve. Themes of the fortuitous accident, of magic enhancing already inherent traits, and of music soothing the savage breast may lift the reader’s spirit. Revenge and power-hunger are further touched on, as are thwarted dreams and the challenges of the onerous oath.
Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben. Why does she have to go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady when she’s already a princess?
But Eilonwy soon faces much more than the ordeal of becoming a dignified young maiden, for she possesses magical powers sought by the evil enchantress Queen Achren.
When Eilonwy is put under a deep spell, Taran and his companions set out on a dangerous quest to rescue her. Yet how can a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper hope to stand against the evilest enchantress in all of Prydain?
Why should you listen to The Castle of Llyr?
The Prydain audiobooks are becoming more and more fun as they come! This one was great fun and included several of my favorite elements. The Castle of Llyr Audiobook Mp3 is essential reading for anyone, regardless of age, gender or reading preferences.
Although The Castle of Llyr Audiobook Free classed as both fantasy and children’s literature, these books can be enjoyed by everyone. Not just for its fantastical elements and the broad good vs. evil conflict, but for their gentle humor, loveable characters and vindication of humanity over, not just fantasy-evil, but the more base qualities of greed, ignorance, spite, and pride.
There are some great encounters with magical beings though. And the new character, bumbling Prince Rhun, was hilarious. The plot is mostly a rescue mission but it explores various new places and is very fast-paced. Just like the previous volumes, it is both fun and quick to read!
For those who have listened to Harry Potter Audio Books, James Langton does as good a job as Jim Dale. It was wonderful to listen to him bring Taran and his friends to life.
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Lloyd Alexander – The Castle of Llyr 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 3
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10