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The Grey King

Book 4 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
Lu par : Richard Mitchley
Série : The Dark is Rising, Volume 4
Durée : 5 h et 40 min
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There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes - a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he traveled to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will's task to wake with the golden harp the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light.
Listen to more in the Dark Is Rising Sequence.
©2007 Susan Cooper (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Newbery Honor Book

"Susan Cooper is a consummate storyteller, and Richard Mitchley is an extraordinary narrator. His voice resonates with the atmosphere of the British Isles. The power and depth of his voice as the Grey King cause the listener to cower, and his icy tones create chills as the Brenin Llwyd blows by. As Will comes to understand the eerie might of the warestones, Mitchley brings goose bumps to the listener's skin. The interplay of past and present is compelling and believable, given his masterful presentation. This is a fabulous listen!" (AudioFile)

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  • Kara Davis
  • 25/10/2012

This series starts out good but gets weird

What made the experience of listening to The Grey King the most enjoyable?

The discussion of Wales and Mitchley's excellent handling of the language and accent.

What did you like best about this story?

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Any additional comments?

At first I was hesitant to try a new narrator, as Alex Jennings handles the others in the series with aplomb, but after hearing Mitchley's Welsh I don't think Jennings could have done it proper justice. Both are good narrators but Mitchley was the best choice for this particular novel. An enjoyable listen, if a weird book.

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  • Sunshine Reader
  • 30/11/2008

The Best of the Best

This is my favorite of the Dark is Rising series. The reader captures the Welsh accent so very well, it's like being in Wales. Brilliant.

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  • Bibliopa
  • 01/06/2008

Great to listen to

It was lovely to hear all those Welsh words I've always wondered what they sounded like. Beautifully read.

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  • Bryan J. Peterson
  • 27/02/2013

One step closer.

This was actually the first book of the sequence that I ever read. At that time I didn't know it was part of a series. This latest adventure begins when Will Stanton, last of the Old Ones, is sent to visit relatives in Whales while he recovers from a bout of Hepatitis. Soon after his arrival he meets Bran, an introverted, pale boy who seems to know something of Will's true nature and his business. It soon becomes apparent that even here the forces of the Dark, and indeed one of their most powerful lords, are at work, with the unwitting but not entirely unwilling aid of a disagreeable farmer with a grudge against Bran's father. Will the two boys be able to accomplish their mission before all is lost?
This is the only book in the series not read by Alex Jennings. Fortunately Richard Mitchley, Jennings' stand-in, has both a good voice for storytelling and a good ear for accents and dialects. This is a fairly short book but I couldn't put it down for long.

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  • LoveAGoodBook
  • 12/02/2020

The story continues

The story picks up as it goes along--it seemed to start more slowly to me than the others. This one is more intense emotionally, I think, what with the adult relationships figuring in. The narrator took a little while to get into it, but by the end it was a full blown acting production, which was quite enjoyable. His accents are marvelous, but It took me a little bit to warm up to him since I rely liked the narration from the first three. All in all, though, a good story, with an interesting twist on the Arthuruan legend that firs nicely into this world.

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  • Jdee
  • 05/10/2019

Great reading for young and old

Listening to this book in particular has given me an appreciation for the Welch toung. While listening I will pause and try to pronounce a word without much success.

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  • GA Gal
  • 23/05/2019

Wonderful!

A truly talented narrator - thank you for bringing this story into such vivid life for my boys. Our school runs will never be the same!

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  • Nathan
  • 25/02/2014

One of the better in the series

The last of 'the old ones' must find a mystical harp in the welsh country side and defeat the dark side which is corrupting men.
Despite being centered around my least favourite protagonist I didn't mind this story. Simple, short and if you have a loved pet you might find some emotions. Quite a few coincidences and stuff we take for granted without explanation, like the boy's illness at the start.
If your interested in Welsh history and culture there a lot of it here. I'm not so I can't say if it was accurate.
Like the others in the series keep in mind it's for kids.

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  • SoCal Walker
  • 20/11/2010

I lost interest somewhere in Book 2 or 3

This series started out strong, but failed to keep my attention after a while. The author writes really well, but the plot just became too convoluted, the symbolism too complicated to follow.

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  • Dan Cohen
  • 29/01/2017

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  • eusebiaeule
  • 26/08/2008

Fantasy - Klassiker (vierter Teil)

Meine Freude war riesengroß, als ich hier bei Audible die englische Fassung vom 'Wintersonnenwenden-Zyklus' ergattern konnte.

Die an die Gralslegende angelehnte Geschichte um die Geschwister Barney, Simon und Jane Drew, den geheimnisvollen Merriman Lyon und natürlich den 'Uralten' Will Stanton hat mich schon als Kind fasziniert.

Auch heute noch kann ich mich dem Sog der Geschichte, der Spannung und der Sprache kaum entziehen.

Im vorliegenden vierten Band wird Will Stanton, der siebte Sohn eines siebten Sohnes, zur Erholung nach Wales geschickt. Zusammen mit Bran und dessen Hund Cafall versucht er, einen weiteren machtvollen Gegenstand für das Licht zu finden. Welch außergewöhnliche Rolle Bran dabei spielt, erkennt der Hörer erst am Ende des Buches inmitten der fesselnden Auseinandersetzung zwischen dem Licht und der Dunkelheit.

Das Hörbuch 'The Grey King' wird vorzüglich von Richard Mitchley gelesen. Warum die Vorleser getauscht wurden (alle anderen Bände werden von Alex Jennings vorgetragen), kann ich mir nicht erklären. Aber es ist egal, weil beide Männer ihren Job wirklich ausgezeichnet machen.

Die einzelnen Bände dieser Reihe heißen übrigens
01) Over Sea, Under Stone ('Bevor die Flut kommt')
02) The Dark Is Rising ('Wintersonnenwende')
03) Greenwitch ('Greenwitch')
04) The Grey King ('Der Graue König')
05) Silver On The Tree ('Die Mächte des Lichts')

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  • HD
  • 14/12/2019

Wunderbarer Jugendbuchklassiker

Ich habe die Bücher aus der The Dark is Rising-Reihe als Jugendliche verschlungen und bin glücklich, sie heute so hervorragend gelesen im Original hören zu können. Sehr empfehlenswert.