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Young Arthur doesn't understand why pulling a sword from a stone qualifies him for kingship. Old Merlin tells him a story of his childhood, when he first learned to trust in himself: a story about fighting dragons, clashing armies, and a young boy's prophetic dreams. Merlin's story inspires young Arthur with the confidence he will need to become a great king.

Masterfully narrated by film star Kevin Kline

©1991 Lightyear Entertainment L.P. (P)1991 Lightyear Entertainment L.P.

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  • Alpaca Picnic
  • 10-08-2019

kevin kline!

artfully performed short story of magical proportions demonstrating the power of storytelling and the crystalline well that is youth.

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  • Javier Sarcar
  • 13-02-2021

Merlin at his finest

wonderfully theatrical and extremely entertaining! the whole family ages 5 to 37 were captured by the story.

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  • Deborah Clark
  • 23-11-2020

Magnificent

I absolutely loved this. what a captivating tale of the Master Merlin and The Once and Future King.

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  • Sp
  • 25-08-2020

Loved it

My 6 year old said she’d give it 1000 thumbs up. Good start to finish.

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  • Library Maven
  • 09-08-2020

8 yr old to 84 yr old enjoyed in the car

Perfect length to quell the moans of a 1 hour car trip. all enjoyed. Narrator is of course perfection.

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  • nibbles kayle
  • 03-07-2020

Brief but swell.

Short story, but an enjoyable story. I highly recommend this book. This is appropriate for 5th grade and older.

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  • suemam
  • 31-03-2019

Listened again and again

I’ve listened to this story with my 6 year old granddaughter many times. The story is compelling and it is read with excellence. It was only after listening a few times that i realized it was the actor Kevin Kline.! His telling could not be better.

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  • Rocketfoot7
  • 08-03-2019

Short But Sweet

This was a wonderful audiobook, albeit short. Kevin Kline brings both the characters and story to life with his stunning voice. The background music and sound elements provide the atmosphere to keep you in the world of knights and dragons. Rather than taking on the entire Arthurian legend, this story focuses on one lesson in Arthur’s early kingship. What starts out as a simple tale from Merlin becomes a defining moment in the young king’s life.

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  • bugrudy
  • 09-01-2019

Merlin is the man

love the fancy storys, Merlin the great wizard of the King ARUTHER MOMAB

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  • Melanie
  • 18-04-2010

SHORT BUT GOOD

This book is breif start to the King Auther and Merlin books. There were no dragons to speak of and that part was abit disappointing.

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