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  • The Mists of Avalon

  • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 50 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding. Truly.

  • By Jessica on 01-12-15

Masterful retelling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-16

If you could sum up The Mists of Avalon in three words, what would they be?

Heartbreaking, empowering, well-crafted

What other book might you compare The Mists of Avalon to, and why?

The Once and Future King, for its masterful retelling of Arthurian legend that brings the timeless tales into a new light.

What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She really gives voices to all the characters - I never felt uncertain about who was speaking. She also keeps my attention amazingly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No way

Any additional comments?

The one downside is that I found the ending quite anti-climactic, and I also questioned some of the characters' actions, finding them out of character.

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