Sir Gawain and the Green KnightAudiobook CD - 2007
This translation narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.
Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, p2007
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (5 hr., 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in