Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Weston Translation)

Read by Tony Addison

(4 stars; 23 reviews)

King Arthur lies at Camelot upon a Christmas-tide and will not eat until he hears tell of a marvel of knightly feats. In among them rides the Green Knight and challenges any knight of the Table Round to the beheading game; one of them, he suggests, can strike off his head and, at the end of a year, if he survives, he will then strike off his beheader's. Gawain accepts the challenge and strikes off his head; the Green Knight gathers up his head and charges him to meet him at the year's end at the Knight's Green Chapel to receive the fatal blow. What betides him on his journey, how he falls into temptation yet fails to fall, is the subject of this all too human tale of an ordinary man, as he come to discover, caught up in a tale he cannot fathom of ritual and romance. (Summary by Tony Addison) (2 hr 37 min)


Part 1 30:36 Read by Tony Addison
Part 2 44:15 Read by Tony Addison
Part 3 47:15 Read by Tony Addison
Part 4 35:29 Read by Tony Addison


good book! It was read a little to slow for me so I had to put on speed mode.

(3 stars)

A magnificent reading

(5 stars)

Delivered with the grittiness and tone of a true winter's ballad. Thank you.

slow reader, over enunciation

(2 stars)

had to speed up reading, get used to robotic amd monotonous voice

(5 stars)

I love Tony Addison's read. It matches the language of the translation and the liminal aesthetic of the tale


(5 stars)

read the book 📚 great book

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

(5 stars)

(4.5 stars)

Excellent reading of this familiar tale.