Gawayne and the Green Knight (Lewis Translation Version 2)

Read by Jerome Lawsen

(4 stars; 14 reviews)

Published in 1903, Gawayne and the Green Knight is a modern-language retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a 14th-century verse romance following a young knight of the Round Table. During Christmas celebrations, a mysterious, entirely green knight presents a challenge to King Arthur's court: that any may strike the stranger a single blow with his green axe, provided he assent to receiving the same a year later. Gawayne accepts the challenge, and its unexpected outcome leads to a great test of his courage and knighthood. A significant addition to this version is the Lady Elfinhart, whose back-story and romance with Gawayne are tightly interwoven with the plot. (Summary by Jerome Lawsen) (1 hr 17 min)


01 - Canto I - The Green Knight 21:41 Read by Jerome Lawsen
02 - Canto II - Elfinhart 19:22 Read by Jerome Lawsen
03 - Canto III - Gawayne 23:59 Read by Jerome Lawsen
04 - Canto IV - Conclusion 12:46 Read by Jerome Lawsen


Too Modern

(2 stars)

Elfinheart wasn't added until around 1913. I wanted the original.

(3 stars)

Great narrator, awful version. If you're already familiar with this story, this would be a nice listen for sure. However, it varies wildly from the original. I enjoyed the listen, but suggest no one listen until they've read/listened to the original.

A lively and entertaining version

(4 stars)

A lively and entertaining version of the story well worth listening to. Should have been entitled "The Green Knight Before Christmas" (have a listen and you'll see what I mean...

(5 stars)

Excellent reading!!!Very talented young man!!! Please read more!!! This is a spritely, sweet, and rather humorous version of the old classic!

(3.5 stars)

I would recommend the J.R.R. Tolkien version