Tristan and Iseult

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joseph Bédier

Narrated By: Joy Chan

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes


This is the Arthurian legend of Tristan and Iseult. It is a tale of love, honour, intrigue, betrayal and jealousy, ending ultimately in tragedy. This story predates that of Lancelot and Guinevere, and is one of the most influential romances of the medieval period, inspiring many artists, from story-tellers to painters to composers.
(Summary by Joy Chan)


  • Sara Parker

    Four stars for the story, three for the narrator, and one measly star for Librivox. No, not even. No stars for Librivox. We get it, Librivox. This is your recording, it's in the public domain, it's The Romance of Tristan and Isolde by Joseph Bédier, and Joy Chan narrates it. No need to remind us after EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER. As for Joy, I like her. Her voice is nice, and she doesn't try and pull wild accents for every character. She's clearly an amateur without professional equipment and makes a few mistakes, but it wasn't bad. It was easy for me to pay attention. The story was excellent. A true romantic tragedy, it has all the danger and betrayal and love you could ask for. The movie seemed really similar to Romeo and Juliet, but the stories set themselves apart. And that's all I can think to say, so there you have it.

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