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Download Boneland: The Weirdstone Trilogy, Book 3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (144 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Garner Narrator: Robert Powell Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Boneland is Alan Garner's continuation of the story thread which began in his first and enduringly popular fantasy children's novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, published in 1960, it has never been out of print. The Moon of Gomrath followed in 1963 taking the story further with the same two children, Colin and Susan. But Boneland is particularly fascinating because it takes the story into adulthood, with Colin again the main proponent. Boneland is read by the experienced actor Robert Powell, at the request of Alan Garner himself.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sffgeek | 2/16/2014

    " Not what I'd hoped for, but not unexpected. An novel too interested in literary tricks and devices to tell a straight-forward story. The answers are only given obliquely, which wouldn't be too bad, if the process of obfuscation didn't also disguise the fact that some events are never are explained at all (that I could see). But still with some merit even for a non-literati / non-intellectual like me. Very haunting, and the images stay with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 2/4/2014

    " This is completely different to the 2 preceding, aimed at adults rather than kids I think. Difficult read in the beginning especially, if like me, you read all three in a sequence. This is like a jolt out of the blue, at first I was "what the hell is going on" - stick with it. It's one of those books that you have to think about rather than an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/29/2014

    " Beautifully written, but not the book I was hoping for, and not the third book of a trilogy following Weirdstone and MOG for my money: if you really want to know what happened to Susan, or meet some of the other characters again, not happening, sorry. I enjoyed it; he's a great writer - but a little disappointed overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Malcolm | 1/26/2014

    " As a young 'un, I believe my father recommended that I read the works of Alan Garner. I recall an imprecise image of being in Hellesdon library and seeing the Owl Service and Elidor on the book shelf. I read these two books, as well as Weirdstone, and possibly others, but I have no memory of the stories. However they must have made some permanent impact on me as I couldn't resist picking up this new story from Garner in the bookshop the other day. I won't say too much about this book here as it is an unusual, clever little story that I am not entirely sure I have understood, particularly the ending. It is not really a fantasy story (which you may expect, given the author's history), although there are plenty of elements of mysticism, folk-tale and magic realism. I enjoyed it a lot, and Garner remains a fantastic story teller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cooper Renner | 1/24/2014

    " Imagine the concision of Penelope Fitzgerald, and then square it: thus is the compression of Garner's writing. Virtually every word is dialogue, narrative action, or laconic description. No explanations, no explications. Jump in, go with the flow, and see what happens. Two stories, one in the Ice Age, one in the present, alternate and reflect off each other. A cave artist and an astrophysicist. An ancient man (a Neanderthal?) who knows his place exactly in the cosmos, and a modern man who can't remember anything that happened to him before he was 13. Garner is sui generis: not "merely" llterary, not trendy: he is the real thing, perhaps England's greatest living novelist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caz | 1/20/2014

    " Well. Perhaps I didn't get it, but I'm really sad about this being the ending to two of my favourite books as a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Croggon | 1/16/2014

    " Garner the poet at his most blazing. Deeply honest, moving book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 12/27/2013

    " A very intense and strange sort of book. I've read Garner's adult fiction before so had some inkling that it wouldn't be a straight-forward sort of narrative, but in fact, I'd call this experimental... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pkelsay | 12/26/2013

    " Not what I wanted, but what was needed. I greatly respect how Garner concluded the trilogy. Its magic is more subsumed, but as we read about Colin as an adult, I think that is how it must be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Bounds | 8/4/2013

    " It will take me a while to digest what I have read, but I am once again caught up n Garner's imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Melly | 7/15/2013

    " An extraordinary sequel to Weirdstone of B. and the Moon of Gomrath. Not really a children's book, which is appropriate enough, as the story is based around the now-grown-up Colin. Why is he mad? Where is his sister? And why is he unable to leave Alderly Edge? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sc | 5/28/2013

    " Somehow his adult books don't work for me like the kids' books do. They seem to be too obsessed with landscape to build a proper story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Raymond Just | 5/6/2013

    " So disappointing. Can't really even begin to say anything other than - if you like the first two books, don't bother reading this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Oliver | 3/23/2013

    " Just stunning. Garner's conclusion to the Weird Stone trilogy is grown-up writing in the best sense of the term. A startling meditation on magic, metaphysics and loss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 3/11/2013

    " A strange but enjoyable culmination to the Weirdstone trilogy. Not what I was expecting and being surprised is always good. Though be warned, if you're looking for a nice neat ending, this raises more questions than answers. "

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