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Download Gormenghast: Volume 2 of the Gormenghast Trilogy Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,861 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mervyn Peake Narrator: Robert Whitfield Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Volume 2 of the classic Gormenghast Trilogy, a doomed lord, an emergent hero, and an array of bizarre creatures haunt the world of Gormenghast Castle. This trilogy, along with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, reigns as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. At the center of everything is the 77th Earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom.

In this second volume, Titus comes of age within the walls of Gormenghast Castle and discovers various family intrigues. His twin aunts, Cora and Clarice, have been imprisoned in their own apartments, believing that they alone among the castle inhabitants were free of a hideous disease referred to as Weasel plague. Titus has discovered secret hiding places in abandoned parts of the castle from which he can watch and learn, unobserved: for he has been exiled to grow up with the common children until the age of 15. And so, not feeling connected to his future responsibilities, Titus drifts back and forth between the complicated social world he will grow up to govern, and a world of fantasy and daydream. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aneel | 2/17/2014

    " Even more bizarre than Titus Groan. It flows along, seeming to make sense in its own odd way and suddenly reverses itself. Everything changes in an abrupt sentence, leaving me to re-read the relevant part over and over to assure myself that it actually said what it seemed to. Very rich. Full of haunting imagery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by g | 2/4/2014

    " Moody, murky Gormenghast, with your echoing corridors and vivid inhabitants: you have haunted and taunted me for three (four?) years now. Forgive me if I strut and crow for a time over your at-long-last vanquished pages! I don't doubt but I shall succumb to your melancholy siren song again in years to come. Know that you have a fervent admirer in me, however erratic my attendance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Daisy Madder | 2/2/2014

    " It is perhaps wrong of me to wish that Steerpike had triumphed.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Iain | 1/25/2014

    " First book is best. A really unique author. "

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