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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amanda Craig Narrator: Daniel Hill Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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Benedick Hunter is a man who has lost everything. A failed actor and divorced father, his life takes on a new direction when he finds a book of his mother's in which real people and their stories are strangely interwoven with traditional fairy-tales. In 1965, Laura, an American illustrator of children's books, committed suicide in Primrose Hill after Benedick's father left her for another woman. Her son can remember nothing about her, but the fairy-tales and their tantalizing illustrations convince him that his own life is in some way echoing hers. 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 Linda Tuplin | 9/13/2013

    " What a great description of "the nature of depression and of the healing power of storytelling in our lives." Quite absorbing, and such a vivid description of what so many people experience. A great find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Gessling | 12/28/2012

    " This is about a son's journey to discovering why his mother commited suicide. It is well written and different. It is not as dark as it seems. We all have to clean the cobwebs out of the corners of our minds , don't we? Try it you might like it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JulieK | 12/2/2012

    " The unlikeable narrator and jumpy plot ended up outweighing the interesting premise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Selene | 11/25/2012

    " I was a little disappointed in this book, but once I got into it it was ok. Initially I expected it to be mysterious and dark, but it wasn't even fantasy! Basically it is about depression and how it can grip and take hold of you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/1/2012

    " In a Dark wood was a book I found in the People magazine book reviews. I drove two hours to buy it and couldn't put it down once I did. I wanted more from Craig after reading it, and highly recommend it to anyone interested in mental illness/ fairy tales /and family secrets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivencio | 1/24/2012

    " the blurb by andrew solomon made me buy this book which turned out to be an inventive and perceptive depiction of a breakdown. it made me search for other titles by amanda craig. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 5/26/2011

    " Very dark, very British. An immersion in fairy tale psychology and an inward quest with the (rather unlikeable) protagonist. I do wonder why the author chose to make Benedick so abrasive and sour, particularly to his poor children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/4/2011

    " What a great description of "the nature of depression and of the healing power of storytelling in our lives." Quite absorbing, and such a vivid description of what so many people experience. A great find. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/23/2010

    " In a Dark wood was a book I found in the People magazine book reviews. I drove two hours to buy it and couldn't put it down once I did. I wanted more from Craig after reading it, and highly recommend it to anyone interested in mental illness/ fairy tales /and family secrets. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JulieK | 12/2/2010

    " The unlikeable narrator and jumpy plot ended up outweighing the interesting premise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/29/2009

    " This is about a son's journey to discovering why his mother commited suicide. It is well written and different. It is not as dark as it seems. We all have to clean the cobwebs out of the corners of our minds , don't we? Try it you might like it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory | 1/8/2009

    " Benedick Hunter is in Dante's dark wood. He is recently divorced and unemployed. These convergent events send him on a journey to discover why his mother killed herself when he was a small boy. Craig has written an incredible story of manic depression. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 7/1/2007

    " Very dark, very British. An immersion in fairy tale psychology and an inward quest with the (rather unlikeable) protagonist. I do wonder why the author chose to make Benedick so abrasive and sour, particularly to his poor children. "

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