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Download Titus Alone: Volume 3 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 (1,670 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: November 2001 ISBN:
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In Volume 3 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 third volume, Titus turns against the iron discipline of Gormenghast's ritual and sets forth on an uncertain quest - to find himself. His pilgrimage leads to encounters with mysteriously omnipotent, ruthless police, and a battle to the death with Veil, a gaunt ogre with a body like whips and a face that moves like the shiftings of the gray slime of the pit. Titus, in his quest for independence from his legacy, despite the fantastical trappings of his odyssey, captures successfully the humanistic conception of contemporary man. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rochelle | 1/12/2014

    " Gormenghast #3 - waiting to read in sequence "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 12/27/2013

    " The last completed Titus Groan book was a little less coherent and polished as the first two. The fantastic language and imagination are still there and it is a pleasure to read - just not quite complete. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Schaff-Stump | 12/26/2013

    " I'm not too sure what to make of this. The book rips Titus out of his medieval world and puts him in the realm of mad scientists. But Juno and Muzzlehatch are great characters, even if Titus himself needs a good beating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 12/8/2013

    " Book 3 of the Gormenghast Trilogy. A very odd series of books about the biggest castle in the world and it's crazy inhabitants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvira | 10/19/2013

    " Interesting and strange as to be expected. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ktomlins | 9/28/2013

    " Sadly Mervyn didn't get to finish this book, and it shows. There should be some law against other people finding your half finished manuscripts and publishing them after you've gone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Merak | 9/27/2013

    " This book is so different from the previous two books. We have the edition that has all 3 books in one volume and, when Mark was reading it, I told him to just skip this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzammah | 4/8/2013

    " I envy Peake's imagination although perhaps not his descent into bat shit craziness which is most palpable in the final Gormengast book. Much fun though and his characters are just ace and bizarre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Dearborn | 4/17/2012

    " One of my favorite Series of books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 3/23/2012

    " My favorite of the Gormenghast trilogy. Bizarre and beautiful fantasy. I've yet to read anything quite like Peake. He created an entire separate cosmos with Gormenghast. A true original, which is, sadly, very very rare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie Butler | 3/9/2012

    " First read in 1991. Have read it since and it's still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Misty | 5/11/2011

    " I didn't like this book as much as I liked the first two in the trilogy. I see why the author chose to end the series this way. Just a bit too metaphorical for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie | 3/4/2011

    " First read in 1991. Have read it since and it's still good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne | 1/5/2011

    " By all means, read "Titus Groan" and "Gormenghast" but skip this one. Apparently it was never meant as a trilogy-ender, nor was it completed to the author's satisfaction--and it shows. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 12/27/2010

    " It's not really right to tag this as 'read' because I didn't. I tried, I made a good start but I skipped so many chunks of it I have to own up that it wasn't 'finished' at all.
    Many people love this so don't take any notice of me, maybe it was just not my kind of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordi | 10/5/2010

    " Tercer de la trilogia sobre Gormenghast. Diferent als dos primers llibres, més poètic i especial, tot i que no tant espectacular.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 7/28/2009

    " Stick with the first two books as a pair, this one as a weird appendix... "

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About the Author
Author Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Laurence Peake (1911–1968) was born and raised in China until the age of eleven. He went on to study at the Royal Academy School in London, where he developed as an artist, designer, and writer. He worked as an artist on the island of Sark for several years and then returned to London to hold several exhibitions. Peake has also published illustrated verse and short stories for children, plays, short stories, and novels.