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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,678 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mervyn Peake Narrator: Rupert Degas Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Titus Groan has fled the rambling, ruined and ruinous castle of Gormenghast, desperate for a view of the world beyond. But he wasn't prepared for this! Satellites, death-rays, sinister policemen and underworld outcasts live in a nightmarish contemporary city that feels like something by Wells, Burroughs or Philip K. Dick. Threatened and lost, he begins to miss the home he left; but surely he won't be tempted back?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger Kirkbride | 2/1/2014

    " Ghormengast and Titus Groan give a hint at Mervyn Peake's mental processes; Titus Groan is what happens when they break down altogether. It's difficult to read until you understand what the author was going through; then the thread seems easier but the emotional ride is much harder. Read it with sympathy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conor | 1/20/2014

    " Weird, disjointed, and a bizarre edition to a strange series. In a word:YES! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/20/2014

    " Still not seeing it as up to the standard of the previous two but probably enjoyed it more this time round than before. The characters simply aren't as appealing/memorable and Titus himself seems more a recipient cipher than a protagonist. Brilliant flashes in the writing ("It was a light to slaughter infants by") rather than any sustained flights of genius. Had Peake been on top of his game then things might have been otherwise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryland | 1/20/2014

    " This book left a lasting impression on me. The intensely weird imagery isn't common in adult fiction and, unlike the previous two in the trilogy, this one reads quickly. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 1/2/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne | 12/14/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 10/31/2013

    " Don't be discouraged from reading this "incomplete" and "errant" last installment of the trilogy. It's just as good as the others---it simply is so in its own way. It's a satisfying end to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ticklish Owl | 10/19/2013

    " If you liked this book, you might also enjoy Foundling, Lamplighter, and Factotum by D.M. Cornish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Schaff-Stump | 10/2/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzammah | 8/6/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cornelia | 7/17/2013

    " This one was better than the second book of the Gormenghast series and light years better than the first. Still lots of descriptions, but now with sense and not just narcissistic word plays. The farer away from Gormenghast castle, the more intelligent and likely the characters obviously become. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ktomlins | 7/31/2012

    " 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 | 6/27/2012

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ikonopeiston | 7/25/2011

    " This is a groaner. (Little pun there.) Better it should never have been written. Peake died before he could complete and edit this to his usual standards and it shows. If you read the trilogy, just skip this one and revel in the first two. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Merak | 7/19/2011

    " 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. "

  • 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 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.

About the Narrator

Rupert Degas can be heard reading numerous audiobooks, including the Saga of Darren Shan series by Darren Shan, and his narrations have won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has also lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including Mr Bean, Robotboy, Bob the Builder and has performed in more than thirty radio productions, including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.