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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,918 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colin Meloy Narrator: Amanda Plummer Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. At least until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one's ever gone in - or at least returned to tell of it.

So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend, Curtis, deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval - a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater, as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.

Wildwood is a spellbinding tale full of wonder, danger, and magic that juxtaposes the thrill of a secret world and modern city life. Original and fresh yet steeped in classic fantasy, this is a novel could have only come from the imagination of Colin Meloy, celebrated for his inventive and fantastic storytelling as the lead singer of the Decemberists. Wildwood is truly a new classic for the 21st century.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glyn | 2/19/2014

    " A good start to an intriguing new fantasy series. A little predictable in places but entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Polly | 2/18/2014

    " Good book, although not as good as it could be--there were points where I felt it could have gone somewhere much more interesting, and it didn't. Nice illustrations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/5/2014

    " I really wanted to love this book, because I love the Decemberists and Colin's beautiful lyrics. And while I completely appreciate the overall message of the book (stewardship of the Earth, not being able to escape the consequences of your own actions, how those actions can have ripple effects on the world around you, the heartbreak in imposing our own moral order on an indifferent universe), I just couldn't quite attach to the characters and the story fell flat for me. I also had a hard time suspending my disbelief throughout most of the tale, which is not usually a problem at all for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janeanne | 1/26/2014

    " I enjoyed the story and the characters, but the language actually kept me from immersing fully into the book. Maloy relishes language and vocabulary--and his voice is so distinctive that I was constantly distracted from the story by thoughts of "there's another Colin Meloy sentence that I can imagine being in a song." "

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About the Author
Author Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy once wrote Ray Bradbury a letter, informing him that he “considered himself an author too,” when he was ten. Since then, he has gone on to be the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists, where he channels all of his weird ideas into weird songs. With the Wildwood Chronicles, he now channels those ideas into novels. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family.