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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Hand Narrator: Jennifer Woodward, John Telfer, Dan Morgan, Emma Fenney, Simon Victor, Kris Dyer, Charlotte Strevens, David Thorpe, various narrators Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781482957198
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In the aftermath of the mysterious death of their lead singer, the young members of a now-legendary British acid folk band hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient English country house with its own dark secrets. There they record Wylding Hall, the album that makes their reputation—but at a terrifying cost, when Julian Blake, their new lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen again.

Now, years later, each of the surviving musicians, their friends and lovers—including a psychic, a photographer, and the band’s manager—meets with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own version of what happened during that summer. But whose story is the true one? And what really happened to Julian Blake?

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  • “By turns comic, elegiac, sexy, romantic, melancholy, and downright chilling, Wylding Hall sweeps us along from swinging London to the terrifying gates of Faerie and into the present—where all spells must be paid for.”

    Ellen Kushner, World Fantasy Award–winning author

  • “[A] luminous evocation of a period and place…The novella gains a strange power apart from its rather restrained supernatural manifestations, a power driven by the sense of lost dreams that has always driven Hand’s best fiction.”

    Locus

  • “Hand writes with elegance, power, and passion about the spell that music can cast and the sorcery that is its creation.”

    River Heights Book Review

  • “Hand builds disquiet and disjuncture quietly; this is not a novel of thrills and puzzles but a lengthy spell itself…Hand is an expert at building mood and atmosphere in ways that you don’t realize until you feel it around you.”

    SF Signal

  • “Icy sensations, secret passageways, and taciturn locals provide Gothic trappings.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] shimmering new supernatural novel…By turns melancholic and joyous, dark and incandescent, this always-surprising tale is full of heart, music, and wonder.”

    Paul Di Filippo, author of The Steampunk Trilogy

  • “A true surreal phantasmagoria, with music and all the accoutrements of the world of rock-and-roll set off by a wonderful admixture of the gothic supernatural.”

    Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of Hôtel Transylvania

  • Finalist for the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel
  • Winner of the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award
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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand flunked out of college a couple of years after seeing Patti Smith perform and became involved in the nascent punk scenes in DC and New York. From 1979 to 1986 she worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum. She was eventually readmitted to university to study cultural anthropology and received her BA. She is the author of many novels, including Winterlong, Waking the Moon, Glimmering, Mortal Love, Illyria, and Radiant Days, as well as three collections of stories, including the recent Saffron and Brimstone. Her fiction has received the Nebula, World Fantasy, Mythopeoic, Tiptree, and International Horror Guild Awards, and her novels have been chosen as notable books by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has also been awarded a Maine Arts Commission Fellowship. A regular contributor to the Washington Post Book World and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, she lives with her family on the coast of Maine.

About the Narrators

Jennifer Woodward is an actress and narrator of audiobooks. She is known for her performance in several high-profile video games and for her part in the narration of Mr. Bones by Paul Theroux.

John Telfer is best known for playing the character of Willy Pettit in five seasons of Bergerac. He has appeared many times in various television dramas, while his parallel theatrical career has involved him in leading roles at the Bristol Old Vic, the Royal National Theatre, the Old Vic in London, and many regional theaters. He has made hundreds of radio broadcasts, and he plays the part of Alan, the vicar, in The Archers.

Charlotte Strevens has worked as a voice and television actress. Among her dozens of audiobook narrations are The Gamekeeper’s Lady by Ann Lethbridge, Tideline by Penny Hancock, and One Illicit Night by Sophia James.

David Thorpe has appeared in numerous stage plays, in repertory, and on tour. Twice a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, he has been heard in many radio plays and readings. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has voiced several fantasy and science fiction books, including a number of the original Doctor Who books and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.