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Dreams and Shadows Audiobook

Dreams and Shadows

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Publisher's Summary

In the debut novel Dreams and Shadows, screenwriter and noted film critic C. Robert Cargill takes us beyond the veil, through the lives of Ewan and Colby, young men whose spirits have been enmeshed with the otherworld from a young age. This brilliantly crafted narrative - part Neil Gaiman, part Guillermo Del Torro, part William Burroughs - follows the boys from their star-crossed adolescences to their haunted adulthoods.

Cargill's tour-de-force takes us inside the Limestone Kingdom, a parallel universe where whisky-swilling genies and foul-mouthed wizards argue over the state of the metaphysical realm. Having left the spirit world and returned to the human world, Ewan and Colby discover that the creatures from this previous life have not forgotten them, and that fate can never be sidestepped. With sensitivity and hopeful examination, Cargill illuminates a supernatural culture that all too eerily resembles our own. Set in a richly imagined and constructed world, complete with its own richly detailed history and mythology, Dreams and Shadows is a deeply engaging story about two extraordinary boys becoming men.

©2013 C. Robert Cargill (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Donal westmeath, Ireland 24/01/2015
    Donal westmeath, Ireland 24/01/2015 Member Since 2012

    I loove sci fi and fantasy. Can't get enough but I end up buying romance and crime as well so my partner can listen to something with me. :)

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    "dark and tragic but wonderfully written"

    this story seems disjointed at the start. separate tragically horrible short stories beginning what turns out to be an excellently written plot and memorable characters

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    mr 07/04/2013
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    Nearly finished this audiobook, and absolutely loving it, I only listen in small blocks to make the whole experience last longer!

    Good story, well read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sarahmoose2000 29/04/2014
    sarahmoose2000 29/04/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Demonic Pixies"

    There is a veil between this world and the supernatural world of fairies, pixies, goblins etc. It's not a case of pretty wee flower fairies at the bottom of the garden, it's Tinkerbell in major psycho beastie mode and drunk angels on the rampage.

    A baby is swapped with a changeling shortly after its birth and the two boys' lives are followed to adulthood.

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    Gwen Townsend Horsham, UK 12/06/2014
    Gwen Townsend Horsham, UK 12/06/2014 Member Since 2013
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing


    Would you ever listen to anything by C. Robert Cargill again?

    Never


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Vikas Adam?

    Anyone


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dreams and Shadows?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Quite possibly the worst book I've ever suffered through, performed in an affected fake accent punctuated by falsetto screeching.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful

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