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Mythago Wood Audiobook

Mythago Wood

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

Mythago Wood is regarded as one of the finest fantasy novels of the 20th century.

Deep within the wildwood lies a place of myth and mystery, from which few return, and of those few, none remain unchanged. Ryhope Wood may look like a three-mile-square fenced-in wood in rural Herefordshire on the outside, but inside, it is a primeval, intricate labyrinth of trees, impossibly huge, unforgettable... and stronger than time itself.

Stephen Huxley has already lost his father to the mysteries of Ryhope Wood. On his return from the Second World War, he finds his brother, Christopher, is also in thrall to the mysterious wood, wherein lies a realm where mythic archetypes grow flesh and blood, where love and beauty haunt your dreams, and in promises of freedom lies the sanctuary of insanity....

©1984 Robert Holdstock (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

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    K UK 26/07/2015
    K UK 26/07/2015 Member Since 2012

    I use audible because I am too lazy to hold a book.

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    "Creative and refreshing."
    What made the experience of listening to Mythago Wood the most enjoyable?

    The fact that this is described as 'fantasy' gave me pre-conceptions about the plot which I am pleased to say were very happily challenged. An unexpectedly engaging book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mythago Wood?

    The moment I realised I was listening to a book very different from, but not worse for being utterly different to, the one I was expecting.


    What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?

    As always, his different accents for the different characters makes the book stand out as a dramatic performance rather than just one that is read to you.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It is intriguing, certainly.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a book that doesn't really sit very well under any 'genre'; it has elements of myth, fantasy, mystery among others, so buy it and listen with an open mind.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R Teignmouth, United Kingdom 17/06/2015
    R Teignmouth, United Kingdom 17/06/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "great listen...."

    enchanting story with fantastic narration, if you like Neil Gaiman, John Connolly's book of lost things, you will like this tale of the woods

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    R. Maines 10/10/2016
    R. Maines 10/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    This was the book that showed me fantasy could be good. Forgot about the later books, this is the first and the best.

    Narration was good, the narrator sounded like Richard Burton at times, listened at x1.5 playback speed.

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    D4n Farnham, Surrey 07/10/2016
    D4n Farnham, Surrey 07/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Holdstock at his atmospheric best."

    Intriguing, imaginative and highly original. Eagerly awaiting the rest of the series on Audible, to continue the journey.

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    Mr J R Hobbs 08/09/2016
    Mr J R Hobbs 08/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "fabulous deep storytelling"

    loved this book. Anyone with a passing interest in myth and legend should experience this.

    Rupert Degas is a master narrator and is the reason I first downloaded this book. Glad I did.

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    Miles 21/06/2016
    Miles 21/06/2016
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    "Excellent book , read narration"

    I read this book years ago and loved it. The story is superb and the narration excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Seton 20/07/2016
    Deborah Seton 20/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Rather immature; struggled to finish"

    This was one of those books where you feel like you're waiting for some kind of development that never comes. A kind of schoolboy's immature romantic dream - I wasn't sure if that was entirely down to the author's undeveloped craft, or if it was a product of its time - perhaps both.

    Very decent performance by the narrator though.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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