Gormenghast
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  • 1
    Titus Groan: Gormenghast Trilogy | Mervyn Peake

    Titus Groan: Gormenghast Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (48)
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    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    As the first novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born: he stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that stand for Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual, lost in history, understood only by Sourdust, Lord of the Library. There are tears and strange laughter; fierce births and deaths beneath umbrageous ceilings; dreams and violence and disenchantment contained within a labyrinth of stone.

    Unique

    I've read some of the Amazon comments relating to book/kindle version - their reviews are better written than I can, echoing having read it as a child..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 August 2014 by SOPH1AB ()
  • 2
    Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake

    Gormenghast

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Enter the world of Gormenghast...the vast, crumbling castle to which the 77th Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. A gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old rituals, a world primed to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation and murder.

    I loved the original. this felt like a long haul

    Narrator is great. 1st book in the series is better. a haul to finish, maybe a more pleasurable read since its so descriptive and nicely worded, you k..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Mr ()
  • 3
    Titus Alone | Mervyn Peake

    Titus Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In this final part of the trilogy, we follow Titus, now almost twenty, as he escapes from the Castle, flees its oppressive Ritual, and becomes lost in a sandstorm. Helped by the owner of a travelling zoo, Muzzlehatch, and his ex-lover Juno, Titus ends up stranded in a big, bustling city. No one there having heard of Gormenghast, the general consensus is that the boy is deranged, and with no papers, he's soon arrested for vagrancy.

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