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    • Fifth Business

    • The Deptford Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    This first novel in The Deptford Trilogy introduces Ramsay, a man who returns from World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross but who is destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As we hear Ramsey tell his story, we begin to realize that, from childhood, he has influenced those around him in a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story narration less so.

    • By TDJO on 27-08-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Manticore

    • The Deptford Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The Manticore, the second book in The Deptford Trilogy after Fifth Business, follows David Staunton, a man pleased with his success but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. As he seeks help through therapy, he encounters a wonderful cast of characters who help connect him to his past and the death of his father.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story but strange performance

    • By TDJO on 02-09-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • World of Wonders

    • The Deptford Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as a modern classic, Robertson Davies' acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. World of Wonders, the third book in the series after The Manticore, follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim - the most illustrious magician of his age - who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, performance ok

    • By TDJO on 11-09-17

    Regular price: £24.19

    • What's Bred in the Bone

    • By: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Francis Cornish was always good at keeping secrets. From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood to his mysterious encounters with a small-town embalmer, an expert art restorer, a Bavarian countess, and various masters of espionage, the events in Francis' life were not always what they seemed. This wonderfully ingenious portrait of an art expert and collector of international renown is told in stylish, elegant prose and endowed with lavish portions of Davies' wit and wisdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book greater than the sum of its words

    • By CMoon on 27-10-11

    Regular price: £27.09

    • Selected Shorts

    • Pets!
    • By: Gail Godwin, Ana Menendez, Robertson Davies, and others
    • Narrated by: Jane Curtin, Jacqueline Kim, Charles Keating
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The cast of characters in this compilation is a menagerie of animals: cats, dogs, birds, even a dragon - and their owners. These stories look at the myriad of experiences, and adventures, that pet ownership can bring. Join a medieval scholar who discovers that not all mythical creatures are extinct, stalk the night with the Cat of Frankenstein, kick that caffeine habit with a class of kindergartners, dance along with a divorcée and her dog, and more!

    Regular price: £18.99