Deptford Trilogy
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  • 1
    Fifth Business: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 1 | Robertson Davies

    Fifth Business: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    (29)
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    (21)
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    (20)

    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.

    Great story narration less so.

    Robertson Davies seems to be less well-known than many of his contemporaries. I read his books some years ago and decided to listen to this one on a l..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 August 2017 by TDJO (Peak District UK)
  • 2
    The Manticore: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 2 | Robertson Davies

    The Manticore: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
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    (13)

    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.

    Great story but strange performance

    This is the second part of the Deptford trilogy and as with the other books by Robertson Davies this is well written and entertaining at a range of le..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by TDJO (Peak District UK)
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    World of Wonders: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 3 | Robertson Davies

    World of Wonders: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    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.

    Excellent book, performance ok

    This is an outstanding piece of writing by Robertson Davies. I read these as books 20 years ago and have enjoyed listening to these versions thoroughl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 September 2017 by TDJO (Peak District UK)