Gormenghast
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(4.1 based on 344 ratings)
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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
    (84)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    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

    It is a masterpiece, a work of art, full of grotesques and plot machinations that you could simply not predict. A work of delightful eccentricity.

    Reviewed on 28 September 2016 by K (UK)
  • 2
    Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake

    Gormenghast

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    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.

    Gormengast

    I enjoy this more than Titus Groan. The story moves quickly with out loosing any of the beautiful descriptive poetry of the first.

    Reviewed on 22 May 2017 by A. M. Hughes (Bristol, UK)
  • 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
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    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.

    Titus groan, gormongast, Titus alone

    I really enjoyed listening to all three books in this series. Very well produced and narated

    Reviewed on 13 July 2017 by L B martinez ()