Gormenghast

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 220 ratings

Titus Groan Summary

The complete, unabridged audiobook of Titus Groan.

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.

A brilliantly sustained flight of gothic imagination.

©1968 The Estate of Mervyn Peake (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • Titus Groan

    • Gormenghast Trilogy
    • By: Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unique

    • By K on 28-09-16

    Regular price: £25.99

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    • Titus Groan, Volume 2

    • Gormenghast Trilogy, Volume 2 Book 2
    • By: Mervyn Peake
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  • Book 2

    • Gormenghast

    • By: Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gormengast

    • By A. M. Hughes on 22-05-17

    Regular price: £27.99

  • Book 3

    • Titus Alone

    • By: Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Titus groan, gormongast, Titus alone

    • By L B martinez on 13-07-17

    Regular price: £21.99