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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    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.

    Been waiting for this

    This is a favorite series of mine from my college days so I was very happy to see it come up on audible. For years, when I was younger, I re-read it n..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 10 2011 by Vinity (NC)
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    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
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    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.

    Be sure you choose what you believe

    “Be sure you choose what you believe and know why you believe it, because if you don't choose your beliefs, you may be certain that some belief, and p..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2017 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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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
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    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.

    Great North American Novel

    I'm convinced, after this trilogy, that everyone after Twain trying to write a wistful, picaresque Bildungsroman and call it the Great American Novel,..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 17 2016 by Sarah R. Jacobs ()