Deptford Trilogy
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 283 ratings)
  • 1

    Fifth Business: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (151)

    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.

    Vinity says: "Been waiting for this"
    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)
  • 2

    The Manticore: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    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.

    Jonelle says: "Unusual Plot Continues Series"
    Unusual Plot Continues Series

    This was the second in Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy. I loved the first book, and probably finished this only because the first was so enjoyab..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 14 2012 by Jonelle (Camp Hill, PA, United States)
  • 3

    World of Wonders: The Deptford Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    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.

    Jonelle says: "Disappointing Finish"
    Disappointing Finish

    I finally finished Robertson Davies' modern classic, the Deptford trilogy, and I'm sorry to report that the third entry, World of Wonders, provided a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 14 2012 by Jonelle (Camp Hill, PA, United States)