Gormenghast
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  • Titus Groan, Volume 2: Gormenghast Trilogy, Volume 2 Book 2 | Mervyn Peake

    Titus Groan, Volume 2: Gormenghast Trilogy, Volume 2 Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    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.

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    Titus Groan: Volume 1 of the Gormenghast Trilogy | Mervyn Peake

    Titus Groan: Volume 1 of the Gormenghast Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Enter the fantastical world of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Trilogy, one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. Novelist C.S. Lewis called Peake's books "actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience."

    Count Me Among the Peake Fans

    As others have noted, Peake is often spoken of in the same breath as Tolkein. They are undoubtedly two of the greatest English fantasy novelists of th..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2007 by Benjamin L. Alpers (Norman, OK USA)
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    Titus Groan: Gormenghast Trilogy, Volume 1 Book 1 | Mervyn Peake

    Titus Groan: Gormenghast Trilogy, Volume 1 Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    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.

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  • Gormenghast Volume 2 | Mervyn Peake

    Gormenghast Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    "Enter the world of Gormenghast...the vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. 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.

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    Gormenghast: Volume 2 of the Gormenghast Trilogy | Mervyn Peake

    Gormenghast: Volume 2 of the Gormenghast Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Enter the fantastical world of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Trilogy, one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. Novelist C.S. Lewis called Peake's books "actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience."

    A “Supernaturally Outlandish” Masterpiece

    Gormenghast (1950), the second novel in Mervyn Peake’s classic fantasy trilogy, opens with seven-year-old Titus Groan, the 77th Earl of Gormenghast, a..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2012 by Jefferson (Fukuoka, Japan)
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    Gormenghast, Volume 1 | Mervyn Peake

    Gormenghast, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    Enter the world of Gormenghast...the vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. 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.

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    Titus Alone: Volume 3 of the Gormenghast Trilogy | Mervyn Peake

    Titus Alone: Volume 3 of the Gormenghast Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Enter the fantastical world of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Trilogy, one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. Novelist C.S. Lewis called Peake's books "actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience."

    Poetic Fantasy

    The final book in the Gormenghast Trilogy, considered by many to be one of the greatest fantasy series ever written, right up there with Tolkiens Lord..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2008 by Joseph (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
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    Titus Alone | Mervyn Peake

    Titus Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    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.

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