• Gormenghast

  • The Gormenghast Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Mervyn Peake
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Gormenghast

By: Mervyn Peake
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
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Publisher's Summary

Continuing to mark 100 years since Mervyn Peake’s birth, Naxos AudioBooks releases the second novel in the cycle series. Gormenghast follows protagonist Titus (now the 77th earl of Gormenghast) from the age of seven to 17 and describes his desire to break free from the physical and psychological constraints of the castle. Meanwhile, the Machiavellian Steerpike continues his dastardly rise to power. But will he succeed?

©1950 Peters Fraser & Dunlop Group Limited (P)2011 Naxos AudioBooks

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  • eileen
  • 06-14-11

The ultimate fantasy.

This is like marmite,love in my case,great characters in Steerpike the kitchen boy
but then he turns into a great villain.The story twists and turns with great suprises

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  • Steve R
  • 09-07-21

The best of the series imho

Building upon an understanding of the mundane fantastical routines at Gormenghast this book is the best of the series with more storyline and far more dramatic characterisations than the others.

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  • nick
  • 06-04-19

Choking labyrinthine claustrophobia

A choking story of labyrinthine claustrophobia, as generations of a 'family' writhe and squirm in Gothic splendour

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  • MR N E MURRELL
  • 01-29-16

Classic, genre expanding fantasy

Brilliantly written and brilliantly narrated, Gormenghast it's one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written. A thrilling, grotesque, and bleakly comic tale, it's a virtually flawless modern classic and I strongly recommend it.