Regular price: $14.45

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods, among the Woodtrolls, but he isn't one of them. In a brave attempt to find out where he belongs, Twig wanders into the mysterious, fascinating, and sometimes hazardous world beyond the Deepwoods. In his travels he encounters myriad peculiar creatures, like his wise guardian, the Caterbird; the Slaughterers, a peaceful race who butcher animals for their livelihood; and the vicious, bile-swilling Rotsucker. Always mindful of the Gloamglozer, whose presence haunts the thoughts of all the inhabitants of The Edge, Twig pursues his quest until he discovers his roots, not among the trees, but in the skies. With his new allies, the Sky Pirates, Twig prepares to embark on his next adventure.
©1998 Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell; (P)2005 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"In the Tolkien/Pratchett tradition...written with more than usual elegance." (Sunday Times)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.4 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.4 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Jeff
  • 11-22-06

five star

this is a great read and a must for those who are harry pottered out. funny and just keeps you wanting more

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Makey
  • 03-29-16

All amazing

I'm revisiting this book after reading it as a child, it is still really good! The narrator's performance is excellent, and certainly helps create just the experience I was looking for.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Andy Ashburn
  • 12-07-17

An old friend found again

Had this book on cassette and loved it then and still love the story although the narrator wasn't as good as the first one I heard I still enjoyed this story.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • mrs brown
  • 11-20-16

we loved it..

fantastic... some very sad and Stressful moments. my ten year old daughter loved it too.. constant adventure. really keeps you on your toes.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Joe
  • 10-15-15

A genuinely wonder-ful tale

Would you listen to Beyond the Deepwoods again? Why?

At some point, not doubt!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond the Deepwoods?

The heroic gesture of a surprise furry friend (don't want to give the story away here!)

What does Michael Praed bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Well read - a light touch but compelling all the way.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I read this book years ago when it first came out and loved it - the weirdness and the wonder. There is a hint of Alice in Wonderland about it. Magical.

Any additional comments?

A delightful story that concludes by the end of the book... but then continues on with further books and stories of Twig and other heroes of the world. I do recommend reading the books too, if only to see the beautiful illustrations by Chris Riddell.

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-17

a grand beginning

one of the most endearing and enchanting books I've read, so glad that there are more books in the series! you will love and enjoy this book!