Lanny

Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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There’s a village an hour from London. It’s no different from many others today: one pub, one church, redbrick cottages, some public housing, and a few larger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and walking the dogs. This village belongs to the people who live in it, to the land and to the land’s past. 

It also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, a mythical figure local schoolchildren used to draw as green and leafy, choked by tendrils growing out of his mouth, who awakens after a glorious nap. He is listening to this 21st-century village, to its symphony of talk: drunken confessions, gossip traded on the street corner, fretful conversations in living rooms. He is listening, intently, for a mischievous, ethereal boy whose parents have recently made the village their home: Lanny.

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So Glad I've Discovered Max Porter !

I was so looking forward to reading Lanny after having read Porter's first book, Grief Is the Thing With Feathers. Lanny does not disappoint. It is just as amazing in my opinion, yet all together different as it's more of a full length "mystery-type". This author has a style that is colorful, lyrical, poetic, and every other word that I can't think of at present!!! His storytelling captivates me and keeps my attention from beginning to end. I look forward to the next piece, and all that follow. BRAVO !!!!!!!

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Narration is a masterpiece

I was listening and reading Kindle in tandem and stopped the Kindle and just listened to the audible version. The performance was so great I wanted to savour it. was bummed when it was over.

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incredible

couldn't stop listening. I need to buy a copy and read it with my eyes now. breathtaking. imaginative. beautifully written. my new favorite book.

the performance was wonderful, truly. my favorite audible listen thus far, and the most entertaining.

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Amazing

Performances were top notch and the story was engrossing. Length felt perfect for the story, worth every second.

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Strange... and utterly captivating.

I couldn't stop listening. this book is well worth a little patience to get into its free flowing shifts of perspective. The outcome is uncertain until the very end.

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Amazing novel but I couldn’t stand the audiobook

I LOVE this story, it’s amazingly executed just better if you pick up a copy of the actual book. Unfortunately I didn’t feel that Toothwart’s eaves dropping of the town translated well to the audiobook. Max Porter is brilliant!