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The Little Country

By: Charles de Lint
Narrated by: Hannah Curtis
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When folk musician Janey Little finds a mysterious manuscript in an old trunk in her grandfather’s cottage, she is swept into a dangerous realm both strange and familiar. But true magic lurks within the pages of The Little Country, drawing genuine danger from across the oceans into Janey’s life, impelling her - armed only with her music - toward a terrifying confrontation.

Come walk the mist-draped hills of Cornwall, come walk the ancient standing stones. Listen to the fiddles, and the wind, and the sea. Come step with Janey Little into the pages of...The Little Country.

©1991 Charles de Lint (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Another wonderful story by Charles de Lint

I've been a fan of this author for a while, but his books are getting harder to find, many of his older works are out of print. Plus, while I still buy hard copies, I'm a slow reader. Point being I'm so glad this is now available as an audiobook. The villains are a bit darker than in much of his writing, but the story just as magical and eventually quite hopeful. The narrator did a wonderful job, changing voices and accents enough to easily differentiate the characters and beautifully narrating the story. The story is in a new setting than much of his writing. This time it's in both a fictional town similar to others in Cornwall and also a real town (though I didn't believe it, so Googled it) called Mousehole! He was sort a founder of Urban Fantasy, and this is another great example. Bits seeming not quite like fantasy, but the stories we hear of business people using their influence in illegal ways to make more money/power, but as with many of those sorts of tales they also use something slightly (or very) supernatural to help them. Trying not to give spoilers, just saying that there are a lot of threads in this story. As with nearly all his books is the shining thread that is a love of music.

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Not quite his best but...

I really don’t like Janey Little and the sex scenes are forced and a bit creepy. I do love DeLint’s later work and I’m glad I listened to it. The themes we are used to in his work are here but it lacks the heart and polish of the later books.

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Wasted time

I have read Charles De lint before. His works is what introduced me to urban fantasy. I was really looking forward to this and I am really disappointed in what I have heard so far. I will never preorder a audible book after this. Now this book will sit in my library unfinished.