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  • Dreams Underfoot: The Newford Collection | Charles de Lint

    Dreams Underfoot: The Newford Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles de Lint
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (90)

    Welcome to Newford: to the music clubs, the waterfront, and the alleyways where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world. Gemmins live in abandoned cars and skells traverse the tunnels below, while mermaids swim in the gray harbor waters and fill the cold night with their song. Come meet Jilly, painting wonders in the rough city streets; and Geordie, playing fiddle while he dreams of a ghost; and the Angel of Grasso Street gathering the fey and the wild and the poor and the lost.

    Too Much Urban Fantasy Wears Thin

    Terri Windling's Introduction to Charles de Lint's Dreams Underfoot (1993) accurately describes the “urban magic” infusing the collection of nineteen ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 15 2013 by Jefferson (Jonan-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan)
  • Memory and Dream | Charles de Lint

    Memory and Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charles de Lint
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (191)

    As the young student of the cruel, brilliant artist Vincent Rushkin, Isabelle Copley discovered that she could paint images so vividly real they brought her wildest fantasies to life. Now, 20 years later, Isabelle must come to terms with the shattering memories she has long denied and unlock the slumbering power of her brush. And, in a dark reckoning with her old master, she must find the courage to live out her dreams and bring the magic back to life.

    If this is your first de Lint

    Although I had heard of Charles de Lint for years and had read some of his short stories, this is my first book, so I write this to those of you who m..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2008 by David E. Ballard (South Bend, IN USA)
  • The Onion Girl | Charles de Lint

    The Onion Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Charles de Lint
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (153)

    In his stunning works. Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life: Newford, where magic lights the dark streets, myths walk clothed in modern shapes, and a broad cast of extraordinary people work to keep the whole world turning. At the center of it all stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair and paint-splattered jeans, whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the city's shadows.

    It was OK

    Very long and drawn out...the end was unsatisfying... but if you stay with it, it does have something to say. Its about how we become the person we ch..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2009 by S. Walker (KCMO)
  • Widdershins | Charles de Lint

    Widdershins

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charles de Lint
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (91)

    Ever since Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell were introduced in de Lint’s first Newford story, "Timeskip," back in 1989, their friends and readers alike have been waiting for them to realize that they belong together. Now, in Widdershins, a stand-alone novel of fairy courts set in shopping malls and the Bohemian street scene of Newford's Crowsea area, Jilly and Geordie’s story is finally being told.

    engrossing characters and plot depth

    An ongoing De Lint character, Jilly, has further adventures after Onion Girl with the fantastical characters of Faerie and her love of music, art, and..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2013 by Jim (Nashua, NH, United States)