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  • Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2000.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Robert Whitfield.
Summary, etc.:
A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and an array of bizarre creatures haunt the world of the Gormenghast novels which, along with Tolkien's "Lord of the rings", reigns as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. At the center of everything is the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom. In this third volume, Titus turns against the iron discipline of Gormenghast's ritual to set forth on an uncertain quest-for himself. His pilgrimage leads to encounters with mysteriously omnipotent, ruthless police; a battle to the death with Veil, a gaunt ogre with a body like whips and a face that moves "like the shiftings of the gray slime of the pit." Titus, in his quest for independence from his legacy, despite the fantastical trappings of his odyssey, captures successfully the humanistic conception of contemporary man.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 108550 KB; MP3 file size: 212912 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Nobility > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Fantasy fiction.

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