Boneland by Alan Garner audiobook

Boneland

By Alan Garner
Read by Robert Powell

Naxos 9780007463244

The Wierdstone Trilogy: Book 3

4.93 Hours Unabridged
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A major novel from one of England’s greatest writers, and the crowning achievement of an astonishing career, Boneland is also the long-awaited conclusion to the story of Colin and Susan—a story that began over fifty years ago in The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. A woman was reading a book to a child on her knee. “So the little boy went into the wood, and he met a witch. And the witch said, ‘You come home with me and I’ll give you a good dinner.’ Now you wouldn’t go home with a witch, would you?” Colin stood. “Young man. Do not go into the witch’s house. Do not. And whatever you do, do not go upstairs. You must not go upstairs. Do not go! You are not to go!”’ Professor Colin Whisterfield spends his days at Jodrell Bank, using the radio telescope to look for his lost sister in the Pleiades. At night, he is on Alderley Edge, watching. At the same time, and in another time, the Watcher cuts the rock and blows bulls on the stone with his blood, and dances, to keep the sky above the earth and the stars flying. Colin can’t remember; and he remembers too much. Before the age of thirteen is a blank. After that he recalls everything: where he was, what he was doing, in every minute of every hour of every day. Everything he has read and seen. And then, finally, a new force enters his life, a therapist who might be able to unlock what happened to him when he was twelve, what happened to his sister. But Colin will have to remember quickly, to find his sister. And the Watcher will have to find the Woman. Otherwise the skies will fall, and there will be only winter, wanderers, and moon.

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A major novel from one of England’s greatest writers, and the crowning achievement of an astonishing career, Boneland is also the long-awaited conclusion to the story of Colin and Susan—a story that began over fifty years ago in The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.

A woman was reading a book to a child on her knee.

“So the little boy went into the wood, and he met a witch. And the witch said, ‘You come home with me and I’ll give you a good dinner.’ Now you wouldn’t go home with a witch, would you?”

Colin stood. “Young man. Do not go into the witch’s house. Do not. And whatever you do, do not go upstairs. You must not go upstairs. Do not go! You are not to go!”’

Professor Colin Whisterfield spends his days at Jodrell Bank, using the radio telescope to look for his lost sister in the Pleiades. At night, he is on Alderley Edge, watching.

At the same time, and in another time, the Watcher cuts the rock and blows bulls on the stone with his blood, and dances, to keep the sky above the earth and the stars flying.

Colin can’t remember; and he remembers too much. Before the age of thirteen is a blank. After that he recalls everything: where he was, what he was doing, in every minute of every hour of every day. Everything he has read and seen.

And then, finally, a new force enters his life, a therapist who might be able to unlock what happened to him when he was twelve, what happened to his sister.

But Colin will have to remember quickly, to find his sister. And the Watcher will have to find the Woman. Otherwise the skies will fall, and there will be only winter, wanderers, and moon.

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Author Bio: Alan Garner

Author Bio: Alan Garner

Alan Garner is the award-winning author of ElidorThe Owl ServiceThe Moon of Gomrath, and The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. He was awarded the twelfth annual Children’s Literature Association International Phoenix Award for his novel The Stone Book, and was also appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to children’s literature in 2001.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 4.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English