Mythago Wood

  • by Robert Holdstock
  • Narrated by Rupert Degas
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
Mythago Wood is regarded as one of the finest fantasy novels of the 20th century.
Deep within the wildwood lies a place of myth and mystery, from which few return, and of those few, none remain unchanged. Ryhope Wood may look like a three-mile-square fenced-in wood in rural Herefordshire on the outside, but inside, it is a primeval, intricate labyrinth of trees, impossibly huge, unforgettable... and stronger than time itself.
Stephen Huxley has already lost his father to the mysteries of Ryhope Wood. On his return from the Second World War, he finds his brother, Christopher, is also in thrall to the mysterious wood, wherein lies a realm where mythic archetypes grow flesh and blood, where love and beauty haunt your dreams, and in promises of freedom lies the sanctuary of insanity....


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Customer Reviews

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An unusual fantasy

It is a refreshing fantasy, in that it is very different to anything else I have come across. The plot is rich and dense, and there are layers to the story that will probably become apparent on a second read. Because it is such an unusual story, I believe I was less accepting of the fact that I did not find the ending satisfying. It felt like an incomplete emotional arch of at least one of the characters.

Rupert Degas' narration feels perfect.
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- Amazon Customer

A bit too 'boy's-own adventure' for me.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I didn't finish it, it was all men and the women mentioned were either excluded from the action and/or dead/ethereal. Am tired of this kind of world, it is not one I want to spend any more time in.

What three words best describe Rupert Degas’s voice?

Superb x 3.

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- Pony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2015
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group