• by David Niall Wilson
  • Narrated by Gigi Shane
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the banks of Lake Drummond, on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp, there is a tree in the shape of a woman.
One dark, moonlit night, two artists met at the Lake Drummond Hotel, built directly on the borderline of North Carolina and Virginia. One was a young woman with the ability to see spirits trapped in trees and stone, anchored to the earth beyond their years. Her gift was to draw them, and then to set them free. The other was a dark man, haunted by dreams and visions that brought him stories of sadness and pain, trapped in a life between the powers he sensed all around him and a mundane existence attended by failure. They were Eleanore MacReady, Lenore, to her friends, and a young poet named Edgar Allan Poe, who traveled with a crow that was his secret, and almost constant companion, a bird named Grimm for the talented brothers of fairy-tale fame.
Their meeting drew them together in vision, and legend, and pitted their strange powers and quick minds against the depths of the Dismal Swamp itself, ancient legends, and time.
Once, upon a shoreline dreary, there was a tree. This is her story.


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A Talented Writer of the Macabre

This is certainly one of the most captivating and creative accounts of Edgar Allen Poe and his Lenore, as well as the foundations for Poe's infamous poem, "The Raven". Filled with unexpected twists and turns that left me guessing until the very end, David Niall Wilson has proven himself to be an extraordinary storyteller with a keen gift for the macabre. The suspense throughout was spectacular and never did I feel a sense of prolonging. Wilson has put forth everything I could want from such a novel; extremely well-developed characters, suspense, intrigue, and a great deal of unpredictability. As a long time fan of Edgar Allen Poe, this is one of the rare creative endeavors that truly capture Poe's spirit and then goes beyond to create a mesmerizing story within a story. The narrator of this audio edition, Gigi Shane, is equally as talented. Her voice is rather deep and raspy, yet soft and gentle, which only enhances the ambiance of the story. Listening to her was as though I were enveloped in an old quilt; a bit frayed and rough on the edges but warm and comforting as it drew me in. Her narration was astounding and truly brought this novel life. My overall experience with this particular audiobook was astounding and I sincerely could not ask for anything more. I highly recommend this to any fan of the macabre and Edgar Allen Poe in particular....FIVE stars!
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- Kim Scott "Kim"


If you could sum up Nevermore in three words, what would they be?

Haunting, Enthralling, Good!

What other book might you compare Nevermore to and why?

This book has the feel of a classic, with a modern edge...

Have you listened to any of Gigi Shane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I would...she is pleasant to listen to, and talented!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A few laughs...and a little sorrow, but no tears...

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for and honest review **

This was a good listen, I was drawn in from the beginning and enjoyed the creativity and imagination of this is kinda like an old school urban legend, and I loved Lenore and Edgar's friendship....I loved how she transformed Grimm, and I enjoyed the whole story immensely! I recommend!!!

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- anne "I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2013
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press