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Publisher's Summary

Boneland is Alan Garner’s continuation of the story thread which began in his first and enduringly popular fantasy children’s novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, published in 1960, it has never been out of print. The Moon of Gomrath followed in 1963 taking the story further with the same two children, Colin and Susan. But Boneland is particularly fascinating because it takes the story into adulthood, with Colin again the main proponent. Boneland is read by the experienced actor Robert Powell, at the request of Alan Garner himself.
©2012 Alan Garner (P)2012 Naxos AudioBooks
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2 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 04-09-13

Sorry Alan, not a patch on Weirdstone or Moon :-(

When I stumbled across Boneland I was over the moon, and even went so far as to immediately call my wife and excitedly tell her that the Wierdstone duology had a third part. I bought and downloaded it immediately and couldn't wait for my drive home to find out what had happened to Colin, Susan, Gowther, Fenodyree, Cadellin and their other friends and enemies.

After a hopeful start things began to go down hill fairly quickly, but I stuck to it in the hope that somebody new and exciting, or even someone from the previous books, would make an appearance and drag the book back from madness towards something magical and enchanting, but in vain.

I stuck with it right to the end, always hoping, but when the book came to its abrupt end I was left thinking 'So?' and 'Why?'. The feeling of involvement in the narrative which had gripped me through both of the other books never made itself felt in Boneland and I felt real sadness that the magic of Weirdstone appeared to be gone forever, never to be extended. Thank goodness that I have both of the other books in my Audible library, which I re-visit when the need for an escape to magical adventure takes me.

If you are looking for an extension to the excitement of the first two book in this trilogy, I don't think that Boneland will be a particularly enjoyable work for you. If it's your first visit to the trilogy, it might just work as a standalone listen, but personally I'd suggest you listen to the other two and spend a credit on something else.

Sorry Alan!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 06-21-13


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

Not an easy book to listen too, quite complicated and a bit surreal. Slightly disappointed as it is not really Werdstone 3 in my opinion. Same scenery and Colin was the main character but very much different story to other two books in Weirdstone trilogy, not what I was expecting. Despite this I can't say I didn't enjoy the book.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The ending felt a bit quick and not conclusive. Will the Trilogy have another book??

What three words best describe Robert Powell’s voice?

Very easy to listen too.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Probably not.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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