Wildwood : Wildwood

  • by Colin Meloy, Ellis Carson
  • Narrated by Amanda Plummer
  • Series: Wildwood
  • 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Prue McKeel’s life is ordinary. At least until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one’s ever gone in – or at least returned to tell of it.
So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend, Curtis, deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval - a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater, as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.
Wildwood is a spellbinding tale full of wonder, danger, and magic that juxtaposes the thrill of a secret world and modern city life. Original and fresh yet steeped in classic fantasy, this is a novel could have only come from the imagination of Colin Meloy, celebrated for his inventive and fantastic storytelling as the lead singer of the Decemberists. Wildwood is truly a new classic for the 21st century.


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About five chapters in and I just can't stand the narration performance. Amanda Plummer sort of sings all the dialog and makes every character sound like they're high on some sort pharmaceutical. I'm liking the story so far, I just think I'd like it better without hearing crazy Amanda read it. I also realized that by not buying the actual book, I'm missing out on some beautiful illustration work by Ellis Carson.
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- Ashley "AS"

Colin Meloy please narrate

How could the performance have been better?

Amanda Plummer's performance is slightly clumsy and distracts from the story. Characters are made to seem cartoonish and lack realism with her voice. Colin Meloy does an excellent job on the second book and the story just flows. I would highly recommend a second version of the first book with Colin as narrator, and I would purchase the audiobook again to have the superior performance.

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- Carina M

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio