Little, Big by John Crowley audiobook

Little, Big: or, The Fairies’ Parliament

By John Crowley
Read by John Crowley

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Edgewood—which is not found on any map—is many houses, all put inside each other or across each other. It’s filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment; the further in you go, the bigger it gets. Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, travels from the City on foot to Edgewood, her family home. There he finds himself on the magical border of an otherworld. Crowley’s work has a special alchemy—mixing the world we know with an imagined world that seems more true and real. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Little, Big is elegant, sensual, funny, and unforgettable. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss, of impossible things and unshakable destinies, and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 1982 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 1982 Mythopoeic Award

Finalist for the 1982 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Nominated for the 1982 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel

Nominated for the 1981 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Edgewood—which is not found on any map—is many houses, all put inside each other or across each other. It’s filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment; the further in you go, the bigger it gets.

Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, travels from the City on foot to Edgewood, her family home. There he finds himself on the magical border of an otherworld.

Crowley’s work has a special alchemy—mixing the world we know with an imagined world that seems more true and real. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Little, Big is elegant, sensual, funny, and unforgettable. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss, of impossible things and unshakable destinies, and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy.” Ursula K. Le Guin
Little, Big is one of those sprawling, dream-like fantasy novels that has very British sensibilities but, paradoxically, it takes the Americans to do really well...The esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom called Little, Big ‘a neglected masterpiece. The closest achievement we have to the Alice stories of Lewis Carroll’, and the vast novel does have an almost soporific, Wonderland quality to it—best read on lazy days in dappled sunshine.” Guardian (London)
“Crowley is generous, obsessed, fascinating, gripping. Really, I think Crowley is so good that he has left everybody else in the dust.” Peter Straub, award-winning horror fiction author
“One of my favorite works of modern fantasy, Little, Big is an amazing tale told in an amazing way. Reading it I felt as if I were watching a high-wire artist: one slip and he would fall into the dreadful net of Twee. Yet Crowley never slips, not upon a single word, and the book grows more powerful with every page.” Katharine Kerr, bestselling author
“John Crowley writes sentences of such coruscating magnificence that the rest of the English language has fallen in love with them. I once knew an adverbial clause who was so infatuated with the linguistic beauty of Little, Big that the poor creature pined away into a comma.” James Morrow, World Fantasy Award–winning author
“Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving, a marvelous magic-realist family chronicle.” Washington Post
“A haunting and suspenseful adventure transports the listener into a realm at once enchantingly ethereal and grounded in our ordinary world. John Crowley knows the essence of this setting best and proves it as narrator, delivering just the right combination of amazement and aplomb. Nicole Vilencia announces titles within the chapters. Her breathy and resonant voice is reminiscent of a fairy queen…This intergenerational fantasy dazzles with is elegant, lyrical prose. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: John Crowley

Author Bio: John Crowley

John Crowley, a major voice in imaginative writing, was born in Presque Isle, Maine, in 1942. After college in Indiana he moved to New York City to make movies and found work in documentary films, an occupation he still pursues. Crowley teaches creative writing at Yale University and has published many novels, among them Engine Summer, the Ægypt quartet, and Little, Big. He is a three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and in 1992 received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 24.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English