The ocean at the end of the lane [sound recording] /
by Gaiman, Neil.Material type: SoundPublisher: [New York] : Harper Audio, p2013Edition: Unabridged.Description: 5 sound discs (5 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9780062263032; 006226303X.Subject(s): Good and evil -- Fiction | Women -- Fiction | Boys -- Fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Memory -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Audiobooks | Fantasy fictionOnline resources: View cover art Read by the author.Summary: A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things, but when he gets there he learns that nothing is as he remembered.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet sitting by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean), the unremembered past comes flooding back. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie--magical, comforting, wise beyond her years--promised to protect him, no matter what.</p> <p>A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. A stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.</p>
A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things, but when he gets there he learns that nothing is as he remembered.
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Executive producer, Caitlin Garing ; produced by Common Mode.