Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand audiobook

Wylding Hall

By Elizabeth Hand
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Blackstone Publishing
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In the aftermath of the mysterious death of their lead singer, the young members of a now-legendary British acid folk band hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient English country house with its own dark secrets. There they record Wylding Hall, the album that makes their reputation—but at a terrifying cost, when Julian Blake, their new lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen again. Now, years later, each of the surviving musicians, their friends and lovers—including a psychic, a photographer, and the band's manager—meets with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own version of what happened during that summer. But whose story is the true one? And what really happened to Julian Blake?

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award

Finalist for the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel

A Crime Reads Pick of Best Novels for the Eerie Days of Summer

A Tor.com Reviewers' Choice

An Electric Literature Pick of 9 Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories about Music

In the aftermath of the mysterious death of their lead singer, the young members of a now-legendary British acid folk band hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient English country house with its own dark secrets. There they record Wylding Hall, the album that makes their reputation—but at a terrifying cost, when Julian Blake, their new lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen again.

Now, years later, each of the surviving musicians, their friends and lovers—including a psychic, a photographer, and the band's manager—meets with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own version of what happened during that summer. But whose story is the true one? And what really happened to Julian Blake?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] luminous evocation of a period and place…The novella gains a strange power apart from its rather restrained supernatural manifestations, a power driven by the sense of lost dreams that has always driven Hand’s best fiction.” Locus
“Hand writes with elegance, power, and passion about the spell that music can cast and the sorcery that is its creation.” River Heights Book Review
“Hand builds disquiet and disjuncture quietly; this is not a novel of thrills and puzzles but a lengthy spell itself…Hand is an expert at building mood and atmosphere in ways that you don’t realize until you feel it around you.” SF Signal
“Icy sensations, secret passageways, and taciturn locals provide Gothic trappings.” Publishers Weekly
“By turns comic, elegiac, sexy, romantic, melancholy, and downright chilling, Wylding Hall sweeps us along from swinging London to the terrifying gates of Faerie and into the present—where all spells must be paid for.” Ellen Kushner, World Fantasy Award–winning author
“[A] shimmering new supernatural novel…By turns melancholic and joyous, dark and incandescent, this always-surprising tale is full of heart, music, and wonder.” Paul Di Filippo, author of The Steampunk Trilogy
“A true surreal phantasmagoria, with music and all the accoutrements of the world of rock-and-roll set off by a wonderful admixture of the gothic supernatural.” Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of Hôtel Transylvania

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Hand

Author Bio: Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand is the author of more than fourteen cross-genre novels and collections of short fiction. Her work has received the Shirley Jackson Award (three times), the World Fantasy Award (four times), the Nebula Award (twice), as well as the James M. Tiptree Jr. and Mythopoeic Society Awards. She is a longtime critic and contributor of essays for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Boston Review, and the Village Voice, among many others.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English