Alan Garner: The Owl Service (unabridged)

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Alan Garner: The Owl Service (unabridged)

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29th Sept 2008




4 hours 51 minutes


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Alan Garner: The Owl Service (unabridged)

Read by Wayne Forester

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After hearing scratches in the attic, Alison discovers a dinner service covered in an intriguing floral owl pattern, and a series of events are set in motion that will change her life forever. Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are forced into a cyclical replay of the tragic Welsh legend of Blodeuwedd, in which a woman is turned into an owl as a punishment for betraying her husband. The Owl Service is a fabulous, multi-layered book of mystery and suspense, but also a contemporary musing on love, class structure and power.

The Owl Service

The Owl Service: Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Roger changed quickly and went up to Alison…

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Roger and his father came into the yard.

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

When Gwyn reached the house…

Chapter 9

'This is the stone,' said Roger…

'Taking photos are you?'

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Gwyn's head jerked back against the tree…

Alison was huddled over her torch…

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Roger showed his father another seven prints…

Chapter 15

Then Gwyn finished washing up.

Chapter 16

'What are you wanting to do when you leave school Alison?'

Gwyn set off across the plateau.

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Clive sat on the edge of the fish tank…

Chapter 19

'How absolutely embarrassing…'

Chapter 20

'In for a penny in for a pound,' said Gwyn…

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

His hand thrashed against something firm…

Chapter 24

'What's going to happen?'

Chapter 25

Roger dived back into the rain.

Chapter 26

The crowd thinned, dispersed…

Chapter 27

Roger put on clean clothes.

The skylight smashed under a branch…

“Characters are well defined. Experienced narrator Wayne Forester is superb. Not only does he take on the voices of disparate characters with practiced ease, he also manages it so seamlessly and immediately that it seems as though there must be two speakers. Twilight readers and others who like to be frightened should enjoy this Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award winner.”

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