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CARRINGTON, L.: Hearing Trumpet (The) (Unabridged)


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CARRINGTON, L.: Hearing Trumpet (The) (Unabridged)

Surreal and splendidly unconventional, The Hearing Trumpet is an apocalyptic fairytale quest about an occult old ladies’ home and the spry nonagenarian who ends up there. After coming into possession of a hearing trumpet, 92-year-old Marian Leatherby discovers her son’s plans to send her to a nursing home. But this is no ordinary place… Strange rituals, orgiastic nuns, levitating abbesses, animalistic humans, humanistic animals, a search for the Holy Grail and a plan to escape to Lapland and knit a tent… Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington’s novel is an exhilarating journey brimming with laugh-out-loud humour and absurd lunacy.

Disc 1

  The Hearing Trumpet (Unabridged)
1.   The Hearing Trumpet 00:10:18
2.   Well one fine Monday morning… 00:10:41
3.   When I had hidden the hearing trumpet carefully… 00:10:16
4.   Houses are really bodies. 00:12:55
5.   You may not believe in magic… 00:12:12
6.   Santa Brigida is a suburb on the southern… 00:07:52
7.   I made several futile attempts to tell her… 00:08:51

Disc 2

  The Hearing Trumpet (Unabridged)
1.   One or two ladies asked Dr. Gambit questions… 00:11:56
2.   Our talk at that moment was interrupted… 00:08:58
3.   I left and sat down on the nearest bench… 00:11:12
4.   Venus sparkled over the trees… 00:11:44
5.   I must have dozed off after this as the room… 00:13:03
6.   Carmella's letter crackled in my pocket… 00:15:35

Disc 3

  The Hearing Trumpet (Unabridged)
1.   'Well,' said Maude, 'there I am dressed in tweed…' 00:09:38
2.   Monday or Tuesday, I forget which; I was sitting… 00:13:03
3.   How my mind runs on, or rather backwards… 00:08:37
4.   I walked back to Lookout very pensively… 00:07:43
5.   Venus already sparkled over the tower… 00:10:08
6.   'During the first years of her life in the convent…' 00:13:06
7.   'Ninety hours had scarcely passed…' 00:10:57

Disc 4

  The Hearing Trumpet (Unabridged)
1.   'At that period we received visits…' 00:10:46
2.   This pleasant state of affairs… 00:08:49
3.   'Mystery surrounds the journey of the Abbess…' 00:10:25
4.   Don Rosalendo has entered the twelve - hour… 00:10:01
5.   By hanging a blanket over the window… 00:10:15
6.   I shall never quite remember how Anna… 00:10:40
7.   Arthur or Maude's funeral… 00:12:31

Disc 5

  The Hearing Trumpet (Unabridged)
1.   After Carmella's stimulating visit… 00:10:35
2.   By mutual and silent consent we never discussed… 00:12:43
3.   We were about to leave for our bungalows… 00:12:34
4.   At dawn I arose and looked out. 00:09:36
5.   All of a sudden the front doorbell clanged loudly… 00:10:17
6.   We left the group staring at the sky… 00:10:47

Disc 6

  The Hearing Trumpet (Unabridged)
1.   Ages seemed to have passed since somebody… 00:09:02
2.   Down in the cavern Anna Wertz was cooking… 00:10:55
3.   We all agreed to this plan… 00:09:37
4.   While we climbed the steps Marlborough… 00:11:24
5.   Below in the cavern I heard the sound… 00:07:50

Total Playing Time: 06:47:32

Carrington, Leonora

Phillips, Sian

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0312

Barcode: 9781781981382

Physical Release: 09/2017

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