A Dreamer's Tales


Read by David Mack

(4.3 stars; 72 reviews)

"A Dreamer's Tales" is the fifth book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock and others.

"A Dreamer's Tales" is a collection of sixteen fantasy short stories, and varies from the wistfulness of "Blagdaross" to the horrors of "Poor Old Bill" and "Where the Tides Ebb and Flow" to the social satire of "The Day of the Poll."

(text from Wikipedia articles on Lord Dunsany and "A Dreamer's Tales") (3 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean 27:10 Read by David Mack
Blagdaross 11:18 Read by David Mack
The Madness of Andelsprutz 9:53 Read by David Mack
Where the Tides Ebb and Flow 12:16 Read by David Mack
Bethmoora 10:06 Read by David Mack
Idle Days on the Yann 39:46 Read by David Mack
The Sword and the Idol 14:06 Read by David Mack
The Idle City 13:29 Read by David Mack
The Hashish Man 12:46 Read by David Mack
Poor Old Bill 12:51 Read by David Mack
The Beggars 7:31 Read by David Mack
Carcassone 31:11 Read by David Mack
In Zaccarath 8:26 Read by David Mack
The Field 8:14 Read by David Mack
The Day of the Poll 7:04 Read by David Mack
The Unhappy Body 9:52 Read by David Mack

Reviews

Dreams Woven by Words


(3.5 stars)

Do not plan on getting anything done during the time your listening to this reading. The word pictures this author draws within your mind are just too intense .

Great stories


(5 stars)

I love Dunsany's words, descriptions and concentrated ideas. This is an excellent collection of stories that has inspired writers for roughly a hundred years now. excellent and inspiring.

An interesting collection, best smapled in pieces.


(3 stars)

An interesting series of early fantasy stories, marred, if I may use so strong a word, by Dunsany’s continual use of melancholic death as a motif. His technique is good, but because he keeps hitting the same notes, his work is best read in small snatches, separated by other work. Recommended to fans of whimsical, rather than heroic, fantasy. This review was first posted on <a href="https://gcbooks.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow">book coasters</a>

Good Book


(4 stars)

Listen to this book mainly because the great authors it is said to have partly influenced. It was entertaining and the reader did a good job. But since the stories were no where near my favorites due to my personal tastes I could not give five stars. Other listeners and reviewers might justifiably give them however.

Original


(4 stars)

Probably some of the most original material I've ever heard. Most of these stories are told from a perspective which hasn't been considered before.


(4 stars)

The readers are excellent the stories are interesting

Interesting book


(5 stars)

Interesting book and excellent reader


(5 stars)

nothing quite like Dunsany. great reader!