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A Dreamer's Tales

Gelesen von David Mack

(4,36 Sterne; 68 Bewertungen)

"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)


Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean


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The Madness of Andelsprutz


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Where the Tides Ebb and Flow


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Idle Days on the Yann


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The Sword and the Idol


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The Idle City


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The Hashish Man


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Poor Old Bill


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The Beggars


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In Zaccarath


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The Field


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The Day of the Poll


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The Unhappy Body


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Dreams Woven by Words

(3,5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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="" rel="nofollow">book coasters</a>

Good Book

(4 Sterne)

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.


(4 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

The readers are excellent the stories are interesting

Interesting book

(5 Sterne)

Interesting book and excellent reader

(5 Sterne)

nothing quite like Dunsany. great reader!