Glitterland : Spires Universe

  • by Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by Nicholas Boulton
  • Series: Spires Universe
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ash Winters is barely holding on, near drowning in his own darkness and fear. He lives a gray shadow of a life, sullen and cynical, unable to remember hope or happiness - much less the distant, fading glitterball of love. It has to be a sick joke of the universe that he finds himself hooked up with good-humored Essex boy Darian Taylor, a wannabe model in a sparkly jacket and a fake tan. Darian may not be an intellectual giant, but he's hysterically funny, and he's got the courage to challenge Ash to live again.
Just being able to laugh is extraordinary enough to Ash. Loving may be a gift he can't bear to accept, even if his denial breaks the biggest heart he's ever known.


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If you could sum up Glitterland in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, Emotional, Satisfying.

What did you like best about this story?

The wonderful writing and characters, the wit and the understanding shown of Ash's condition, and of course, the lovely Darian!

What about Nicholas Boulton’s performance did you like?

Nicholas Boulton is the God of voices! I have NEVER heard a more beautifully gifted performer, ever. I have over a hundred Audio books and many voiced by Nicholas.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?


With this narrator you actually see the story as you listen and I wouldn't want the story spoilt by miscasting and bad direction as happens nowadays. Readers are readers, after all, and do have imagination.

Any additional comments?

This is just an experience no one should miss. What a writer!

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- Kristin

Brilliant story - fantastic narration

Would you consider the audio edition of Glitterland to be better than the print version?

Whilst I loved the book, there is just something about hearing the characters brought to life that adds that little bit extra - Nicholas Boulton absolutely nails the narration, both in terms of bringing the characters to life but also acting out the story so it's less about listening to Glitterland and more about living it.

What other book might you compare Glitterland to, and why?

Hmm - don't think I have read anything that quite compares. It's a romantic, honest, endearing, yet sometimes serious book, and without doubt the funniest one I have ever read.

Have you listened to any of Nicholas Boulton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but I will definitely take a look. His take on Darian was like Michael Caine crossed with Rylan Clark and hit the nail on the head.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Hell yes!

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- Becky L

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-01-2016
  • Publisher: Hedgehog Inc Productions