The Hearing Trumpet

  • by Leonora Carrington
  • Narrated by Siân Phillips
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Surreal and splendidly unconventional, The Hearing Trumpet is an apocalyptic fairy-tale 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.... Here there are 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 humor and absurd lunacy.

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Not for me

It feels quite dated. A hippy era book. The mystic, spiritually seems a little contrived. It didn’t make laugh either, but humour is an individual taste.
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- Crispin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2017
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks