Little, Big

  • by John Crowley
  • Narrated by John Crowley
  • 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edgewood - which is not found on any map - is many houses, all put inside each other or across each other. It’s filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment; the further in you go, the bigger it gets.
Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, travels from the City on foot to Edgewood, her family home. There he finds himself on the magical border of an otherworld.
Crowley’s work has a special alchemy - mixing the world we know with an imagined world that seems more true and real. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Little, Big is elegant, sensual, funny, and unforgettable. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss, of impossible things and unshakable destinies, and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.
John Crowley is an American writer who has also worked in television and documentary films. His fantasy and science fiction have established him as a major voice in imaginative writing. His other novels include The Deep, Engine Summer, and Ægypt.


What the Critics Say

“A book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy.” (Ursula K. Le Guin)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

probably better as a film

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

jumped from character and events without enough detail to follow what part each playedI had to keep replaying to clarify who was who

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

ending was there one again lack of storyline

Which scene did you most enjoy?

nothing jumps out

Could you see Little, Big being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

yes this would improve and clarify the story probably by identifying or eliminating some unnecessary characters
Special effects could be incredible

Any additional comments?

I usually love fantasy books but struggled with this one

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- Val M.

Could not understand what this book is about

What disappointed you about Little, Big?

I returned the book as I could not understand what was being presented. it seemed to jump from place to place.

Has Little, Big put you off other books in this genre?

No, I have enjoyed similar novels but just could not get to grips with this.

Would you be willing to try another one of John Crowley’s performances?


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?


Any additional comments?

I had hoped for a story of mystery and magic but seemed only to get bits and pieces of information that made no sense to me.

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- Mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.