Scott A. Cupp called The Worm Ouroboros “a fantasy that is as fascinating as Tolkien and much more brilliant.” Tolkien himself had read The Worm Ouroboros before writing The Lord Of The Rings. Tolkien’s Middle Earth books use a more grounded prose style than Eddison. Bear in mind that Eddison’s archaic language makes his High Fantasy far less accessible than Tolkien. Maureen Obrien has released her reading of it under a Creative Commons license.
The Worm Ouroboros
By E.R. Eddison; Read by Maureen O’Brien
56 MP3 Files – Approx. 22 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Podcast: May 2007 – May 2008
Provider: Internet Archive
This classic 1922 fantasy novel brings you to a strange and lovely world where a young lord wrestles King Gorice for his land’s freedom, where unscalable mountains can only be conquered by stubbornness and hippogriffs, where the great explorer Lord Gro finds himself continually driven to betrayal, where sweet young women occasionally fall for evil wizards, and where the heroes actually win their hearts’ desire.
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