- Audio Download
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 29 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughon
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 19 April 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007W37BZA
Unicorn Road Audio Download – Unabridged
Top Customer Reviews
I'm not going to spoil the end but it is surprising. sad emotional and uplifting all in one go. It's a small book would fit into any luggage and make perfect holiday reading, but cover yourself in suncream first because I can guarantee once you get into the story you'll forgett to do anything else and get burned to a crisp!!!!!!!
A group of people travel to the Emperors court from different areas of Europe and Asia - a menacing general with a secret, a young boy, an interpreter, and a girl travelling to marry her beloved. The story unfolds as an old man is trying to discover what has happened to his son who was one of this party.
The story, which I got as an audio book, stayed with me for a long time afterward and I'm looking forward to others by this author.
On the other side of the known world a young woman is starting a journey of her own.
It is inevitable that the stories will meet somewhere along the way, but what a magical journey you are taken along on the way. The party who accompany the scholar to the East are a mixed bunch; motives are unclear, outcomes murky. And the boy who accompanies them watches as his life is taken more and more beyond his control. The writing of this story is interesting; the boy Benedict, who is integral to many of the characters in the story and certainly the motivation of his father back in Europe, is referred to mainly as "the boy" as if his anonymity to many of the people he is travelling with extends to his name and identity, and the lack of interest they show in his impinging even more on their lives. A group of people who are not all that they seem.
I like the way the writing ranges from the personal to the impersonal; from the deepest thoughts of one character, to the actions of another characters whose motives we cannot at the time see. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A story linking so many ideas and people across lands less known and messages sent by different means. An enchanting escape through the age.Published on 20 April 2014 by Richard Hearn
Beautiful writing, very moving. Thought provoking. I enjoyed the story, the construction and the syntax. Thank you very much Mr DaviesPublished on 23 Sept. 2013 by Christopher H Naylor
I chose this book as I had read others by the author. This was very different; mysterious but utterly engagingPublished on 10 Aug. 2013 by J. Woods
This is my favourite Martin Davies' book, although I love The Conjuror's Bird and A Year After as well. Read morePublished on 7 Dec. 2011 by A Hall
the uniciorn road by martin davies began well with this tale of a medieval expedition sent to search for fabulous and mythical beasts but they soon arrived at their destination and... Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2011 by mark1000
It would be terribly boring if we all liked the same things and, unlike the first reviewer, I found myself almost completely absorbed by the story and the textures of the... Read morePublished on 21 Dec. 2010 by Amazon Customer