The Well at the World's End: Book 4: The Road Home

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(4.4 stars; 7 reviews)

In The Well at the World's End, Ralph of Upmeads, youngest son of the King of Upmeads, leaves home (where nothing exciting ever happens) without permission and sets out looking for adventure. When he hears rumors of a well that exudes water with magical properties, he is intrigued and begins his quest. Along the way, he travels through various towns and wildernesses and meets -- and is sometimes led astray by -- a host of interesting people including a mysterious knight, a beautiful woman who may be a goddess, a treacherous servant, a brave tavern wench, a barbarian warrior, a solitary sage, and a sadistic king. Book 4 finishes his adventure. - Summary by Kristingj (5 hr 27 min)


Ralph and Ursula Come Back Again Through the Great Mountains 4:03 Read by David Lawrence
They Hear New Tidings of Utterbol 7:46 Read by Fritz van Deventer
They Winter With the Sage; and Thereafter Come Again to Vale Turris 10:41 Read by George Allen
A Feast in the Red Pavilion 5:59 Read by George Allen
Bull Telleth of His Winning of the Lordship of Utterbol 13:23 Read by George Allen
They Ride From Vale Turris. Redhead Tells of Agatha 9:19 Read by George Allen
Of Their Riding the Waste, and of a Battle Thereon 8:53 Read by jgaudreault
Of Goldburg Again, and the Queen Thereof 6:25 Read by George Allen
They Come to Cheaping Knowe Once More. Of the King Thereof 10:45 Read by George Allen
An Adventure on the Way to the Mountains 10:14 Read by George Allen
They Come Through the Mountains Into the Plain 4:22 Read by Gemma L Myers
The Roads Sunder Again 5:33 Read by Gemma L Myers
They Come to Whitwall Again 16:55 Read by George Allen
They Ride Away From Whitwall 3:22 Read by George Allen
A Strange Meeting in the Wilderness 12:43 Read by George Allen
They Come to the Castle of Abundance Once More 14:22 Read by George Allen
They Fall in With That Hermit 22:02 Read by George Allen
A Change of Days in the Burg of the Four Friths 8:13 Read by George Allen
Ralph Sees Hampton and the Scaur 30:51 Read by DrPGould
They Come to the Gate of Higham By the Way 7:16 Read by John
Talk Between Those Two Brethren 13:54 Read by David Eakle
An Old Acquaintance Comes From the Down Country to See Ralph 11:32 Read by David Eakle
They Ride to Bear Castle 9:01 Read by David Eakle
The Folkmote of the Shepherds 6:02 Read by Vespero
They Come to Wulstead 6:24 Read by Lauren Huff
Ralph Sees His Father and Mother Again 11:50 Read by Lauren Huff
Ralph Holds Converse With Katherine His Gossip 6:34 Read by Lauren Huff
Dame Katherine Tells of the Pair of Beads, and Whence She Had Them 8:36 Read by Lauren Huff
They Go Down to Battle in Upmeads 20:29 Read by ToddHW
Ralph Brings His Father and Mother to Upmeads 6:51 Read by Amelia Chesley
Ralph Brings Ursula Home to the High House 8:11 Read by Amelia Chesley
Yet a Few Words Concerning Ralph of Upmeads 5:02 Read by Amelia Chesley


(3 stars)

The story was wonderful but some of the readers need to be replaced. I never realized that women were such better readers then most of the men who were reading. Either they could not read properly and had little storytelling ability, or-- and this is true of one especially-- they overdramarized the reading so that it became almost ludicrous. There was one notable exception, one male reader who was great. The reading for the first three books, done mostly by women, was much better.