The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane


Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet sitting by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean), the unremembered past comes flooding back. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. A stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.

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  • 01_Ocean At The End of the Lane

    Duration: 13s

  • 02_Prologue

    Duration: 12min

  • 03_Chapter1

    Duration: 07min

  • 04_Chapter2

    Duration: 23min

  • 05_Chapter3

    Duration: 19min

  • 06_Chapter4

    Duration: 20min

  • 07_Chapter5

    Duration: 07min

  • 08_Chapter6

    Duration: 27min

  • 09_Chapter7

    Duration: 17min

  • 10_Chapter8

    Duration: 35min

  • 11_Chapter9

    Duration: 30min

  • 12_Chapter10

    Duration: 31min

  • 13_Chapter11

    Duration: 15min

  • 14_Chapter12

    Duration: 19min

  • 15_Chapter13

    Duration: 18min

  • 16_Chapter14

    Duration: 28min

  • 17_Chapter15

    Duration: 11min

  • 18_Epilogue

    Duration: 13min

  • 19_Acknowledgments

    Duration: 04min

  • 20_Credits

    Duration: 35s

  • sample

    Duration: 01min