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