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The Last Dragonslayer Audiobook

The Last Dragonslayer

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Publisher's Summary

In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g.

Then the magic started fading away....

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.

So it's a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming: Big Magic....

©2011 Jasper Fforde (P)2011 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks

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    kazza 20/09/2011
    kazza 20/09/2011 Member Since 2008
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    "a light hearted read"

    I've read a couple of the Thursday Next books and enjoyed them, but this was more light hearted and would recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 24/12/2012
    Kevin 24/12/2012
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    "Clever and Good"

    I'm a Jasper Fforde fan (so slightly biased) but a fantastic book. Although written with young teenagers in mind, I'm in my thirty's and loved it. Clever storyline and nice friendly reading by Collingwood.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J Peterborough, United Kingdom 22/03/2016
    J Peterborough, United Kingdom 22/03/2016 Member Since 2012

    Retired therapist.

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    "nice story for children and adults alike"

    this is the perfect book for adults to listen to with the children. just long enough

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 05/12/2015
    Amanda 05/12/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Get this!!!!!!!"

    This is the start of a wonderful series of audio books. Thought they are you young adults, I have enjoyed the whole series as a slightly older adult. In fact I would recommend anything written by this author. He is a fantastic author and imparts a wonderful sense of the ridiculous to all his novels. I hope you enjoy these novels as much as I have if you choose to purchase them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 20/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Another fantastic world by Fforde"

    Fforde is a master at creating believable and interesting fantasy worlds, which are based on our own reality but with significant differences. The worlds are well thought through and contain all the complex relationships, politics, geographical locations, and tedious paperwork of our world, but with magic, dragons and alternative histories which give a rich background. Unlike with some fantasy books, where the background story overloads you information, Fforde writes in an intelligent and humorous way which conveys just the right amount of information for the story and leaves your mind to fill in any details. The characters are likeable, and as with Fforde’s other works, it’s refreshing to read the adventures of capable female leads with real emotions.
    This audiobook is very enjoyable and I am excited to listen to more in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paul limmer 28/05/2015
    paul limmer 28/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Pleasant book .. not to be taken seriously"

    Fun story well narrated. something to listen to without having to think too hard about

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Capella UK 07/04/2013
    Capella UK 07/04/2013 Member Since 2015

    Capella

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    "A fun tale for all ages"

    If I start by saying it's the story of an orphan girl enslaved by a company of magicians you will end up with completely the wrong idea! This is a quirky tale of magic, dragons and the perils of mixing politics with either of them. Highly recommended, as is the sequel, "The Song of the Quarkbeast".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Captain Skurvy
    Queensland, Australia
    03/01/12
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    "Good Light hearted fun in the vein of Pratchett"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes most definitely!Forget the Young Adult Fantasy handle this book is hidden under. It's a book for anyone who wants a good read (listen) that never takes it's self too seriously and has more twists and turns than a Möbius strip, with some weighty moral concepts to keep you involved in Jasper Fforde alternate world.I found this book quite by accident but now can't wait for the next book in this series.A well defined alternate contemporary (sort of) Fantasy world


    What other book might you compare The Last Dragonslayer to and why?

    If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett you will likely enjoy this book.


    What does Jane Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her characters are well defined and her English accented characters bring this story to life. This book is perfect for her voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Forget the Young Adult Fantasy handle of this book, don't let it turn you off as it nearly did for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    25/04/12
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    "Good kids' story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    My 10 year old grandson has listened to this at least 3 times and chortles with laughter all the way through it. I found it rather hard going.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heike
    Munich, Germany
    05/03/12
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    "relaxing entertainment, beautifully read"
    What did you love best about The Last Dragonslayer?

    The quirky charakters. collingwoods interpretation fits the storry very good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The setting: it's a modern ferrytale land.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no. it is light entertainment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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