The past is the key to the future.
Corry showed up at the orphanage two years ago, wearing strange clothes and speaking a language no one recognized. Corry can remember snippets of another life, but no matter how hard he tries to recall the details, it just keeps slipping away. Then one day, he meets a fauness in an orange grove. She's from a world called Panamindorah, and he can understand her language. In addition, Corry can read a language that no one in Panamindorah has been able to read for 300 years. Has he really been gone that long? Now he must recover his lost memories and rebuild his life, because the person who tried to kill him once is about to try again.
This download includes all 3 audiobooks in the The Prophet of Panamindorah series:
Book One: Fauns and Filinians
Book Two: Wolflings and Wizards
Book Three: Fire and Flood
©2008 Abigail Hilton (P)2008 Abigail Hilton
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"talking animals and magical creatures"
I loved this story and am going to listen to it again. I sometimes wished for a list of characters, but I was mostly able to follow it. it might have been better served to have a cast like the author's previous fabulous work "The guild of the cowrie catchers", but I'm not complaining too much. This story is set on another continent of the same world, and has its own court intrigues, national alliances, and character development. Its not as sensitive a character study as TGotCC, but it is more layered and intricate than " Hunter's Unlucky". All three works are probably my favorite audible works to date. Sorry Tim Butcher & James Masters, you have been dethroned.
"Unique world of fantasy!"
If you love fauns, pegasus, talking animals and all the wonderful mythical beasts in fantasy literature - get ready for something new! It's a wonderful world where they rule, and a young man falls into it and has to learn everything the hard way. Think Narnia as a young adult novel. My kids and I loved it and listened to it as a podcast first and now an audio book. Perfect for a teen who loves animals. The large animals are of human intellect and can talk. The world has politics and intrigue and mystery - it is a book the whole family can enjoy.
Panamindorah is populated by beings that are half human and half animal. Hilton calls them shelts which are like fauns, but many more types... top half human and bottom half goat or half sheep or half wolf or deer or horse or fox. My kids loved this idea so much they were shelts for Halloween!
"An extreme pleasure and treasure"
Whimsical, engaging, and. Well thought ot
I love lesha and tolomy also Sven
Fawns and magic
Such an engaging and mesmerizing story I listened to it over and over again . It is a soothing and entrancing story with word earful music to accompany it
"Prophet of Panamindorah Trilogy"
Prophet of Panamindorah follows an amnesiac teen in foster care who finds a way into an alternate reality filled with complex characters with a rich history in a fully realized world. The plot moves quickly and involves shifting loyalties and allegiances. I found it necessary to listen to the story when I could give it my full attention because the number of characters and locations and ever-changing relationships required concentration to keep straight, but these only made the story better.
"Barely put it down finished in 2 days"
Haven't compared to the print version as I currently have more time to listen while driving or working. So listening has been more convenient.
The richness of the world races and characters and history leaves you looking for more. It reminds me of the complexity of Borderlands series by Terri Windling.
Not Yet but Guild of the Cowry Catchers series has moved way up on my list to read.
Corry's internal conflict over his father.
"Welcome to the world of Panamindorah!"
I have listened to a good amount of audio books and Prophet of Panamindorah is one of the best.
Each character has their own unique personality which Abbie portrays very well. The way she describes the environment allows you to visualize it easily. She has a true talent for bringing life to the story.
I've read and/or listened to everything Abbie has to offer,her work never fails to entertain. I truly enjoyed following Corry on his many adventures as he discovered his destiny and finds out who he really is. This is a great listen for the whole family which,as a mother of 3,makes it even more appealing.
"Fantastic Read/Listen for Young Adults AND Adults"
Yes, and I have, several times...and so has my son. Both my son and I first started listening to this series in 2009 on Podiobooks and have re-listened to this series a couple times a year when we run out of audio. Honestly, the story is just as exciting as the first time. We love this world that Abbie has created. I have 5-6 hours a day chained to my workstation where we are encouraged not to talk while we work, but encouraged to listen to our audio devices...so I have many hours to consume audio. I love a variety of genres, so when I came across this YA Fantasy, I decided to check it out since I was looking for things to share with my (then) 9 year old son. The universe is rich, the characters engaging, and the dark themes are well balanced with lighter moments. My son is now 13 and loves it even more. Recently I was able to obtain the Audible version and love it even more as there is nothing interrupting my story.
Honestly, there are many as this world is so large and you don't realize it until you are in the middle of everything. I think the moments that I think of quickest are those where you suddenly realize how something fits together and the world, and the story, expands.
This story was my first introduction to Abbie's fiction and found it on Podiobooks. Over time I have collected nearly all of her audio fiction and most of her paper/electronic fiction. I can say, I prefer full audio as it reminds me of old radio drama, but a good straight read is just as good. I can tell Abbie has gotten much better over the years, but I still love this first glimpse into the worlds of Abigail Hilton.
One thing I like about the author reading the story is that you hear names and words how the author imagined them. Sometimes when reading paper/electronic fiction, you say a name one way, but then later realized you had been pronouncing it wrong. Most people don't care, but sometimes a slight change in pronunciation makes things a bit different...the flavor of the world I suppose. With a story this long, one has to like the sound of the reader and Abbie’s voice is pleasant and easily understood.
I liked the musical scoring and sound effects as I felt they were appropriately placed and not overdone. It helps set the mood and does not detract from the story itself.
There are many moments that moved me and unfortunately I cannot find a non-spoiling way to discuss them in a review. Needless to say, you will find yourself attached to a character or invested in a situation…you will cheer, you may cry, you will cycle through many emotions by the time the journey is done.
This story can be dark at times and very complex. There are a ton of characters, quite a lot of action, politics and intrigue, myth and magic, with a few time shifts thrown in. The world building is amazing and I love all the different species and cultures, the history and mythology. You almost feel that this is a real place by the time you reach the end. Due to the complex nature, listening to it more than once, you will find things you missed in the first listen, which makes it a fantastic candidate for a re-read.
If you are an adult listening/reading this, you should check out The Guild of the Cowry Catchers as there are references here that will enhance your overall experience in this wonderful world. There are also many short stories in this universe that you may also enjoy.
"A fascinating book well worth a re-listen"
I have listened to a fair number of audiobooks, and I would rank this one high in their number. The music was well suited to the scenes, the scattering of sound effects were well placed to accent the events taking place, and the narration was well paced and held my attention.
The story itself was excellent, with a host of memorable characters and several fascinating plot twists. The descriptions were vivid enough to make imagining the world and characters easy.
This was my second time encountering this story, and it was every bit as enjoyable as I remembered. For those familiar with the author's other major work, The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, there are tidbits and references that enhance the experience.
My only issue with the work was that the very beginning was a tad bit exposition heavy, but it was entirely necessary exposition given the complexity of the world, and is delivered in a convincing manner.
"Wonderful fantasy story !"
The Prophet of Panamindorah: Complete Trilogy is a beautiful and deep story in a new land. It's a very engaging story and wonderful characters that kept me listening long after my commute was over.
The environment comes alive in this story with beautiful descriptions. The characters become a part of your life. Many tears balanced with sheer joy. These are characters you care about and their lives live on even after the story ends.
The full cast readings are wonderful. The lead actors are very wonderful in their roles. This would be a different story without the cast.
"Wonderful tale in a new land!"
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great fantasy story
I liked that the characters were well thought out and developed. The world was well developed and really painted a great picture for the listener. The story moved along and really kept my attention.
I prefer a book narrated by the author. I felt Abigail brought what she wanted to into the performance. This mad the book a bit more special in my opinion.
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