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Summary

This delightfully humorous fantasy from the legendary 1950s Fantastic Stories pulp magazine begins with an ordinary Chicago librarian courting his beautiful (but insipid) fiancée. Shortly afterwards, she and her family are zapped into a parallel world by two real estate gangsters. Albert turns the table on the gangsters, but then finds that his own time has become warped. He meets two creatures from an alternate world and in short order crosses with them over into a horizon-less, magical realm.

When he enters the forest of Drendon, and his girlfriend turns into a woodnymph, and her brother becomes a fawn, and the dreadful parrot-beaked, cannibalistic Kwistian birds come to feast, he doesn't waste precious time asking what's going on? It's Magic, You Dope!

Our intrepid hero finds himself menaced by hotsies, Kwistians, sarks, and wumbles. Help arrives from Maggot the witch, but Maggot is a busy witch and doesn't have time to explain how to use the bag of spells she gave him, so he must figure them out by himself….

©2009 PageTurner (P)2019 PageTurner

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OK book, I would not call it a magic listen, it's not bad storyline and is read well just a little boring to be frankly honest

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  • Ijw
  • 13-05-19

fun

Suspend disbelief at the door. It starts out kind of hokey but becomes quite fun. Much like stepping into a gamer story, without the boring repetition of rules, point scoring, or obligatory sex. Short and to-the-point.

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  • Virginia
  • 09-05-19

Fun!

This is a funny fantasy. Albert goes through a trying time with creatures and a witch. His fiancée’s mother gives him cookies and lemonade and when he leaves her house. Her house is suddenly gone. Joshua Carver was excellent narration it!

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  • Karen S
  • 24-07-21

A wacky but fun magical listen

Interesting. Looking for something different? This might be it. You can read the synopsis so I won't repeat that. It is a unusual tale about magic, magical characters and love.

The narration was excellent. The characters were easily recognized.

I received this audtio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 03-09-20

Awesome story!

This is a fun story to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed it and you likely will too.

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  • A Kid at Heart
  • 26-05-20

A Wacky Magical Adventure

I enjoyed the story, characters, & magical locale. The narrator did a wonderful job differentiating & voicing each of the characters. I would love to hear more wacky magical tales set in the land of Drenden and more adventures with Timtik, the faun, Lorn, the woodnymph, Maggot, the witch, and Albert, the human. I would definitely recommend this book!
(I received a complimentary copy of this Audible and I'm happy to leave an honest review.)