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Lady Justice and the Magic Dragon

Narrated by: George Kuch
Series: Lady Justice, Book 29
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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Three children - an eight-year-old boy and two six-year-old girls - see violence so terrifying that they retreat into the magical, make-believe world of Puff the Magic Dragon, where they feel safe and secure.  

Private investigator Walt Williams teams up with Lady Justice and Puff to protect the kids from vicious muggers, an abusive husband, and a sexual predator. 

Once again, justice is served when Walt and his senior sidekicks come to the rescue.  

A story filled with fears, tears, laughter, and hope.  

©2018 Robert Thornhill (P)2018 Robert Thornhill

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Tough to review this one.



This audiobook is hard for me to review,
Don’t get me wrong it was well written but it was I believe for a very young audience, something like 12-13 year old crowd.
Somehow the author turned an ugly world into a beautiful one which eventually everything works out at the end no matter how bad the situation is. Thank
I did like how the author got Amazon Alexia into the story implying that privacy is gone and listening to it on Amazon was beautiful.

Do I recommend this book?
Yes for youngsters but not for adults.



My honest review even so that I got the audiobook for free.

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With a puff of magic

I wasn't sure about this book mainly because I couldn't see how the author could get a story about dragons into the book. We have had ghosts but dragon's? I needn't have worried the author pulled it of brilliantly and for all the sceptics out there the Dragon is no more alive than Santa (sorry for all you believers out there I didn't mean to spoil it for you) and I ended up really enjoying the book. Mainly because Walt and the gang are back to helping strangers in the way that only they can, with luck and humour. It turned out to be really fascinating and again the story had a serious side to the plot too, that gets you thinking long after the story has finished.
Walt stumbles on a young man who has just witnessed a mugging but it isn't the first time the young man has witnessed violence. In fact he might be a young man but due to the tragedy he went through he is stunted at the age of eight and to survive the world he holds on tight to the Dragon necklace, the last thing his mother gave him before she died. With Walt and the Dragon can young Billy over come his troubles to live a happier life? At the same time a young woman arrives at the shelter, running away with her daughter from an abusive father. Can Billy pass on the magic of the Dragon to help the young girl in her hour of need? Next up a girl is kidnapped when her mother refuses the advances of her boss. Can Walt and the power of the Dragon once again use there powers to rescue her and bring the bad guy to justice?
George Kuch is great as the narrator and waves his own magic with just his voice. All in all another great instalment to the Lady Justice series.

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Why was the snowman rummaging through the carrots?

... He was picking his nose.
Corny, yes, but that's the trademark of Jerry, one of Walt's old friends.

For those unfamiliar with this fabulous series, Walt Williams is a retired realtor who joined the police when in his 60s. Now he is retired again to run his own PI firm with his brother in law, both 'grey haired old gumshoes' in their 70s. But don't underestimate the elderly. As he says, 'You don't want to make old people mad. They don't like being old in the first place."
The brilliance of this series, besides the excellent characterisation of Walt and his various friends, is Robert Thornhill's ability to take controversial subjects, build great detective stories around them often highlighting both sides of the issues, and inject a good helping of humour (and that doesn't include Jerry's jokes) to lighten the situations. The stories make the reader think, but so effortlessly, and then come to their own decisions. This time the focus is on Medicare and drug abuse and the effects of family violence, especially on the children. Always well researched and informative, every book in this series is superb - and, surprisingly, lots of fun.

The books are almost totally related in the first person, from Walt's point of view, and George Kuch is excellent as Walt, becomes Walt, talking to his audience like he's telling a tale to an old friend. Together, author and narrator are the perfect pairing, making every one of the (stand alone) stories in the series unmissable. My thanks to the rights holder of Lady Justice and the Magic Dragon who, at my request, freely gifted me a complimentary copy of the audio, via Audiobook Boom. Such a treat.
Simply superb and highly recommended.

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  • PattyH
  • 25-02-20

Lady Justice and the Magic Dragon. Book 29

Terrified children retreat into the land of make believe where puff the magic dragon helps them deal with tragedies. Walt takes on criminals with a vengeance to protect these children from further harm.
This book emotionally charged yet full of the laughter you come to expect from Robert Thornhills books.

George Kuch, as always, brings these books to life taking you on a journey you'll never forget.

I received a free copy of this audible at my request. It is my pleasure to leave a review for this amazing book. *All thoughts and comments in my review are strictly my own own.*

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  • Tyler
  • 18-10-19

Lady Justice and the Magic Dragon

Each book in the series bring fun and adventure. I always laugh and enjoy all the little things that become incorporated into the main storyline. Ready to start the next.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 05-09-19

Great read

Lady Justice and the Magic Dragon is my twenty-ninth enjoyable read/listen from author Robert Thornhill. Another entertaining clean read, filled with puns & one-liners. Throughout the book I found myself smiling a lot & at time laughing out loud.Each book in the series seems better than the last as Thornhill continues to up his game. Narrator George Kuch again adds greatly to the listening enjoyment with his wide variety of entertaining voices & inflections, Kuch IS Walt Williams! I’ll definitely be reading more from Thornhill! I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. Up next is Lady Justice and the Black Widow. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • naiveblueeyes08
  • 19-11-18

Loved it!

The author provided me with a complimentary copy of this audiobook with no expectation of a review. This book touches on some very difficult issues that sadly are all too common today. I listened to this book in one sitting. I kept thinking "I'll just finish this chapter" but when I got to the end of that chapter I wanted to know what happened next. That's been true with every book in this series LOL. Needless to say, it's been the cause of many sleepless (but oh so enjoyable) nights.

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  • alias11
  • 01-11-18

Serious issues handled with a bit of humor

First, while there are some really funny bits of humor, there is a lot of emotional angst and drama in this story. The audiobook wasn't as funny as I expected it to be. That said, some very serious issues are discussed and described with intelligence and moderate angst, including abuse, murder, kidnapping, and sexual harassment. I loved the characters of Walt, Ox, Kevin, and their wives, and how focused they were on helping others. The narration by Mr. Kuch was extraordinary, and it made the serious topics feel less heavy. Overall, this was a good listen, but I wouldn't label it a "mystery/comedy" novel.

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  • Lisarami
  • 17-10-18

Haven't thought about Puff the Magic Dragon in yea

In this book Walt sees a very distressed man at the bus stop and stops to try and help him. Bring on 5he crazies that follow. This book really tore at my heart strings. A young man's mind trapped in an 8 year olds world due to the trauma he witnessed. Walt and the gang help him get past the trauma and his mind is released to he the man his age dictiates him to he. He also discovers love with a woman fleeing an abusive marriage and teaches her daughter the magic of Puff the magic dragon. Good job guys. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Suzan
  • 07-10-18

Loved it

I am not sure how Robert Thornhill does it but I am so happy he does. This book hits on the Me Too movement and Domestic Violence among other issues. Roberts books always have a great deal of fun humor and a major issue most often one that has been wildly in the news. This book is no different. I think my favorite part of this book is the incorporation of the child's book Puff the Magic Dragon. Growing up in the 60's I had a 45 of this song and loved this story. I LOVE how Robert uses the story in this book. I don't want to say more but read this book and you will be touched and amazed. Way to go Robert another great read or in my case great listen. Which I must say George Kuch does a incredible job of narrating again.

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  • Dee
  • 24-09-18

Liked the listen but not my favorite in the series

I've listened to a few Lady Justice books and have enjoyed them all. This installment was good but did not rank very high with the others.

I didn't really get the use of the "Puff, the magic dragon" imagery. Whether the famous song is about drug use or childhood innocence, I was completely lost right out the gate. I mean, Puff died or at the very least, no longer existed in the song. The fact that kids used the song for comfort was completely lost on me.

I love Walt and his cast of characters so I stayed with the listen. The narrator is Walt and he ratchets up the special. I liked the listen but it wasn't my favorite.

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  • Jan
  • 18-09-18

humor saves from reality

abuse, abusive-spouse, kidnapping, private-investigators, childhood-trauma, situational-humor, verbal-humor

The first thing a reader needs to know about any of the books in the series is that there is an abundance of humor. The second is that the humor is there to offset some rather severe realities. Brought into the sunlight this time are domestic violence and the damage it does to children and the non abusive parent. As a nurse, I do wish that it had been mentioned that sometimes that behavior is passed on and sometimes it leads to drug problems. But I give it high marks for what it does do. There are other issues addressed as well, and they are managed very, very well indeed.
George Kuch continues to be exceptional as narrator.

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  • Kelly watley
  • 16-09-18

Incredibly addicting series !!

Character driven suspense with highly engaging characters and a killer to keep the tension high..
Vivid narration by George Kuch.. You will not be dissapointed..
This is such an incredible series. From the first book through the last I'm on book 30 and, the quality never waivers. I have pre-ordered book 33 and may set my alarm to wake up when it arrives on my Kindle.