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The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot: Scratching a Lich

Narrated by: Heather S Auden
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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In the land of Asaches, there are great men and women who have changed the course of history. Their adventures are honored in song; their names are spoken with a reverence normally reserved for the gods; their heroic deeds have elevated them to the status of living legends. And then there are these guys....

Derek Strongarm and Felix Lightfoot are two hard-luck adventurers for hire looking for their big break - or an excuse to retire before they get killed. Salvation appears in the form of Erika Racewind, a mysterious elven woman with a dark secret and a lucrative job offer. Desperate and destitute, Derek and Felix agree to join Erika in escorting her young charge across Asaches. 

Of course, nothing is ever so simple for Strongarm and Lightfoot. The boy turns out to be no one less than the fabled Reaper, he who is destined to destroy the mad lich-lord Habbatarr and save the world from total destruction. The adventurers soon find themselves fighting off fanatical cultists, hordes of mindless undead, bestial Hruks with a taste for human flesh, and unspeakable subterranean horrors - and things only stand to get worse as they travel ever deeper into Habbatarr’s blighted domain. 

The fate of the entire world hangs in the balance, and all that stands in the way of a global apocalypse is a mild-mannered warrior, an occasionally good-hearted thief, an ill-tempered elf, and a chosen one with a serious attitude problem. Asaches is screwed. 

The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot, the new series from author Michael Bailey (Action Figures), is an irreverent take on the fantasy genre. Get ready for an epic tale filled with action, magic, monsters, quests, treasure, inconveniently located ancient artifacts of great power, curiously specific prophecies, and dangerously rickety rope bridges that someone really should have repaired a long time ago.

©2015 Michael C. Bailey (P)2019 Michael Bailey

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  • pict
  • 14-02-19

light and fun D&D like

This story reads like a D&D campaign with a fun group. the Narrator has command of her voice to make each character there own person.

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  • Patricia Lupien
  • 02-04-19

Reminds me of a classic RPG session

I’ve already read the first book in the Strongarm & Lightfoot, which is fun and well-written. But I love the unique voices for each character! I was hooked!

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  • Cindy
  • 12-03-19

A Nice Surprise

This story is filled with humor, action and great characters. It did have a slow start, but after about 30 min it took off. You won't be disappointed. Would be glad to continue with this story if there are any future releases.

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  • Karen S. Hayes
  • 09-03-19

Even more fun to listen to than to read!

I loved this story when I first read it - a lighthearted sword and sorcery adventure with solid characters and some great plot twists. It's even more fun as an audiobook. Performer Heather Auden brings the characters right off the page with different voices for each one (I especially love her softspoken Derek Strongarm), plus an omniscient narrator voice with a slightly snarky tone that's perfect for the mock heroic style. The quest has a lot of entertaining adventures, and the plot keeps building so long before the halfway mark, you don't want to stop!
If you love fantasy adventures, get this book and listen to it now. Then get the others in the series and read them, too. You'll have a great time.