Derkholm
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UNABRIDGED
(4.5 based on 96 ratings)
  • 1
    The Dark Lord of Derkholm | Diana Wynne Jones

    The Dark Lord of Derkholm

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Jonathan Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    A humorous fantasy adventure from the Godmother of fantasy, Diana Wynne Jones. Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in 1999. A humorous fantasy from Diana Wynne Jones. In a world next door to ours, the tourist industry is devastating the population by its desire to experience all the fantasy clichés - Dark Lords, impoverished villages, dragons etc.The Head of the University resolves to shut the tours down; the only problem being the ruthless tour-master - and his all-powerful demons.

    Odd accents!
    Reviewed on 07 February 2014 by Ms (Lancaster, United Kingdom)
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    Year of the Griffin | Diana Wynne Jones

    Year of the Griffin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Jonathan Broadbent
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    A hilarious fantasy sequel to The Dark Lord of Derkholm, set at the University after the ‘fantasy world' tours have stopped, and centered around six students (one a Griffin) and the bumbling new University Head Wizard. From the ‘Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones. The Year of the Griffin is the sequel to the Dark Lord of Derkholm, set in the same world several years after the abolition of commercial ‘fantasy world' tourism from our world.

    Enjoyable, but oddities in the narration

    Frankly, I prefer the print version. Diana Wynne Jones' intricate plots seem to work better on the page somehow. And I was irritated by the narrator..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 February 2014 by Ms (Lancaster, United Kingdom)