The Last Dragonslayer

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BN3924
Released: Jul 02, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480516212
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Description

In the good old days, magic was indispensable; it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets have been reduced to pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam Mystical Arts Management, an employment agency for magicians - but it's hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world's last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If that's true, everything will change for Kazam - and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.

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Author(s): Jasper Fforde
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Product Number EB00030092
Released: Oct 02, 2012
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ISBN: #9780547935423

Professional reviews

"Jennifer Strange was raised by the Blessed Ladies of the Lobster. From them she acquired the Kazam agency, which provides magicians for services now in little demand. Just shy of 16, Jennifer becomes the Last Dragonslayer, and King Snod IV, among others, has reason to believe the last dragon is going to die at her hand. When that happens, the dragon's lands will open for conquest and development. Jennifer's unflappable demeanor drives Elizabeth Jasicki's narration. Jasicki also clearly portrays competing characters with commercial interests to sell dragonslayer paraphernalia and pretentious bureaucrats who are looking for an excuse to give Jennifer trouble. Jasicki keeps the humor dry and the plot moving steadily forward. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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