Set in the land of Zamonia, this exuberant, highly original fantasy from Walter Moers features an unlikely hero. Rumo is a little Wolperting-a domesticated creature somewhere between a deer and a dog-who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way through the Overworld and the Netherworld. He meets Rala, a beautiful Wolperting female; Urs of the Snows, who thinks more of cooking than of fighting; Gornab the Ninety-Ninth, the demented king of Netherworld; Professor Ostafan Kolibri, who goes in search of the Non-Existent Teenies; Professor Abdullah Nightingale, inventor of the chest-of-drawers oracle; and, worst luck, the deadly Metal Maiden. Astonishingly inventive, amusing, and engrossing, Rumo is a captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers. Filled with humor, this novel puts a new spin on the usual epic fantasy. The comparisons are many-Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, J. K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, and R. Crumb-but Moers is clearly an original. Long live Zamonia!
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by Walter Moers
by Tim Powers
by Walter Lucas
by Walter Isaacson
by Walter Stahr
by Jakob Walter
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"Narrator Bronson Pinchot is remarkable. This audiobook contains a marathon 24 hours of story, and his performance keeps listeners engaged throughout. RUMO is classic Moers--a riotously inventive fantasy with liberal doses of humor. Rumo is a sentient dog-deer hybrid who travels on a classic hero's journey. Pinchot creates unique voices for dozens of characters, including robots, animals, humanoids, and demons, and he changes voices with whiplash speed. Even his delivery of narrative is infused with lively personality. Moers's prose often includes long lists, and Pinchot imbues them with humor and not a small amount of snark. It's a wild ride, but listeners will be anchored by Pinchot's tour-de-force performance. G.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2012 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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