E.R. Edison’s The Worm Ouroboros inspired the epic-fantasy writers that followed him. This production is of the first edition (1922). The Lords of Demonland are celebrating Lord Juss´s birthday when an envoy arrives from Witchland. He brings demands from King Gorice XI of Witchland that the Lords of Demonland ´´kiss his toe, and acknowledge him to be their King and they, his ill-conditioned, disobedient children´´. The Lords of Demonland reject this utterly and, to settle the matter, they challenge King Gorice to a wrestling match against their champion, Lord Goldry Bluszco. But the situation is worsened by the result of that match and ultimately, war is declared. A war that includes dark magic, sorcery, quests, mystical lands, and heroic high-adventure. Ursula K. Le Guin called it ´´An eccentric masterpiece´´, C. S. Lewis said it represented ´´A new climate of the imagination´´, Orville Prescott said it was ´´A literary event of the first order.´´ Critics compared Tolkien’s writing to it when he first published The Lord of the Rings and he freely acknowledged its influence. Eddison writes his narrative in a lyrical, medieval style and in the tradition of Norse mythology, Arthurian myths, and Greek tragedy. In his short dedication he says, ´´It is neither allegory nor fable but a story to be read for its own sake´´, however, the theme of repetition (the cyclical nature of life, history, and war), is undeniable. The ´´worm (serpent or dragon) Ouroboros´´ is, after all, ´´The serpent which eats its own tail”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris MacDonnell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002392/bk_mike_002392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini.A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.It´s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective. This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon´s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist, penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself!Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001875/bk_pauk_001875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The internationally best-selling fantasy sensation is back with brand-new stories set in the world of Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle!A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.It´s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now, he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon´s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist...penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character herself!Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003376/bk_lili_003376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the research files of the legendary Volo come tales of all things magical in the Realms - artifacts and auguries, wizards and weapons, heroes and hokum - told by your favorite authors, including: R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, Ed Greenwood, Jeff GrubbDavid ´´Zeb´´ Cook, Roger Moore, and others Contents Prologue by Brian Thomsen, ´´Guenhwyvar´´ by R.A. Salvatore,´´Smoke Powder and Mirrors´´ by Jeff Grubb, ´´The Magic Thief´´ by Mark Anthony, ´´The Quiet Place´´ by Christie Golden, ´´The Eye of the Dragon´´ by Ed Greenwood, ´´Every Dog His Day´´ by Dave Gross, ´´The Common Spell´´ by Kate Novak-Grubb, ´´The First Moonwell´´ by Douglas Niles, ´´The Luck of Llewellyn the Loquacious´´ by Allen C. Kupfer, ´´Too Familiar´´ by David Cook, ´´Red Ambition´´ by Jean Rabe, ´´Thieves´ Reward´´ by Mary H. Herbert, ´´Six of Swords´´ by William W. Connors, ´´The Wild Bunch´´ by Tom Dupree, ´´A Worm Too Soft´´ by J. Robert King, ´´Gunne Runner´´ by Roger E. Moore, ´´The Direct Approach´´ by Elaine Cunningham Epilogue by Brian Thomsen 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darren Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006632/bk_adbl_006632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of The Hero´s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom comes an offbeat, comedic spin on the Excalibur legend told from the point of view of a talking dog who wants to be a magician! Meet Nosewise. He´s spunky. He´s curious. And he´s a dog who can´t understand why his packmates Merlin and Morgana spend all day practicing magic tricks. If it´s a trick they want, he´s the dog to ask! He can already Sit!, Stay!, and Roll Over! But there´s no way Nosewise is Stay!ing when his master and best friend, Merlin, is kidnapped. There´s nothing Nosewise won´t do to get Merlin back, even if it means facing the strange Fae people and their magic-eating worms or tangling with the mysterious Sword in the Stone. But it may take more than sniffing out a spell to do it! Nosewise´s hilarious escapades and steadfast loyalty get him and his companions through King Arthur´s Dark Ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002191/bk_lili_002191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of The Hero´s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom comes an offbeat, comedic spin on the Holy Grail legend as told by the lovable Nosewise - talking dog and wizard-in-training! The magical realm of Avalon has gone to the dogs - well, one dog. Nosewise, the hilarious talking pup and wizard-in-training, can wield powers untold...but he has yet to master the powerful sword Excalibur. This dog still has some new tricks to learn. But Lord Oberon´s evil worms threaten to eat all magic in existence. Nosewise and his pack, the street urchin Arthur, the sorceress Morgana, and his beloved master Merlin, must find the Holy Grail, the one item that can save them all. The only problem: the goblet is hidden in the legendary castle of Camelot - which has been missing for centuries! Worse, Queen Mab, sovereign of dreams, is planning havoc of her own. As naps turn to nightmares, Nosewise will have to rely on his smarts and his snout, or the dog days will be over! Popular author Eric Kahn Gale returns with a fast-paced fantasy adventure that stands out from the pack! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155868/bk_acx0_155868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Narration based on the coloring book, which includes 80 doodles themed around all the things we love: space, magic, and medieval times. Narration includes: Ancient Temple, Asteroid Crash, Avalanche, Bandits, Barbarian Armor, Barbarian Army, Battered Shield, Battering Ram Orcs, Bear Dragon, Blade Rain, Caverns, Cloning Vats, Cobra, Crushing Roof, Flint Dagger, Flowing Ice Chunks, Force Field Shield, Forest Clearing, Gauntlet, Ghost Amulet, Ghost Awakening, Ghost Rising, Ghost Sentry, Giant Ants, Giant Eye, Giant Sloth, Giant Spider, Hedge Maze, Ice Dagger, Ice Spear, Lil Goblin Squire, Magic Eye, Mangled Wolf, Mind Zap, Mobile Shop, Morph, Mountains, Necromancer´s Keep, One Tusk Mammoth, Orc Bracers, Orc Thugs, Outer Space, Plasma Sword, Portal Monster, Power Crystal, Rat Coat, Rations, River thru the Forest, Robot Parts, Rope Bridge, Rune Sword, Satellite, Shadow Magic, Sharpened Stick, Ship Leeches, Siege, Skeleton Army, Skull Door, Skull Flamethrowerbot, Skull Key, Sludge Pit, Smoke Dragon Head, Snowstorm, Space Boots, Space Worms, Spirit Summoning, Star Converter, Star Medallion, Stone Golem, Storm Cloud, Suit of Armor, Torture Droid, Torture Room, Tree House, Tree Sage, Vine Monster, Wheeled Cyborg, Wolf Boots, Wolf Pelt Armor, Wood Club. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron W. Rockwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053494/bk_acx0_053494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winter has finally broken its hold over the Kingdom - but as the snows melt, trouble springs up in its place. A dark cloud hangs over Midlan: The army has retreated behind its high walls, not a word slips out from between its gates. And rumors swirl that the King has gone mad. Kael knows nothing of this: His sights are on the plains. But with his horrible luck following him wherever he goes, it doesn’t take long for his plan to unravel. He finds himself trapped in Gilderick’s clutches and forced to work as a slave, laboring alongside the giants - who don’t exactly welcome him. In fact, he begins to suspect that some would rather see him dead. If Kael is going to have any chance to survive, he’ll have to come up with a new plan - and quickly. Meanwhile, Kyleigh finds herself locked in a sprint across the desert. Time presses against her: There is a force gathered in Whitebone that threatens to undo everything, should it reach the plains. But her pride blinds her to the dangers, and it isn’t long before she and her companions are lost among the towering dunes. The strange magic of the sun drains their strength, misfortune nips at their heels, but they are determined to save their friends. And so they’ll brave the desert’s every peril - be it storms or cave trolls…or flesh-eating worms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000068/bk_podm_000068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I have seen men become Gods and I have seen Gods become dust Magic pieces of armor rain from Lenova´s skies, granting men God-like powers. Mountains move, lightning bends to command, and a man´s future can be written in a book before it´s even happened. In this emerging chaos, teenage Finn SunRider cares only for escaping the burning desert of the Crust and exploring the world he lives in. Yet that will prove quite difficult with monsters and tyrants roaming the land, conquering cities and killing the innocent. With a Sorceress and her evil Lich master rising from the South, and with an ancient mysterious artifact grafted onto Finn´s arm, he´s ended up getting a lot more than he bargained for. From flaming coal-coated vat-worms and two-directional streams to floating cities and underground pyramids, follow a fantasy journey of epic proportions! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Lister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000602/bk_podm_000602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.