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Spellsinger [Dramatized Adaptation]

By: Alan Dean Foster
Narrated by: full cast, Terence Aselford, Gregory Linington, Bradley Smith, Chris Genebach, Yasmin Tuazon, Shanta Parasuraman, David Jourdan, Andy Clemence, James Konicek, Richard Rohan, Ren Kasey
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Summary

Snatched through a portal into a land of magic, a young musician must use a mysterious, multistring duar to rescue the world into which he has fallen before he can return to his own.

Jonathan Thomas Meriweather is a typical college student, interested in girls, music, and an occasional taste of reefer. But when a journey through an interdimensional portal lands him in a world of talking animals and ominous sorcery, he finds he is on a very different trip indeed. Here, when he plays a strange instrument called a duar, peculiar things happen: powerful magic that may be the only way to stop a dark force that threatens his new world — and his old one. Reluctantly, he finds himself teaming up with a semi-senile turtle wizard; a thieving, backstabbing otter; and a bewildered Marxist dragon to rally an army for the war about to come.

Spellsinger, the first in Alan Dean Foster’s eight-book Spellsinger series, introduces a world of magic and mayhem, where animals are people and plunging ahead no matter what the consequences may be the only way to survive.

Performed by Terence Aselford, Gregory Linington, Bradley Smith, Chris Genebach, Yasmin Tuazon, Shanta Parasuraman, David Jourdan, Andy Clemence, James Konicek, Richard Rohan, Ren Kasey, Jeff Allin, Paul Reisman, Ken Jackson, Michael Glenn, Nanette Savard, Todd Scofield, Alyssa Wilmoth, Michael John Casey, Scott McCormick, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Mort Shelby.

©1983 Alan Dean Foster (P)2015 Graphic Audio, LLC

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awsome

I remember reading this years ago, and now it comes to life great performances and atmosphere awsome.

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Brings a favorite to life.

I've read this book and series 3 times in the last 20 years and also having listened to the original audio recordings I have to say that this is my favourite presentation of a wonderfully written book. Well done.

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I love it

There is no need to say anything more really. Great story, grate casting., I love it and I'm off to the next book 😊

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lighthearted fantasy at its best

A lot of fantasy takes itself very seriously. This however is a welcome break from that. As a musician myself I love the descriptions of how music affects the main character. It's well performed by a full cast as well. I really enjoyed it for its carefree approach to storytelling.

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A new breath of life to a true classic

I have been a long time fan of the spellsinger series ark. my physical copys are burrred at the edges. I must firstly pay complement to the superb cast chosen to bring this story to life.

Thank you Alan for allowing your stories to be told again with new vigor. my hope is that it will attract a new audience to the truly epic anthropomorphic adventure.

A must read to fantasy enthusiasts and music lovers alike. I look forward to listening to the next.

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40 years after reading the book I listened to this

The performance for this audiobook was superb.

Alas, it didn't cross my mind to check whether the performance was abridged, or incomplete for that matter. As I listened to the audiobook echoes of the story came back. certain aspects were missing (some of the songs, for example); and parts of the story were cut down. More significantly, I remembered the ending of the novel. Said ending was completely absent from the audiobook I listened to. The audiobook just "stopped" the story at a certain point. A great shame, particularly given the efforts put in by the performers.

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