Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £32.09

Buy Now for £32.09

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Thrown into the alternate universe of 14th-century England, 20th-century mathematician Jim Eckert and his wife, Angie, have become Sir James, Baron de Bois de Malencontri, and Lady Angela. A bit of a shock, but they'd coped with it. In fact they were dealing with their new life's hazards and magical manifestations just fine. Until Jim is suddenly transformed into a dragon. None too pleased about this latest turn of events, Jim turns for help to his neighbour, the magician S. Carolinus, who takes him on as an apprentice. When Prince Edward is captured by the French at the Battle of Poitiers, Jim sets out with some companions, including Aaargh the wolf, to join the English forces. He ends up as chief pawn in a battle against the Dark Powers - with extraordinary consequences.

©1990 Gordon R. Dickson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What listeners say about The Dragon Knight

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for admitone
  • admitone
  • 17-12-19

What an adventure...

Science and sorcery collide in this epic tale of high fantasy. I had always enjoyed the story of The flight of dragons, the old Ramkin and Bass animated film from years ago. When I found out it was based on a book series I eagerly looked into getting the stories in the dragon knight series, and was not at all disappointed. The story and characters are extremely well written. The story keeps your interest until the end. Looking forward to the next story and definitely recommend this book.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for NAP21
  • NAP21
  • 16-01-18

Love The Dragon series books brought to life!

I own these and read them annualy. Was thrilled to see them here and the narration is wonderful.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Scott A. Vossler
  • Scott A. Vossler
  • 18-05-16

Good book from a good Author

This was a great book. Read a hard copy many years ago and the audio was not a let down.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ash
  • Ash
  • 27-02-16

My First AudioBook

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am a big fan of dragons and fantasy that has an overall fun and adventurous story. I would definitely recommend this to a friend or complete stranger. This book or i should say book series has it all for me. I love that it is not so much a simple tale but a telling one that is imaginative and fun. I like how Jim really is set apart from all the rest and really has to work within the rules of society back in the 1400's. I also like how there is a set rule to how everything works, but at the same times doesn't. It's also a fun good vs evil and thats always fun.

Have you listened to any of Paul Boehmer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I really like this voice actor! He is fun and really makes each character distinct

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Scarlet Rhine
  • Scarlet Rhine
  • 26-04-22

A story I love

When I first read this story I thought it literary gold. I still do.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cafi
  • Cafi
  • 23-01-22

Almost...

For the most part this story was great. It was exciting and thrilling at many points. And the narrator is wonderful to listen to.

I only felt the majority of the last three/four hours of this book dragged quite a bit. It reminds me of the ending of Lord of the Rings where the battle is won but several other minor or potential problems arise that then have to be wrapped up so the story seems to continue on and on.

I really do like the characters and look forward to reading more from this series, just the ending of this book left me wishing it wrapped up much sooner than it did.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Skirzik
  • Skirzik
  • 07-12-21

There are some things that bother me.

I really like the overall story of this book and the previous one so far.
As a fan of Dragons and all things related, I'm frustrated with the lack of visual description of the dragon characters. There's hardly anything, except how they supposedly walk on their hind legs. I find that odd. what color are their scales/eyes? what shape are their horns? do all dragons look the exact same in this world?
The dragons are why I'm here honestly. I'm a little disappointed they are so vague.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shaelie McGrath
  • Shaelie McGrath
  • 29-05-21

the dragon knight

what a terrific imagination!!! this is a great story, well performed and totally fun! loved it!!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Heidi Moore
  • Heidi Moore
  • 05-10-18

Really enjoying this series.

My so got me started on this. The initial introduction was so slow, but it has been great since then. I enjoy listening to this as I travel.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mary
  • mary
  • 28-09-14

Excellent

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dragon Knight to be better than the print version?

This audio edition is better than the printed version because of Paul Boehmer's reading. He does a great job and adds to the story.

What did you like best about this story?

Our main character trying to deal with his situations while keeping his 20th century self in proportion. It is especially evident as he tries to keep clean and free of lice, ticks in such a way not to give offense to his companions. It is funny in how he tries to keep his alcohol consumption to a minimum as the water is undrinkable and full of disease.

Which scene was your favorite?

It is definitely when Jim Eckert tries to escape from an underwater female water elemental without giving offense and keeping his virtue intact.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I am not a movie person. I have no idea for a tag line.

Any additional comments?

A good second book of this series.