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  • The Fairy Godmother: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (416)

    Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella - until an accident of fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! Determined not to remain with her stepfamily, Elena set out to get a new job - and ended up becoming the Fairy Godmother for the land. But "Breaking with Tradition" was no easy matter. True, she didn't have to sleep in the chimney, but she had to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who kept trying to rise above their place in the tale.

    Captain Skurvy says: "An excellent start to a new series"
    "Couldn't keep listening to the awful reader."
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    What didn’t you like about Gabra Zackman’s performance?

    I love this book, but I wish I'd listened to the sample before wasting a credit on the audio version. Zackman reads as if the entire thing is an obituary -- as if someone told her "read it with feeling" and the only feeling she could dredge up was sorrow. Lackey writes with wry humor and wit. Her storytelling grabs you and sweeps you along on an amazing, fantastical ride. Zackman's dragging, mournful reading made me turn off the book in disgust before the end of the first chapter. I could read it better. Such a disappointment.


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