Queen Cimorene, Morwen the witch, and a host of other characters once again foil the plots of the perfidious wizards in this third volume of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.
This time, the dastardly wizards have stolen King Mendanbar's magic sword, vital to the health of the forest, right out of the castle armory. Morwen joins Cimorene, Kazul, Telemain, several cats, and Killer on a quest to retrieve the sword. Meanwhile, back at home, the forces of the wizards are gathering.
©2002 Patricia C. Wrede; (P)2002 Listening Library
Better performances. This is Cathy Dobson level bad. The main characters sound like snotty, know-it-all 8 year olds in adult bodies, and the animal voices are a poor impression of cartoonish. I kept cheering for them to get better at it as the performance went on, in the way of the amateur audiobook readers on Youtube, but no such luck.
If any book series is screaming for a re-record with a professional audiobook narrator, this is it.
It's a decent enough story, and amusing. However, "Killer" just whines too much of the story for me. It bogs it down and gets annoying. The storyline is interesting and the ending, surprising.
I read these books 20 years ago, and having them done by a full cast was a dream come true for the first book. The second book was alright, though I thought Telemain was a bit off, but I chalked it up to personal interpretation. But this book...All of the animal characters are terrible, the most obvious being Killer and Fiddlesticks. So very off-putting.
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