Fantasy and mystery combine when Cara is forced to flee Earth, clutching her grandmother's amulet and carrying a message for the unicorn queen. The dramatic production helps the listener distinguish the many fantastic characters inhabiting the land of the unicorns. Particularly good performances are given by Mimi Holbert, who nicely captures the amusing, squirrel-like Squijum, and Kate Huddleston, who elegantly portrays the dragon, Firethroat. Children who enjoy fantasy and the many young girls who clamor for unicorn stories may appreciate this first installment of the Unicorn Chronicles.
Soon Cara has also met a rebellious young unicorn named Lightfoot, and a ridiculous little creature called "the Squijum." With their help, Cara embarks on a journey across Luster to deliver a message from her grandmother to the queen of the unicorns. But to survive the trip, Cara must come face to face with her greatest hope, and her greatest fear.
©1994 Bruce Coville; (P)2009 Full Cast Audio
Mystical, Enchanting, Riveting.
I like the squidgem (I'm pretty sure I spelled that wrong, but since I don't have the book in front of me, I had to guess). :)
The voices of each person. I love the full cast recording. Made me really feel like I was there, in the story.
No; but it was a delight to listen to.
It took me a little while to get used to a full cast reading the same book; prior to this, I'd only listened to single narrators. That said, once I got used to it, it was very well done. Bruce Coville lends his voice to read all the non-dialogue portions, and does so extremely well.
If you continue to the next books, Cara's voice does sound like it changes, but it's not a glaring change. Everyone else seemed to stay consistent.
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