The final installment of the Rondo trilogy, The Battle for Rondo, is an action-packed fantasy about two courageous kid warriors, led by Leo and Mimi, who once again rise up against the evil Blue Queen and try to defeat her diabolical plan to take over Rondo and turn its people into robots. Leo and Mimi get much-needed assistance from a solid crew of witches and wizards as they wage war on the Blue Queen - and her powerful dragon.
Australian Edwina Wren narrates this imaginative, high-adventure audiobook with a gentle pace.
Peril awaits Leo and Mimi on their return to the fantastic world of Rondo.
With the help of Rondo's seven best witches and wizards, their friends have made plans to combat attacks of the Blue Queen. But it soon becomes clear that defence is no longer enough. The queen has a dragon on her side, and is plotting a terrible revenge on all those who have defied her.
A daring plan, a reckless quest and a mysterious prophecy text the friends' wits and courage to the limit as they plunge into an adventure packed with suspense, shocks and danger and ending at last in the battle that will decide Rondo's future forever.
©2009 Emily Rodda.; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Although I liked the first two Rondo books, I was disappointed with this one. It just went on and on and on without seeming to go anywhere, and I finally turned it off without finishing it.
The reader and sound editing was, frankly, awful. She read too slowly in places, some of her characterizations were downright annoying, and mouth-noises and pauses were not edited out.
Perhaps a different performer could have made a difference, but three quarters of the way through, I found myself not caring HOW it ended as long as it ended.
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