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The Fairy Godmother Audiobook
The Fairy Godmother
Written by: 
Mercedes Lackey
Narrated by: 
Gabra Zackman
The Fairy Godmother Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of the Heralds of Valdemar series comes an enchanting new novel.

In the land of Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can't carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale....

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. In fact, one of them was so ornery that Elena could do nothing but change him into a donkey.

Still, her practical nature couldn't let him roam the country, so she brought the donkey - er, the prince! - home to her cottage to teach him some lessons. All the while keeping in mind that breaking with tradition can land everyone into a kettle of fish - sometimes literally!

And so begins a whole new tale....

©2004 Mercedes Lackey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 02-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic start to a fantastic series"

    I love this book, I listen to it over and over again. I really enjoy the twist on classic fairy tales in this entire series.

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    leanne 08-04-15
    leanne 08-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A unique twist on a wonderful story!"

    I love this entire series. It's a collection your read or in this case listen to again and again.

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    G. Parish 07-28-15
    G. Parish 07-28-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Fairy Godmother"

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to become a fairy Godmother? This tale takes us through process along with a young woman who is discovering what it means to be not only a Godmother, but a woman. Truly a fun read.

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    Pink_flamingo 06-13-15
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    "Enjoyed"

    I really enjoyed the story and think the narrator did a good job. Will be listening to the next one tomorrow.

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    Teresa SARAH, MS, United States 05-09-15
    Teresa SARAH, MS, United States 05-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "great story"

    loved the book can't wait till the next one. an unexpected surprise . kept me interested

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    Iben 02-07-15
    Iben 02-07-15
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    "So good"

    Such a go girl story. Love love it. Am now listening to it for the 3rd time and than will not be the last. I am sure.

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    Sherri United States 01-27-15
    Sherri United States 01-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "twist of a tale"

    a little slow at first but was worth the wait for the story to develop

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    Amazon Customer 12-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A Fun New Trip Down Old Paths"

    As you know, there have been dozens and dozens of twists and turns applied to the old fairy tales we grew up with as children. They range from the ridiculous to the sublime and have been done by good authors, bad authors and great authors. Mercedes Lackey has been a staple in the fantasy world for quite some time and, though I had never read her novels until now, I knew of her and know many who love her. When I was presented with this series I was skeptical of yet another take on the old fairy tales but I wanted something fun and I was assured that this was what I was looking for. Guess what...? They were right. I fell in love with these novels and have devoured them all in a matter of months.

    The overall score I provide here has to do with the reader, rather than the story. As you can see, the story received a 5 star vote from me. Gabra Zakman is a fun and enthusiastic reader; however, I felt there was something to be desired in her reading of certain characters, mostly the males. She did grow on me though and her rendition was not such that it kept me returning again and again to the Five Hundred Kingdoms. I am now on my second go through and am loving these stories just as much the second time.

    If you love Mercedes Lackey or if you just want something light and fun, please give these novels a whirl. I hope you love them as much as I do.

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    mgw Cincinnati, Ohio United States 12-22-14
    mgw Cincinnati, Ohio United States 12-22-14
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    "Best of the 500 Kingdom books"

    Gabra Zackman isn't my favorite narrator but she does a fairly good job with all the different voices and with managing to keep those voices separate and distinct. In my opinion this is the best of Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms books.

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    katie 09-18-14
    katie 09-18-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Enjoyable listen with adventure, love and fun!"
    Would you listen to The Fairy Godmother again? Why?

    Yes, its an old favourite story and the performance is good.
    Its a good introduction into Mercedes Lackey's series: The Five Hundred Kingdoms.
    An enjoyable story with a worthy orphan girl, an evil stepmother, a Fairy Godmother, silly prince and redemption.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fairy Godmother?

    I did like the cat skidding down the armour and into the giants hand!


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