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The Fairy Godmother: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1 | [Mercedes Lackey]

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

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.
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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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    Cassie alameda, CA, United States 06-13-13
    Cassie alameda, CA, United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    What disappointed you about The Fairy Godmother?

    The narrator's voice and tone were terrible.


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    The character voices were fine but the narrator was absolutely terrible. This is very discouraging since I LOVE this book and have been waiting for years for them to come to audio and I am so frustrated by this poor part of the performance that it completely ruins the experience. Please check out the sample before purchasing something I never thought I would have to do for a Mercedes Lackey book.

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    P. K. Bethune Michigan 03-02-13
    P. K. Bethune Michigan 03-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun read, but not deep stuff"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    She plays with a fun idea in "The Tradition" and creates some fun characters doing it. Nothing deep or insightful here, but a fun read.


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    Amazon Customer Logan, UT USA 01-20-13
    Amazon Customer Logan, UT USA 01-20-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Couldn't keep listening to the awful reader."
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    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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    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 02-28-13
    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2011

    I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!

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    "Fairy Godmothers revisited."
    What made the experience of listening to The Fairy Godmother the most enjoyable?

    This story is an enjoyable twist on Fairy Godmothers helping "living happily ever after" endings.


    What other book might you compare The Fairy Godmother to and why?

    I revisited the Hans Christian Anderson & Brothers Grimm fairy tales. I paid more attention to the Fairy Godmothers. It was fun comparing them.


    What three words best describe Gabra Zackman’s performance?

    I can't think of just three words. Gabra Zackman seemed a little hesitant the first few chapters.


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