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The Last Unicorn Audiobook

The Last Unicorn

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Publisher's Summary

A unicorn, a haphazard wizard, and a spunky scullery woman journey to the dreaded kingdom of Haggaard, an evil ruler who, with the help of a bull-shaped demon, imprisons all the unicorns of the world.

This is an unabridged audiobook of Peter S. Beagle's classic fantasy novel, read by the author, and featuring original music by Jeff Slingluff. It was engineered at MondoMedia Studios in San Francisco by Jim Lively, and produced by Connor Cochran and Jim Lively.

The Last Unicorn is one of the great fantasy novels of the 20th Century. Since its publication in 1968 it has never been out of print, with six million-plus copies sold around the world, and it has been translated into more than 20 languages. The animated movie version, released in 1982, has been seen by hundreds of millions of people, and after 25 years is still showing regularly on cable and satellite television in more than a dozen countries.

©1968 Peter S. Beagle (P)2005 Conlan Press

What the Critics Say

"The plot is a classic quest structure - an impossible goal, a motley company, heroes, villains, monsters, magic, desperate chances, bittersweet success....What makes The Last Unicorn unique is the way Mr. Beagle transcends the ordinary fantasy quest trope with his incomparable storytelling skill." (The Green Man Review)

"The Last Unicorn is one of the true classics of fantasy, ranking with Tolkien's The Hobbit, Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy, and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Beagle writes a shimmering prose-poetry, the voice of fairy tales and childhood." (Amazon.com review)

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    ejsode montana 09-15-15
    ejsode montana 09-15-15
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    "If you loved the movie, you are in for a treat"
    If you could sum up The Last Unicorn in three words, what would they be?

    Magic, enchanted, fantasy


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Unicorn?

    I have loved the movie The Last Unicorn for as long as I can remember. The movie came out the year I was born (1982), and I never realized that the movie was based on a book until I noticed the book on Audible. The most memorable moments in the book were the parts that were not in the movie.


    What about Peter S. Beagle’s performance did you like?

    All of it. I don't think anyone but the author could have done the performance justice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The book is already a film.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this book made me very happy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy 01-12-13
    Dorothy 01-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Unicorn the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy the narrator. One person complained; but, personally, I love his narrating style. If you are unsure, check out the preview.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rastein 06-18-12
    Rastein 06-18-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Classic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Unicorn the most enjoyable?

    This was my favorite story as a kid so hearing it again years later, I still have a love for it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Unicorn?

    The way the writer describes characters is always in such a way that makes things incredibly detailed.
    For some reason what sticks out to me right now is how a butterfly was singing songs to the unicorn and her breath as she spoke blew the butterfly backward, far from her.


    What about Peter S. Beagle’s performance did you like?

    I liked the fact that it was his writing. You get more of a sense of how he wanted you to hear it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many of the characters psyches are very unique. Each one with a pain or sorrow, jaded happiness and untainted joys. Its very realistic despite being a tale.


    Any additional comments?

    I was happy for the film when it came out (besides the awful songs they sing!!!) how true it was to the book.
    It was so nice hearing the audiobook.

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    Brent New York, NY, United States 03-06-12
    Brent New York, NY, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "My Favorite Story Ever!"
    Would you listen to The Last Unicorn again? Why?

    Probably. The words are magic. I would love to hear Mia Farrow narrarate.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Beagle created a masterpiece that resonates on so many levels, and in different ways as I grow from a child to an adult.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Peter's voise is likeable enough but I think someone trained to do dramatic reading would add some flavor.


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    Jed Twin Falls, ID, United States 08-07-13
    Jed Twin Falls, ID, United States 08-07-13
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    "Just couldn't get past the reader"
    Would you try another book from Peter S. Beagle and/or Peter S. Beagle?

    I'd love to listen to a book by Peter S. Beagle that was read by a professional reader.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter S. Beagle’s performances?

    No.


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    Erin Smith 08-18-16
    Erin Smith 08-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable Read"

    It ignited the memories of my childhood. The Last Unicorn was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and the reading was well done by the author himself. I enjoyed the musical interludes too.

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    Chloe Shepard 07-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Truly magical"

    One of my all time favorite stories is given new life hearing it read my the man who created it. Peter's voice is soft and enchanting, and will transport you into a world where unicorns breath light into everything.

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    Amber 05-21-16
    Amber 05-21-16
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    "loved it."

    I'm very pleased that Peter narrated the tale. It is only fitting that he did so for he is probably the only person who could capture the tale as it was meant to be.

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    Jennifer Leah Emery Fontana, CA United States 03-12-16
    Jennifer Leah Emery Fontana, CA United States 03-12-16
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    "A Childhood Favorite!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Unicorn the most enjoyable?

    More of the backstory that I didn't know or understand when I was a child watching the movie.


    What other book might you compare The Last Unicorn to and why?

    Nothing compares to this story. It's a favorite.


    What about Peter S. Beagle’s performance did you like?

    It took me a while to get used to his narration, but when I did, it was great. It also made a difference to know that the writer of the book was the one doing the narration. Wonderful.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Like the movie, I cried in the end when the Unicorn had regrets and said goodbye. Moving and beautifully written.


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved the movie, you'll love the book.

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    Amazon Customer Houston, TX 09-29-15
    Amazon Customer Houston, TX 09-29-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Still An Enchanting Story, and Read by the Author"

    It's kind of funny because I think the best reader for this story should sound like they were speaking elvish. But Peter S. Beagle isn't that kind of reader. His voice is more like Schmendrick than an elf or a unicorn. It's very cool, though, to hear it read by the author.

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