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Five Hundred Kingdoms
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 1033 ratings)
  • 1

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (332)

    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.

    Captain Skurvy says: "An excellent start to a new series"
    An excellent start to a new series

    An excellent start to a new series and a captivating & emotionally gripping story by Mercedes Lackey.

    The narrator does an commendable job, e..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2013 by Captain Skurvy (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2

    One Good Knight: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (156)

    Traditionally, marauding dragons are soothed only by a virgin sacrifice. And so practical-minded Princess Andromeda - with the encouragement of her mother's court - reluctantly volunteers to do her duty, asking only for a sword to defend herself. Well, her offer is accepted, but the weapon isn't forthcoming, and so Andromeda faces the dragon alone.

    Catherine Lattery says: "Not exactly what I expected"
    Not exactly what I expected
    Reviewed on April 25 2013 by Catherine Lattery (Fayetteville, Georgia United States)
  • 3

    Fortune's Fool: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (97)

    The seventh daughter of the Sea King, Ekaterina is more than a pampered princess - she's also the family spy. Which makes her the perfect emissary to check out interesting happenings in the neighboring kingdom...and nothing interests her more than Sasha, the seventh son of the king of Belrus. Ekaterina suspects he's far from the fool people think him. But before she can find out what lies beneath his facade, she is kidnapped!

    Sarah says: "Very slow start."
    Very slow start.

    Gabra Zackman's reading is excellent, as always.

    Reviewed on March 20 2013 by Sarah (daisetta, tx, United States)
  • 4

    The Snow Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (107)

    Aleksia, Queen of the Northern Lights, is mysterious, beautiful, and widely known to have a heart of ice. No one would seek her wisdom except as a last resort. But when she's falsely accused of unleashing evil on nearby villages, she realizes there's an impostor out there far more heartless than she could ever be.

    Amy L Dryman says: "Good Listen"
    Good Listen

    I had read two or three other books in the 500 Kingdoms series. They aren't great works of literature but they are inventive and fun. I enjoy the aut..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2010 by Amy L Dryman ()
  • 5

    The Sleeping Beauty: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    In Rosamund's realm, happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs. For every princess there's a prince. The King has ultimate power. Stepmothers should never be trusted. And bad things come to those who break with Tradition.... But when Rosa is pursued by a murderous huntsman and then captured by dwarves, her beliefs go up in smoke. Determined to escape and save her kingdom from imminent invasion, she agrees to become the subject of one of her stepmother's risky incantations - thus falling into a deep, deep sleep.

    Leslie says: "Amazing - one of the best in the series"
    Amazing - one of the best in the series

    After reading and listening to many of Mercedes Lackey's books, I decided to try the Five Hundred Kingdom's series. I have listened to all but one and..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 23 2013 by Leslie (Silver Spring, MD, USA)
  • 6

    Beauty and the Werewolf: Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (97)

    The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella - Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant - vows to escape the usual pitfalls. Anxious to avoid the “traditional” path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local wisewoman. But on the way home she's attacked by a wolf - who turns out to be a cursed nobleman!

    Captain Skurvy says: "A good read for lovers of fantasy . . . ."
    A good read for lovers of fantasy . . . .

    Book 1, 5 and 6 are the best of this series to date.

    The villain is pretty easy to pick out from the get go but aside from that the story sti..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2013 by Captain Skurvy (Queensland, Australia)