This is a reprint of a book written in 1986 by prolific award-winning author Charles L. Grant under the pen name of Lionel Fenn. Not horror. Not rapid..Show More » action. A simple fantasy tale with quiet humor suitable for any age. Narrator Jack gives a fine voice performance with narrative and character interpretation in clear voice and enunciation. This book was received as a gift
More entertaining than book 1, this off-beat tale of a less than stellar former football player who finds himself in circumstances he could never have..Show More » imagined will have you chortling and snorting with it's humor. In book 1, he went through the pantry wall to a fantasy land, found that his sister was not dead. Nope. She had been turned into a duck. He did find her. Now, he acquires others who will help him to find the means to have the spell negated. No spoilers, read it for yourself, and enjoy! Narrator Jack performed this delight in a laid-back droll manner which enhances the fun immeasurably. A delightful gift.
This conclusion to the trilogy, The Quest for the White Duck, was a very satisfying read. There are some great visuals in this book – an elevator with..Show More » a different monster to defeat on each level, a forest of fire, and of course the bridge between worlds makes another appearance. Our hero, Gideon, is again confronted with a quest, this time to save the world once and for all from the horrifying Agnes, who comes into her total power on “her day”. But before Gideon embarks on this quest, the bridge to the pantry in his house reopens, and his experiences when he crosses back to his own world give new meaning to the phrase “You can’t go home again.” All the significant threads woven throughout the first two books are neatly wrapped up by the end of this book, and Gideon even gets the girl – sort of. Jack Checkijian was again the reader, and his wonderful story-telling style and ability to get the most out of the humorous situations in the book is a definite plus. I don’t think reading the paper book would be nearly as good!