The Foundling's Tale
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  • 1
    Monster Blood Tattoo: Book 1: Foundling | D. M. Cornish

    Monster Blood Tattoo: Book 1: Foundling

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By D. M. Cornish
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (22)
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    (7)
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    Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters - and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully.

    Fabulous work

    I was thrilled to find this book available and so well spoken by Humphrey Bower. Truely exciting fantasy. It is a joy to be wrapped up in the langua..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 06 2010 by Mim (HUGHENDEN, Australia)
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    Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo, Book One | D.M. Cornish

    Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By D.M. Cornish
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Set in the realm of the Half-Continent, a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols, the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy presents a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions, and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters - and people, who may be worse.

    Foundling - an adventure tale

    This book is an amazing mixture of Treasure Island, Oliver Twist and Frankenstein, but it's much better than any of those. The Half Continent is a da..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 16 2009 by Heather (Macomb, MI, USA)
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    Lamplighter: Monster Blood Tattoo # 2 | D M Cornish

    Lamplighter: Monster Blood Tattoo # 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By D M Cornish
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Foundling Rossamünd Bookchild, sworn into the Emperor's Service as an apprentice lamplighter, is finding his training at Winstermill Fortress difficult and lonely. His life is further complicated by the arrival of a young wit, determined to spite her famous mother by becoming a lowly lantern-stick. As Rossamünd begins to make new friends in this sinister world, he also seems to make more enemies, finding himself pushed towards a terrible destiny, a fate beyond anything he could ever have imagined.

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    Monster Blood Tattoo # 2: Lamplighter | D. M. Cornish

    Monster Blood Tattoo # 2: Lamplighter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By D. M. Cornish
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Half-Continent is becoming even more unsafe - monster attacks are on the rise, and every far-flung village or town is calling for help to fight them. Into this dangerous landscape the lamplighters must venture daily, keeping the roads safely lit for travellers. It is not a job for the faint-hearted, and every week there are reports of new theroscades. Foundling Rossamund Bookchild, sworn into the Emperor's Service as a prentice lamplighter, is finding his training at Winstermill Fortress difficult and lonely.

    Thank goodness for Humphrey Bower

    I chose this series as a alternate genre to normal and not least because of the narrator, the first book was entertaining and original with a good use..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 25 2011 by Geoff (Newport, Australia)
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    Lamplighter: Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2 | D. M. Cornish

    Lamplighter: Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By D. M. Cornish
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Orphan Rossamünd Bookchild has been sworn into the Emperor's service - his duty is to light the lamps along the Emperor's highways and protect travelers from the ferocious bogles that live in the wild. When a haughty young girl, a member of a suspiciously regarded society of all-women monster hunters is forced upon the lamplighters for training, Rossamünd is no longer the most despised soul around.

    Absolutely spellbinding

    I couldn't stop listening to the story and even found myself dreaming about it.

    Reviewed on December 05 2009 by Pamela (COLUMBIA, NJ, United States)
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    Factotum: Monster Blood Tattoo Book 3 | D.M. Cornish

    Factotum: Monster Blood Tattoo Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By D.M. Cornish
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Spirited away from Winstermill by the aristocratic monsterslayer, Europe, Rossamünd is still struggling with the truth of his origins. But self-doubt will have to wait as he plunges headlong into the fulgar’s day-to-day life of political manoeuvring, high society, and well-paid monster-hunting. Exposed to the seamier side of Brandenbrass society, Rossamünd finds himself facing the gravest dangers in his young life, and these will test his mettle and that of the Branden Rose in the ultimate battle against their enemies, the black-hearted schemers who would destroy them both.

    A fantastic finale!

    As a 57 year old male, I might not be "qualified" to enjoy the Lamplighter trilogy (it being a Young Adult read), but I have enjoyed every minute of i..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2010 by Nathan (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
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    Factotum: The Foundling's Tale, Part Three | D. M. Cornish

    Factotum: The Foundling's Tale, Part Three

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By D. M. Cornish
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Rossamnd Bookchild stands accused of not truly being a human at all, but of being a monster. Even the protection of Europe, the Branden Rose the most feared and renowned monster-hunter in all the Half-Continent might not be enough to save him. Powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossamnd whose existence some believe may hold the secret to perpetual youth.

    A Page-Turning Tale!

    Well written and narrated. A tale that keeps you interested from first to last!

    Reviewed on February 23 2011 by Gayle (Auburn, IL, United States)