The Chronicles of Kazam
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 283 ratings)
  • 1
    The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 | Jasper Fforde

    The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (137)

    In the good old days, magic was indispensable - it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians - but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer.

    I plan to keep listening to this series

    I consider myself a fan of Jasper Fforde's. I've now read everything he's published in the US, and I've enjoyed rather a lot of it. I like his weird w..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 28 2013 by Alice (Schenectady, NY)
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    The Last Dragonslayer | Jasper Fforde

    The Last Dragonslayer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g.Then the magic started fading away.Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.So it's a surprise when the visions start.

    Good Light hearted fun in the vein of Pratchett

    Yes most definitely!Forget the Young Adult Fantasy handle this book is hidden under. It's a book for anyone who wants a good read (listen) that never ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2012 by Captain Skurvy (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2
    The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 | Jasper Fforde

    The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    A long time ago magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keep bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls magic controls almost anything. One person stands between Snodd and his plans for power and riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice.

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    The Song of the Quarkbeast | Jasper Fforde

    The Song of the Quarkbeast

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A long time ago Magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keeps bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls Magic controls almost anything. Only one person stands between Snodd and his plans for unimaginable power and riches.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 3
    The Eye of Zoltar: The Last Dragonslayer, Book 3 | Jasper Fforde

    The Eye of Zoltar: The Last Dragonslayer, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn't solve the Dragon Problem, and must hand over his fee: Eighteen dray-weights of gold. But the Mighty Shandar doesn't do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons once and for all - unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar.

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    The Eye of Zoltar | Jasper Fforde

    The Eye of Zoltar

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Although she's an orphan in indentured servitude, 16-year-old Jennifer Strange is pretty good at her job of managing the unpredictable crew at Kazam Mystical Arts Management. She already solved the Dragon Problem, avoided mass destruction by Quarkbeast, and helped save magic in the Ununited Kingdoms. Yet even Jennifer may be defeated when the long-absent Mighty Shandar makes an astonishing appearance and commands her to find the Eye of Zoltar.

    Another Ffordian Treat

    I always enjoy Jasper Fford's silly stories. My only complaint about this is that the narrator's voice sounded too old for the character she was readi..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 01 2015 by James Kankula (Winston-Salem, NC USA)