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  • The Splendid and Extraordinary Life of Beautimus Potamus

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

The mystical green planet of Rendaz is home to devout goddess worshiper and university professor, middle-aged Beautimus Potamus - who also happens to be a hippo plagued by hot flashes and poor self-esteem. Beautimus forms an alliance with Samuel S. Goodwings, a younger womanizing, atheist praying mantis. When these two are together, life morphs from the mundane into the fantastic. Our unlikely duo solve mysteries, bring a murderer to justice, and even help end a war, while experiencing their own trials, triumphs, and tragedies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABR Reviewer's Choice Award Winner

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-15-18

Extraordinary world

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Reviewed: 11-19-17

It was a fantastical experience listening to this book. Ms. Hazen created a completely different, rich and colorful world. All the different voices were beautiful - hilarious at times, dark and poignant at others. So beautifully done. A wonderful piece taken to another level with the narrator's voice. Thank you.

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