Frogkisser!

By: Garth Nix
Narrated by: Marisa Calin
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.

Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land - and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low.

With Frogkisser!, acclaimed best-selling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs. It's 50 percent fairy tale, 50 percent fantasy, and 100 percent pure enjoyment from start to finish.

©2017 Garth Nix (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Marisa Calin has a marvelous way of interpreting this story's characters - human, animal, and fantastical." ( AudioFile)
"The audiobook is narrated by the actress and novelist Marisa Calin, who does a fantastic job. She has a British accent, which somehow makes all fairy tales 26 percent better. Her upbeat tone is well-suited to the book's jaunty style and amusing quests - such as the search for a magic lip balm needed for proper amphibian kissing." ( The New York Times Book Review)

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Great Book!

I'm a fan of fairy tales and Garth Nix so I knew I was going to like this one. Princess Anya goes on a quest to a) find ingredients to make magic lip gloss to change Prince Denholm from a frog back to his princely self and b) find allies to defeat her evil stepstepfather.
This book has everything- talking dogs, druids, wizards, the seven dwarfs. It's brilliant!
The narration is wonderful. Marisa Calin does a nice job. She sort of reminds me of Katherine Kellgren but not as dramatic.
If you like fairy tales, this one is for you!

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Garth Nix does it again

This might be one of my favorite Garth Nix books so far, and I say that having been a fan of the Abhorsen series since I was a kid. Such a charming story featuring signature Nix themes: a young heroine coming of age, thrust into greatness, accompanied by her dog companion, wit, humor and yet another unique twist on magic.

It was a little slow to start, as is the case with most Garth Nix books, as it seems that he likes to spend some time intimately introducing the character, their thoughts, and passion. However, it was overall paced much better than most of his books, which tend to have very rushed endings.

Loved it and would recommend to anyone who is a fan of Nix, magic, and dogs.

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An amazing writer

Garth Nix always has such a good writing style and this is a lot more gentle than the Old Kingdom but I absolutely adored both stories

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Wonderfully fun!

Absolutely loved it! Perfect balance of comedy and fantasy. All characters and creatures were fun to experience !

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Many Fairytales woven together

This book is one of the best I have listened to in a long time. it weaves together five or six different fairytales, and then adds many new twists to create a completly original yet still sort of familiar story of a quest.
The narrator is great and fits the story well.
This listen is entertaining for all ages, child to adult.
Perfect for road trips.
Recommended for everyone, especially dog lovers!

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very good book liked It very very much definitely

recommended 100% if you don't believe me then believe it's good enough to be a OBOB book(Oregon Battle Of the Books).

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So Happy

I loved this book, I got it on a whim and was not disappointed .

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The right story for all ages

Fun story! I always like Garth Nix and this one does not disappoint at all

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Great for me and the kids

I would recommend this book for anyone that wants to listen to a great fantasy story with their children. I have 12 year old boy/girl twins and all 3 of us loved this book. My daughter and I actually listened to it twice.

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Loved it!

This was a cute, funny, and smart book! I loved it! And hands down, Marisa Calin is the best narrator EVER! Her voices were varied, and perfect!