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Dealing with Dragons Audiobook

Dealing with Dragons

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Publisher's Summary

Take one bored princess. Make her the seventh daughter in a very proper royal family. Have her run away.

Add one powerful, fascinating, dangerous dragon.

Princess Cimerone has never met anyone (or anything) like the dragon Kazul. But then, she's never met a witch, a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird or a stone prince either.

Princess Cimerone ran away to find some excitement.

She's found plenty.

©1990 Patricia C. Wrede; (P)1996 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an Imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"A decidedly diverting novel with plenty of action and many slightly skewed fairy-tale conventions that add to the laugh-out-loud pleasure." (Booklist)
"A wonderful listen for the entire family." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

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    "Love the book - disappointed by the performance."

    I first read this in book form and enjoyed the story and characters. We purchased the audio version for our daughter to listen to on a long car ride. It held our attention well, but the performances of the narrator and Cimorene were unpleasantly snide and I feel some of the nuances and subtle touches of humor from the book were lost.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sami B. 06-11-16
    Sami B. 06-11-16
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    "My favorite audiobook of all time"
    What did you love best about Dealing with Dragons?

    The cast is amazing and the story is wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dealing with Dragons?

    The main character is a strong-willed, smart, brave princess determined to do good in the world.


    Have you listened to any of Words Take Wing Repertory Company of Syracuse and NY ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I wish I knew of more performances by this cast. They do so well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this as a young girl. This book was one of the first books that really got me excited about reading and made me want to read other fantasy stories. I cannot recommend this book enough, especially for young readers. It is sweet, adorable, and a great story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy-Lynn Benjamin 03-18-16
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    "All time favorite fairytale"

    LOVE this series! The full cast is amazing. I've listened to this audiobook at least 100 times over 21 years.

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    Alex 05-03-12
    Alex 05-03-12 Member Since 2015

    I mostly enjoy Fantasy, with a sprinkling of sci-fi and mystery.

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    "The Beginning of an excellent Series."

    This is the beginning of an excellent series and it makes an outstanding first impression. It is well told, well performed classic that can appeal to both children and adults. I won't give away any details, but this is definitely a must have book.

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    Adam stillwater, OK, USA 10-26-09
    Adam stillwater, OK, USA 10-26-09
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    "fantastic fantasy"

    I first found this series when I was in High school, and loved the twist on the fairy tales I heard when I was a child. an excellent story for people of all ages, I highly recommend it. I thought this recording was pretty good for an audio book. the sample covers about 1 1/2 chapters so i would advise listening to it before deciding to buy. good luck and happy listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Seattle 11-21-04
    Amazon Customer Seattle 11-21-04 Member Since 2006
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    "My seven year old daughter LOVED this book"

    In her own words:

    I think readers of all ages, anyone who likes fantasy, would like this book about a princess who refuses to be proper. Princess Cimorene offers to be a dragon's princess! I think it is a great start to the series of four books, and I hope the others come out on audio tape soon!

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    Ryan CA, United States 05-19-17
    Ryan CA, United States 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Performance/narration is god awful"

    Read this book 25 years ago as a child. Loved it. Thought I'd revisit it in audio book form. But my god, the performance/narration makes it un-listenable. The voice acting was a little bit over-the-top. That I could forgive. But the timing was off by an order of magnitude. It's either the voice actors speaking on the heels of the preceding line, or the editor who cut the audio.

    Audible, please for the love of god, commission a new reading.

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    leokhorn 03-08-17
    leokhorn 03-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    ""I won't be your ordinary princess!""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light-hearted tale of a strong-willed female lead character in a fantasy world with a focus on intelligent dragons.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dealing with Dragons?

    Hard to say actually. I felt the story was a sequence of neat moments in the life of a dragon's princess. I liked the whole of it without remembering one specific way-above-the-rest moment.
    That said, I did enjoy the moment Cimorene was joined by a similarly-minded character, because that's exactly the kind of rare moment I enjoy in life: finding someone who has the same mindset and can become a great friend.


    What about Words Take Wing Repertory Company of Syracuse and NY ’s performance did you like?

    While not every actor was perfect and the overall performance might be a bit overdone (very theatrical), I think it matched the overall tone of the story. If anything it didn't get in the way of my enjoyment.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Princess looking for dragons. No rescuing needed."


    Any additional comments?

    I found that what seemed to be meant as the main plotline (since it's what the book concludes with) came way too late in the book and was rather underwhelming. It's funny that I prefered the slice-of-life parts of the beginning rather than the more adventurous later bits.

    There was also that surprisingly off-tone moment with... was it a bird? It just got more violent/creepy than it needed to be considering everything else in the book.

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    Amber Lindeburg 09-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Favorite series from my childhood"

    I loved this series as a child and still love it as an adult. good memories!

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    Samantha 07-02-16
    Samantha 07-02-16
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    "Dealing with Dragons"

    Loved this book! And I love that each character had its own voice l, it made it so fun to listen to!

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