• Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!

  • Landover, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (352 ratings)

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Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!

By: Terry Brooks
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Publisher's Summary

Here in his first non-Shannara novel, Terry Brooks has written a gripping story of mystery, magic, and adventure - sure to delight fantasy listeners everywhere.

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement has promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize a king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything.

Ben's only followers were the incompetent court magician; Abernathy, the talking dog who served as court scribe; and the lovely Willow - but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree. The Paladin, legendary champion of the kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor.

To put the final touch on the whole affair, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, had challenged all prospective kings of Landover to duel to the death - a duel which no human could hope to win.

The task of proving his right to be king seemed hopeless. But Ben Holiday was stubborn....

©2008 Terry Brooks (P)2022 Random House Audio

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Finally!

So glad audible added this series. Such a wonderful escape. Terry Brooks is a master storyteller.

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Terry Brooks Weaver of Tales

Another excellent series by Terry Brooks! A tale that is as heartwarming as it is engaging. These are the kinds of stories to be read/listened to on storm cloudy days and when you need to put your children to sleep.

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Old Friend Revisited

So lovely to revisit this series. I enjoyed the book immensely. The narrator did an fine job of bringing this old friend to life.

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Old school Fantasy

This is an older fantasy novel and it's clear that it was written in a different time. Both in a good and bad way.

The describing of the heroine is almost worthy of r/menwritingwomen on reddit. At the same time the hero recognise misplaced anger, have a personal developmental journey and is, in a way, far more innocent than a modern person would be.

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What a delight!

I loved going back into this world after 30 plus years and experiencing it all over again in audio. Just as good as I remembered and I was swept up into Ben's story and his journey into the magic kingdom of Landover.
Jeremy Arthur was the perfect choice to bring this story into audio. He was absolutely fantastic and I'm looking forward to listening to him in the rest of the series!

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Great Series

Starts very slow and have to get past the first couple chapters after that is an awesome story of a magical land and the rise of the new king.

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Brings back memories of Childhood

Read this book when I was a kid. Just listened to it on Audible. It's just as good as I remember it.

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Love it!

A book I will read again and again. I'm ready to start the next book.

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  • 10-12-22

One of my Favs!

I read this book about 15 years ago and came across the audiobook here and revisited Landover. I think I enjoyed the audiobook even more than my personal read as the voicing gave the story more texture than I first recalled in my initial reading. Hope to find the rest of the series to listen as well.

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Nicely done!

Having read this book back in 1989, the audible version did not disappoint. The narrator did a wonderful job with the characters. This is a fun fantasy book to just be enjoyed.

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  • 04-09-22

A great read 📚

A lovely story to escape to and a relaxing listen. Narrator was very good. Really liked the characters

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  • puppy
  • 04-03-22

Great mystical, magical book

I read this story many years ago and the subsequent books as well it is a great story and when I saw it on audible I pre ordered 6 months ago.
To all fans of Terry Brooks you must listen to them all.

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  • Smithfishe
  • 04-02-22

Great adventure couldn't stop listening

A unique adventure with lots of challenges to over come. Abundance of creative narrative takes the reader every step of the way with the hero. Couldn't stop listening it was brilliant.

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  • R Griffiths
  • 03-31-22

Great story by great writer

I read this when it was first published years ago and thoroughly enjoyed revisiting it through this audible edition. Terry Brooks is an exceptional fantasy writer, creating endearing characters and a truly magical world. Unlike many fantasy writers he can actually write! He has a pleasing style with no irritating repetition or jarring vocabulary and though this is a light hearted story it moves along at pace and is very easy listening. The narration by Jeremy Arthur is brilliant and I found the whole a pleasure to listen to. I have already started the second in the series.

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  • Mark
  • 11-12-22

One of my favourite books

I have read the paperback version at least 20 times, so when I saw it on Audible it was an obvious purchase. Made the flight home from Thailand go so much quicker.

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  • Alan Marsham
  • 08-03-22

Excellent story. Very gripping in parts.

Excellent story. Very gripping in parts. A real heart warming story, from tragedy to victory. Will be listening to it again soon.

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  • Zoe Ann Greenway
  • 07-25-22

Brilliant series

Absolutely love this series and now I can enjoy it on my walks. I've missed Ben Holiday and crew!

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  • Joseph Mann
  • 06-24-22

amazing

waited so long to witness this story again. Still as good as when I was a kid.

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  • Heather Morgan
  • 06-09-22

Fantastic!

I've read the book many times before and was hoping they would have a copy on Audible. I really enjoyed listening to it and being in Landover again.

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  • Wolvo Reader
  • 05-16-22

Magical read

loved this. Read the book years ago, read the whole series and loved it. the narrator did it justice. looking forward to downloading book 2

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  • Lili
  • 07-22-22

love this tale

loved this, read it years ago so bought the audible bokk and loved it again - about to buy the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-22

The start of something amazing!!!

I first ready this book in the early 90's. My fondest memory is that I couldn't put the book down and had to call in sick to work! To revisit it now as a man in his early 50's, brings me right back to that day....Thanks so much Mr Brooks for such a wonderful adventure.....JC

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  • Manjit
  • 06-02-22

Great book but there is only half available

This book was amazing but sadly there is only half of the book you can listen to, I would really like to listen to the rest because it was really awesome.