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A fantasy epic 20 years in the making! Enter a world of courageous animals, uncommon heroes, and epic battles!

The young rabbit Sebastian Perriwinkle is swept off on a quest - along with the enigmatic badger Plotonicus and the mystical fox Brand Redtail to find the legendary human race. Together they unravel the mystery of an ancient war and confront the ultimate darkness, The Lord Ouroboros.

The complete, unabridged audiobook of Carrot Field is narrated by Tony Cleary (BBC) and scored by Brian Arthur. Produced, engineered, and edited by Tony Cleary.

"Rich with the details of an intricately conceived fantasy world...echoes of C.S Lewis and Tolkien... Carrot Field stands apart...Vincent Asaro has spun quite a yarn." - Simon West Bulford, The Beasts of Upton Puddle, Medallion Press

©2015, 2016, 2017 Vincent Asaro (P)2018 Vincent Asaro

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Beautifully Written and Narrated

This is an epic tale beautifully told, rich in detail, and nestled comfortably in the traditions of J. R. R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques, and George Orwell. The narration is fantastic. Every character (and there are many!) is very well-defined, and I had no difficulty with figuring out which characters were speaking. No easy feat with in so densely populated a book. Tony Cleary is amazing. I particularly love the way he captured the antagonistic relationship between two characters in particular (not wanting to spoil, I won't name names here!),

This being Book 1 makes me happy! I look forward to seeing how this universe expands!

In addition to submitting a general review of my own thoughts on the book itself, I do also want to respond to a one-star review submitted earlier.

Yes, as with Tolkein and Orwell, there are story elements, situations, and political intrigue which are for more advanced readers. Anthropomorphized characters do not always mean that a story is strictly for young children. That being said, I was young when I began reading Animal Farm, but I do not regret having gone into the book expecting one thing and getting quite another.

[SPOILER - although it was originally referenced in the afforementioned one-star review]

The mushroom reference in the book has nothing to do with wistful, irresponsible escapism. In context, it is in reference to a shamanic religious ceremony, and not substance abuse. If older forms of religion predating the Judeo-Christian tradition are shocking to a reader, then the shamanic ceremony in the book will not be in the comfort zone of the more devout members of more modern, post-shamanic religions.

Also, a blanket one-star review over a single story element outside of one's comfort zone does an immense disservice to the voiceover artist.

No more spoilers from me. :) All in all, I myself found the book and performance to be very enjoyable! Have a listen!

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I was shocked. Not a story for Children

I found the story mediocre and rather bland until suddenly the three heroes of the story ingested psychedelic mushrooms to avail themselves of the power to read the mind of another animal that they encountered. I definitely do not want my six year old son exposed to a glorification of dangerous drug usage to resolve problems. I feel this book should be removed from circulation. If I could give it a zero I would. I will definitely not be listening to this book on our upcoming road trip. There used to be a button to allow you to return a book but It seems to not be available anymore. If I could I would definitely return this book. Thank God, I decided to preview this book before listening to it with my six year old son.

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