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"Mother taught me to be polite to dragons...."

Daystar never thought he'd be walking through the Enchanted Forest with a magic sword, a fire-witch, and a baby dragon. He never dreamed his mother, Cimorene, would tell him to leave their home and not to return until his task was complete. Or that he alone held the power to release King Mendanbar and the Enchanted Forest from the wizards' evil spell. He doesn't even know who King Mendanbar is.

But Daystar learns quickly, and that's good, because he's about to encounter magic and wizards and dragons - quite a deadly combination.

©2002 Patricia C. Wrede (P)2002 Random House, Inc.

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One of my favorites, now and forever.

All four of these books are wonderful. I would recommend reading all of them. P. C. Wrede is an amazing author.

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An entertaining story from start to finish

Just like the rest of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, this book is funny, lighthearted, and an absolute blast from start to finish.

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excellent ending to a series.

great story overall, but there are chapters that are boring and slow. plus at times the voice of Shiara is very very low and hard to hear. otger than that I love this book!

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Not the best of the four

While not my favorite of the four, this piece of the tetralogy is still an enjoyable listen. Like the others, it could stand to be rerecorded by a new and unchanged cast/narrator but that's more cosmetic than anything.
The story itself is entertaining and the flow is smooth. The new characters are fun and the old characters are as lovable as ever.
The first person narration from Daystar is quite disorientating, and the actor's voice isn't my favorite of the casts because it doesn't seem to match his character (my favorite actors were Morwen's from the first book and Telemain's from the second and third).
Like the series, this book isn't as cuddle-ly as I like, I usually like my fathers to be a bit gooey when it comes to reunions after 17 years of never even meeting their son or wives to be huggy after not seeing their hubbies for almost 18 years, but I'm a hopeless romantic and that isn't the tone of this young teen story.
Romance and fluffy reunions aside, this is a nice close to the story.

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Good Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would. The story is not an uncommon one, but it is new or well an old take on a good idea.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are truly memorable, and you will never get them mixed up.

Any additional comments?

Only problem I have with this audio recording is near the end in Chapter 20, there is some audio issues. It sounds like someone tapping on the speakers or headphones. I think it might just be because of age from the original recording. But past that great recording.

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Grate book!!

My fav book in the whole world
I have read it about 500,00,10 million time hope you all enjoy!!!
Siddha

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Wonderfully well written and enchanting story

I have listened to Talking to Dragons and the rest of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles my whole life and I never get tired of them! They are imaginative, well written stories full of humor, adventure and a little bit of romance. Ms. Wrede does a wonderful job weaving together these beautiful, complex books with allusions to the fairy tales we grew up with and plenty of stylistic flare. The full cast narration is also amazing in that it really brings the characters to life. Talking to Dragons truly has something for everyone and is enjoyable for all ages!

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Perfect ending to the series

The story picks up 17 years after the last book with Cimorene's son Daystar beginning his own quest - where he encounters some new friends as well as some old favorites. Daystar's character is instantly likable and you can tell he's his mother's son. The cast, as always, does a brilliant job of portraying the characters and bringing the story to life. All in all a wonderful ens to the series.

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Wonderful, funny fantasy.

This is a great book and lots of fun read by a cast of actors. Good listening for me and my kids.

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Finally! Book 4 is here!

Book 4 of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles brings us happily-ever-afters for all of our favorite characters, and introduces some new faces - or should I say voices? The baby dragon shows us a different dimension of dragon personality not revealed elsewhere in the series. The hero and heroine seem almost as childish as the dragon - but since this is a childeren's book, it doesn't detract from the story. Both human characters show growth as the story progresses, although in different ways.

Children's stories like Talking to Dragons are well suited to full cast performances. I am so happy to finally have access to this title on Audible, for easy sharing with my favorite children - and with those who are young at heart.

Please bring us Book 3 so that I can share the whole series!