Zamonia

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 562 ratings

The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear Publisher's Summary

"A bluebear has 27 lives. I shall recount thirtreen-and-a-half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers’s epic adventure. "Mine is a tale of mortal danger and eternal love, of hair’s breadth, last-minute escapes...."

Welcome to the fantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinary characters, including Minipirates, Hobgoblins, Babbling Billows, the Spiderwitch, the Troglotroll, and the Mountain Maggot. It’s a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together and turned on its head.

Playful enough for young adult readers, yet as intricate and engaging as any work of literary fiction, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear has the plot of a novel and the spontaneity and humor of a vintage comic book, making it already an instant cult classic.

©1999 Eichborn GmbH & Co (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

    • By: Walter Moers
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    Playful enough for young adult readers, yet as intricate and engaging as any work of literary fiction, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear has the plot of a novel and the spontaneity and humor of a vintage comic book, making it already an instant cult classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hillarious and fantastic book and great listen

    • By Paul on 03-25-11

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

    • A Novel in Two Books
    • By: Walter Moers
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Set in the land of Zamonia, this exuberant, highly original fantasy from Walter Moers features an unlikely hero. Rumo is a little Wolperting—a domesticated creature somewhere between a deer and a dog—who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way through the Overworld and the Netherworld.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Headphones NOT recommended!

    • By Andrea on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $34.96

  • Book 3

    • The City of Dreaming Books

    • By: Walter Moers, John Brownjohn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Optimus Yarnspinner inherits from his godfather an unpublished manuscript by an unknown writer and sets off to track down the mysterious author, who disappeared into Bookholm—the so-called City of Dreaming Books. Yarnspinner falls under the spell of this book-obsessed metropolis, where an avid reader and budding author can find any number of charming attractions: priceless signed first editions, salivating literary agents, and for-hire critics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and Fun

    • By melody333 on 07-20-11

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 4

    • The Alchemaster's Apprentice

    • A Culinary Tale from Zamonia by Optimus Yarnspinner
    • By: Walter Moers, John Brownjohn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Malaisea, the unhealthiest town in the whole of Zamonia, is home to Echo the Crat, a multitalented creature resembling a cat in appearance but capable of speaking any language under the sun, human or animal. When his mistress dies, Echo finds himself out on the street. Dying of starvation, he is compelled to sign a contract with Ghoolion the Alchemaster, Malaisea’s evil alchemist-in-chief.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a ride!

    • By fadednotebook67 on 02-18-11

    Regular price: $25.17