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Highfire

Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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From the internationally best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series: Eoin Colfer's first adult fantasy novel is a hilarious, high-octane adventure about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who's been hiding out from the world - and potential torch-carrying mobs - in a Louisiana bayou...until his peaceful world's turned upside down by a well-intentioned but wild Cajun tearaway and the crooked (and heavily armed) law officer who wants him dead.  

Squib Moreau may be swamp-wild, but his intentions are (generally) good: he really wants to be a supportive son to his hard-working momma Elodie. But sometimes life gets in the way - like when Fake Daddy walked out on them leaving a ton of debt, or when crooked Constable Regence Hooke got to thinking pretty Elodie Moreau was just the gal for him.... 

An apprenticeship with the local moonshine runner, servicing the bayou, looks like the only way to pay off the family debts and maybe get Squib and his momma a place in town, far from Constable Hooke's unwanted courtship and Fake Daddy's reputation.   

Unfortunately for Squib, Hooke has his own eye on that very same stretch of bayou - and neither of them have taken into account the fire-breathing dragon hiding out in the Louisiana swamp...

For Squib Moreau, Regence Hooke and Vern, aka Lord Highfire of Highfire Eyrie, life is never going to be the same again.  

Highfire: A triumphant genre-bending tour de force of comedy and action by the million-copy-selling master storyteller.

©2020 Eoin Colfer (P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited

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Grew up with Artemis Fowl?

You definitely wont be disappointed - entertaining, action packed and fun, Colfer is still brilliant for how he can make magic feel at home in reality.

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  • AD
  • 11-03-2020

Adult /= sweary

Very disappointed. I loved Eoin Colfer's books as a child and now read them with my own children. I got about 5 minutes into this one and gave up. Just because it's a book for adults doesn't mean it needs to be full of swearing. I don't want to listen to that and Colfer is such a great writer, he doesn't need it.

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  • Matthew
  • 07-02-2020

hard to get into, but a solid story once you do

I found it initially a bit confusing to follow and so was a bit disengaged, but as it progressed I found I enjoyed it more and more.

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  • Sarah Denham
  • 23-03-2020

Delightful

Absolutely enjoyed every minute of this book. Looking forward to more adult novels written by Colfer!

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  • Mr. J. R. Semple
  • 05-03-2020

Unusual and Unpredictable

Great dialogue and a genuinely original and unpredictable Storyline.Southern Gothic meets Dragon extinction rebellion.More please Mr Colfer

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  • Phil Sayers
  • 18-02-2020

Another great story from Colfer

the narrators accent took a few chapters to get into but it worked, so stick with it. Great writing from Colfer as usual but this ain't no kids book so be aware. Strong language and sexual references make this a very funny adult book. well done Eoin a great transition and it comes highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-02-2020

Eoin has done it again !!

Wow. Defo an adult only book. Funny, gripping, fast paced. Narrator a bit hard going at first, but persevere and it’ll all make sense. I loved it and listened to it all in a day, while doing the housework and cooking Sunday lunch. Pity there isn’t a sequel .........

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  • carole brown
  • 16-02-2020

Highclass

A really great listening experience. The reader’s ability to bring a range of potentially unbelievable characters to life is impressive. Plenty of humour and pace. Congratulations on a superb story well narrated.

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  • Sandra
  • 15-02-2020

Great story

Really like the story. Lots of swearing. Did find narration hard to follow at times as character voices too alike.

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  • Eamon Ambrose
  • 07-02-2020

Entertaining from start to finish.

One of the funniest and most entertaining books I've read in a very long time. Eoin Colfer knocks it out of the park with this hilarious, irreverent and often heartwarming tale of Vern the dragon hiding out in a Louisiana swamp. But be warned, this is not for kids!
Johnny Heller does an amazing job of narrating the story and makes this audiobook pretty special indeed. it may be only February, but this is already one of my favourite books of the year.

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  • Sizem
  • 06-02-2020

Rollicking Deep Fried Fun

I really enjoyed this. Absolute bollocks of the highest order, with an cracking pace, brilliant setting, excellent (anti) hero and loveable rogue protagonist, all topped off for good measure with a grade-a proper bastard for a baddie. Great stuff.