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Marooned in another universe, a young American musician leads a motley army in battle against an enemy that threatens to destroy their world and ours.

Jon-Tom just wanted to go home. Trapped in a world where animals speak and magic is real, the American college student yearned for an ordinary dorm-room life. But here his music has magical power — even if he can’t control it — which may be able to save the world from the army of the Plated Folk, whose sinister queen plans on killing and eating every warm-blooded mammal she can get her pincers on and taking over their lands.

The great battle is coming, and Jon-Tom, whose posse includes a wizarding turtle, a cowardly bat, and an otter with a filthy mind, must raise an army to fight it. To find allies they must make an impossible journey, across mountains and rivers no one has ever passed before. Survival will be a miracle — but Jon-Tom is no ordinary musician.

Performed by Terence Aselford, Gregory Linington, Chris Genebach, Shanta Parasuraman, Andy Clemence, Michael Glenn, Yasmin Tuazon, Bradley Smith, David Jourdan, Christopher Graybill, Colleen Delany, Thomas Keegan, Patrick Bussink, Scott McCormick, Paul Reisman, Steve Wannall, Nanette Savard, James Konicek, Dylan Lynch, Todd Scofield, Tim Getman, James Lewis, Michael John Casey, Nick DePinto, Andy Brownstein, Ken Jackson, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Mort Shelby.

©1984 Alan Dean Foster (P)2016 Graphic Audio, LLC

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  • 21-06-2021

action, adventure, and a bit of mystery

A continuation of book one, though I feel it should have been in book one.

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  • John Williams
  • 27-05-2021

Another awesome performance

I truly do love this series. Have since I was a kid. Admittedly some of the writing feels dated (and not just the technology mentioned) but you can feel the well meaning behind it. The dramatic performance adds so much to it. Can't wait to finish the series.

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  • Diane Sharp
  • 08-01-2021

killer cast of voice actors

A really fun world with a fantastic cast of voice actors. the story knows how to be quirky and not take itself too seriously without breaking immersion

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  • Marc Gillings
  • 12-06-2021

An incredible adaptation of a classic

An wonderful audiable 'cinematic' sequel to one of my most beloved book series. its incredible to see not only has the story stood up to the test of time, but been given new life in this dynamic soundscape adventure.

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  • Andy W
  • 21-05-2021

Spellsinger without the Singing!

Loved the books but not these audio versions. Have listened to the first 2 books will not be purchasing anymore, The abridged version's without the singing lose a lot, obviously there were copy right issues with most of the songs but without them Jon-Tom's role is basically reduced to that of a narrator.
In fact if you have not read the books before listening to these you'll be completely baffled how someone 1 who has performed only 2 spells in the whole of the the 1st 2 books could suddenly cast one spell at the end to save the world!

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