Blood River Down - Book I of the Quest of the White Duck : The Quest for the White Duck

  • by Charles L. Grant, Lionel Fenn
  • Narrated by Jack Chekijian
  • Series: The Quest for the White Duck
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gideon Sunday, an ex-semi-professional American Football player, goes to his pantry to retrieve an awful bottle of his (dead) sister's fruit preserves. When he gets there, he discovers a meadow in his pantry. He closes the door, takes a few breaths, and begins to investigate with as much sanity and candor as Sherlock Holmes. Upon discovering that A) no one is playing a trick on him, B) there really IS a meadow in his cupboard, and C) there is something three-quarters of ugly coming out of it, he decides to beat a monster to death with a baseball bat.
Upon his conquest, he meets the lovely, and helpless, and possibly stupid Glorian, who tells him that she has come to get him so that he can fulfill a quest. Gideon, you see, must find a white duck and bring it to a certain river and put its down on the river to keep the land from being flooded. No one has really seen the duck, no one knows what is so special about the duck, no one knows where the duck is (supposedly). Glorian just knows that Gideon has to get it. Why Gideon? Because that is where her magic portal took her.
Along with a bellicose young man, a retired weapons trader and master, a dashing and dangerous young lady, and a large, peaceful goat (and a band of singing thieves, like Robin Hood, except with song), Gideon has to break in to the most heavily guarded fortress in the world to rescue Glorian, steal a duck, and save the world.
Yes. It's that awesome.

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Quest of the White Duck 1

This was a fun read.Jack Chekijian is a great narrator for this book.
Gideon is an ex football player waiting by the phone for a new opportunity,drinking himself into the ground.He walks into his pantry to see a meadow,a woman and a beast come out of it.As he is sucked in to the other world he learns that he is in for a Quest for a White Duck. It's not any white duck,it's THE white duck. He meets odd people and animals on his journey and finds a long lost loved one...kind of.
This audiobook was provided to me at no cost for a fair and honest review
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- Deedra

A low key, tongue-in-cheek fantasy

This is a reprint of a book written in 1986 by prolific award-winning author Charles L. Grant under the pen name of Lionel Fenn. Not horror. Not rapid action. A simple fantasy tale with quiet humor suitable for any age.
Narrator Jack gives a fine voice performance with narrative and character interpretation in clear voice and enunciation.
This book was received as a gift
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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2012
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press