A Princess of Landover : Magic Kingdom of Landover

  • by Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Magic Kingdom of Landover
  • 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ben Holiday, High Lord of the magic kingdom of Landover, and his wife Willow have sent their 15-year-old daughter Mistaya to our world to attend a prestigious girls' boarding school. Mistaya--Misty to her friends--is not pleased with the arrangement. She is forbidden to use her magic for any reason, can't understand why other girls her own age don't revere the natural world, and is too clever for her own good in coming up with activities definitely not contained in the private school charter. It's only a matter of time before the authorities have to act--and Misty is suspended until she can prove she'll follow the rules.Misty is perfectly pleased to be sent home to her beloved Landover. She wants nothing more than to continue her studies with the wizard Questor Thews and Abernathy, the court scribe. But Ben Holiday is furious that his daughter has been kicked out of school. To show her the importance of dedication to a task, he sends her to Libiris, the kingdom's long-abandoned royal library. Misty runs away rather than take on the assignment, but eventually ends up at Libiris nonetheless, there to uncover a magical plot that could spell the end of all Landover.


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I liked it.

A Princess of Landover is the sixth volume in one of my favorite fantasy serieses after Lord of the Rings and The Belgariad. For years my only exposure to these novels came via the Library of COngress and their Talking Book program. Unfortunately the narrator of those versions wasn't the greatest as far as I was concerned. He gave characters different voices but not much in the way of expression.
Then about eight years ago I discovered the commercially available audiobook versions, produced by Brilliance Audio and narrated by Dick Hill. These versions were far better, not merely because Dick Hill's voices were more varied (although I will agree that he makes Abernathy sound rather like the Geico Gecko), he also brings emotion to the presentation. When characters cried I thought he actually was crying about something on several occasions. Others may not agree but I generally have liked everything I've heard from Mr. Hill.
But unfortunately I'm not fond of abridged books, even if I'm rereading a book I've already read before. So I was a little disappointed when I purchased the then five novels in the Magic Kingdom of Landover series and found them to be abridged. Fortunately most of what was cut from the programs was unimportant.
Now, however, they're all available from the same company and done by the same narrator, but in unabridged form. The sixth novel takes up five years after the end of Witch's Brew. Mistaya, the daughter of Ben Holiday and Willow, king and queen of Landover, has just been expelled from a women's college preparatory school on Earth and returns to Landover. As punishment, Ben charges her to reconstruct Libris, the long-abandoned royal library. Though initially reluctant, Mistaya quickly befriends a mysterious young man named Tom and discovers a sinister plot in the works that could spell the end of Landover.
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- Bryan J. Peterson

The narrator is awesome

Would you listen to A Princess of Landover again? Why?

Yeah but in a few years when i redo the series. I love it.

What other book might you compare A Princess of Landover to and why?

Any of the previous landover books. Has a little mystery, intrigue, and suspense.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

Dick was great, He's done all the Landover books and has it it down pat. I originally read these in print and he really brought the characters to life. Well done voices for all the characters. Made it enjoyable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No not really.

Any additional comments?

A previous reviewer stated that the narrator ruined this book. It couldn't be farther from the truth. This was one of the best narrators I've had the pleasure of listening to.

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- J. Rawlins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-18-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio