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Xebdigon Whizzfiddle is a wizard who has to find a quest, get it contracted, and finish it to the letter within 30 days or he'll lose his guild membership status, meaning he'll have to actually work for a living. At the perpetual age of 650, this is really no longer an option.
After interviewing countless people who are looking for a wizard to quest with, Whizzfiddle all but gives up. But then one last questing party arrives, and they're the oddest bunch he's seen in a long time - and being a wizard in the land of Ononokin, that's saying something!
They have to traverse the portals from the Upperworld to the Underworld; deal with trolls, ogres, gorgans, orcs, and, worst of all...humans; survive the land of professional salespeople; go through the afterlife; and fight to avoid Whizzfiddle's disgruntled past-apprentice's attempts to thwart them at every turn.
Going through all of this makes Whizzfiddle wonder if maybe he shouldn't just give up magic and go back to his roots of being a farmer.
©2013 John P. Logsdon & Christopher P. Young (P)2016 Living Audio
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By Kindle Customer on 08-29-16

Humor satire and Wizards

A humorous story with great narration. Think Pratchett and Tolkien get pissed one night and a baby book is the result.

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By Cameron F. on 04-28-17

Lighthearted, funny flight of fantasy

Would you try another book from John P. Logsdon and Christopher P. Young and/or Jus Sargeant?

Logsdon and Young have worked on a number of lighthearted comic fantasy and sci-fi stories. I thought the Ononokin universe was innovative, interesting and funny. The differences between the upper and lower worlds intrigue me, as does the concept of wizards needing to come into contact with a very specific magical essence in order to cast spells.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I enjoyed the gradual reveal as to the precise nature and application of Treneth of Dahl's magical essence!

What does Jus Sargeant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I would not consider myself likely to read a book in this genre in print version from the library. Having the story and characterisation performed skilfully by a narrator makes it a lot more fun and Jus Sargeant's work rendering the characters doesn't disappoint. His Gungren and the orcs are particularly amusing.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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By Matt on 03-04-16

Terry Pratchett was, and always will be, Amazing! But I think these guys are definitely worthy successors!

Well, I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who loves the work of Sir Terry Pratchett, The master of satirical fantasy. Logsdon and Young haven't set out to copy the disk world series in any way. The only similarity really is that the setting is a fantasy world with its own rules and systems, and of course, a heavy dose of satire. But that's pretty much where the similarity ends. This new series of books brings to life a whole new cast of characters in a completely new and original way, and the narrator Jus Sargeant does a fantastic job in giving every character a very distinct and unique personality. The plot was clever, with some interesting twists and turns, and there were definitely many laughs along the way. The production value is incredibly high, no dogs barking in the background or birds singing outside the studio window. All-round a great audiobook for anybody looking for a laugh and a great fantasy listen! I would highly recommend it, and I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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By harriet on 05-15-16

Great fun

Would you listen to A Quest of Undoing again? Why?

I would read it again. i listen to audiobooks in the car - I always find details can get missed meaning I never get bored re-listening.

What did you like best about this story?

Loved the characters. They were really diverse and fun.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

My favorite bit? The final chapters probably but I guess I shouldn't give details her in case they give too much away.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I used to sit in the car for a few minutes longer at the end of every journey as I didn't want to turn the book off yet.

Any additional comments?

Funny stories. nicely read. Great combination

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