• by Anil Gupta, Richard Pinto
  • Narrated by Stephen Mangan, Alistair McGowan, Darren Boyd, Kevin Eldon, Sophie Winkleman, Dave Lamb
  • 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Stephen Mangan and Alistair McGowan star in the fantastical BBC Radio 4 comedy by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.When fantasy novelist Sam is whisked off to Lower Earth by a band of noble warriors, his dog Amis goes with them. Transformed into human form, Amis turns out to be The Chosen One, whom the warriors need to help find the Sword of Asnagar. Only with the sword can they save Lower Earth from the evil rule of Lord Darkness.As their perilous adventure unfolds Sam, Amis and their new friends encounter many perils, put in their way by Lord Darkness and his evil assistant Kreech.With a supporting cast featuring Darren Boyd, Kevin Eldon, Sophie Winkleman, Ingrid Oliver, Dave Lamb and Chris Pavlo, Elvenquest is a clever and funny pastiche of the fantasy fiction genre. All 28 episodes from the first four series are presented here together.


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A wonderfully funny radio program... Imagine if you took Monty Python, Lord of the Rings, and Red Dwarf and squished it all together... Bingo, this is it... Delightful bad punning and innuendo, not to mention the superb digs at pop culture and current events... Fabulous performances throughout... Absolutely worth the credit and you're welcome...
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- DobieChuck "Blind listener reading everything, especially mystery/thrillers and sf&f. Restricted to audio so picky where credits spent. #BooksRule"

Fun but Very Repetitive

What did you like best about Elvenquest? What did you like least?

I love the premise of a spoof fantasy series along the lines of what Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy does to science fiction. This is solid British comedy with its mixture of intelligent wit and utter insanity. That being said, the series gets very repetitive quite quickly. Most of the characters seem to have one joke to them, which they do over and over again. Yes, Dean is gay, Vidar is an idiot and Penthiselea is clueless about sex. Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, however over the top their stories could get, were very good at grounding themselves with complex believable characters, who were interesting in their own right.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Kreech, Lord Darkness' minion (voiced by Kevin Eldon). He is Pinky to Lord Darkness' Brain or Baldrick to Lord Darkness' Black Adder.

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- Benzion N. Chinn "Graduate student in medieval history."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-14-2014
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd