Stalking the Unicorn

  • by Mike Resnick
  • Narrated by Peter Ganim
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's New Year's Eve and the elf perched on John Justin Mallory's desk wants his missing unicorn back. And that's the easy part. Mallory's wife has run off with his partner, his detective business is in ruins, and the mob's out to get him. With so many wonderful things happening, Mallory decides that a case involving a trip from reality might not be so bad. After all, what more can he lose?Mallory soon finds that he might lose it all as he enters a Manhattan that just couldn't be. Dodging nasty gnomes and mischievous felines (not to mention rampaging elephants down Fifth Avenue), he discovers that the malevolent demon Grundy also seeks the fabled beast, and will stop at nothing. Mallory is no Philip Marlowe, and will have to do some pretty fancy footwork just to stay alive. For if the Grundy wins, not only Mallory's life but his world will be forfeit.

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What the Critics Say

"The crisp dialogue and imaginative setting will have many fantasy readers wanting to revisit Manhattan's magical side." (Publishers Weekly)
"Mike Resnick is a journeyman in a world of apprentices, one who knows his craft. His name on a book guarantees a solid story and believable characters, constructed with imagination and grace. Most importantly of all, it guarantees entertainment." (Raymond Feist)

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Customer Reviews

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Stalking the unicorn's reader

I have enjoyed Mike Resnick books a lot. The issue this time is not the book, but the reader. This is one of those cases where I book probably should have not been read out loud.
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- Phillip

Really enjoyed listening to it

I love this type of alternative world mystery and Resnick spoofs the mystery and fantasy genres very well in this book. Every cliche is in this story, typically turned on its side.

I bought this book when it first came out and am glad to see that Audible now has it.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios