Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Dragon Rider is about a brave young dragon called Firedrake who embarks upon a dangerous journey to the Rim of Heaven in the Himalayas--a magical place where silver dragons can rest easy, free from the threat of destruction by mankind and their only hope of sanctuary. The key to its location is a map rendered by a rat who is a master cartographer. Firedrake is joined on his quest by Ben, an orphaned boy, and Sorrell--a wise-cracking Brownie that is an odd, but ingenious, grumpy kind of fairy. Their journey is not a straightforward one by any means. Created by an alchemist called Petrosius Henbane in 1424, Nettlebrand (a malevolent creature covered in impenetrable gold plates) is their biggest threat--he is intent on destroying them. Nettlebrand is aided by Twigleg, a homunculus who has stowed away in Ben's bag and who is feeding reports on their progress back to his master. Together, the boy & dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2004
ISBN: 9781400094943
1400094941
Branch Call Number: JCD FIC FUN
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca.11 hr., 36 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Fraser, Brendan 1968-

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Ktenn81
Jul 15, 2015

The story came to life with Brendan Fraser as the narrator. Kids and I were totally enthralled. AMAZING! It was like finding gold! We are looking forward to Inkspell also by Cornelia Funke and read by Brendan Fraser.

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evanpatten
Jul 17, 2014

My favorite books on tape listen to with the kids last summer. Brendon Fraser really makes the characters come to life with all of his different accents so well done. I'd listen to him read the dictionary.

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GabbyBabylon1944
Jun 26, 2011

Fabulous children's story. Brendan Fraser's reading is wonderful. He is as good a reader as he is an actor.

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mayerjl
Sep 21, 2010

Excellent book and so wonderfully read by Brendan Fraser. The characters absolutely come to life.

Twigleg was especially great!

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babu2002
Dec 07, 2009

Great job finding the rim of heaven guys ! I don't understand if Twigleg is being a spy for Nettlebrand or what but I hope he's good on the inside and too bad that Professor Greenbloom can't come. A very good book.

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babu2002
Dec 07, 2009

babu2002 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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