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Goblin Trilogy
1 : Goblin Quest

by Jim C. Hines
Apr 1, 2013
6 Hours
All Ages
Jig the goblin was the runtiest member of an admittedly puny race. Jig was scrawny, so nearsighted as to be almost blind, and had such a poor self-image that when he chose a god to worship it was one of the forgotten ones - after all, what other sort of god would have him as worshiper? He also had a cowardly fire-spider for a pet, a creature that was likely to set your hair on fire if it got into a panic. Made to stand tunnel watch by the goblin bullies who'd been assigned the job, it was just Jig's luck to be taken captive by a group of adventurers - with the usual complement of a dwarf warrior, a prince out to prove himself, his mad wizard brother, and an elfin thief. Forced to guide this ill-fated party on their search for the Rod of Creation - though Jig had no more idea how to find it than they did - he soon had them stumbling into every peril anyone had ever faced in the fantasy realms. And they hadn't even found the Necromancer or the Dragon yet!

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Director & Cast

Director Nanette Savard
Starring Nanette Savard, Dylan Lynch, Terence Aselford, Eric Messner, Casie Platt, Thomas Keegan, Richard Rohan, Mort Shelby, Kimberly Gilbert, Danny Gavigan, Michael Glenn and Tim Getman
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Doug Krentzlin
Dialogue Editors Allison Thomas
Sound Designers Allison Thomas
Additional Original Music Dan Sondak
Cover Illustrator Jahbulani Ori
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


Very good! by Mary Jo (Posted on 10/12/2014)
I didn't know what to expect with this series. I am new to GA. I decided to look for another author to give a try. I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed this production very much. I listened to #1 twice to make sure I had a good understanding of the characters and situations before progressing. My only complaint is that sometimes the background music is a little loud and makes the story hard to hear. The narrator does an excellent job. Her voice reflects the situations very well.
Goblin Hero by john (Posted on 10/8/2014)
I read this series on accident years ago and loved it. Randomly saw this production in a truck stop, and bought it to check it out. It got me hooked on Graphic Audio, and now I can't quit.
Unlikely hero by Donovin (Posted on 10/6/2014)
Who says that the hero of the story has to be high born noble with armor that shines like the sun? Who says that the villan has to be some sick and twisted black knight? And who says the adventure has to be of rescuing some damsel in distress?
In this fun little series we meet a small and unimpressive goblin who is suddenly finding himself thrust into the world and on an adventure that no-one expects him to survive. Listen along as this runt of a goblin finds the most...interesting of ways to not only stay alive the day.
Hilarious Spin by Ginger (Posted on 10/1/2014)
Hines has a way with twists, making the cowardly Jig the protagonist. Ever wonder what happens to those nasty goblins adventurers encounter? This is a riotous tale of adventure, hilarity and surprises.
Halariously funny! by Jason (Posted on 4/30/2014)
As usual Graphic Audio has delivered a fun and engaging listening experience. The acting was great and the music as awsome as ever. This story is a fun satire on the fantasy genre that puts an intresting twist on the roll of hero and vilin. And Smudg the fire spider is in my opinion the funniest character in the book. I highly recomend it.
funny :) by Anthony (Posted on 12/31/2013)
Very funny good read
Funny like Red Dwarf or Hitchickers Guide by Scott (Posted on 12/3/2013)
OR like Blue Moon by Simon Green. This book may not be epic like other fantasy novels, but if you in the mood for comedy this is definitely a good fit. The main character is smart, stupid, greedy and surprisingly selfless. The goblin gets captured by a typical group of adventures from any RPG Dungeons and Dragons style game. Except with all the flaws those characters would have and those flaws are half the fun. They forced him to find a treasure while making him question who the real evil race is , goblins or the so called "heroes". In the end, despite the comic story there are moments of real dangers and emotion and at the end our goblin hero has grown and improved. If you want to laugh then get this book.
Goblin Quest by Natalie (Posted on 9/24/2013)
Got this one when I couldn't find the one I was searching for, was not disappointed!!
New favorite by Chad (Posted on 9/20/2013)
Hooked on this trilogy, super funny and never a dull moment.
Goblin Quest by Lee (Posted on 8/23/2013)
I have finished the first book in this series. Jig is the type of character you grow attached to. It is fun to watch him grow as a character, as he meets one trial after another. The acting, the music and the sound effects are top notch! I am looking forward to listening to book 2.
Review by Brandon Neff (Posted on 8/19/2013)
Tough to rate this one. It wasn't great, as it was a little silly, but then again it is SUPPOSED to be a little silly. I let the kids listen to it, wincing every time the characters said "piss". The kids still talk about Jig, though, so it certainly resonated with them. The story was a little hard to follow at times, particularly near the end.
Review by Demario Griffin (Posted on 8/8/2013)
I loved this story. The plot is not complex at all, but the characterization is very specific. GA did a wonderful production job.
Review by Eric Butler (Posted on 7/12/2013)
Definitely another good series. It's not quite up to the same writing pizazz as the Nuclear Bombshell series. But, GA does a spectacular production that makes up for the slightly dull plot. The actors do an exceptional job of donning accents and filling out the characters they portray. I particularly liked the character of Jig. Looking forward to seeing how the series fleshes out. If you're into Dungeons and Dragons, you'll recognize this as based on that sort of dungeon crawl. I'd almost bet that the author was rolling the dice while writing. ;)
Review by Barney McCasland (Posted on 5/23/2013)
Goblin Quest is another great GA production, and I'm anxious for the second book in the trilogy to find out what will happen to Jig next. Not that the story leaves anything hanging, only foreshadowing a little(?) future events, but Jig's character development was very interesting to me, and I'm wondering just how much he'll have changed by the end. It was also interesting to hear how GA portrayed everything in the book, from the sound effects to the accents. I want to point out one omission in the casting credits, however: they didn't say who played Smudge, and I'm really wondering if in the book Smudge was described as making those kinds of sounds, or if that was an added touch by GA... If you like "rpg fantasy" or Simon R. Green's Forest Kingdom Saga (also available from Graphic Audio), then you'll probably like the Goblin Trilogy. Like Forest Kingdom, it's light and humorous, but there are serious themes... Now, onto Nuclear Bombshell 6: The Flaxen Femme Fatale, another of GA's outstanding series. Actually, that brings to mind one more point I'd like to make: even though GA got it's start in the action/adventure also does humor really well!

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