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1 : Spellsinger

by Alan Dean Foster
Nov 9, 2015
8 Hours
Ages 13+
Snatched through a portal into a land of magic, a young musician must use a mysterious, multi-string duar to rescue the world into which he has fallen before he can return to his own.

Jonathan Thomas Meriweather is a typical college student, interested in girls, music, and an occasional taste of reefer. But when a journey through an inter-dimensional portal lands him in a world of talking animals and ominous sorcery, he finds he is on a very different trip indeed. Here, when he plays a strange instrument called a duar, peculiar things happen: powerful magic that may be the only way to stop a dark force that threatens his new world—and his old one. Reluctantly, he finds himself teaming up with a semi-senile turtle wizard; a thieving, backstabbing otter; and a bewildered Marxist dragon to rally an army for the war about to come.

Spellsinger, the first in Alan Dean Foster’s eight-book Spellsinger series, introduces a world of magic and mayhem, where animals are people and plunging ahead no matter what the consequences may be the only way to survive.

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Director & Cast

Director Terence Aselford
Starring Terence Aselford as Narrator, Gregory Linington as Jon-Tom, Bradley Smith as Mudge, Chris Genebach as Clothahump, Yasmin Tuazon as Talea, Shanta Parasuraman as Flor, David Jourdan as Pog, Andy Clemence as Caz, James Konicek as Falameezar, with Richard Rohan, Ren Kasey, Jeff Allin, Paul Reisman, Ken Jackson, Michael Glenn, Nanette Savard, Todd Scofield, Alyssa Wilmoth, Michael John Casey, Scott McCormick, Rose Elizabeth Supan and Mort Shelby
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Timothy Lynch
Dialogue Editors John Glennon
Sound Designers John Glennon
Additional Original Music John Glennon
Cover Illustrator Alex Allen
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


Spellsinger by J (Posted on 9/1/2018)
I picked up this title because the main character is a bard, and I thought it would be entertaining in the GraphicAudio format. The main charcter, renamed Jon-Tom, is whisked off to an alternate world where most of the characters are talking animals. He adjusts surprisingly well, mostly because at first he thought he was still high. It was a decent listen, but it took a long time to reach the "spellsinger" aspect, and the ending was definitely setting up for a series. That said, I do intend to listen to more of this series.
got it cause it was on sale by David (Posted on 2/17/2018)
So i got this book when it was on sale for 50% off what can go wrong. A person summon to a world were animals are like humans and yes there is magic. I just wish GA would have more of the music, but understanding i like the tortoise reminds of the one on some grateful dead covers main reason i got this book and was very good listening. I'm waiting for second book to come to finish this story.
1 : Spellsinger by chino [Swe] (Posted on 1/27/2018)
Liked this book so now i needs the rest of them.
Gillade denna boken, så nu blir det resterande böckerna.
A surprise by Alexander (Posted on 1/15/2017)
The title says this was quite surprising I originally got it because well it looked interesting after hearing it I greatly enjoyed this I suggest anyone no matter the age looks into spellsinger
want to like it but can't by Bos (Posted on 11/27/2016)
I had a hard time following the story, GA did a great job but the story just can't catch my attention. the story has a good concept though.
Good Title by Zach (Posted on 11/13/2016)
This was a pretty good listen, the fist and second books are one story, so make sure you're ready to commit a good amount of time.
Do not like by Amy (Posted on 9/7/2016)
I tried, but I did not like this one. I found the world interesting at first, but as I went on, I was super confused. I also hated Jon-Tom. Most of all, this book was BORING. The book is called Spellsinger, for god's sake, but the first half is so utterly droll, I nearly fell asleep. Not even the wonderful cast could save this one.
really liked it by daniel (Posted on 8/26/2016)
This was a great book.
It's been sitting on my to-read ahem... listen to list for a while, and I was blown away.
This was a truly original book that grabs you from the beginning, and holds your interest all of the way through.
Moving on to book two now, planning on buying the rest of the series soon.
Lastly: GA, keep up the great work!
First Audio book by Rhonda (Posted on 4/1/2016)
My husband reads sci-fi books all the time. When we came across this audio book, he said I had to buy it. I haven't read much sci-fi. What an eyeopener. The Spellsinger is funny, exciting, unique, and just plain great. We had a terrific time listening to the cds during our trips back and forth to work. I'm very excited to get the next book.
Fav as a kid by Misty (Posted on 3/31/2016)
This was one of my favorite books as a kid. The reading was great. Even if some of the song names and such has to be left out.
Book1 by justin (Posted on 2/28/2016)
This is a good book and definitely different
great opening for a series. by rafael (Posted on 2/12/2016)
It took me awhile to get into this story. then I got lost in it. I found myself enjoying the characters. The story had some action and dare I say made love in the future.
Interesting by That Werido Over There (Posted on 2/5/2016)
I don't mean to overly critical
Okay story wise it is interesting and kind of dated but that's more to do with my age than anything. I like the characters and the unique elements, it was really creative. I love the world and how the animals are actually animals and not mock-human. I kind of wish the main character wasn't such a wet blanket about being in a magical land. And I kept waiting for him to say "peace and love man" when he was harping about how nice everyone is suppose to be.

I kind of wish Gregory Linington didn't feel so stiff (sorry). I feel like that I almost lost some of the character; he felt like he only had two emotions of "emo-bland" and "to fake interested depress bland". Some of the parts felt like they were read more than they were acted, if that makes any crazy since.
Spellsinger by Bill (Posted on 1/21/2016)
Wouldn't say I loved it but close. Wasn't sure on some of the voice choices but thats just me. Overall a good listen.
Spellsinger, a great.listen by Daniel (Posted on 12/28/2015)
Loved it. Good character reading. Enjoyed the book. Looking forward to next release
A pleasant surprise by damien (Posted on 11/11/2015)
The Spellsinger series was by far my favorite fantasy series of my youth. I have read every book in the series over and over again, and while I have not picked one up in some time I have fond memories aplenty. While it could be coincidence I emailed GA the series as a suggestion early in the year and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that the production was in works. The first story holds up very well, and the voices are spot-on. The series is one of the more unique ones that I have encountered, I had the first few books almost memorized and I was pleased as well that 95% of the story remains intact. The one change that was likely necessarily (due to copyright issues) is that in the books Jon-Tom would often mess up his magic because he was limited to using established songs. So instead of a Beach Boy song its a "California song", or instead of Little Red Corvette it's a "hot rod song". Still a minor detail and I am equally happy to have a favorite series adapted, and that GA was willing to take a suggestion from a loyal customer. Anyone who enjoys a light fantasy with fantastic vistas, unique characters, and a healthy dose of humor you should check out this series.

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