By Hachette UK
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In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g.
Then the magic started fading away.
Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam!, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.
So it’s a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a Dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming. Big Magic . . .
In this ffantastic new app you can engage with the wonderful world of Jasper Fforde’s imagination in a whole new way. Discover more about the Ununited Kingdoms, from the grim wastes of Trollvania to the Corporate Kingdom of Financia with our interactive map.
Become a true Dragonslayer’s apprentice by reading The Dragonslayer’s Manual, updated regularly by RSS feed. Alternate between reading and listening with the synchronised unabridged audiobook.
Learn about Quarkbeasts and Shridloos, and the other fantastic beasts that live in the Kingdoms – and of course, the Dragons who once terrorised the land.
Excellent app, well worth the money
I have been a fan of Jasper Fforde's books for a long time now, and was excited to see that I could get his latest offering as an audiobook via this app.
The presentation of the app is excellent, and in addition to the story has some nice extra touches - pictures and information about some of the creatures and areas involved in the story. And a latest news section.
But if I'm honest, I have really purchased it for the opportunity to listen to the book in the car. A real treat, and superbly read. Oh, and the story is good too (although I'm only half way through...)!
You won't regret it...
Excellent use of the iPhone
Jasper has always been innovative and this app shows he is still ahead of the game.
The book, the audio book and lots of fun information for less than the hard back. It made my journey to work and back very enjoyable.
Jane Collingwood was superb and really brought the text to life.
Great new way to read books
The best of both worlds - combines an ebook with an audiobook. So you can listen and read along if you wish and best of all the text scrolls up as the story is read. I'm a huge fan of Jasper Fforde and this book is as good as anything he's ever written and the narrator really does it justice - a rarity with audiobooks. A total winner.
- Category: Books
- Released: 03 November 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 347 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Hachette UK (Holdings)Limited
- The Last Dragonslayer © Jasper Fforde
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.