A Wild Ride through the Night by Walter Moers audiobook

A Wild Ride through the Night

By Walter Moers
Translated from the German by John Brownjohn
Read by Bronson Pinchot

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781585678730
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In the wake of the breakout successes of Walter Moers’ 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear, Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures, andThe City of Dreaming Books, Moers is back with this fourth book, the tumultuous tale of a little boy and his encounter with Death. Moers bases his utterly delightful story on twenty-one woodcuts by the inimitable Gustave Doré, the most successful illustrator of the nineteenth century. In a world between legend and dream, A Wild Ride through the Night describes the exhilarating and comic adventures of twelve-year-old Gustave, a boy who aspires to one day be a great artist. When a disaster at sea puts Gustave in the uncompromising hands of Death, he has the choice to give up the ghost or take on a series of six impossible tasks. Gustave embarks on a strange and perilous journey during which he must save a princess from an angry dragon, pull a tooth from the Most Monstrous of All Monsters, fly over the moon, and even, somehow, meet his own self. Will Gustave’s creativity and imagination be able to save him from his fate?

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Summary

In the wake of the breakout successes of Walter Moers’ 13½ Lives of Captain BluebearRumo & His Miraculous Adventures, andThe City of Dreaming Books, Moers is back with this fourth book, the tumultuous tale of a little boy and his encounter with Death. Moers bases his utterly delightful story on twenty-one woodcuts by the inimitable Gustave Doré, the most successful illustrator of the nineteenth century.

In a world between legend and dream, A Wild Ride through the Night describes the exhilarating and comic adventures of twelve-year-old Gustave, a boy who aspires to one day be a great artist. When a disaster at sea puts Gustave in the uncompromising hands of Death, he has the choice to give up the ghost or take on a series of six impossible tasks. Gustave embarks on a strange and perilous journey during which he must save a princess from an angry dragon, pull a tooth from the Most Monstrous of All Monsters, fly over the moon, and even, somehow, meet his own self. Will Gustave’s creativity and imagination be able to save him from his fate?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“German author Moers has constructed a surreal adventure story…Moers infuses his tale with humor and life lessons.” Publishers Weekly
“A Wild Ride through the Night by popular German author Walter Moers could also be called a fantastic voyage through the author’s imagination…Like the equally lovely and absurd Alice in Wonderland, A Wild Ride through the Night captures that rough, scary transition we all go through on the downhill slide toward death by way of puberty.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Walter Moers has cleverly built a fantastical tale…He spellbinds and spooks it all up into a well-knitted super-scary flight of fancy.” Spectator
"More monsters than a Hogwarts menagerie, sufficient bizarre encounters to rival Gulliver's Travels...a sparkling treasure trove" Glasgow Hearld

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Author Bio: Walter Moers

Author Bio: Walter Moers

Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter, and sculptor. The world of Zamonia that he created is currently being adapted for the screen. He lives in Hamburg, Germany.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English