Frogkisser!

By Garth Nix
Read by Marisa Calin

11.11 Hours 02/28/2017 unabridged
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Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother’s new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land-and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low. With Frogkisser!, acclaimed bestselling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs. It’s 50% fairy tale, 50% fantasy, and 100% pure enjoyment from start to finish.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother’s new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.

Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land-and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low.

With Frogkisser!, acclaimed bestselling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs. It’s 50% fairy tale, 50% fantasy, and 100% pure enjoyment from start to finish.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Marisa Calin has a marvelous way of interpreting this story’s characters—human, animal, and fantastical…Calin enlivens each, beginning with Ardent, Anya’s faithful hound. Calin melds barking, panting, and speech to bring out the comedy of the overzealous, food-oriented dog. With similar tongue-in-cheek humor, Calin also takes on the booming voice of the giant, the brogue of the seven dwarfs, and gentle wisdom of Merlin. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The audiobook is narrated by the actress and novelist Marisa Calin, who does a fantastic job. She has a British accent, which somehow makes all fairy tales twenty-six percent better. Her upbeat tone is well-suited to the book’s jaunty style and amusing quests—such as the search for a magic lip balm needed for proper amphibian kissing.” New York Times Book Review (audio review)
“Nix…masterfully infuses the weight of first recognizing one’s privilege with humor. Great fun with heart.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With wonderfully inventive creatures, challenging vocabulary, and a captivating story, this fantasy is recommended as a first purchase for YA collections.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Well-developed characters, an unfailing sense of humor, and polished prose make Nix’s uproarious adventure a pleasure to read.” Publishers Weekly
“Nix has stirred up an intoxicating brew in Frogkisser!...[with] weasel warriors, wizards, witches with add-on warts, druids, librarians ‘going owl,’ and flying carpet rides. When the Bill of Rights and Wrongs is reestablished in the kingdom, all ends happily—exactly as a fairy tale should.” VOYA

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Author

Author Bio: Garth Nix

Garth Nix, born in Melbourne, Australia, has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, before becoming a full-time writer in 2001. His books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen and the science fiction adventure A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Troubletwisters, cowritten with Sean Williams. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, and his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Australian, and London’s Guardian and Sunday Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 11.11
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English