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Another Fine Myth

By: Robert Asprin
Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
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Skeeve is a magician’s apprentice (and a wanna-be thief) until an assassin’s bolt kills his master, Garkin. Along with Aahz, the green-scaled, purple-tongued demon and master magician summoned by Garkin, he sets out on a quest to get even. The road to vengeance is bound to prove rocky, however, because Skeeve can barely light a candle with his beginning magic, and Aahz has lost his own considerable magical abilities as a consequence of Garkin’s summoning spell. Before they can confront the power-mad wizard who ordered Garkin’s assassination, they must survive a trip to a weird alternate dimension, encounters with Impish hit-men and a somewhat dull but persistent demon hunter who rides a friendly war unicorn, outwit a sharp-dealing Deevel, and deal with other uncanny enemies and even stranger friends...all without killing each other in the process!  

The Green-Haired Lady...“Relax, handsome,” she purred. “You’re about to get pounded for offending my honor. You might as well get a little of the sweet along with the bitter.” Before I could protest further, she kissed me. Long and warm and sweet, she kissed me. I had never been kissed by anyone except my mother. This was different! The fight, the dragon, Aahz, everything faded from my mind. I was lost in the wonder of that moment. “Hey!” A rough hand fell on my shoulder and pulled us apart. “Is this shrimp bothering you, lady?” The person on the other end of that hand was no taller than I was, but he was twice as broad and had short, twisted tusks protruding from his mouth. His cronies had fanned out behind him, effectively boxing me in against the dung-heap. I looked at the girl. She shrugged and backed away. It looked like I was going to have to fight all of them. Me and the dragon. Terrific. I remembered my skinning knife. It wasn’t much, but it was all I had. As casually as I could, I reached behind me and tugged at my shirt, trying to pull it up so I could get at the knife. The knife promptly fell down inside my pants. The wrecking crew started forward.

©1988 Robert Asprin (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

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Not what I expected

This title was recommended by a friend who knew I enjoyed the fantasy genre. I should have checked the reviews. The prose is sophomoric, at best. It may have entertainment value for early and pre-teens, but I suspect most adult readers will find it wanting. There's an attempt at humor throughout that rarely rises above the level of a Bullwinkle cartoon.

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Great book, couldn't get past Aahz's voice

The book is the same one you and I remember. It's magical, it's funny, and Noah does a fairly decent, if a bit "meh" performance.

I have an issue, however, with his voicing for Aahz. It reminds me of a mix between Moe from The Simpsons, and Adam Sandler in Little Nicky....not what I was expecting and, while I realize my idea of his voice isn't everyone's, I find the voice unpleasant to listen to after a while.

If you like the book, buy the Audible, it's nice to listen to for a different perspective. Just be prepared for Little Moaahz.

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I really like the Myth series

I really enjoy the Myth series. This book is what got me started in reading for enjoyment.

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Still Great!

I read this series when I was a teenager, and now I'm sharing it with my daughter. The Myth series is so much fun to read and now to listen to. I love the narrator, I feel like he really captures the characters, especially Skeeve and Ahz...although I have to say Tanda is a little disturbing lol. Great job by the author and narrator

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So fun

This book was absolutely fun. No other words - it’s funny and quirky and you’ll find yourself smiling through the whole thing.

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Fun story but…

The narration of this story is horrible. The accents he uses took me completely out of the story. I read this when I was younger and truly enjoyed the story. The narrator absolutely ruined it though

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Funnier in print

The narrator doesn’t do a great job of emphasizing conversations in the right places, so a lot of the humor in the conversations is missed. It’s a good listen, and a very, very funny read.

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Magically Hilarious

Robert Aspirin is a master of mixing humor into an engaging story. Loved this series.

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great book and series

I have read many of the books in this series and I really enjoyed listening to this one on audible.

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Good

Great read. I don't have 15 words to supply. So, a b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z.

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Fantastically brilliant

A long time ago reading this series of book's I found myself laughing out loud.
And even trying to tell my friends about them. Not to mention the title's can make you laugh out loud.