• Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower

  • By: Tamsyn Muir
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (474 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the witch built the 40-flight tower, she made very sure to do the whole thing properly. Each flight contains a dreadful monster, ranging from a diamond-scaled dragon to a pack of slavering goblins. Should a prince battle his way to the top, he will be rewarded with a golden sword - and the lovely Princess Floralinda. 

But no prince has managed to conquer the first flight yet, let alone get to the 40th. 

In fact, the supply of fresh princes seems to have quite dried up.

©2020 Tamsyn Muir (P)2020 Recorded Books

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A Joy and a Delight (not for children)

I haven't laughed this hard at a book or anything (for that matter) in a long time. This book is a hilarious take on the princess at the top of the tower. But don't be fooled by the story book wall paper this is not a book for young children. But teens and YA and even Adults can delight in this raucous adventure.

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The Snark Shall Flow

I loved this book! I have been unable to get into Muir's 2nd book in the Locked Tomb series Harrow the Ninth. But this book fulfilled my wishes for more books like Gideon The Ninth. And the narrator, Moira Quirk! I can't say enough good things about her.

Get this novella, read this novella, listen to Moira Quirk read this novella! I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

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Nice!

Generally speaking I don't buy things this short but I liked the authors' other works and this novella did not disappoint. It's well told and compact where it needs to be. Seriously, who needs to hear all fourty battle stories? That would grow old quickly. It's worth the read.

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A darkly hilarious fairytale.

This Princess-in-a-Tower story is brought to sheer perfection by Moira Quirk's delicious narration. A lively pace, laugh-out-loud humor, and unsettling moral quandaries are beautifully woven together in a perfectly proportioned performance. In Muir's variation, the artistically minded witch (very much an auteur) booby-traps each flight of the princess' tower-prison with a different type of monster, in an all-too-successful challenge to the very hardiest of heroic fairy tale princes. We find ourselves riveted by every minute of the princess' awful confinement. Compared to the Baroque intricacies of Muir's Locked Tomb novels, this is a compact stealth vehicle: I'll be listening to it again, for the humor and for moral lessons.

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Cute quick book

if you want a quick taste of Tamsyn Muir before getting involved in the Locked Tomb trilogy, this is a quick witted taste of the author's writing style. I do also recommend the Locked Tomb as they were two of my favorites this year.
this book definitely paints the damsel in distress books of the past in a whole new light. I really enjoyed it.

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fun and funny

Tamsyn Muir is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. Also, the Muir Quirk pairing is pure gold.

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The best fairytale retelling ever

As with her Gideon series Tamsyn Muir delivers lots of gore and dark humor paired with an excellent plot. I enjoyed this so much!

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A little gory for some

Gets kind of gruesome in places, but Moira's sweet voice kept it from being overwhelming.

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good, light listen

Solid humor and fun, mostly lighthearted story. I would read a sequel or another like it

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Decadent

This was a great listen. Quirk's narration is legendary, and Muir has a way of describing things that never gets old. This twist on the entowered princess was memorable and exciting, though definitely not for young children. Weak but creative protagonists overcoming great odds is a theme I'll never get sick of, and the character and relationship development is top shelf. Overall, it's a delightful and funny story.

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  • K. Brailsford
  • 02-16-22

Thoroughly enjoyable

I absolutely loved this. Enjoyable twisted fairy tale.
Narrator excellent.
Tamsin Muir is on my fave author list already.

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  • J. LoVecchio
  • 09-11-21

brilliant little story

brilliant little story that had me laughing out loud with sarcastic gender optional fairy and badass Princess

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  • Maedbh
  • 12-19-20

Great!

I love the combination of Tamsyn Muir's writing and Moira Quirk's narration. Superb as always.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-22

delightful! wonderful!

moira quirk always nails it and this is a delicious snack while we wait for locked tomb. a banger of a fairy tale!

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  • AliceVD
  • 04-28-21

5 stars

A humorous fairytale with a fun bastardization arc. From classic to gore, one might say. I definitely recommend the audiobook; it was fantastic.