Summary

Welcome to Gramayre - where witches, warlocks, elves, and gnomes are real; where a spoiled girl-queen and an army of teenage witches, and ragtag beggars battle an overwhelming force of rebel knights and time-travelling anarchists for the future of the most unique, and perhaps most important, planet in the galaxy.
This is what cynical, hard-bitten, intergalactic spy Rod Gallowglass faces when he and his robot horse, Fess, try to bring peace and democracy to this magic-ridden Renaissance-age society. Rod's mission is threatened at every turn by anarchists, communists, and double-dealing royalists playing vicious political power games. Things are made even worse when Rod's advanced technology gets him labeled a warlock despite his constant denials. Help comes from the most unexpected sources when he meets an ancient ghost, the King of the Elves, and the most powerful witch on the planet.
This classic science-fantasy novel has been completely remixed to address issues with uneven volume some readers have experienced.
Gramayre comes to life in 11 hours of dramatic sword-and-sorcery, featuring well-known narrator Dennis Regan and a full cast.
©1969 Christopher Stasheff (P)2012 Geoffrey T. Williams
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sheryl Mason on 13-07-12

Magic

I have read all of the Warlock series so was delighted to find one finally come to Audible. These books are full of humour, emotion and adventure. This one is fully narrated and acted to a degree you rarely find in Audio Books from any source. I did find the narration a little fast but on a second listen found it not so bad. The only problem seems to be a failure to make all the sounds hearable but, given the plot, it is forgivable. Some things are meant to be background or far away noises but it does detract a bit when you need to hear what is being said. Overall, however, I rated this 5 stars because of the quality and characterisation. Try this, you won't regret it and I only hope more become available.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dude on 09-09-18

Excellent book!

Excellent book which is well written and well narrated throughout.......apart from the rather annoying foot soldiers!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ian C Robertson on 21-05-12

Blazing Witchery

If you like Mel Brooks and Get Smart, you will probably like Rod Gallowglass and his cohorts. I do and I have. I particularly loved the voice of Tuan (very Gene Wilder in Sliver Streak) and the high farce of the sound effects (like the Goons meet Holy Grail) that was brought to life by this production. Sure, the sound quality is not great at times (it drops out like someone recording stereo from one speaker), but this is such a small defect in an otherwise great fun production it would be wrong to over blow it. Regan provided great continuity, but Rod's voice stole the show (as it should). Big Tom was great too, as was Fess. Gwen was as fruity and spicy as the author intended. I thought this a great piece of radio theatre. It reminded me of sitting by the radio on Sunday evening with my Dad laughing out loud at the antics of Hancock, Milligan, Sellers and Co. It's not for those inclined to literature, or when you want something deep, but just fine any other wise or time. I only hope they do a few more in the Series.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Shari on 09-05-12

Production: disappointing Story: good

What did you like best about The Warlock in Spite of Himself? What did you like least?

The production of this audiobook was awful. The narrator was so much louder than some of the character voices that I had to adjust the volume. In some places the sound effects were so loud that I couldn't understand the dialog and some of the voices were so over done that, once again they were not understandable. A straight reading of the story would have been an improvement.

I did enjoy the story. It was not great literature but it was entertaining, the parts I could hear.

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