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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Willingham Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455837502
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Max “the Wolf” is a top-notch Boy Scout, an expert at orienteering, and a master of being prepared. So it is a little odd that he suddenly finds himself, with no recollection of his immediate past, lost in an unfamiliar wood. Even odder still, he encounters a badger named Banderbrock, a black bear named Walden, and McTavish the Monster (who might also be an old barn cat)—all of whom talk—and who are as clueless as Max.

Before long, Max and his friends are on the run from a relentless group of hunters and their deadly hounds. Armed with powerful blue swords and known as the Blue Cutters, these hunters capture and change the very essence of their prey. For what purpose, Max can’t guess. But unless he can solve the mystery of the strange forested world he’s landed in, Max may find himself and his friends changed beyond recognition, lost in a lost world....

Down the Mysterly River is the children’s book debut of Bill Willingham, the creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel series Fables.

“Willingham’s Fables comics tapped into the deep fairy-tale structures in my psyche and never let go. Now Down the Mysterly River finally delivers the same opportunity for younger readers. Lucky them!” —Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Williams | 2/2/2014

    " It's hard to talk about this book without spoiling it. Suffice to say, the ending was fascinating, and left me wanting more stories in the world of the Mysterly River. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane Perry | 1/28/2014

    " As a huge Fables fan, I'll read anything Willingham writes. I enjoyed this, but not as much as some of his comics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wandering Librarians | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't going for the jugular, it wasn't flashy, and it wasn't so fast-paced you couldn't keep up. On the flip-side it wasn't slow, boring, or sleepy. It was a solid read, with just enough twists to keep you on your toes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/24/2014

    " Different sort of book. I didn't have time to finish. Will have to come back to it one day. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Parker | 1/11/2014

    " Banderbrock, the warrior badger; McTavish, the mean old barn cat; Walden, the bear sheriff; and Max the "Wolf," Boy Scout and detective: tremendous characters, worthy of any Heroes Wood, in their worlds or ours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 1/10/2014

    " Willingham has written a fun and intelligent novel different from most young adult material today. Even with the fantasy setting you feel the risk and intrigue vividly. The only flaw is that some of the elements of the tale are too similar to Willingham's previous work on Fables. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I love the characters and the literary metaphor. While written by Willingham, this is not a comic book, but it does touch on some similar themes as both Fables (by Willingham) and Unwritten (Not by Willingham). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/1/2014

    " So many levels - great YA book, commentary on society, meta-fiction... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chloe Coombs | 12/8/2013

    " A beautiful, well-written book! It's a book that really makes you think, with it's interesting concept. I'm now half-waiting until I too, join Max and Banderbrock in the kingdom of the Blue Cutters. Or maybe, just maybe, I'll have a sanctuary of my own! :) Definitely one of my favorites! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mhd | 12/5/2013

    " I read the first 1/2 and the last 3 chapters. I kept waiting for clarity and never did find it. I find it hard to believe that many children would be able to make it through it. It has some very interesting premises, but they just are not well-developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/17/2012

    " I'm not sure if this should be a junior book or a young adult. It is a simple story but the concept that is revealed at the end of the book is quite complex. A good read for any age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taffnerd | 8/30/2012

    " 3.5 stars. A quick, fun read full of talking animals. Good stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecily | 6/23/2012

    " I have to admit I didn't finish this one. It was charming in a Narnia kind of way, but I'm in a bit of a reading slump and it didn't grab me enough to justify finishing it right now. Maybe I'll come back to it as an audio book later... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/9/2012

    " I am sorely tempted to rate this a 5 Star book. It really was the perfect read for a dad and a 12 year old. Adventurous, creative, moving. A statement against petty authoritarians and the turds of the world! Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie | 5/8/2012

    " One of the most original stories I've read in a while and well written to boot! Some excellent use of language and ideas. Talking animals are a plus for the 8 year old, but even my 12 year old enjoyed listening, as it wasn't ALL talking animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vernon Brian | 3/17/2012

    " What a great novel! I had my son read this and he loved it! I read it in two days time and once again was impressed with Bill Willingham's creativity. A fun, fast, easy read. Check it out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 10/24/2011

    " It's hard to talk about this book without spoiling it. Suffice to say, the ending was fascinating, and left me wanting more stories in the world of the Mysterly River. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecily | 10/11/2011

    " I have to admit I didn't finish this one. It was charming in a Narnia kind of way, but I'm in a bit of a reading slump and it didn't grab me enough to justify finishing it right now. Maybe I'll come back to it as an audio book later... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 10/6/2011

    " The ending was anticlimatic and a bit disjointed. "

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About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.