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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,850 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Moers Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Zamonia Series Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781455198191
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Set in the land of Zamonia, this exuberant, highly original fantasy from Walter Moers features an unlikely hero. Rumo is a little Wolperting—a domesticated creature somewhere between a deer and a dog—who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way through the Overworld and the Netherworld. He meets Rala, a beautiful Wolperting female; Urs of the Snows, who thinks more of cooking than of fighting; Gornab the Ninety-Ninth, the demented king of Netherworld; Professor Ostafan Kolibri, who goes in search of the Non-Existent Teenies; Professor Abdullah Nightingale, inventor of the chest-of-drawers oracle; and, worst luck, the deadly Metal Maiden.

Astonishingly inventive, amusing, and engrossing, Rumo is a captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers. Filled with humor, this novel puts a new spin on the usual epic fantasy. The comparisons are many—Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, J. K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, and R. Crumb—but Moers is clearly an original. Long live Zamonia!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Equal parts J. K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein…a work of monumental silliness.

    Washington Post

  • Exuberant…Full of sly humor, this rambunctious novel will appeal to fans tired of the usual epic fantasy.

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A brilliantly imagined, well-executed jaunt through strange lands full of wild characters.

    Booklist

  • “Cross Lord of the Rings with Yellow Submarine, throw in...Monty Python, Douglas Adams, Shrek, and The Princess Bride.”

    Kirkus

  • “Parodic and sincere, slapstick and heart-tugging by turns, Moers's novel has fresh things to say on the nature of heroism and nobility. As if Tom Robbins had been inspired to rewrite Tolkien, Moers manages to imbue classic sword-and-sorcery motifs with his off-kilter worldview.”

    Washington Post

  • “Narrator Bronson Pinchot is remarkable. This audiobook contains a marathon twenty-four hours of story, and his performance keep listeners engaged throughout. Rumo is classic Moers—a riotously inventive fantasy with liberal doses of humor. Rumo is a sentient dog-deer hybrid who travels on a classic hero’s journey. Pinchot creates unique voices for dozens of characters, including robots, animals, humanoids, and demons, and he changes voices with whiplash speed. Even his delivery of narrative is infused with lively personality. Moers’ prose often includes long lists, and Pinchot imbues them with humor and not a small amount of snark. It’s a wild ride, but listeners will be anchored by Pinchot’s tour-de-force performance. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Audie Award Finalist Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kupie | 2/2/2014

    " Fantastic! Fun, intricate, well-thought out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam Kranz | 1/29/2014

    " Rumo was a fun read, but it lacked the magic that made City of Dreaming Books so excellent and special. The ideas and language and characters are far less compelling - they're just "imaginative" and "quirky" without being truly creative, which makes it feel its childishness felt more strongly. It also reveals the weaknesses of the plot, which, as in all Moers books, is pretty tropy and predictable. The world feels strangely small in this book, because Moers essentially writes every piece of lore he mentions into the main plot line - the things that are presented as old, big, world-spanning become Rumo-scaled and completely lose any mystery they may have had. Still a fun read, escapist stuff for a stressful day, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nico | 1/25/2014

    " my favourite book. (i could explain why, but that would spoil) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J | 1/20/2014

    " Both Rumo and Captain Bluebear are good. my son turned me on to these books. Can drag a little bit, but then picks up steam again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 1/8/2014

    " Fantastic book - funny, romantic, fantasy, adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russ | 1/5/2014

    " Amazing read. Great world, great characters. Just bloody brilliant "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 11/2/2013

    " FINALLY! Though I started this book in the spring of 2009, I have FINALLY finished it! Brilliant book, full of memorable characters! Sometimes drags, sometimes speeds through, but all-around, a great adventure story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Owen Louch | 10/29/2013

    " The best book I've ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 melch | 10/6/2013

    " This was one of the books that made me sad when I finished. It's very cute with an interesting fantasy world and I would have liked to continue reading about the characters and their adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 7/20/2013

    " Rumo is one of his best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/11/2013

    " To start, the drawings by the author were amazing! So very detailed... :) The story is indescribable.. I dont know how to explain. It's close to 700 pages, so it will keep you engrossed for a while. Really, jsut read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emme | 5/5/2013

    " This book is my new favorite. Walter Moers' imagination never ceases to amaze me. Every page brought new surprises that I never could have expected. It was funny, sad, scary, and exciting at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas | 11/4/2012

    " Moers has yet to disappoint me with the Zamonia series. I usually read through the books quickly as I can't put them down. His stories are clever, the world fascinating, and the drawings entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ema | 2/9/2012

    " Walter Moers keeps you going through the fantastic world of strange qnd surprising creatures... wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 9/27/2011

    " Wonderful book, though the ending was a bit of a let down. But damn, what a good read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 4/2/2011

    " Awesome! Whimsical, fun, and yet bighearted... I got lots of comments from people as I toted this book around! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/8/2011

    " I was captivated by this little dog and I found it hard to put down. Never a bore or dull moment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/5/2011

    " Great great great book, and pictures too. It's funny, totally weird, imaginative in an acid trip kind of way, and it makes you feel like a kid again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zivan | 12/20/2010

    " A very enjoyable discovery.

    This fantasy and parody of fantasy, this extremely violent children's tale, is at once funny and horrific. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 12/7/2010

    " Best book own out of 1000 books. Nuff said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 11/14/2010

    " Stupendo! opera epica, come fosse l'Odissea, che racconta viaggi per amore, lotte contro il male, un mondo fantastico di creature e terre magiche, dove si fa conoscenza coi Croccamauri "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keely | 11/14/2010

    " One of my favorite books EVER! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Knox | 10/22/2010

    " A weird and wonderful tale. You must like fanatasy to like this, but as the genre goes, a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klaus | 10/8/2010

    " Ein einfach tolles Buch. Moers ist so voller Phantasie, was der in einem Buch verballert reicht anderen Autoren für ein komplettes Regal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bella | 10/4/2010

    " deliciosly bizarre, this book is a real favourite. it was sidesplitting and really sweet- an epic adventure. i recomend it to everyone who loves the truly eccentric, slightly gory,sweetly romantic and a really fantastic story!
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenna | 10/3/2010

    " READ THIS! A true modern day epic! "

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About the Author
Author Walter Moers

Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter, and sculptor. The world of Zamonia that he created is currently being adapted for the screen. He lives in Hamburg, Germany.

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.