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3.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 5 3.47 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Caveney Narrator: Maxwell Caulfield Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780739363171
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The lord of Laughter, the Monarch of Mirth—if only the bumbling 17-year-old Sebastian Darke could be a successful jester like his father. The problem is Sebastian’s not funny. But after his father’s death, with no choice but to beg in the streets, the half-human, half-elf teen sets off with Max, his father’s slightly cynical Buffalope, to offer his services as a jester to King Septimus of Keladon. On the way they meet Captain Cornelius Drummel, small in stature, but the fiercest of fighters. The three rescue the fair princess Kerin, who’s being held captive by brigands, and happily escort her home. If only Sebastian knew the kidnapping was engineered by the evil King Septimus!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/18/2014

    " Listen to the audiobook, it's awesome "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 2/4/2014

    " Slap stick humor about a young man, forced by his father's death to earn a living as a jester. He has no idea how to tell a joke, but his talking buffalope provides plenty of sarcastic, deadpan humor. They team them up with a tiny warrior they meet along the way to the city as well as a princess in distress. "

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

    " Liked this book a lot. An enjoyable, humorous read. I recommend it to people of all ages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose Marie | 1/27/2014

    " Listened to audio book for YA class at Kent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/19/2014

    " This is innocuous, fantasy-lite. Some humor but not enough to make me lol. I enjoyed it but won't remember it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 1/19/2014

    " Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools by Philip Caveney (2009) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Owen | 1/18/2014

    " This started out weak, and I feared I would not like Sebastian. Give it a chance, because it gets much better. I really like Sebatian and his band of friends. Quite a fun read, and lots of good adventure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 1/1/2014

    " Definitely fluff. I read it in one night. It was entertaining though. I like medieval settings when they aren't taken too seriously (like talking about the misery and the plague etc. etc.). Funny book. Talking ox. Princess. Evil Uncle. Hapless hero. What more could you want? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/11/2013

    " It was really good. I felt exited and at the same time nervous. I love Sebastian, but he should have definitely kissed the princess before leaving.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mita | 11/8/2013

    " lumayan kocak dan ringan, tapi pasti lebih seru kalo difilmkan "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 8/27/2013

    " Completely scripted and predictable. Almost nothing was original about Caveney's writing, which is too bad, because the story itself has the potential to be funny and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Visvamba Nathan | 7/11/2013

    " Great book! Sebastian Darke is definitelya favourite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wickedshizuku | 11/14/2012

    " What a comical book this was. The manling reminded me so much of a mix between Orik from Eragon and Mulch Diggums from Artemis Fowl. Also this book gave off the feel of something like Stephen King in a way. Maybe the simple goth atmosphere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna | 11/4/2012

    " Really fun story, LOVE all the characters, and full of humor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/31/2012

    " Quite funny, some really great characters. Released April 8, 2008 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ambra | 6/10/2012

    " We listened to this book on CD. It was superbly done. The performance from the reader added greatly to my enjoyment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lilia | 4/14/2012

    " Didn't know it was a young adult book. It got better as I was reading it, but I won't buy more of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebel | 4/21/2011

    " Fun and action packed listen. Very appropriate for young ears. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 D | 4/6/2011

    " It was okay. Nothing new, predictable. But not terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 H.s. | 10/30/2010

    " nice YA funny fantasy book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Owen | 7/27/2010

    " This started out weak, and I feared I would not like Sebastian. Give it a chance, because it gets much better. I really like Sebatian and his band of friends. Quite a fun read, and lots of good adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ala | 6/14/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book of adventure. The characters were unusual but loveable and the action was fast-paced and well written. Max as a talking buffalope is just wonderful. There was some predictability, but it wasn't too bad. I'm definitely going to continue with the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luna | 4/26/2010

    " Didn't know it was a young adult book. It got better as I was reading it, but I won't buy more of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna | 3/16/2010

    " Really fun story, LOVE all the characters, and full of humor! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 2/8/2010

    " Not great. The main characters are 17+ and this book is meant for young adults. However, the story is full of "believe in yourself," "it's what's inside that matters...". What teen is going to read this? None, that's who. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose Marie | 2/5/2010

    " Listened to audio book for YA class at Kent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dahlia | 1/15/2010

    " Haiyah! Inimah cocoknya Max yang jadi Prince of Foolsnya bukan Sabastian. Kalo nggak ada Max, neh buku pasti gayiiiiiing...ala komedi hollywood buanget ceritanya *rolling eyes*

    Tapinya...lemayan menghiburlah

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 1/2/2010

    " Listened to - great voices by the reader. Humorous historical fantasy fiction. No magic - just talking animals. YA fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mita | 10/21/2009

    " lumayan kocak dan ringan, tapi pasti lebih seru kalo difilmkan "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mallory | 9/29/2009

    " Liked alot, however, i think the princess and Sebastian should have ended up together. Lizabeth would like the Buffalope! "

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About the Narrator

Maxwell Caulfield is a film, stage, and television actor best known for his roles as Michael Carrington in the 1982 film Grease 2 and Miles Colby in the television shows The Colbys and Dynasty. His other acting credits include the films Gettysburg, The Real Blonde, and Emmerdale