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Publisher's Summary

Stephen Mangan and Alistair McGowan star in the fantastical BBC Radio 4 comedy by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.When fantasy novelist Sam is whisked off to Lower Earth by a band of noble warriors, his dog Amis goes with them. Transformed into human form, Amis turns out to be The Chosen One, whom the warriors need to help find the Sword of Asnagar. Only with the sword can they save Lower Earth from the evil rule of Lord Darkness.As their perilous adventure unfolds Sam, Amis and their new friends encounter many perils, put in their way by Lord Darkness and his evil assistant Kreech.With a supporting cast featuring Darren Boyd, Kevin Eldon, Sophie Winkleman, Ingrid Oliver, Dave Lamb and Chris Pavlo, Elvenquest is a clever and funny pastiche of the fantasy fiction genre. All 28 episodes from the first four series are presented here together.

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  • Pook & Blue
  • 2016-04-20

Phenomenal

Far better than I expected! A masterpiece of comedic gold! My wife and I highly recommend ElvenQuest.

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  • Zen
  • 2017-11-07

good stuff. great voice acting. British Comedy :)

good stuff. great voice acting. British Comedy what's not to love. word word word word word word word word word word word word word word

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  • Steven
  • 2015-03-28

amazing performance!!!!! hope to see much more

excellently written and performed I hope to see more episodes of this air in the future

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  • DobieChuck
  • 2015-12-17

Hilarious

A wonderfully funny radio program... Imagine if you took Monty Python, Lord of the Rings, and Red Dwarf and squished it all together... Bingo, this is it... Delightful bad punning and innuendo, not to mention the superb digs at pop culture and current events... Fabulous performances throughout... Absolutely worth the credit and you're welcome...

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  • Denise Dunham
  • 2017-08-04

Hilarious, Irreverent, and utterly Captivating

Simply put, I adored it. Definitely an Encore in order! The sound effects signaling the change of scene to the Evil Lord of Darkness brought a chuckle before the actors spoke. The actors voices perfectly portrayed the characters to a T!

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  • mary
  • 2015-07-15

Not what I expected

I didn't know what to expect from this dramatization. I expected fantasy set in an alternate universe as it was written. But.. the synopsis doesn't do it justice. This is very funny with a lot of tongue in cheek humor. I started listening and had to back up several times for the jokes and funny happenings. Most of this is due to the background music and sounds blocking out softer voices. The humor is adult but not graphic. There should be more about the villain and about the dog. It is omitted in the synopsis that the dog is changed into a human. But he remains the faithful canine companion. He behaves as I would expect my dog to behave if he became human. His values are that of the loyal canine who doesn't really understand why he is now human. But he goes along with it because of his master. The villain and his side kick are funny too. The supporting cast is great. I am glad that I browsed and got the entire series on one audiobook. Anyone who enjoys radio type dramatizations and humor should give this a try. My only complaint is that the background music and sounds made the voices hard to hear at times.

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  • Trees_n_dragons
  • 2021-03-07

This story needs to get out there I the USA!

Funny and a good storyline. This is the best BBC radio show since Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

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  • Moose in NZ
  • 2021-02-13

saved by the evil characters

coming to this straight after Hut 33 I wasn't initially sure I'd done the right thing. However, with the first couple of set up chapters out of the way, things got interesting. I shan't spoil it with details, but suffice to say that the combined characters of the Lord of Darkness and his right hand sycophantic 2iC, Creech are worth listening to all by themselves. Overall I gave this a decent rating, but do believe that without the talent of those actors it wouldn't have got above the 3/5 mark

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  • joan Morell
  • 2019-08-03

I love it! Please, please make more!!

This comedy series is a perfect blend of three of my favorite kinds of entertainment: radio "drama", fantasy tropes. and british sitcom humour. Elvenquest worked amazingly well for me as a series, and I would love to see more of it or more like it. A pity that it ended right around the time Game of Thrones was gaining purchase in the cultural zeitgeist, as it could have given this show a boost that led to additional series. Series 1 took a bit of time to find its voice and balance of tone, but series 2 improved on the format and characters and by midway through I was beginning to really enjoy the journey. Series 3 and 4 were pure bliss.

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  • Lee Thompson
  • 2019-05-11

Flawed Comedic Fantasy Radio Series

The first series is brilliant but then it becomes far too episodic and dragged out. During series 4 I struggled because I couldn't wait for it just to be over.