Audiobook: ‘The Last Unicorn’ by Peter S. Beagle

What Audiobook Are We Listening To?

This week at Crash Symphony Productions, we’re listening to The Last Unicorn written by Peter S. Beagle and read by the very author. This audiobook brings to life Beagle’s classic magical tale of grief and loss.

It also happens to be one of Joanna Newsom’s favourite books.

My other favorite book is The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle. Incredible. One of the greatest literary meditations on beauty, sickness, mortality, loneliness, perfection, defection, bravery/heroism, regret, pity, purity, magic, and power, of all time. So there. The movie is my favorite, too, though for slightly different reasons. I actually just discovered that Mr. Beagle lives in Oakland, which is right near me, so I’m sort of hoping that somehow, someday, I might get to meet him…that would be so amazing…. — Tiny Mixtapes

Publisher’s Summary (From Audible)

A unicorn, a haphazard wizard, and a spunky scullery woman journey to the dreaded kingdom of Haggaard, an evil ruler who, with the help of a bull-shaped demon, imprisons all the unicorns of the world.
This is an unabridged audiobook of Peter S. Beagle’s classic fantasy novel, read by the author, and featuring original music by Jeff Slingluff. It was engineered at MondoMedia Studios in San Francisco by Jim Lively, and produced by Connor Cochran and Jim Lively.
The Last Unicorn is one of the great fantasy novels of the 20th Century. Since its publication in 1968 it has never been out of print, with six million-plus copies sold around the world, and it has been translated into more than 20 languages. The animated movie version, released in 1982, has been seen by hundreds of millions of people, and after 25 years is still showing regularly on cable and satellite television in more than a dozen countries.
©1968 Peter S. Beagle (P)2005 Conlan Press

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