Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley

Read by Ed Humpal

(4.8 stars; 19 reviews)

A coming of age story blended with a swashbuckling road trip through an mythical "golden age" of Spain. The titular character is excluded from the inheritance of the family castle on the grounds that given his expertise with sword and mandolin he should be able to win his own estate and bride. Setting out to achieve his place in the world, Rodriguez quickly acquires a Sancho Panza-like servant, Morano, and goes on to experience a series of adventures, often humorous, en route to his goal. Lord Dunsany, well known as an influence on J.R.R. Tolkein, H.P. Lovecraft, Ursula Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, and others, creates a world in which anything is possible, and all outcomes serve poetry and wonder first. (Wikipedia and Ed Humpal) (7 hr 35 min)


Fantastic book. Dunsany best!

(5 stars)

This is a wonderful rendition of a superlative, fast moving fantasy. The story rival’s Don Quixote’s adventures, or surpasses them. And Ed Humpal does such a superior job, I can’t imagine anyone doing a better narrative. He is obviously entranced and connected with the story and characters.

(5 stars)

maravillosa historia, fluida y super entretenida, Fabuloso narrador, claro, buen ritmo y enfático.

The windmills are more existential

(5 stars)

Great reader and elegant, dreamy descriptions.