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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Orion (1 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752874160
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752874166
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,909,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Asterix books represent the very summit of our achievement as a literary race. In Asterix one finds all of human life. The fact that the books were written originally in French is no matter. I have read them all in many languages and, like all great literature, they are best in English. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, Asterix's translators since the very beginning, have made great books into eternal flames. THE TIMES" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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THE RETURN OF ASTERIX, THE WORLD'S FIRST SUPERHERO:

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lou Knee on 25 Aug. 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My comments are on the original books, not the new reprints, although this does sound like a really good idea to me, and I might even be tempted to buy one to see how good a job they've done. If there was one thing the books suffered from (all mine were purchased in the 70s) it was the printing quality. I remember one in particular, Cleopatora, that was in double vision, just like the former short lived newspaper 'Today', and it made me a bit dizzy after reading it all.
Also the quality of stories did range from very weak to very strong, but overall an excellent children's comic book, and without question, the most educational. They gave me both a love for history, and more importantly, a love for language, as they are beautifully written indeed, and quite challenging even for literate 10 year olds, as the author did love a multisyllabic word or two. The latin references and play on words are plenty, and they are drenched in witty, wordy humour. They are also quite satirical and loved poking gentle fun at the inhabitants of the country they were set in. Also, importantly, they were never infected with any of this politically correct nonsense (unless they've been re-edited, which I hope sincerely hope not). Not that they are in any way harsh or mean at all, they just loved the humour of being culturally aware, if you like. The books are very proudly French, don't forget, and are quite an insight into what they, comically, think of other nationalities. 'Spain' had a gentle dig at their neighbour's laziness, and 'Britain' portayed us all as simple minded eccentrics with bizarre rituals like tea time. If you want to know their view of the Germans, then The Goths will not disappoint or surprise you.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ad van der Rest on 14 Aug. 2004
Format: Hardcover
'Asterix and the Big Fight' is the 7th of 31 adventures published between 1961and 2001; This adventure is from 1966. Set in and around the village, Chief Vitalstatistix is challenged to single combat for control of the Gaulish village. Druid Getafix has lost his memory and cannot brew the magic potion. Highlights include the boxing match between Vitalstatistix and Cassius Ceramix; The very funny attempts to brew magic potion by random chance; The unfortunate Roman spy Infirmofpurpus and his accompanying Owl (who thinks he is a tree); The patient of Druid Psychoanalytix who thinks he is Napoleon. This is a good story, presented in a new re-inked and re-coloured edition. Tidied up in this edition are inconsistencies in Vitalstatistix's clothing and a general polish of ink and colour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eugene Nyunt on 17 Sept. 2007
Format: Hardcover
I've positive memories of the Asterix series - which I raced through as a wee kid - and after having flicked through the modern printing of this adventure, having bought it for someone else, I can honestly say this is an ideal way to get reluctant kids started on reading if my own experience is anything to go by. You might also want to consider buying it for learners of English. There's abundant colour on each page, and the visual storyline will in most cases keep kids positively distracted. The print quality of the modern edition is better than what I remember it to be, which at times could leave a powdery feel across your fingers. I'm really thinking of the hardback compendiums here, but there are no problems with the current print run.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marc twain on 14 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
i read it long ago i use to have the whole collection and this one is the most funny ever i was crying with laughter
in comic asterix is one of the finest with great humour that mihgt get lost a bit in the translation , it got friendship adventure, sadness , happiness, but most of all humour and an image of the french a bit stereotyped as fighter , like to eat n drink , and quarrel or discuss against any authority which is quite true actually
asterix is great because you can read it as a kid and as adult you ll discover more levels of humour and citation like from those pirate that speak a rough latin (alea jactae est)
so anyway if you are starting with asterix start by this most funny album
=)
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By Tim Roast VINE VOICE on 26 Sept. 2014
Format: Paperback
This is the seventh Asterix adventure and possibly one of the best.

There is one village in Gaul that holds out against Roman rule. The Romans hatch a plan. "There's one custom that might come in very useful... it's called THE BIG FIGHT!" The big fight happens when the chief of one village wants to take over another village. He challenges the chief of that village to a big fight, like a boxing match, and the winner takes charge of the other's village. The Romans line up "collaborator and as colossal as the Colosseum" Cassius Ceramix of the village Linoleum for the job.

But because of the magic potion, brewed by druid Getafix, chief Vitalstatistix is invincible, so Cassius Ceramix refuses. The Romans then take out the druid, inadvertently as he gets knocked out by a menhir and loses his memory. Therefore the big fight goes ahead.

Of course it is down to Asterix to get things right again and there is a lot of fun and jokes along the way, as well as the normal clever puns and wordplay. All-in-all another great Asterix story.
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By Mel Doost on 4 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Purchas and delivery was hassle free. Can't review the book as I don't read Asterix. I buy them for my 7 year old son. He loves them. Asterix books have lots of cartoons and some text with a touch of humour. Bought the book on 6/12/08 prompted to write review 2 months later, 4/2/09! Can't remember much, since it was that long ago, other than I didn't have any problem in the purchase and delivery. (It wasn't a market place item, as I re-call).
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