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  • The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (278)

    Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen - and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief, Zavac, and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates.

    Clem Morton says: "First battle for the young Brotherband"
    "An excellent listen this writer-narrator team rock"
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    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of each character and the adding of a strong female character really excited me. John Flanagan lets you grow with his characters and as they develop you do too. Great emotional connection.


    What does John Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The development of voices really adds to each characters persona. Keating really does an excellent job of character development.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definately.


    Any additional comments?

    A good read for all ages, very thrilling and moving with great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heritage: Book One of the Gairden Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David L. Craddock
    • Narrated By Harold Squire
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Prince Aidan Gairden's life was planned out for him 800 years before he was born. On his 16th birthday, he will take up Heritage, the magical sword wielded by his mother and generations of Gairden ancestors before him, and lead the kingdom of Torel into a new golden age of peace and prosperity.

    Roger says: "narration wrecks this story!"
    "narration wrecks this story!"
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    this was serious work to finish


    Would you recommend Heritage: Book One of the Gairden Chronicles to your friends? Why or why not?

    In its audible form, with this narrator not on your life. but as a stand alone work to read sure.


    How could the performance have been better?

    the narrator is just bad! From mispronunciations to just bland terrible cadence that puts you to sleep the only time it is redeemed is if there is a dialogue then you can stay awake because you are so irritated about bad accents, and just WRONG pronunciations.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very sorry for the author because the editor did him a serious disservice by publishing this book under this narration. It was just so hard to get past it to the actual book. I think that the plot was imaginative and would have been captivating if I had been able to read it. In fact the fact that I did continue to push on to the end is a good test of the fact that its a good plot with good characters and would be a good read. I really wanted to stop sooooooo many times!!!!! I will get the other books from the library or ebook. I think this book and series will go far. I do think that the attempts at sexual intimacy were very forced and just put in for maybe the teen sale value????? they could easily be left out and not hurt the book at all. It's a great book without being embarrassed that the author is trying to force this in. I think it would raise it a large notch without it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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