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A New Hero Audiobook

A New Hero: World of Warriors, Book 1

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of World of Warriors: A New Hero by Curtis Jobling, read by Ben Barnes.

Richard 'Trick' Hope is used to getting into trouble, but not like this. On the run from bullies, Trick finds himself transported to the mystical Wildlands, a place where the greatest warriors throughout history have been summoned to fight in a battle for survival - from Romans and Vikings to knights and samurai!

A cryptic old man tells Trick that he's there for a reason - to deliver the Wildlands from the evil Boneshaker, who rules with an army of terrifying minions.

Trick has been chosen to form a band of the seven greatest warriors to defeat this terrible enemy. As Trick begins his epic quest the stakes couldn't be higher: defeat Boneshaker or never see home again.

©2015 Curtis Jobling (P)2015 Penguin

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    Esra Caglayan Seattle, WA 09-23-15
    Esra Caglayan Seattle, WA 09-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Ben Barnes brings this story to Life"
    Would you listen to A New Hero again? Why?

    The narration is brilliant. You can feel the emotions of the scenes, the characters. You can feel the differences in the characters. Ben Barnes does an absolutely FANTASTIC job. I was actually listening to this in the car and walking to work, laughing at the funny parts and tense at the dramatic moments.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A New Hero?

    There were so many! Trick trying to fist bump every one to various degrees of success is one such collection of moments.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    See my answer above. Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Normally I don't re-'read' an audiobook but if ever I were to do so, this would be the one I'd do it with.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. S. Gibson Texas 09-13-15
    J. S. Gibson Texas 09-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't be fooled by the cover - so enjoyable!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A New Hero to be better than the print version?

    The audiobook of this version is remarkable. There are not continuous background noises, to the point of distraction (as some adaptations tend to do) but it definitely keeps you absorbed until the final moment.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Trick, the main character. He's not so overwhelmingly good that you can't sympathize with him. He can be thoughtless and cruel, the way any 13 year old boy can. But he's funny and clever. I like that he's not looking for a fight, in a world where fights are inevitable and often relished.


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

    Ben Barnes's voice was uncommonly malleable. All of the characters had their own tone, inflection, and accent. Trick's voice, in particular, almost sounds like a different person. The narration between dialogue is smooth and entertaining. His voice speeds up during exciting parts, slows and softens during emotional parts. I was charmed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Trick wasn't looking for a fight, but he must - or he'll never see home again.


    Any additional comments?

    To tell you the truth, if I were choosing books by covers alone - I may have passed this one by. I'm so glad I didn't. It is reminiscent of Terry Brooks or David Eddings. There were a few repetitive phrases, that if I had been the editor I might have suggested to be changed - but nothing that kept me from enjoying the story thoroughly, and I suspect it will be one that I find myself repeating.

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