Meet Benjamin Dragon, a boy with a gift...
Benjamin is smart, really smart. Without asking Benjamin, his parents move to a new town and put him two grades ahead of where he should be. Now a full head shorter than other kids in his new school, Benjamin is a perfect target for bullies. Is he destined to be an outcast once again?
Then strange things start happening. A bully brushed aside. A car diverted from smashing into a young girl. Is it coincidence or is Benjamin making them happen?
Follow Benjamin as he discovers his unique 'gift' while dealing with the complexities of junior high, friends, bullies, camp and strange visitors.
Benjamin Dragon - Awakening is Book 1 in The Chronicles of Benjamin Dragon.
Appropriate for ages 9 and up.
©2013 C. G. Cooper (P)2014 C. G. Cooper
This book was quite enjoyable but the narration was very weird. Ike he word pause where there was no pause needed ,and his tone of voice made it hard sometimes to understand what he really meant in that moment.
I almost stopped listening in the first chapter due to poor narration. but the story seemed to be interesting enough that I finished the book. my kids will enjoy this series.
The narrator needs to learn where to take breaths. His poor narration grayed on me throughout the book. things like:
It........... was his turn to play.
He........... hadn't done that...... in years.
He kept adding long pauses where they should not have been. Sometimes it confused me what was being said until the pause ended and the rest of the sentence was read.
And he would emphasize words that almost changed the meaning. There were times he sounded like he was asking a question when it was not.
His voice is pleasant enough, but he really needs to read like people talk and remove the incorrect pauses.
this was a great storyline in the book I really enjoyed it, BUT I did not like the narrator he had a monotone voice and kept trying to put me to sleep but like I said the story itself was great 👍.
The Audio was broken, monotone, and sounded like it was being read by a robot :( I couldn't get into the story so I can't say whether it is good or not :(
2 things: Benjamin's personality, and the fact that a bully gets transformed into a good kid!
Whenever the narrator was reading anything except actual quotes, his delivery was flat, ominous and robotic. It was almost as if each word was recorded separately and then just spliced together. We mostly got used to it by the end, but it was very distracting.
The narrator's conversational performance (voices, inflection, etc) was wonderful. But anything that wasn't actual speaking parts for the characters was so flatly done. He could be a GREAT narrator, but needs some coaching.
I am an energetic wife, mother and grandmother with a busy life and tired eyes. I love being able to listen to books while doing chores, etc.
Entire thing read with a very careful monotone. I listened to the first chapter and then skipped about halfway through. I cannot tolerate the narration
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