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The Black Star of Kingston Audiobook

The Black Star of Kingston

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Publisher's Summary

A century before Heather and Picket's adventures in The Green Ember, a displaced community fights for hope on the ragged edge of survival.

My place beside you

My blood for yours

Till The Green Ember rises

Or the end of the world.

Whitson Mariner and Fleck Blackstar face old fears and new enemies, forging a legend that will echo through the ages.

Old wars haunt. New enemies threaten. An oath is born.

A hero rises.

©2015 S. D. Smith (P)2015 Story Warren Books

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    BookWorm 02-28-16
    BookWorm 02-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An Enchanting Tale"
    What did you love best about The Black Star of Kingston?

    How absolutely enchanting it was, this book is wonderful for children and adults alike. It has true heroes who face great odds and have to make tough choices. These characters are easy to relate to and you will get lost in the story.


    What about Eric Fritzius’s performance did you like?

    He was wonderful in giving each character their own life and style. It was easy to get carried away with the story.


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

    I did laugh out loud a few times :)


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great family story or a personal read. All ages will love it and it will give you something to talk about, think about and play for a long time to come. You will not look at a rabbit the same way again, you will smile.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    addogaudium 06-09-16
    addogaudium 06-09-16
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    "Best author ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    I really like S D smith! He is the best author in the world! I cannot wait until Ember Falls comes out! They should make a movie out of his books. However, I liked Joel Clarkson better than Eric Fritzuse (I might not have spelled his name right) I am a kid. So those adults can't say what my feeling are, I am telling you right now that my real feeling are I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! I say the same thing for the Green Ember too!!!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin D. Swartzentruber 02-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't wait for the sequel!"

    We have listened to The Green Ember and were sucked right in to the story. This prequel was very intriguing to learn the 'back story' and now we look forward to the sequel. S.D. Smith, write on!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 12-26-15
    Jason 12-26-15
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    "Shorter prequel"

    Shorter prequel. Does not require reading the Green Ember first. Looking forward to next in series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bec Stewart 06-10-16
    Bec Stewart 06-10-16
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    "Talk about the next book"

    The next book is da da da the ember falls. I love the other books as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Lalvani Laguna Beach, CA United States 02-18-16
    Andrea Lalvani Laguna Beach, CA United States 02-18-16 Member Since 2015

    Andrea

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    "A disappointment after the Green Ember"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The delivery felt rushed. I slowed the speed of delivery and even still it wasn't adequate for my kids to become engaged. We abandoned the book after a 30 minute ride in the car. Given that, I gave the story 3 stars because we didn't even give it a full chance.


    Would you recommend The Black Star of Kingston to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. The audio performance didn't hold a candle to The Green Ember.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eric Fritzius’s performances?

    Not really.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Black Star of Kingston?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    We were hoping for a little more of the same performance as the Green Ember. It wasn't.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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