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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Audiobook

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

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Publisher's Summary

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes - a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.

©2012 Christopher Healy (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Murray S Durham 07-25-15

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    "Very entertaining!"

    Excellent story for the whole family! My 11 and 13 year old boys were riveted to the story the entire trip. Comedy, adventure and drama all in one extremely well performed narration. The voices and accents were so much fun that we've been imitating them ever since.

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    RWM 07-19-15
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    "Great Fun!"

    My two girls (8 and 9) and I loved listening to this! The reader had so many wonderful voices for each of the characters. Very well done!

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    Liza 01-06-14
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    "Kids just didn't love it"
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    It just didn't capture my kids' attention. I thought it was funny, but every time I suggested we put it on, there were collective groans from the kids. Not sure why. I enjoyed it so far, but I bought it for them, so had to return it and try again.

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    Kehrin 11-11-13
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    "Hats Off to Everyone Who Worked On This"
    Would you listen to The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom again? Why?

    My mom and I just listened to this adorable and well-written book. I'll be looking out for more books by this author, but the reading is phenomenal. This wasn't reading, this was a performance. The way he read the narrative and the voices, and the production with the music and sound effects were great.


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

    We chuckled quite a bit. And there were a few times when we were practically rolling on the floor laughing.


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    S. Wells 04-07-13
    S. Wells 04-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The PRINCE Bride!"

    This is a belly full of laughs and no mistake. I swear one of the princes is a Texan! The reader is also a prince of a guy, and elevates a delightful story into a howl.

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    Amazon Customer Oviedo, FL, United States 09-19-12
    Amazon Customer Oviedo, FL, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful romp elevated by excellent narration"

    "The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom" is a funny, light-hearted middle-grade story that delights in twisting the fairy tales it draws on. The characters are interesting and easy to enjoy, and the plot, though slightly meandering, comes together well (though readers should be warned that the last chapter is open-ended enough to allow for sequels).

    What might just be a very fun and unapologetically silly children's story, however, has been enhanced by very good narration. Bronson Pinchot has developed distinct and appropriate voices for each character and the narrator, and his characterizations add depth to the characters.

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    SidneyAnne Hamelin 09-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not your normal princess!"
    If you could sum up The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom in three words, what would they be?

    Adventurous with awesome twists!


    What other book might you compare The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom to and why?

    No other books compare. It is unique.


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

    He brings the characters alive and makes you laugh!


    Any additional comments?

    Love the twist on the prince and princes' characters!

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    Dog Friend 09-05-16
    Dog Friend 09-05-16 Member Since 2012

    I love to read!

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    "Excellent narration!"

    My son and I enjoyed all of the characters as performed by Bronson Pinchot. He was amazing to listen to! We also enjoyed the story, especially as it was brought to life through this narrator. Highly recommend for fans of modern fairy tales with a twist.

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    michaelp Boston, MA 07-30-16
    michaelp Boston, MA 07-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good book. At first I wasn't sure but after I really liked it."

    This book was very entertaining and the characters are hilarious. I loved most of the book but some part were confusing, but over all it was very good.

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    Sarah 07-20-16
    Sarah 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible reading by Bronson Pinchot!"

    Our whole family (Mom, Dad, ten year old son, and eight year old daughter) enjoyed this book! My ten year old son especially liked the humorous interactions between characters, while my daughter liked the strong female characters who follow their conscience rather than a formula.

    The story is clever and provides a unique perspective on many of the traditional fairy tales we're used to hearing.

    The most standout feature, however, is Bronson Pinchot's gifted reading! He gives each character so much life that you forget the book is being read by a single person! It's the best performance I've heard thus far. Bravo!

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