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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
    Kehrin 11-11-13 Member Since 2007
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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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    michaelp Boston, MA 07-30-16
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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
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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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    Julia Canada 07-03-16
    Julia Canada 07-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bronson Pinchot is a genius!"

    I wish I could give Bronson Pinchot's performance a higher rating than 5 Stars! He was absolutely BRILLIANT!!! His regular speaking voice is lovely to listen to, I could listen to him read the phone book and still be enchanted! But then when you add in all the wonderful voices he does for each character, that skyrockets him ahead of the rest! I laughed out loud so many times while listening to this story and many of those times were all due to his crazy voices or laughing or whatever he was doing at that moment. I'm 39 years old and worried at first that this book might be too 'young' for me, but I was pleasantly surprised! It was so much fun to listen to the zany adventures of the 4 princes and princesses, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. If you're looking for something fun and lighthearted I definitely recommend this book. I've already bought book 2 and am part way through it. If you're debating reading this book yourself or listening to the audio version, let me suggest that you go with the audio! Bronson doesn't disappoint and I feel you'll seriously be missing out on his comic genius if you chose to read the book instead of going with this version!

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    Kenya 05-11-16
    Kenya 05-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Totally worth it"

    Really, give this book a try. The performer is out of this world and puts so much effort into everything. Yeah, Duncan can be a bit much but really this looks at so many things in a new way I think anyone would enjoy it given half a chance. I'm giving the next one a try

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