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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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    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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    Alexander AUSTIN, TX, United States 04-01-16
    Alexander AUSTIN, TX, United States 04-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Stop reading go Listen!"

    Seriously why are you still here reading this. Buy this book listen and enjoy. The story structure is fantastic and in brings together fantasy and a heavy dose of reality and realistic approach to the stories. So stop reading go Listen!

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    "Entertainment +++"

    Imaginative, funny and enthralling. I absolutely loved the story and talented performance of this quirky tale. Definitely a five star listening experience.

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    JDL525 09-11-15
    JDL525 09-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Great Children's Story About Unlikely Heroes"

    I enjoyed this story fat more than I should have as I'm well outside the target audience. It's a wonderful children's comedic fantasy. The characters are flawed but work together to overcome themselves and the antagonist. Good lessons, good humor, well written, and well performed.

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