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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom | [Christopher Healy, Todd Harris]

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

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.
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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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    Ulla 07-03-15
    Ulla 07-03-15
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    "Creative thinking"

    I was completely captivated by the first chapters of this book, the idea was so brilliant, rethinking the fairytales we all know so dearly and giving each of the charmings' personal characteristics. And I loved the different voices for the characters (some a lot more then others) and I adored the charmings personalities. I even got to understand the villain's actions. But the story begins so good, and the ending left me kind of flat. It confused me and left things unresolved, maybe because there are more then one book or maybe because I listen to it too fast or maybe because there was just to many people to keep track of in the end. I really did enjoy it, so it was worth the credit, I just wished it ended differently.

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    Mom 06-17-15
    Mom 06-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful!"

    This book is well written and delightfully read. It is a must for anyone who loves a good story and fairy tales.

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    Andie K 06-10-15
    Andie K 06-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!!!"

    Absolutely love a reader that performs the actual characters of the book. It gives it a movie feel without having the visual.

    Great performance by Bronson Pinchot.

    Planning on listening to more of Healy's novels because of him.

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    Pam 05-14-15
    Pam 05-14-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Audible took this story to the next level"

    Super cute story that is beautifully read. I feel like if I would've just read the book it would've been a solid three but hearing it on audible give it a solid four.

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    Douglas L. Kindle Jr. 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "a great twist "

    the adventure is so full of comedy action and twists that you feel like your part of the company of princes.

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    Amazon Customer 04-13-15
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    "Cute but confusing"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The action unfolded too quickly, with too many voice changes.. I would have liked more narration in between scene changes. By the time I figured out who was who, the narrator was on to the next scene or adventure or character or something.


    Would you recommend The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom to your friends? Why or why not?

    Though it was confusing some, it kept my 8 yo entertained during much of our 8 hour trip. Not sure it he was actually following, but he asked for it each time we got going again after a stop.


    Did Bronson Pinchot do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The performance of all the characters was excellent!


    Do you think The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The concept is really great. I think kids would enjoy a follow up book at maybe a slower pace.


    Any additional comments?

    Cute and entertaining. My little liked it. It was just too many character changes and too much action to deal with while driving 8 hr. However, it did help take my mind off the long, boring drive.

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    Jess 04-08-15
    Jess 04-08-15
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    "Fun and clever!"

    I adored the narrators character voices. I laughed out loud many times! Great play off the classic fairy tales. Clever and a joy to listen to! This will be my go-to road trip audio book!

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    Julie 03-22-15
    Julie 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it start to finish"

    We were sad to let it go! Great story for all ages. Bronson is the best narrator hands down, rocks

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    Robin 02-14-15
    Robin 02-14-15
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    "Fun for all ages"

    This is a bit like Into the Woods, showing you what happens behind or after the "happily ever after" of fairy tales. Bronson Pinchot's narration is what really makes it special and adds to the humor.

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    Deja 01-14-15
    Deja 01-14-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Surprisingly light hearted and funny"

    I found this book quite comical . It had a great storyline. The narrator did a great job ! This is a book you could listen to in the car with people of all ages !!

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