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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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    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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    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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    Mrs 10-16-15
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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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    ANN M TUOHY 08-18-15
    ANN M TUOHY 08-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Alternate fairy tale"

    Anything Bronson Pinchot narrates is worth listening to. He's the best!
    Can't wait to hear the rest of the series.

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    stephanie 08-15-15
    stephanie 08-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Laugh out loud funny"

    The voices were great and the writing was hilariously. I listened to it on a transatlantic flight and I kept on having to keep myself from laughing. I'm 14 and it didn't feel to young for me. It's light but it could be good for all ages. The accents were a little over the top.

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    Benicio Birmingham 07-20-15
    Benicio Birmingham 07-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "An absolute delight"

    This book is enchanting and the performance by Bronson Pinchot is absolutely delightful. Really, get this book just for the performance only and it'll be well worth it.

    The story takes the mostly neglected male lead characters from popular fairy tales who happened to be at the right time at the right place - so to speak - and concocts tale full of adventure, daring, some magic and even luck. The humor, which is abundant throughout the book, is enjoyable and appropriate for both adults and children. So if you're looking for an entertaining book to keep the kids engaged, this is a great choice. On the other hand if you're looking for a light hearted fun listening for yourself with a happy ending, this is a great pick there too.

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    Marianne Payne Nacogdoches, TX 07-12-15
    Marianne Payne Nacogdoches, TX 07-12-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Entertaining!!!"

    Great story full of humor. Mr. Pinchot brought it to life! Looking forward to more.

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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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