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Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest Audiobook

Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest

Witness the epic battle of the cyclops! Visit the endangered dragon preserve! Please, no slaying. Solve the mystery of The Mystery Cottage, if you dare! Buy some knickknacks from The Fates! They might come in handy later. On a road trip across an enchanted America, Helen and Troy will discover all this and more. If the curse placed upon them by an ancient god doesn't kill them or the pack of reluctant orc assassins don't catch up to them, Helen and Troy might reach the end their journey in one piece, where they might just end up destroying the world.
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Publisher's Summary

Witness the epic battle of the cyclops!

Visit the endangered dragon preserve! Please, no slaying.

Solve the mystery of The Mystery Cottage, if you dare!

Buy some knickknacks from The Fates! They might come in handy later.

On a road trip across an enchanted America, Helen and Troy will discover all this and more. If the curse placed upon them by an ancient god doesn't kill them or the pack of reluctant orc assassins don't catch up to them, Helen and Troy might reach the end their journey in one piece, where they might just end up destroying the world. Or at least a state or two.

A minotaur girl, an all-American boy, a three-legged dog, and a classic car are on the road to adventure, where every exit leads to adventure. Whether they like it or not.

©2013 A. Lee Martinez (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Kenya 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    good strong characters, fun, and a different way of telling a story. Like this story better than some of the others of the author

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    Spitfre WA 05-01-14
    Spitfre WA 05-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Started skipping parts, couldn't stick with it"

    Maybe it's just my mood today but I could not get in to this book. It looked and sounded like something I'd enjoy, especially for a little light hearted fun, but I just couldn't get interested in the characters. The narrator did a fine job and was pleasant to listen to.

    For me, the story was too predictable and characters were too blasé. I like characters with quirky personalities and I like to get into their motivations. I'm not sure if it was that the characters seemed too shallow and not dimensional enough, or if it was because the plot kept dragging along. I kept thinking it would speed up and get more interesting. Maybe it did but I missed it because I started leap frogging pages etc. I finally gave up and bounced to the end just to see what happened. Even that extreme tactic didn't make me want to go back and find out how things got to the final endpoint.

    I'd give the author one more try if I find another book that looks appealing. Othes have enjoyed his books so we'll see.

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    Anne 05-13-14
    Anne 05-13-14
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    "Fast food for your ears."

    Maybe it's just me, but this one just didn't grab me on any level. I was mostly just bored, bored, bored. Poorly plotted, poorly written, poorly read. Perhaps if the author had grabbed me more effectively at the beginning I might have gotten into it and stuck it out. After all, you'd think a story about a minotaur in a burger joint would be "compelling."

    Unfortunately, in the case of this one, the burger joint" aspect won out and, well, is there anything more predictable, flavorless and boring than a fast-food restaurant? This is a "fast-food book." I'm giving this one back to Audible.

    Not recommending.

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    Andromeda US 02-15-14
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    "A new twist on heroic quests, bossy gods and myth"
    Where does Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the middle. I've definitely listened to better, but there are many books out that there are worse.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The challenges were insteresting. I loved that they had dinner with one opponent, pre-battle, and that mystery house had such a mystery. The least interesting parts were everything related to Helen. She had the random droll comment but most of her story line was a never-ending self-awareness conversation about her own mythological-ness. It wasn't amusing or interesting...just long. And repetitive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dinner with the cyclops.


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    Elizabeth winter Park, FL, United States 02-11-14
    Elizabeth winter Park, FL, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not So Epic"
    What was most disappointing about A. Lee Martinez’s story?

    For me it was the predictability of the story and the appallingly forced romance. To me there is nothing worse than a fake romance.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Khristine Hvam’s performances?

    Sure, her voice neither detracted nor enhanced the story


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