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Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1) Audiobook

Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1)

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Publisher's Summary

The first great war of Ovira is over, and the most hated king in centuries is dead, but his nephew still lives. However, Basen had nothing to do with the destructive war his uncle started. In fact it was his uncle who exiled him and his father to the territory of their enemies, where Basen's dreams of becoming a legendary mage now fade, as he must work all day just to eat. His only chance at regaining some semblance of the life he thought he would lead is to join an elite school that trains, houses, and feeds a thousand new young men and women each year. But little does Basen know that his determination will put him at the center of a war even bloodier than the one he'd barely managed to avoid.

©2015 B.T. Narro (P)2015 B.T. Narro

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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 03-10-16
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 03-10-16 Member Since 2012

    Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!

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    "Slow Start But Strong Finish!"

    I love a good fantasy story and after reading the Kin of Kings description, I was really interested in listening to the book, and was happy to be gifted a copy of the audiobook at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review by the author, narrator, or publisher courtesy of Audiobook Blast dot com.

    I'll admit, in the beginning the story started off slow and almost lost me. It was part the story and part the narration. However, after a couple of hours, the story and narrator really took off! I remember thinking much the story did "180" and was glad I did not give up. The plot starting developing with unexpected twists, and the narrator really seemed to have nailed down the characters and was doing an awesome job.

    The plot and characters were developed and Basen was my favorite; however, there was another character who I really like because of their determination and hard work but they turned out to be bad person..... I did not see that coming. This story does end on a cliffhanger so I will be on the lookout for the next audiobook. I really want to know what happens next.

    Overall, I enjoyed the story and was glad I stuck with it. I would have really missed out on a good story.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    steven 07-01-16
    steven 07-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved every minute of it"

    it was a good story that captived me through the whole book with an ending that makes me want to read the second book as soon as possible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kyla Hockman 02-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Story"
    Would you listen to Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings Book 1) again? Why?

    I liked the way the characters were depicted it was exciting and well written. I really enjoyed this book and got it in exchange for a review of the book


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Powderly, KY, United States 02-12-16
    James Powderly, KY, United States 02-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good start to the series"
    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    Pretty good story and good beginning to a series. Somewhat of a YA story, but still entertaining. The story kinda jumps right in and explains past characters as it needs to, which is a little strange, but the story still works. Will be listening to the second installment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Indiana 01-13-16
    Amazon Customer Indiana 01-13-16

    Im a 40 yr old male that's a husband for 20 yrs, father of 3 teenage sons, a H.S. Soccer Coach and a machinist working in aerospace field.

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    "Good book"
    If you could sum up Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings Book 1) in three words, what would they be?

    Decent fantasy story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I did enjoy the main character, but their childhood friend was a little better because she was a beast!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Brad C. Wilcox?

    The narration was ok, but was distracting at times.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not quite on the level to listen in one sitting, but not too far off.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jared 10-15-16
    Jared 10-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "NOT THE FIRST BOOK"

    THERE IS A LARGER SERIES. There are more books before this one; I bought this thinking it was the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Laster 07-16-16
    Mike Laster 07-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Didn't see it coming"
    What did you love best about Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1)?

    great characters and you never see it coming.


    What other book might you compare Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1) to and why?

    none


    Which character – as performed by Brad C. Wilcox – was your favorite?

    all of them for different reasons


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh during many 1 liners


    Any additional comments?

    didnt see it coming. The misdirection is nice. Better than Fire games. That book was decent, but a let down when he randomly killed off characters for no good reason and killed the book for me. This book? I had no complaints! Hope the 2nd is as good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Calderon 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Engaging story"

    The storyline was engaging, the characters likable, however the narrator's performance was difficult to listen to. Everyone sounded either drunk or high as a kite. The vocal inflections were all wrong and weird. Although, he performed Basen's sarcastic personality very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Markworth 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty good"
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    I think this a good start to the series. I liked how the characters were developed. Looking forward to more. This audiobook was provided to me for free through Audiobook Blast for my unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul CHERRY HILL, NJ, United States 03-04-16
    Paul CHERRY HILL, NJ, United States 03-04-16
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    "Good story with a lot of promise"

    Have to give it 2 stars because of the terrible narration which is distracting. Same nasal voice for male and female characters makes it hard to follow. The story itself is very good. I only hope the narrator is changed for the next book

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • dennis gilmartin
    12/5/16
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    "Good storyline but too short."

    I enjoyed the main character and the twist was good. Although I know it's part of a series it was still too short and I have downloaded the next book because I was not gripped

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A J Sparkes
    11/2/16
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    "Terrible narrator"

    The story appeared to have a good plot, but the narrator spoiled any kind of enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tony Bough
    1/30/16
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    "There is humour, action, tension and magic."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I like the story and the magic system is innovative so the story deviates nicely from the cookie cutter format. It does not shock you with sudden twists rather it flows well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Solid fantasy novel, and very quickly paced-you won't find any dawdling over meaningless details. It's also got good action and a nice pace to it.


    What does Brad C. Wilcox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I enjoyed the narration. I think it sweeps you along and Brad has a nice voice.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The setting of this book is strong and intriguing, and the characters are very interesting and I liked the ending.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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