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

    Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!

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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.

    3 of 4 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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    Chris 01-09-16
    Chris 01-09-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a avaid audiobook listener and always have a headphone is in when I can.

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    "I liked it. "

    First things first I received a free copy of this story for a honest review.

    I actually liked this book, it's a decent "lite high fantasy" the story is fairly straightforward and the twist were fairly predictable, but all and all I enjoyed the journey and will listen to the next book in the story.

    The narration was well done, each character was distinguishable and unique, 10/10 for Mr. Wilcox his performance definitely increased my enjoyment of the book.
    *edit * I just saw that this is Mr. Wilcox's second narration and I must say it is outstanding in that respect, his voice and cadence fix fantasy very well.

    The only thing I wish someone had mentioned is this isn't the first arc of this "universe" it didn't hamper my enjoyment of the story but I felt I'd have been more invested to the returning charters if I had.

    If I had one thing to say to the author it's stop forcing the romance between the mc, it feels rushed and kinda took away from my enjoyment, they talked for half an hour and had super connection... We've all had a connection between us at a stranger and wanted to pursue it but the interactions between them don't feel natural like his interactions with the rest of the characters.

    Overall good book worth a credit at least and if you've read the series up to this post I feel it's a good addition. (even if I haven't read them yet"

    -kNight

    2 of 3 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.

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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.

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    Tiffany Markworth 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty good"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 01-31-16
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    "A great first in a series"
    What did you love best about Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings Book 1)?

    I found that the storyline was really able to draw one in. This is the first audio book where I actually stopped listening to another previous audio book.. just so I could focus and finish this one. It drew me in THAT much. That is super rare and a first. Im already hoping that the second book will be released soon so that I can preorder it/ buy it. Since Ive already found myself absorbed into the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    You really don't get an understanding on who is on which side until the very end of the book. Which makes you wanting for more. Once you see who is on what side. Then the other clues from the book start making sense. The other character histories will start making sense. I dont want to add more since I dont want to spoil this book for any other readers. But there are still questions. And you still want to see the unfolding of other character personalities - which is how this book leads you up to a future second book.

    I will also add that the main characters in the story are very young - around 20 and under. But they act quite mature for their ages. They live together in dorm like settings. And they train their abilities at the academy. Their are two routes they can go through - the mage route and the warrior one.


    What about Brad C. Wilcox’s performance did you like?

    He was an excellent narrator and portrayed the main character (basin) very well and realistically.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing in the book was even though basin had a tough upbringing - and you could really feel for the character - his worry for his father, the blossoming of his friendships at the academy, his unique talents and weaknesses. The annoying thing (for me) is that he is described as a prince charming. handsome and able to attract the ladies. That was more towards the end of the book though - and I found that that kind of made the character to become more generic to me.

    I will also add that this book was gifted to me by the author - through audiobook blast.. for an honest and unbiased review.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • 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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