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The Pygmy Dragon Audiobook

The Pygmy Dragon: Shapeshifter Dragon Legends Book 1

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Stolen from her jungle home and sold to a zookeeper, Pip knows only a world behind bars, a world in which a Pygmy warrior and her giant ape friends are a zoo attraction. She dreams of being human. She dreams of escaping to the world outside her cage.

Then, the dragon Zardon kidnaps her into a new life. Pip rides dragonback across the Island-World to her new school - a school inside a volcano. A school where humans learn to be Dragon Riders. But this is only a foretaste of her magical destiny, for the Dragon Assassins are coming. They have floated an island across the Rift and their aim is nothing less than the massacre of all dragons.

Now, the courage of the smallest will be tested to the utmost. For Pip is the Pygmy Dragon, and this is her tale.

©2014 Marc Secchia (P)2015 Marc Secchia

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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 09-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Such a wonderful and mesmerising tale."
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    This was such an amazing book!! Everything about it captivated and enchanted me.

    The story follows a Pygmy warrior girl called Pip, who is kidnapped from her island home and brought to a zoo. She is thrown into a cage with an ape mother and her baby. After a bad start, Pip befriends the apes and tries to survive in this strange place where big people come to stare. She spends years in the zoo thinking she is less than human but eventually gets rescues by a mighty dragon, who spirits her away to a special school. Here Pip learns who she really is and that great things can come in small packages.

    Pip was one of the best and most amazing characters I've read in a long time. My heart broke for her so many times because of the way she was treated, but she continually manages to be herself no matter what. She may be small but she has a humongous heart, is selfless and extremely brave. She faces so many trials and dangers but faces them she does!

    There are quite a few different characters in this, from the human, to the dragons and an ape as well, and each of them are so very well written and developed that it's hard to find fault with any of them.

    The plot, at the start, may not have been very fast paced, but it was richly woven and detailed and immerses you into the fantastic world that the author has created. It also picks up a lot in the second half, and we see more dragons, which is also a big plus!!

    In all, this was a fantastic and unique dragon book and one I can highly recommend. I fell in love with the world and the characters and can not wait for more!

    Ryan Prizio was absolutely fantastic with the sheer variety of tones and voices he did, but I had a problem with the quality of production. I think it was either chapter 8 or 9 of the audio book, the narrator stumbles, clears his throat, messes up a few times and restarts sentences. It was quite distracting and annoying but I couldn't take a star off from the narrator because he was amazing, and it wasn't his fault that an editor missed a few of the mistakes. But anyway, even with the odd mistake, it's well worth the listen!!

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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tazangel BESSEMER, AL, US 05-24-16
    tazangel BESSEMER, AL, US 05-24-16 Member Since 2016

    Obviously love to read!

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    "I really enjoyed this book"

    First of all I love dragons. Second I am not much bigger than a pygmy myself, so needless to say this book was perfect for me. I really loved the characters . The book also had a bit of a Harry Potter feel to it at times, which is one of my favorite books. The few things that were choppy in the storey were easily over looked because the book was so much fun and a great listen. I will be listening to all of this authors books.😀

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    CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER 10-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book"

    STORY REVIEW.......

    Good story. Interesting, exciting, fresh, fast-paced and unique. The story is smart, well written and flows smoothly. The characters are fascinating, captivating, complex and well developed. I enjoyed listening to it. I recommend this series.

    AUDIO REVIEW......

    I found the narrator to be rather good at reading the book as well as giving the characters life, voice and depth.

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".
    L.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Lykins 09-09-15
    T. Lykins 09-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing Magical Dragon Story"
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    This book is amazing. The young pigmy girl, Pip, was stolen from her home at a young age and took to a zoo. During this story, we see her grow in so many ways. She gets rescued by a dragon and taken to dragon island because unknowingly to Pip, she has magical powers and the dragon who finds her felt her power. While at the dragon riding school Pip gets bullied and picked on by most everyone. No one thinks that she can do anything and even Pip starts to believe this. Dragons are in a battle for their lives and only Pip can save them, but how can a tiny pigmy girl do this? This author takes you to a world unlike any other and keeps you glued to it all the way through until the last page. If you like any story about dragons, this one it for you. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a fantastic job. There were a couple chapters that had some repeats but that didn't takeaway from the story.
    *This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.*

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    dailey Council Bluffs, IOWA, US 09-04-15
    dailey Council Bluffs, IOWA, US 09-04-15 Member Since 2016

    I love books! Big books, little books. Funny books, paranormal books! I really just want to live in a library!

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    "Enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to The Pygmy Dragon the most enjoyable?

    The story line is full of drama. From pip being caged in a zoo, she was a hero at times and very lovable through out the entire story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pygmy Dragon?

    The first time she flew on the back of a dragon. I thought that sounded exciting. I also thought when she was first made aware of her magic was so intense.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pip and her friend are being attacked by an angry dragon. She saves her friend by using magic for the 1st time.


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

    I had allot of OMG moments. I thought it was terrible the was she was treated. Locked up in a zoo, people treated her like she was an animal. Her kind heart was unbelievable. You really feel allot of emotions through out the book. Little pip goes through allot. You really feel sorry for her often in the 1st half of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was great. Ryan really brought the book to life for us the listeners.

    I received the audio book in exchange for a honest review. Thank you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frode 08-30-15
    Frode 08-30-15 Member Since 2016

    Norwegian in a English world!

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    "Fantastic book with dragons!"

    The Pygmy Dragon: Shapeshifter Dragon Legends Book 1 by Marc Secchia is a fantastic book. I am so excited to call this my favorite book in a wile. I think Marc Secchia did something magical with this book, i am amazed how much i love this book. Marc Secchia first book for me and i loved it? That is fantastic! I would recommend this for all people but special for people that like dragons!

    Narrated by Ryan Prizio means 11 hrs and 57 mins with a fantastic untreated narrator to. What kind of narrator is this? 11 hrs and 57 mins with voice work that maybe is one of the best i could have. 11 hrs and 57 mins in audio heaven. What a fantastic narrator!

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com"

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    Amazon Customer 10-08-16
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    "Really good but with some room for improvement."

    My two complaints were that the narrator mispronounced several words and the male love interest was anything but a hero. Perhaps they will both improve with the next book.

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    Zach 08-26-16
    Zach 08-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the story narration needs work"

    So far I have loved Marc Secchias books and this one is no different the world he has created is unique in every way and draws me in with each book I listen too. My big issue with this book is the narration, it seems like this copy was not a final draft. Throughout the book there are cuts where you will hear the same word 2 times or vary clear background clicks and noises for me this drew away from what I was listening too as I started wait for them to happen. As I said I love the story it self but I feel a different narrator or better editing is needed for future books in this set of books

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    nancy campbell 07-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "nice start to a series"
    Would you listen to The Pygmy Dragon again? Why?

    yes, I enjoy the story and find a second listen ( or reading) i often see nuances I missed the first time


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    main character , as much for her pointed thoughts of reactions /habits of the "big people"


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes and no Narrator voice and speed was fine , however periodically there was a miss start to a sentence , they were noticable errors and for me broke the flow of the story.


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

    no but it was an easy one fo rme to start and stop and not lose the story . As a caveat I do most of my listening while walking or driving so I save those I don't want to put down for when I am home and can expect few interruptions .


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    Kindle Customer 02-20-16
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    "Strange and Different = Uniqueness"

    The Pygmy Dragon is Pip's story about her journey since she has been kidnapped from her home and island. Pip is a pygmy warrior. During the raid on her island, she was captured and sold to a zoo as part of the wildlife exhibit. Due to her size, she is placed with apes and monkeys.

    When the ape that Pip befriended falls ill and able to die, something in Pip, was awaken to stop her ape friend from dying. Since that moment, Pip could see shadow dragon coming and going which prompt the Dragon Zardon to kidnap her to a dragon rider school within a volcano.

    Even in her new found place to be finally be a human, Pip is still treated as an outcast for being imprisoned as a primate. Her schoolmates tried every way to humiliate Pip. Her last draw was being accused of cheating on an exam. She was going to run away.

    Pip returned to the school when she saw the shadow dragon and Zardon instructed her to warn the school. For doing a good deed, Pip ended up in a disciplinary hearing among dragons. Pip can't help being honest. She informed the dragons that she understood their language. This brings Pip to a possibility that she might be a dragon shifter.

    For a pygmy warrior, Pip started her journey from captive to someone who might save the school of dragons and dragon riders.

    The Pygmy Dragon incorporates a story about bullying and that even the shortest, strange, or unique person could surprise those who believe that they are entitled. It is a very good story for teenagers who are trying to discover who they are and if there is place in their environment to fit in.

    The narrator, Ryan Prizio, delivered a wonderful performance for Pip. As for the school headmaster, the voice could have been a more masculine. It did give the school headmaster, a recognizable voice.

    I was given this audiobook by the author via Audiobook Blast in exchange of an honest review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

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