Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger for the Dark Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop at nothing to thwart the King's plan to restore the kingdom. Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King's sworn enemies! Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and his son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man.
More in the Kingdom series.
©2006 Chuck Black; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
In the grand tradition of Narnia and other fantasy allegories, Kingdom's Dawn shadows several key figures and events from the Fall of Adam and Eve, through the calling of Moses in the wilderness. Apart from a couple battle scenes that seem to go on for a bit too long, even younger readers may enjoy following young Leinad as he discovers life beyond the safety of his father's farm to follow a higher calling given to him by the Unseen King of Arrethtrae. This was one time, though that I think the audiobook detracted from the enjoyment of the story. Like other reviewers, I felt the dramatized version was unbalanced, often with background music and sound effects eclipsing the vocals and narration. I may decide to pick up the next installment in the series on Kindle instead.
this book has a great story line it flows well. The only problem I had was that throughout the book they would play background music. It would over power the Reader. I would sometimes loose the story because of it
The Background & sound effects take away from not add too the story. In future volumes I can only hope that the mixer takes this into account and lowers the power of the FX or removes it entirely.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
background music should be in the background, NOT compete with narration. there are bits when i missed because the background was louder then the text. one of the accents was so bad i was glad then the it was competing with the background! the main narrator reads like the main character is in constant panic. after an hour of this, i had to give it up!
this is one audio i do not recommend!
The main narrator did a great job and the overall story is really captivating, but the sound effects (running water, animal noises, or swords clashing) were really distracting and completely interrupted the flow of the story. There are those dramatic moments in the book that capture your attention, but whenever those cheap sound effects cut in they kill the mood.
If there was just one narrator and no sound effects, this book would get five stars from me in both the preformance and story categories.
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