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The Dark Talent Audiobook

The Dark Talent: Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians

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Publisher's Summary

The evil Librarians are coming! A hero with an incredible talent...for breaking things. A life-or-death mission...to rescue a bag of sand. A fearsome threat from a powerful secret network...the evil Librarians.

Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaster. On his 13th birthday, he receives a bag of sand, which is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians plotting to take over the world. The sand will give the Librarians the edge they need to achieve world domination. Alcatraz must stop them...by infiltrating the local library, armed with nothing but eyeglasses and a talent for klutziness.

©2016 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    avery BINGHAMTON, NY, United States 09-09-16
    avery BINGHAMTON, NY, United States 09-09-16
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    "Listen to the end!"
    If you could sum up The Dark Talent in three words, what would they be?

    The Smedry Way!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Talent?

    When Bastille woke. I felt like a kid again as I laughed. It was probably good that I was in the confines of my own bedroom at that moment, because I was laughing like a maniacal fool.


    What does Ramon de Ocampo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings a great assortment of voices, along with life to the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The final ultimatum.


    Any additional comments?

    Please do listen beyond the credits, if not, you will miss something VERY important.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mad 10-11-16
    Mad 10-11-16
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    "Great as always!"

    Loved it! Brandon is like no one else and he continues to deliver in this 5th book. It has everything you would want out of an Alcatraz book and more. I was a little disappointed with the 4th book, but this book felt like new life was breathed into the series! If you read the first 4 books then the 5th book is a must read!

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    David Silverman 10-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I hate you Brandon Sanderson."

    As usual, fantastic writing, great narration from a guy who actually seems to understand the characters, and oh yeah completely infuriating. sometimes I think that being a Sanderson reader is an act of masochism and his books have made me rage quit twice. And I hope he never stops writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Happy Kids 01-12-17
    Happy Kids 01-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Well, thats that."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dark Talent to be better than the print version?

    This is an odd question, but luckily I both read it, and listened to it so I feel like I am in a great position to answer. Reading this one is better, the foot notes make the book pretty interactive and fun. I mean the narrator reads them, but it just is not the same.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Talent?

    I would probably say the dedications.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Yes, mostly because I think Brandon Sanderson can do no wrong.


    Any additional comments?

    I will say it felt like the author was trying to reconnect with the character a lot in this book. It almost didn't go with the rest of the books, but managed to by the end. At the conclusion of the last chapter I almost through the book out the window and grabbed a pad of paper preparatory to some serious angry fan mail. However, then read how thankful he was to all his family and friends and my heart softened.

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    Sonja Morgan 01-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Love it😘😘"

    I love it all he is so funny and jokes around a lot but it also has some sad parts.😝😘🙃😔

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    David E. Dominick 12-27-16 Member Since 2013

    Avezes

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    "Great"

    I would say one of my favorites of his, but how do you choose a favorite of alcatrez's books

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    Nivek Yugoediv 12-23-16
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    I love this book! I've listened to it at LEAST twenty times now and love it! I love this series soooo much!

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    James Stallings Virginia 12-20-16
    James Stallings Virginia 12-20-16 Member Since 2015

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    "He warned us. We still didn't believe."

    It's was an amazingly awesome series. It had fresh and novel ideas, the magic system was really well thought out and the characters zany and cartooninsh. But best of all the stories grew, the series changed and grew dark and terrible and ended in the way the author intended. I applaud the determination and the guts to do it.

    Unfortunately I felt it was a weakly written novel. the overall story is fantastic, but didn't do it for me. in the end I just felt sad and betrayed, heartbroken in the bitter realization that it wasn't a joke, I wasn't lied too, and no there wasn't any plot twist or gotchas.

    The salt was that I didn't even enjoy the wordsmithing. The literary masterpiece that allows for immersion with the story. No this felt like someone trying to tell about a bad accident and not having the right words to describe it.

    Damn he's GOOD!

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    Ginger Fargo 12-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love the story!!!!"

    I was so disappointed that his dad was killed good story and good performance recommend to all the realtors

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    T.J. Duke 12-11-16
    T.J. Duke 12-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "angry"

    I have never disliked a book more. spoiler, read book one, particularly the introduction. it tells all.

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