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The Iron King Audiobook

The Iron King: The Iron Fey, Book 1

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.
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Publisher's Summary

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny - one she could never have imagined….

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

©2010 Julie Kagawa (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

The Iron King is a must read!” (New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter)

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    BamaBell MONTGOMERY, AL, US 06-26-13
    BamaBell MONTGOMERY, AL, US 06-26-13 Member Since 2015

    Carolyn Parker

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    "So So"

    This book has an interesting premise, but falls short due to lack of character development and a lack of story building. You are just moved from one event to another without much emotional investment. The farther along I got in the book, the more I realized I was reading a book for preteens or young teenagers. I was soooo bored...and I bought all the books in the series...curses! The one bright spot was Khristine Hvam. She is an excellent narrator and saved this from being drivel. If you are over 14 and want to hear her read an exciting, well written series, check out the Jane Yellowrock books. If you want to read a well written YA series, read Vampire Academy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nikita Earle USA 05-13-13
    Nikita Earle USA 05-13-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Favorite book"
    Would you listen to The Iron King again? Why?

    Yes and again and again and again.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Khristine. I love how she brings the character's to life with her voices. Makes the book even better.


    Any additional comments?

    I finished this book in one weekend.

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    Shari Jasper, GA, United States 04-04-13
    Shari Jasper, GA, United States 04-04-13 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy reading -romance, mystery & paranormals. Some of my favorite audios are: Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Cat & Bones & JD Robb.

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    "Not my favorite"
    Any additional comments?

    I finished the "Immortal Rules" and HAD to check out Julie Kagawa's other series, but the Fey world she created here did not really interest me. I had to force myself to finish this. The story was not bad, but not fresh either. I don't care about any of these characters and I do not feel compelled to buy the rest of the series. The narration was very well done and the reason I finished the book.

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    Anne Daytona Beach, FL, United States 03-25-13
    Anne Daytona Beach, FL, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2014

    Tyler

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    "Lightweight and Fun"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I did like this book as a diversion from the heavyweight mysteries that have so much more to them. I would give it a three at best but sometimes light is right for the moment.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Khristine Hvam’s performances?

    Yea


    Any additional comments?

    A nice fantasy love story for a day when you do not wish to engage but just enjoy something light. Not for the serious minded who want an intense story. I am sure there are lots of folks who enjoy this sort of book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ANNIE BROOKLYN, NY, United States 03-13-13
    ANNIE BROOKLYN, NY, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Changed my mind"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Iron King to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print and think I am glad of it. I like listening better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the cat I can't wait to hear his story; to find out who he really is.


    Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this is my first listen as well as my first review.


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

    how to survive being a halfling.


    Any additional comments?

    As a rule I do not like first person books; I like to know what all is thinking,. I mean when I listen to the sample I though " oh no first person" but it stayed on my mind and so I went back and both the first book and was hooked. The story line has a lot of cliches but the reader make it live; if I close my eyes when they are fighting my heart starts beating faster.

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    Teresa Eustis, Florida, United States 03-11-13
    Teresa Eustis, Florida, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Missing something!"
    What did you like best about The Iron King? What did you like least?

    The writer fails to draw you into the story where you can in vision the story while you read.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 02-22-13
    Joshua 02-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very young adult"
    What disappointed you about The Iron King?

    The biggest problem with this book was that the author used a very childish and simple method of storytelling. The characters had no development or personality. The main character was a whiny 16 year old that had parents that didn't care about her and would forget her birthday. But in the end her stepfather drove around for 3 months from dusk till dawn looking for her. That is just one example of the many contradictions that broke the book. The only character with any kind of personality at all was the cat, yet, like many of her characters they seem to be lackluster copies of characters from Alice in Wonderland.


    What could Julie Kagawa have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She could have fleshed out her characters entirely using character sheets. Given them personalities and character growth. Her big character growth after being almost killed and chased and thousands of other problems was to not be as worried when girls made fun of her. It seems like after having gone through multiple life threatening situations she would have been more prepared to deal with those nasty people.


    What aspect of Khristine Hvam’s performance would you have changed?

    Often, when using the main characters voice, it sounded VERY whiny.


    What character would you cut from The Iron King?

    The faery prince, the main character, and entire summer court.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    valerie s. phoenix, az USA 02-21-13
    valerie s. phoenix, az USA 02-21-13
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    "The Iron King was a bit depressing."
    Any additional comments?

    The premise of this book looked so promising! Chapter after chapter of really unhappy circumstances with out a true friend to be found! Really it gets tiring when there is not one happy minute in the book, not even in the end. Just terrible beings, doing terrible things. If the beings appear friendly or kind, it is only so they can get something out of the main character. Just not a happy book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauri 02-13-13
    Lauri 02-13-13
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    "Completely Entertained"
    Where does The Iron King rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I completely enjoyed listening to the Iron King and plan to invest some time in the remaining editions.


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    Shirley 02-13-13
    Shirley 02-13-13
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    "Entertaining"

    Good story, entertaining and kept my interest. I liked the narrator. I enjoyed it enough to buy the next in the series.

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