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The Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark | [Ridley Pearson]

The Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark

Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI - which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging - Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming? Finn’s confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger.
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Publisher's Summary

Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI - which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging - Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park.

The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming?

Finn’s confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney’s beloved realm, and maybe more.

This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.

©2011 Ridley Pearson (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer Miamisburg, OH, United States 01-09-12
    Amazon Customer Miamisburg, OH, United States 01-09-12
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    "Loved it"

    I loved knowing the Magic Kingdom. I felt like I was there again. I would recommend this book for all ages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Franklin, Indiana, United States 11-04-13
    Jessica Franklin, Indiana, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic family fun"
    What aspect of Gary Littman’s performance would you have changed?

    At times the vocals were too quiet which made it hard for my daughter riding in the backseat to hear over the vehicle noise.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chuck Sommerville Folsom, CA USA 09-24-12
    Chuck Sommerville Folsom, CA USA 09-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "New to Kingdom Keepers"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending left open questions. I guess the author was expecting this to be a series


    Any additional comments?

    I started reading this because my wife and boys liked the print version. It is definitely light listening. Don't expect the details to match the Disney parks exactly. In the same way that the technology is fictional, the author also takes liberties with the location.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Saint Charles, MO, United States 07-19-12
    Susan Saint Charles, MO, United States 07-19-12
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    "The reader is a little boring! The book is good."
    Would you try another book from Ridley Pearson and/or Gary Littman?

    Yes to the book no to the reader!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kingdom Keepers?

    I enjoyed the book. I felt like I was in the park!


    Do you think The Kingdom Keepers needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. I can't wait until the 6th book is out!


    Any additional comments?

    read or listen to the all in order!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Staceyj Glendale, AZ 07-02-12
    Staceyj Glendale, AZ 07-02-12 Member Since 2002

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    "Loved it!"
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    This book was great! It's definately a book I can have both my children listen to as well which is really important. They love audiobooks. It made me think about Disney World in a new light which is one of my favorite places to go on vacation. I can't wait to listen to the second book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gillian Norway 07-02-12
    Gillian Norway 07-02-12
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    "Excellent New Series"
    What made the experience of listening to The Kingdom Keepers the most enjoyable?

    It is an interesting story because it is about a place the readers may have been and can see in their minds. It was well read with good voices.


    What other book might you compare The Kingdom Keepers to and why?

    It was a different type of book to others I have read.


    Any additional comments?

    I already got the second book in the series and liked it too. I am waiting on the third one now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Casey Decatur, GA, United States 05-29-12
    Casey Decatur, GA, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Okay Story, Poor Preformance"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think children about 10ish would like this book more, or anyone who really likes Disney.


    Would you recommend The Kingdom Keepers to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book, but not this performance. It's an okay book,and there aren't any major problems with the writing.


    What didn’t you like about Gary Littman’s performance?

    The voices of many of the characters are really annoying. Amanda's voice is fine, but pretty much all of the other kids sound annoying, especially Dillard (I think that's his name.) Dillard sounds like he has a lisp, is always congested, and I think I could do a better job, and I'm female. Also, Aunt Jelly has the most stereotypical "old black lady" voice I've heard in a while.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The book was fine. I got what I paid for. It was very Disney. I recognized the rides they were talking about, which was cool.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope. The book is pretty decent, but I don't really like this performance. The voices are pretty bad, the wrong words are emphasized, and a lot of sentences sound like questions.

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    Dana S Attleboro, MA, United States 05-13-12
    Dana S Attleboro, MA, United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A nice story for everyone...A must for Disney fans"

    I'm a fan of Walt Disney and try to plan a trip there at least every year or two. This is a great story for any young adult (or old ones too) who like adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of the WDW attractions and the behind the scenes areas, even if some of them don't exist outside the story...as far as I know anyway... I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Betsy Bruinsma San Antonio, TX 09-08-13
    Betsy Bruinsma San Antonio, TX 09-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not worth a credit!"

    This book is so poorly written that I had to check repeatedly to verify that it was written by Ridley Pearson. I have enjoyed his work in the past, but I believe this effort (written primarily for children) was slapped together to earn a few quick bucks. It was billed as the next children's series to follow Harry Potter, but it comes nowhere near that. The plot is weak, the supporting detail is virtually non-existent, the character development is poor, and it fails to capture the interest of someone who really wanted to like it. To make matters worse, the narrator couldn't even bother to be interested in the story. His narration is a classic example of poor narration with emphasis on the wrong words, pauses in the wrong place, and voices of the individual characters that are merely cliches. Most notably poor is the Valley Girl voice of Charlene. I wanted very much to like this series because I have grandchildren that are Disney aficionados, and I was looking forward to interesting them in this series. I cannot, however, ever recommend this series to them or to anyone else. Please, I beg you, do not waste your time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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