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  • Slathbog's Gold

  • Adventurers Wanted, Book 1
  • By: M. L. Forman
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

Do you have the courage, the wits, and the skill to claim a dragon's hoard? If so, apply within . . . The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter's bookshop window: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.” No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation.Upon entering Mr. Clutter's shop, Alex is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By A on 01-24-14

Transparent story, but entertaining just the same.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-15

What did you love best about Adventurers Wanted, Book 1?

Overall the series was entertaining and fun. It was well performed and easy to follow.

Any additional comments?

I did not realize when I bought the series that it was tagged for teens. I bought it under the Fantasy Genre and it was obvious fairly quickly that the book was not going to be thrilling and challenging. It was entertaining. But there were some very big mechanical problems with the Adventurer's Bags in particular. They were extremely overpowered and underutilized. Plus there would have been some great opportunities to use the bags that were never realized. Plus, Alex gained far too much power too quickly and then obvious magical solutions were overlooked in lieu of mundane plots.

I know that some of this is just trying to keep it simple for the teen market, but some was just bad planning and plotting on the Author's part.

Overall it was fun and upbeat and I don't regret giving it a listen, but it is no WoT or GoT.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,063

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

The Hobbit is NOT a PREQUEL, It was written FIRST!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-12

Any additional comments?

Hey Audible, A Prequel is Written AFTER and existing work. Calling it a Prequel is ignorant.

5 of 16 people found this review helpful