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  • The Trials of King Sparrow

  • By: Bill Meeks
  • Narrated by: James Romick
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

While leading his queen and faithful subjects to their winter home, King Sparrow is betrayed, then abandoned in the woods. He battles foul beasts, psychotic eagles, and the oncoming winter on his quest to find his true love. With twists throughout, The Trials of King Sparrow celebrates his strength, compassion, and perseverance as he seeks his revenge. It's a magical adventure set against the brutal backdrop of the natural world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Trials of King Sparrow

  • By Deedra on 06-03-15

Like a fairytale

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

Bill Meeks' The trials of King Sparrow reads like a fairytale. I really loved reading this novella. There is at least one gruesome scene in this story, but it wouldn't be a Bill Meeks story without it.
If you want to relive your Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen days I would recommend you to read this one.

  • Demon's Dare

  • Dogboy Adventures, Book 3
  • By: Bill Meeks
  • Narrated by: Nathan Beatty
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Dogboy, aka Bronson Black, is Colta City’s 14-year-old superhero. When the Guild of Thieves resurfaces, Dogboy and his girlfriend Cindy McNeil follow a trail of abducted children to an abandoned theme park, where the general amusements hide a dark secret Dogboy was bred to uncover. To step inside is to step out of time, into a kingdom of magic, surprises, and thrills designed to turn Dogboy’s world on its ear. How will he answer the demon’s dare?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dogboy adventure

  • By trixie on 10-09-14

Awesome adventures of Dogboy

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

Reviewed: 10-04-14

Would you listen to Demon's Dare again? Why?

Nathan doe the book justice. I would listen again just to hear him do all the different voices.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mr. Horum. I love his matter of a fact approach to his life and how he took Dogboy in.

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

His voices, just amazing.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The dream episode and the start of the Curleyworld Follies story I got a bit confused and it took a little to understand where I was and where we were going.

Any additional comments?

As for Cindy...it is time. She needs to fess up to Dogboy that she too has a power. I am glad that both Bronson and Mr. Horum are suspecting something is up.

I am not sure where I stand with the gruesome stuff yet, but than again, I am a girl and not a 10 year old boy who probably thinks this is the coolest stuff ever.

I am looking forward to read/listen to your next book to see what Bronson will decide and how this team of super hero kids are going to tackle the Mayor.