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When Alcatraz and Grandpa Smedry make a pilgrimage to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia, the Smedry home base, Alcatraz is shocked to see that he is, in fact, a legend. When he was a baby he was stolen by the Evil Librarians, and his mother, a Librarian herself, was behind the whole scheme. Now, with his estranged father, who is acting indeed strange, Bastille, who has been stripped of her armor, and Grandpa Smedry, who is, as always, late to everything (that's his Talent), Alcatraz tries to save a city under siege. From whom? Why, the Librarians of course!

©2009 Brandon Sanderson (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • James
  • LIVONIA, MI, United States
  • 06-17-15

ending notes the next book is by Brian Sanderson?!

in the ending added by the audio book company the person says the next book is by Brian Sanderson!?! not sure how that made it to the audio.

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The books are getting shorter and costing more.

I like these books, but they are way overpriced. The books are down to five hours now and cost way too much. The author jokes in his book about tricking you into buying more of his books, but the joke had far too much truth to it.

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As Funny As Before!!!!

I do like that there isn't much repeat of environment in this series, this one was finally based in the one of the 3 kingdoms and the way of life there is very interesting.

Brandon Sanderson shows how funny he can get in this series, and I do love those breaks between each chapter, they are really funny. and its ending is always funny.

You get to see how special and strong Alcatraz is in this book. and also what authority he has in these kingdoms.

Really enjoyed and laughed a lot.. beware food and drinks while listening to it.

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oh my god i love Brandon XD

ok. these books just get better and better. this is why Brandon is the best!

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it is a good book

i love Alcatraz. these are my favorite books in all the whole world. from me who is 13.

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  • A Nolan
  • Mangham, LA, United States
  • 03-12-18

Outstanding!

Yet another great book in an amazingly quirky series. This book bring a lot more focus on the overall plot of the series, and fits together seamlessly in the series. The addition of further development of the Freelanders world was quite refreshing as well. Great read for sure!

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  • RJ Thoune
  • dundee, mi United States
  • 03-03-18

it was great

I love the book I thought that the narrator was really good I read the paperback books first then listen to all of the audio books I really like the author I thought it was really good series

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Love this author!

Brandon Sanderson shows his fun side in these books full of writer humor. Every time I need a bit of a pick me up I listen to these books and laugh. Ramon De Ocampo does an amazing job with the characters and really brings them to life. A great read for kids and adults.

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couldn't wait for it to end

I struggled to finish this one. the side commentary has become unbearable. the storyline itself isn't bad the delivery is just horrendous.

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Very funny

I laughed most at this one. Lots of good life lessons that we are never too old to learn.