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Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens

Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
Series: Alcatraz, Book 4
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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The fourth and final book in the fabulously funny Alcatraz Smedry series! Alcatraz Smedry is on a mission to save the day! In his final adventure in the series by best-selling adult fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz has a lot to prove and, as always, little time in which to do it!

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Narrator

Ramon De Ocampo does a fantastic job of translating a book clearly written to be read in physical form into something that can be fully understood in audio form.

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A great continuation of a great series!

Alcatraz and his eccentric family are back, continuing their struggle against the sinister Librarians in their hilariously weird world. Everything readers have come to associate with the previous entries in this series is here - absurd and occasionally lowbrow humor, made-up words, fourth wall breaks, self-deprecating jokes, bizarre Smedry talents, and references to well-known literary works (including an entire chapter that borrows from Hamlet in an amusingly warped way). This book also provides a pretty big twist in the ongoing story arc regarding Alcatraz's parents and what they're up to, setting up world-changing stakes for the fifth book.

Once again, Ramon De Ocampo is a good fit for Alcatraz, continuing his energetic performance and appropriately comedic delivery.

Highly recommended, though anyone who's read the previous books would already know that.

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I loved this narrator and I laughed so much.

I loved the story and the narration was amazing! And who doesn’t love Brandon Sanderson’s books. It’s funny, and entertaining.

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I wish

I wish that there was a the 5th book. I would love to read and enjoy it. Overall, I love love LOVE this book

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  • A Nolan
  • Mangham, LA, United States
  • 05-09-18

Plot twists!

The twists in this book are spectacular and fit to the model of these stories perfectly. Sanderson has a really rich world and very diverse and deep characters. Highly recommend this series.

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Alcatraz is at it again!

Alcatraz continues this series with this story through the world of evil librarians and asundry characters. As always this book as all in this series is funny and has lots of good quotes in it. Brandon Sanders is great at this ironic, iconic and unforgettable weaving of Science Fiction and humor. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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Author was reaching? Or purposely weird?

Using the word Stupid repeatedly in a Young Adult Novel ... NOT COOL
Self Esteme is very important. Branding a "hero" as considering himself stupid?
Yeah, made me cringe.

To say, "I am not a nice person"; that's entirely ok. We should all drive to be better.
Acknowledgement that you should be better? That's positive.
Overall a good read. Interesting mindspace, this Brandon Sanderson!

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Great books. And not just for kids either

wonderfully unconventional magic/technology/questionable history story. Brandon Sanderson always does a great job. Always great stories with unique twist in plots and magic that is not something dumb or over used like many fantasy based stuff like witches, goblins, or Disney like princesses and stuff. He writes good stuff. Now go read all his books.

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the best for last

fun humorous boisterous story. I have read all of Sanderson's other books and stories. I left this series out because it was written for the younger audience. to my delight this series is as much fun as anything else I have read from Sanderson. wittybanter with a lively world of magic and technology. fascinating! the reader is highly skilled and helps to make the world and the humor believable.

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I bought the book for my son, but I got sucked in

Alcatraz tells us he is going to lie and then I believe what he says anyways. He tries to convince me how terrible he truly is, but I still cheer him on. His relatives are wonderfully zany. I love all the asides and odd chapters the author throws in and the ending pages. Sanderson knows his audience. I read his Mistborn books first and knew my son would enjoy listening to these books. I am chuckling right along with him.
I'm off to buy the next book in this "trilogy" that is going on five books now, not that I am complaining. I will happily buy as many Alcatraz books as Sanderson is willing to write. They are that enjoyable.