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Alexander X

Battle for Forever, Book 1
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Series: Battle for Forever, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,043 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alexander Grant is a little too good at a few too many things. Two dozen martial arts. Twice that many languages. Chess, the piano, sports, forging excused absences, you name it. He graduated high school top of his class...seventeen times. Of course, no one knows any of this. Not that he wants to go unnoticed. It’s just safer that way. So for the last several decades, Alexander has been forced to move from town to small town to even smaller town - he just bought his 651st house - in an effort to live a painfully quiet life. But when a mysterious cabal attempts to kidnap him and kill his friends, Alexander must use all his skills and centuries of training to outwit the most dangerous man alive, the mastermind of a plot that would change the world forever.

Clever, intriguing, skillfully woven with humor, Alexander X launches us on an epic journey toward a future few of us will survive, rising from a past we never knew existed.

©2019 Edward Savio (P)2019 Babelfish Audio

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Totally enjoying Wheaton's performance

First, Wil Wheaton makes the comedy and the action rock. The premise is intriguing. A world where a very few of us age only a couple of days a year. Basically, aging at like 1/100th the speed of everyone else. What are all the amazing/cool/horrible things that would have happened to you over all that time? Who would you have been? Alexander X is one of those few. But as interesting as living so long might be, there's something else going on. Something bigger. No spoilers, but we don't get all of it, everything doesn't get wrapped up in this book, but I got enough of it to leave me satisfied and left me wanting more. Hope it doesn't take forever for the second Battle for Forever book to get released.

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Immersive Action and Compelling Narration!

I was already familiar with the previous books from this author, so I was hopeful that Alexander X would live up to my expectations. I was definitely not disappointed as I became immersed in the unique world of Alexander "Grant." This Audiobook made the long round trip drive between LA and Las Vegas immensely enjoyable for my family! My teenage kids even stayed in the car to finish the last ten minutes in our driveway! Wil Wheaton's narration was precise and compelling, and added the perfect vocal tone to the story. I hope that the next installment will be released on Audiobook before our next vacation!

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Cool mix of sci-fi and hidden history

Great book for a mix of tweens, teens, and adults. It’s hard to find a book that meets this criteria. I found this much more interesting than let’s say the Percy Jackson series because the author, Edward Savio, weaves in pieces of actual US history, as opposed to myths in the other series. As a parent it feels like the literary version of hiding spinach in a meal. The kids don’t even realize they are learning; they just feel entertained. Bonus!

My kids and I really enjoyed the superb narration. It was easy to follow character changes and the character voice added to being able to focus on the story. No weird slurring or character stereotypes.

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  • DocJim
  • Southern Indiana
  • 06-27-19

Cost me a lot of sleep - it is that engrossing!

I have nearly 1000 titles in my Audible library. So many great listens have I enjoyed over the years. This book was one of the very best books I have ever experienced. Wil Wheaton's performance is one his very best of his fantastic narrating career.

I always wonder about reviews that state part of the story or items such a the plot. That can be found easily. The story was one of the most engrossing I have experienced. By combining the excellent story written by Edward Savio and the narration, it makes one of the most explosive book experiences.

Savio must have great knowledge of Boston and history. The story moves easily between centuries of history and moving through Massachusetts while telling a story in the present day. Savio's knowledge of the streets of Boston, including the subway and some of the waterways, shows in great detail as the book unfolds.

It is such a fantastic book, I started to imagine it in my mind's eye like a movie playing out. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Awesome

Love Wheaton!

This was a great story. About a different kind of time traveler. A good book for fans of history and fantasy.

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Thoroughly Enjoyed This!

Great Story! I can not wait until the next one. And Wil Wheaton.... no one does it better ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Alexander X

Loved this first book in the series. Alexander Grant is a teenager just turning 1500 years old. I loved how Alex shares his memories of what “really” happened in our history and the different takes. Engaging, funny and thought provoking. I am looking forward to book 2!

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Honestly? Kinda perfect

Savio’s writing and Wheaton’s cadence convey the distinct identity of Alexander’s character. Savio employs both clean descriptions and endlessly entertaining similes. His story is perfectly engaging, partially due to Wheaton’s distinct talent for portraying snarky, intelligent characters.

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Need book 2

I cannot wait for the second book. Great recommendations from audible. Wil Wheaton did a great job; hope he does the second book.

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SciHiFi science/history fiction

What a fun concept. A little bit of history, lost of colonial American history and with a bit of a twist. if you're a history buff you may love or hate this one, taking some iconic stories of American and adding a little fiction for the fun of it. cant wait till the next chapter!

Ofcourse, as always a great performance by Wesley Crusher!

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  • Flutterbi
  • 06-12-19

Very different

I really enjoyed Wil Wheaton reading Alexander X. The storyline was unusual and very detailed. Great use of historical fact and fiction. Looking forward to book 2 in this series.

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  • Ben Maybanks
  • 06-09-19

Amazing!!!

Endless enjoyment. I was continuously glued to this book for a fast paced 10 hours. Cant wait for Edwards next book.