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Ancient Among Us

Battle for Forever, Book 2
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Series: Battle for Forever, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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Wil Wheaton returns to narrate volume two in the Battle for Forever series.

Alexander X and his friends have had stadiums collapse on them and ancient teachers follow them; they have driven cars through buildings and had entire streets blown up around them. They've been chased, beaten, drugged, and nearly sliced in two by falling sheets of glass. And that...was just on Saturday.

Now, they must do whatever it takes to escape Elam Khai and flee the country. As they search for answers and Alexander's father, they will meet new allies, be confronted by new foes, and uncover more details of the plot that would protect the future for the very few by destroying it for everyone else.

Humor, action, and history combine as Ancient Among Us propels us to the moment where everything changes.

Nothing about this will be simple or easy.

©2019 Edward Savio (P)2019 Babelfish Press

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Come on sequel

Awesome second book in series fast paced engaging and full of history combined to make a great listen as always Wil Wheaton is the perfect narrator for this.

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No Spoilers, but Wow!!

If you're reading this, you've probably listened to the first book in the series, Alexander X. This entry continues the action, has more really cool moments in history, and has the humor of the first. Vol. 2 also dives deeper into the characters and even gives us some new friends and foes. I heard Savio at Comic-Con talk about how he felt this was probably going to be the hardest book of the four to write because it's the second quarter of a football game. Knowing that going in, I was still surprised where we ended up at halftime. Wil Wheaton tops himself with his performance of the scenes between Phoebe and Alexander. Intimate moments are not what I normally think of when I think of him. No spoilers but it's going to be an annoying wait for the next book.

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I really like this series!

I’ve seen a couple reviews that talked about the history lessons in this book. Some have said that they don’t like that. Personally I do! The whole storyline of this series, because of these people living more or less forever, requires a history lesson. I’ve seen it written that in order to make a fictional story believable it must be based in fact and I agree with that statement.

I believe Edward has done an amazing job with character development and building relationships between the characters. Listening to this book makes me want to put myself in the characters place and imagine how I would think or feel. That is not always the case when I listen to audiobooks.

And what about Wil Wheaton?! He has done an absolutely awesome job on narrating this series! A bad narrator can ruin a good book. As well a good narrator can make a bad book better. But when you get a great narrator with a great book, such as this book, you get a truly exceptional experience!

I can’t wait for book 3!!!

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Great follow up

At first I was a little nervous that this was just going to be a lot of needless action. Then the action led to more secrets to being revealed and snippet of alternate history and all the things that make this series so wonderful. Will Wheaton is a perfect narrator. I love the story and can’t wait to the next in the series!

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Excellent Story, I Need More!!

Excellent story! It has action, history, love. Brings back the same feelings as Armada and Ready Player 1. Can’t wait to dive into book 3!

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Great production!

This series was a impulse buy for me because I enjoy Will Wheaton as a narrator. I was greatly surprised at how easily I got sucked into this series. Cannot wait for the next and this one just came out!

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Wil Wheaton is awesome

Great book (that ending, though!). Wil Wheaton is a terrific narrator. I picked this series up because of him and I’m so glad I did.

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Okay, I Want To Live (Almost) Forever

love this series. I binged this book. I tend to like getting into how and why things happen, the details, and even in the fantastic parts of this book, it has the feeling of being well thought out and grounded in what we know. You're talking about people who are 100x as old as you and me, so it does take liberties, but it's fun even when it's not funny. Wil Wheaton is a fantastic fit. His voicing of the major characters is great. If you don't mind a touch of YA, this is a great book. I'm very curious to see where this series goes next. I'm still processing the ending.

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if only he'd seen the sawdust...

Very good follow up story, with interesting characters and locations. this one picks up immediately following the previous story, and expects that the reader has read the earlier story. If you haven't, don't start this one... if you have, you'll enjoy this one too.

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One of my favorite series

Great way to teach history while wrapping it in a great fictional story that entertains and moves quickly.

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