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Dragon Chameleon: Rogue's Quest

Book 1
Narrated by: Sean Rhead
Series: Dragon Chameleon, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
4 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It takes a special kind of magic to hide in plain sight.

A new series by USA Today best-selling author Sarah K. L. Wilson. 

I've been hiding all my life, but now I'm doing it for my country. My partner in crime? A chameleon dragon who takes things way too seriously. They keep telling me that the world hangs in the balance, but I try not to take things like explosions, spies, and illicit magic too seriously.

After all, I get to ride a dragon! That is...when she lets me.

Perfect for dragon lovers everywhere, Dragon Chameleon: Rogue's Quest is book one of a brand new series set in the world of Dragon School. It's the perfect beginning for listeners new to this fantasy world but still contains hidden gems for long-time fans. Enjoy!

©2018 Sarah K. L. Wilson (P)2018 Sarah K. L. Wilson

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  • TU
  • 02-08-19

This one falls in the good category for me

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This book is pretty good. I had a couple of complaints, but none that prevented me from finishing the book or enough to push me into disliking it. So, I enjoyed the dialog and the story. I think it was imaginative and fun, if a little short. My first complaint is on the audio quality. It is clear, but a little bit too much echo. Also, the narrator's female voices are a bit silly and the same. Overall, he is FAR from the worst I've ever heard, and I would still be willing to listen to another book he reads. All in all, I still considered this a good book and a positive listening experience.

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It was great!

I really enjoyed the story. It was a bit simple, but understandable since it is clearly geared towards a younger audience. The narrator did a great job telling the story and conveying the emotions and details of the story.

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Adventure, Danger And Intrigue

Sean Rhead gives a great narration of the story with great voices and bring the book to life. I enjoyed the characters as they grow and develop in the story. A lot of action makes a great storytelling and I was not disappointed at all.

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Awesome

First chapter in the follow up to Dragon School. Great start to the story though Tor is a little hard to like at first. Looking forward to the next chapter!

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A Decent Start To A Serialized Story

Tor is a teenager living on the streets of a ravaged city. Getting by on his wits and his skill as a thief. What he would like more than anything is to attend the prestigious dragon school. The ultimate goal is to have his own dragon to ride. Tor thought this was going to be made possible with the help of a friend, Hubric. But that isn't the story we get. Hubric has other ideas for Tor.

I am not familiar with the work of the author, Sarah K. L. Wilson, but from what I could gather, "Dragon Chameleon: Rogue's Quest: Book1" is a new story set in the same world the author created in another book. Yet you don't need to have read her other story to keep up with this one. This one can be read/listened to and enjoyed on its own merit.

My problem with "Dragon Chameleon," was the pace of the developments and character adjustments in book one. It didn't feel right to me as the story just kept moving forward. I know short stories unfold at a different pace than a novel or even a novella, but even for a short story, some things just went too fast with no adjustment for the character. I felt like things that should seem amazing and deserved a bit of awe and adjustment to accept, passed like water over a duck's back. Maybe this was due to the fact that this is a story with characters and a world that was established in another story by Sarah K. L. Wilson. I don't know for certain, but it could explain why I feel the way I do about this story.

"Dragon Chameleon: Rogue's Quest: Book1" is a decent enough start to a serialized story. I didn't find it to be amazing or outstanding, but I did find it to be good. I definitely got involved enough to be interested in finding out what happens next. I would definitely check out the next installment when it becomes available.

Finally, this free, review copy audiobook was given to me at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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A fantastic read!

It takes a special kind of magic to hide in plain sight.

I was so excited for the next season of Dragon School and I couldn't be more pleased as to how this book turned out!

I loved everything about it - the characters, the dragons. Just everything.

So excited to be back reading more stories from this world!

Perfect for readers of fantasy reads.

The narrator was good. Lovely listen.

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Overall I recommend it!

I want to start out by saying that I love the narrator’s voice!! It is so deep, resonant, and soothing. One of those unique deep voices that you want to narrate your life, like Alan Rickman or Morgan Freeman. Very calming on stressful days. The story is also pretty good. It’s a fun story if you like fantasy. The writing style is sassy, which I find very amusing. I love some snark and some sass. Honestly the only thing I feel like is lacking is in the story itself. I just feel like it’s missing something and I can’t figure out what. Maybe the characters were lacking? I feel like the characters will probably develop better in the next books. Also I hear it’s a spinoff, so maybe I need to be more familiar with the previous series to fully be able to enjoy this book. Overall I recommend it. Maybe just read the previous series Dragon School first.

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A good introduction to the series...

It's a good start to a new series, although it has some flaws. The biggest one is that there is not enough information of the world and its history right at the beginning of the book, we are just thrown into what feels like the middle of an adventure that already started a while back... It makes it a bit difficult to understand what is going on at first, but luckily soon new events develop into a new adventure and we eagerly follow that one until it reaches... well, not a satisfying ending but a huge cliffhanger. And that's the second big fault of the book I can pinpoint. I really, really hate cliffhangers. I know it's a part of a series, still, I'd like to have at least some kind of a closure at the end of each book. Other than that, you can't complain about the plot - it's fast-paced, with some good action scenes and some funny moments between Tor, Hubric and their dragons.

As far as characters go, they feel alright. Tor can be irritating and whiny at times but works well in opposition to his dragon, who considers herself much smarter than him. Hubric is quite mysterious, his motivation still not entirely obvious to the reader/listener, and there's that feeling of mistrust that seems right in a story of war and espionage.

The narration by Mr Rhead is quite good, but at times a bit monotonous and lacking emotions where I felt they could be conveyed more emphatically. And the female voice sounds rather strange, luckily there are only a few lines of that, so it's bearable. But generally it's quite a good rending of the story.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Needed some backstory

I enjoyed this audiobook overall, and I couldn't help liking the annoying, snarky anti-hero who is the main character. That said, I needed more backstory. The book just started out of nowhere, and I felt like I had missed the beginning. Once I accepted that I didn't know as much as I wanted about the character, his upbringing, or the background of the world he lived in, I enjoyed the story itself and the adventure. I certainly want to know how the story progresses from here. This relatively short book felt like a teaser, and I want more.

As for the narration, I felt the tone really suited the characters and their attitudes. Would a female voice had been better for female characters? Maybe. But short of having two narrators, I thought Mr. Rhead did a good job. The delivery was appropriately paced and his voice was clear. It was easy to distinguish between the various characters, too.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Narrator not the best but still love the story

The narration was a little flat, however the story was pretty good so I can overlook that. The main character is one of those people you want to hate but can't help to like. The story is fast paced and intriguing from the start. After listening to this one I would definitely check out the original series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Simon
  • 01-16-19

Brilliant introduction to the series

This is the first book of Sarah's I have read/listened to so wasn't sure what to expect. I am glad I took a punt on it as it is a brilliant introduction to what looks like an excellent series.

The story follows a boy called Tor who is a bit of a rogue, until he gets himself mixed up with a man who takes him on an adventure. During this adventure he ends up saving a dragon's life and together they are sent on a possible suicide mission to save a young girl from some evil people. The book kind of ends abruptly, but this just means that I am now desparate to listen to the next one in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-19

Great book.

Great quick read that pulls you in from the very beginning. I love the relationship and interactions between the characters.