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Dragon Champion

Age of Fire, Book 1
Narrated by: David Drummond
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
4 out of 5 stars (758 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

"Gray dragons are different, my son. It means you must be careful; your skin will be pierced more easily. But on the other hand, having no hunger for gems and gold will allow you to live in the Upper World and far from men."

High in the mountains, deep in the safety of a cave, a brood of dragons is born. The four young ones are among the last of a dying breed - the final hope for dragons' survival. But hope shatters when a murderous group of slave-trading dwarves breaks into the cave, leaving death and destruction in its wake.

Only young Auron, a rare scaleless gray dragon, manages to escape. Armed with nothing save wit, claws, and a boundless determination to survive, he seeks his kind. But to find other dragons - or at least discover who's killing them off - Auron will have to search a world of mercenary elves, vicious humans, and dangers of all kinds. Winning allies in the strangest places - and finding himself along the way - Auron embarks on the journey of a thousand-year lifetime.

©2005 E.E. Knight (P)2009 Tantor

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Dragon lover of old. . . .reborn

I have always loved books about dragons. I've read the Pern series, the DragonKnight books, The Dragon Prince series, etc., so I am no stranger to these types of books. Lately however, I had wandered away from these books to explore other nooks and crags of the literary world. Nothing has drawn me in like the books I read in my youth. So, in a desperate night of searching audible for an enjoyable, enthralling listen I stumbled upon Dragon Champion.

First off, let me be clear here in that I have yet to finish the listen (I'm about 3/4 of the way through) but have already downloaded the second book in the series!

It has rekindled my love for these books. I listen to this book in the morning as soon as I awake and get ready for my day and at night as I am winding down. The story is gripping and the narration superb.

If your a dragon lover like I am (as I write this I have 5 dragon figurines on my desk watching over me) go ahead and spring for the download, your inner dragon will break free and soar!

24 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Matt
  • Palm Harbor, FL, United States
  • 06-02-10

A Surprising but Satisfying Change

This book was great and as I write this review I'm downloading the second book. I've loved dragons since I was a young child my aunt used to bring all these different dragon figurines for my room and a kite that even now hangs above my bed. I've read the Dragon Riders of Pern, the Dragon Keeper series ,the Inheritance Cycle and more but this is one of the few times I've listened or read a book that is focused mainly on a dragons perspective of the world its a change for me but I love it and can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series (not literally of course).

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Intriguing, but the writing was not for me

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, especially of the Young Adult section. The way this book was written and the stories and characters left as loose ends were frustrating to me. I prefer deeper writing, but the overall story is interesting. Anyone not looking for that deep connection to the characters but wants an interesting dragon story that's not the usual, you'll have a fun journey.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good book

The story is engaging. The characters are interesting. The reader is excellent, with great voice characterizations.

I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Alice
  • Columbus, OH, United States
  • 01-28-10

Highly Recommend

Written in the tradition of Watership Downs and the Big Red series of animal adventures. This series is written from the Dragon's perspective. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the other books in this series.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Carolyn
  • Mililani, HI, USA
  • 07-24-09

Wonderful Story

A story from the dragon's point of view. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. I highly recommend this book.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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IMHO the best fantas tales I have ever encountered

I have read the whole series. and recently revisited by listening to them on my commute. The narrator does a great job of using accents and voices to separate the characters in a conversation.
I always recommend this tale from the dragons eye to anyone looking for a good story.

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I hate this book.

I have never hatted a series more than this on. I've read this and the second book, and it does not get better. E. E. Knight can not make a single interesting character or make any of them likeable. Lord I hate this book.

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I throughly enjoyed the book

I love the view of life from the dragons eyes. I would love more stories like this one.

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great listen

I own this book in physical copy and yet I love this audio book all the same. being able to dive into the world of dragons when reading a book is unwise is a pleasant experience. The narrator starts out rather bland sounding but by the end fully embodies each character making them sound unique enough the you can tell who is talking before it is stated. overall a very nice audiobook.