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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 6 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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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.

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Dragon's Point of View

An overall excellent book written from a dragons perspective in a world of 4 races

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  • kt
  • 04-16-17

The first of hopefully many audio books I hear

I though the narrator did a great job of bringing the story to life and differentiating between the characters by pitching his voice differently and providing accents. This is the first professionally done audio book I've ever listened to and I enjoyed it a lot.

As for the story, I recommend it highly especially if you like dragon's and even more so if you'd like to see the dragon as the main character capable of thought and friendship as well as fire breathing and fighting.