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DragonMan: The Awakening

Narrated by: Gareth Johnson
Series: DragonMan, Book 7
Length: 5 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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"Born From Oblivion - God no longer rules supreme."

In the distant past, long before people populated the Earth, and before animals roamed the planet, something terrifying and cunning made its home in the vegetation covering the planet like a soft green blanket. Lying in wait for millions of years, this species continued to evolve, patiently crossing over and manipulating the genetic code of different species. And now, this perfect omniscient being...born from oblivion has awakened and is ready to feed....

God no longer rules supreme.... It's coming.

American Ted Lazaris is an Amazon best-selling author with seven best sellers to his name, so far. Titles as follows: DragonMan: The Adventures of Luke Starr, DragonMan: The Poseidon Encounter, DragonMan: Face of the UnknownDragonMan: Descendants of Man, DragonMan: Unfathomable, DragonMan: Experiment in Terror, and DragonMan: The Awakening.

About the author: As author of the DragonMan series, I think it's time I share with you my lifelong struggle with dyslexia. I have always struggled with the problem. In school, it was always terribly difficult for me to read what was right in front of me. And reading, writing, and spelling still to this day remain difficult for me. One thing I've learned despite having this learning disability is that I can accomplish my goals if I don't get overwhelmed by the big picture. I just take one step at a time. 

DragonMan: Face of the Unknown, authored by Ted Lazaris who created DragonMan and wrote the series of novels which are being developed and produced by ThunderBall Films, has accomplished the amazing feat of debuting at number one on Amazon, ahead of David Baldacci and James Patterson novels. Number-one Amazon best-selling American author, screenwriter, motion picture producer, songwriter, Ted Lazaris, (DragonMan Productions) received the attention and a Letter of Commendation from former First Lady, Laura Bush. 

The DragonMan series is optioned by CEO/Producer Mario Domina of ThunderBall Films Ltd. DragonMan Projects In Development. Screenplays are written by Ted Lazaris and adapted from his published novels by the same names. DragonMan is based on the series of published novels written by, and the original characters created by, Ted Lazaris - Freelance Writing Organization International (FWO-Int'l) member.
 

©2017 Ted Lazaris (P)2018 Ted Lazaris

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Solid Science Fiction Fun

I really enjoy the writing of the DragonMan series. The dialogue, descriptions, and style are all written for unique cult style sci-fi fans. They are a lot of fun and the fantasy aspects are cryptozoological and alien in nature which is my bread and butter. I find that the story is a bit silly but that is the enjoyable part as this becomes a sit down, turn off your brain, and enjoy the ride type of book. This story is about a plant monster that can take over people’s bodies. First one it picks is a junkie. That should sell you on how great this story is.

DragonMan is a series and I didn’t start from the beginning. From the two stories I have listened to I don’t think there is a need to go in order. The characters and plot, outside of the DragonMan, seem to be different each time and so these standalone quite well.

The characters are quite fantastic which makes the story that much better. Everything from their conversational dialogue to their personalities is great. Adults who grew up watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and read comic books should really enjoy what this book has to offer. The plot is right out of a made for TV science fiction film and not one of those that are so bad they are good, this is just straight up good story telling.

I had mixed feelings on the narration. I started out thinking that his character voices were over the top and became too comical, but as the story progressed I got into his style and it added to the overall feel of the story. It also sounded like this was recorded in a tunnel. Takes a bit to get used to but once I got into the story I didn’t notice it as much.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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so good

it's very very very well written story I loved it it captivates you and takes you to new places the narrator did an amazing job and everything was fantastic
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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DragonMan:Awakening

This is well written.The beginning is very dramatic.I imagine it is aimed at a younger audience than me.I just could not get into it.Gareth Johnson was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Refreshing!

This audible somewhat reminds me of the movie Phantoms by author Dean R Koontz. I actually enjoyed the introduction and the "phantom" voice. It hooked me immediately and have enjoyed it throughout. Narrator did a very well done. Different accent, I will give you that, but it worked great!

This was well written: plot was thought out, story line was equally well-done, each character given unique characteristics, and it kept me listening, trying to figure out what is going to happen next.

If you are looking for an audible that is not only entertaining, enjoyable, and thrilling, I recommend this!

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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Book 4 in the DragonMan Series

It does not say it but this is Book four in the series. The characters know each other well and they do have a back story which you can find in the previous books.
My only negative about this book is that it is aimed at teens yet it feels more for an older audience only because the characters are older and so they act older. I would have prefered a more younger characters (or at least the main character) for it to feel YA. However, it is clean and can be read by all.
The narrator I did not like so much because he tended to exggerate his voice when narrating the story. I did find that annoying however, I did like with what he did with the other species. I found it to be different and wish other narrators would do the same.
I would recommend this to those who love fantasy, action and a quick pace.

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  • KD
  • Somewhere
  • 11-05-18

Average fantasy

Story - was okay
Characters okay
Dialogue okay

Ideas - great.

There are lot of good ideas but the execution is not amazing with so much amazing fantasy out there i think you should look somewhere else.

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Entertaining Writing

The writing is descriptive and enjoyable I think I would have enjoyed reading this a little more than listening to it.
Gareth Johnson has passion and energy. He needs to work on his intonation and recording space (too much echo) but he shows promise.

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Good but......

BOOK REVIEW.......
I liked the book but I hadn't read any of the ones before it so I don't feel I got the full experience of world and characters. This really should be listed as part of a series.

NARRATOR REVIEW.......
Narrator was good

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Did I miss something?

The story is fine, engaging, interesting, unique. The reader is very over animated, sometimes a little over the top, and pretty bad at American accents, but I appreciate the difference in the voices and the excitement he brings (even if it can be a little much).

The problem I had is that it seems like there were definitely previous installments in the series, although nothing in the description of the book indicates that this isn't the first. There are characters with VERY complex back stories that they all seem to know about each other, or in some cases not. Powers and artifacts and stones and whatnot that are very complex and seem like they must have been explained in some other book and are quickly summed up, the way they sort of catch you up to speed at the beginning of a third book in a series, just in case you started with that book or haven't read the first two in a long time. But I think in this case without the previous story about Luke, it's just confusing. I think with that story under your belt, this could make a whole lot more sense.

So, if there are previous books in this series, I think that needs to be more clearly explained in the description of this book. (e.g. Book 3 of the Dragon Man Series) If there aren't, I think there should be.

Not bad overall, but a little too much en media res for me.

I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.

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good story

The author did a good job writing this story, but the narrator gave me a headache. I barely made it to the end. If you read this Mr. narrator, pauses are a good thing!

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  • Helen
  • 07-05-19

great book

anther great book by Ted Lazaris can't wait for more books by you
narrater was good too

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