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Julu

The Julu Series, Volume 1
Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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There is a magical land just beyond our imaginations called Jirvania, where stories grow. Muse faeries harvest these 'pearls' and bring them to our world. 

In the heart of Jirvania stands The Great Library, home of every book ever written, and a portal to other times and places where one can step into stories and experience them firsthand. Homework has never been such fun.

When young Jack Lemoine finds an opal dragon egg in Mystic, Connecticut, he soon discovers the real world is not what he thought. Dragons, unicorns, and faeries do exist. Unfortunately, so do witches, ogres, and other monsters, and they want Jack dead - yesterday. A prophecy is written in the stars that he will one day save Jirvania, but evil forces find a way to disrupt time itself, and Jirvania is annihilated seven years before Jack comes of age.

Imagination ceases to exist. Libraries crumble, art disappears, and theme parks vanish. Music dies. Our lives become empty and meaningless.

Imprisoned on Muse Mountain, Jirvania's lone survivor, Karel, receives a visitor from the stars above, urging him to change the story.

Meanwhile, back in Mystic, Jack and his friend, Mia, are thrown into a fantastical adventure when Julu, the opal dragon, hatches to protect them, taking them back in time to fix what once went wrong.The children soon learn that family, friendship, and love are the threads that bind us together, no matter who or what we are, and hope is found in the most unexpected places.

Now Jack must figure out how to help Karel change the story and save our imaginations before it's too late.

©2018 Jan Anderegg (P)2018 Jan Anderegg

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Wonderful story!

I was hooked from as early as the dedication page. The author has a wonderful imagination and has written such a beautifully detailed story. Highly recommend!

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Great Enjoyable Children’s Story

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Julu:The Julu Series, Volume 1, by Jan Anderegg and narrated by Jannie Meisberger. This was an enjoyable and east to listen to children’s story. The narrator did a great job of bringing the characters to life in my head. I recommend this story for the young and old alike.

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Jirvania!

Wow! What a wonderful, imaginative story! I was drawn into the magical world, and what a place it is. It will captivate you. So cool!

I think it's an an amazing and creative audiobook, and the narration really was great, brought it to life!
I really enjoyed it, and love a world with a wild imagination.
Very fun and intriguing listen, I'd definitely recommend it :)

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A Fun Fantasy for Kids of all ages

This was a really fun one, however it is a rather complicated story as it bounces back and forth between different time periods. It is definitely a book that you can listen to 2 and 3 times and pick up more information on the story. I thought the narrator did a wonderful job with the acting, voices and emotion throughout the story. She was definitely a joy to listen to. I would recommend this to older Elementary and Middle School age kids as it is a more complex storyline and I think younger kids would have a hard time following it. Overall it was a great first book in a series and I am looking forward to the next one coming out.

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A magical quest to save imagination...

It's a magical tale... That's the best review I can give the book. It has its flaws, no doubt, but it catches your mind and heart and doesn't let go. It's a long listen - but I finished it in two days, just couldn't stop listening. "Just ten more minutes, just one more chapter," I said to myself. Isn't that the best of recommendations?

The plot is quite complicated, with all the time jumps that at first may confuse you when you listen. I also thought it strange sometimes that the kids didn't recognize a person or a place although they had already been told that part of their story by Julu. But it really doesn't matter overall because the book is so engaging, emotional, suspenceful and intriguing that you dismiss all those small inadequacies as negligible.

All the characters in the book have their moments, their five minutes of fame, which is an achievement as there are really so many of them, and all of them equally important for the plot. I found Goran's story (I hope that's how you spell his name) the most moving, and I just hope in the next part he'll find some kind of redemption...

As for the narration, Ms Meisberger is perfect as usual. I really like the way she's reading the book - without hurrying up, but with perfectly conveyed emotions of all the characters. Her interpretation just adds even more magic to the already magical tale.

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

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  • Angelinlc
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana United States
  • 09-01-18

LOVED THE STORY AND THE STORY TELLER!!!

LOVED THE STORY AND THE STORY TELLER!!! I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN, HAD TO GET TO THE END!!

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Amazing story!

I absolutely loved reading this book when it came out but now listening to the audio book has made the story come to life even more! Jannie did a spectacular job of capturing the world that is Jirvania! :)

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  • Layla
  • 09-19-18

Great for any age.

I have listened to this narrators other works which I loved her in, however, it took me a while to get used to her voice in this type of book. I am so used to her narrating period dramas set in England. So I found her voice out of place when I listened to her tell the story. She is still good but I am just used to her in another genre and she did not feel quite right in this one but other then this I loved the audiobook. It is more fast paced then I expected it to be and the characters I found to be realistic as well.
This is a great book for all ages.