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Captain Declan Ross is a pirate who wants out. He is desperately searching for a treasure that will free him and his daughter from the piracy business forever. His crew is starving, and his ship is falling apart in shark-infested waters. Desperate for supplies, they sail into the territory of pirate Bartholomew Thorne, the black-hearted rogue who seeks to destroy anyone standing in the way of his finding the legendary treasure of Constantine.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old awakens on an island, alone and brutally injured, with no memory of who he is. The rare diamond he clutches will bring him between the pirates and their treasure, but will it also be the key to his own identity?

Wayne Thomas Batson weaves a spell-binding adventure filled with high-seas drama where battles rage, voices whisper from the tomb, a long-dormant volcano awakens, and a sea creature slithers in the deep as pirates race for the hidden treasure.

©2007 Wayne Thomas Batson (P)2011 Oasis

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  • 01-26-12

Narration is atrocious

Good story line but the narrator does a very poor job with accents. The Scottish accents sound Jamaican half of the time. The French accent becomes Hispanic. It was very annoying. Occasionally the pattern of speech seemed deliberate and disjointed which was also distracting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Narration is so awful I could not listen to book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The only person who may enjoy this narration is a four year old.

Has Isle of Swords turned you off from other books in this genre?

I will never listen to another book with this type of performance. I'm upset I wasted my money on this book.

What didn’t you like about Anthony Brawner’s performance?

It was terrible. His accents were unrealistic and not consistent. The music at the start of every chapter was distracting, startling, and completely unnecessary.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and annoyance.

Any additional comments?

Please do yourself a favor and do not get this audible book! Read it yourself, but do not listen to it. It's awful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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Good Story, poor narration

Would you try another book from Wayne Thomas Batson and/or Anthony Brawner?

Yes he is a good writer; hope it is a different narrator

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cat - young, strong, mysterious

What didn’t you like about Anthony Brawner’s performance?

Poor accents, even the Scot sounded Jamaican.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Isle of Swords?

n/a

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great story, narrator needs more training.

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I don't believed they used a professional reader for this book. The accents change , sometimes in mid sentence. Jamaican and Scottish often sound the same. My son, 10, gave up on this book after 2 chapters. We are reading it allowed and he likes it more. I think this work was just a bit too advanced for the narrator skill level. He does a great Jamaican thought, I'll give him that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Book

This was a great book!!

I enjoyed the story and look forward to other books by this author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful