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Publisher's Summary

The kids at school call Billy "Dragon Breath" for good reason. His breath is bad! It isn't the normal, morning-mouth bad; it's the hot-as-fire, "don't-you-dare-get-near-me" bad. And hearing "Dragon Breath" ringing in his ears, he constantly tries to cool his oral volcano. Trouble erupts when his hot breath sets off the fire sprinklers in the boys' restroom at school, and his parents learn that they've kept their secret for too long. Billy finally discovers the secret. His father was once a dragon!

Now that's a piece of news a guy doesn't deal with every day! Billy feels betrayed, alien, lost. When his father reverts to his dragon form, and they're both chased by dragon slayers, he learns to trust his father again, battling the slayers with weapons of steel and spirit. Bonnie, an orphan, tries to find a home, someone to love her, even though she feels like a freak because of a body feature that she calls a deformity, her dragon wings, inherited from her now dead dragon mother. She discovers that her love for others and her faith in a Creator hold the answers she is looking for.

More in the Dragons in Our Midst series.
©2004 Bryan Davis (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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Not great, but not bad

Plot works pretty well, though the ending suffers from "sequelitis." Lots of Christian allusions/symbolism, not very well-elucidated but not obnoxious. We listened during a family driving trip; my eight-year-old was enthralled and the adults reasonably entertained.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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great story

really good story but there are multiple people how do the voices and Billy's voice is terrible, the actor sounds so bland, other then that pretty good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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very predictable

What disappointed you about Raising Dragons?

the reader... no depth in charters emotions

Would you ever listen to anything by Bryan Davis again?

no... i like kids stories but his story was very predictable... the excitement just wasn't there...

What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

the pace he reads at...

Any additional comments?

for me the reader inability to add depth to the characters what did it in for me...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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i LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED it.

i LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED it. i LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED it was so fun.

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Revisiting one of my favorite books

A few bugs in the audiobook, but overall still a great story. Wish Davis stuck with multicast, though.

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Wonderul

I love this series of books. I read this and the "Oracle's of Fire" series several years ago, but am enjoying the audio versions now.

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An awesome story, with plenty of comedy

For anyone who loves a good story, or dragons, or even legends of King Arthur ,and love to ask what it might be like if dragons DID exist, and how they may have survived. Then this is the book for you. This book quickly became a favorite of mine, and it is a very high recommendation to anyone who loves stories like this.

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Wonderful story, average acting, totally worth it!

I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and found the writing it to be enthralling. However the cast could have benefited from higher-quality voice actors or more members.
other than that, the volume balance was sometimes off, but not enough deter me from enjoying the audiobook.

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Christian young adult book. some action adventure. no detectable romance. decent descriptions. lots of conversation. OK book. a bit young for me. it would have been good years ago.

voice acting was excellent. multiple actors, did well pulling me in. but the whoever out it all together repeated a fair number of spots. there were a few overly large gaps between speaking. it made listening mildly annoying at times.

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Marvelous

Wonderful tail weaving dragons myth legend in modern day altogether. Keep the audiobooks by Bryan Davis coming! Listen to the series 4 times now. Only wish the new books that Mr. Davis has put out we're on audio.