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Taken: Quest for Truth, Book 1

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Suit up! Jump into hyper flight with the four Wikk kids! Forced into a high stakes hunt for their missing parents by the sinister Cpt. Vedrik, the siblings' only hope is their parents' Archeos e-journal. Can Tiffany decipher the clues within it? As time runs out, it's all up to Oliver and his Federation training to fly the Phoenix and protect his crew. But twins Mason and Austin endanger the mission when they unexpectedly meet...the blue boy! The Quest for Truth series unfolds as the four Wikk kids are thrust into a desperate race to find the mysterious planet Ursprung and stop the übel renegades from misusing its long-lost secrets. Ancient cities, treacherous villains, high-tech gadgets, the Phoenix-encounter: all of these and more on this futuristic, interplanetary adventure!

©2011 Brock Eastman (P)2017 Brock Eastman

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    Kira Murray, UT, United States 05-15-17
    Kira Murray, UT, United States 05-15-17 Member Since 2016

    My name is Kira and I work as a librarian in utah. I love all kinds of books, but especially like fantasy and mystery.

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    "Fun beginning to a science fiction series"
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    After their archaeologist parents are kidnapped by the government, Oliver and his siblings, Tiffany, Austin, and Mason, head to a remote planet, Dar Isis, to discover what their parents were investigating. A planet about to be plunged into a very long winter, time is of the essence. When Mason and Austin get kidnapped by the natives while Tiffany and Oliver are out looking for someone, things start to look grim for the Wikk family. Can the four be reunited before time runs out? Can they save their parents? What were their parents looking into? <br/><br/>Narrator, L.C. Kane’s unique voices bring to life each well developed, intriguing character. The narrative style is smooth and keeps up with the pacing of the novel with ease. The plot is well developed, mysterious, and draws the reader into Oliver’s world. The characters are likable and add humor to this science fiction adventure. Fans of Star Wars, adventure, action, and science fiction will enjoy listening to this book. <br/>

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    Julie 02-28-17
    Julie 02-28-17 Member Since 2016

    Being able to listen to books has opened up a whole new world for me. I'm a busy mom. Listening to books makes housework much more plesent.

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    "A fun book to listen to with your kids."

    I got this book thinking I would listen to it to see if it would be a good book for my son to read. Not too far into the book I found that this was a book I could really enjoy too. This book starts off with a fast pace. The family is separated when the kids have to run and take their family's space ship to get away from the people who took their parents. Not really knowing what to do without their parents, they set a course for the planet where they hope to find someone who can help them, and give them the answers they need to find, and save their parents. The twins get themselves into all kinds of mischief and have to find a way to escape the elusive blue people who have taken them captive. Overall this was a really fun read. It's definitely targeted toward kids, but it would be a great book to listen to on a family car ride.
    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudioBoom dot com."

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    MarsDinosaur 06-24-17
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    "Whole family enthralled!"
    Where does Taken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Our family as a whole loves this series - 2 parents, 8 y/o girl, 6 y/o girl and 4 y/o boy. We listen in the car mostly but sometimes just can't take waiting and listen at home also. Mom and my two girls are probably the most obsessed and this is in our top 10 audiobooks for sure!


    What did you like best about this story?

    We love the family-friendly adventure. This is a story that is probably meant for kids in the YA audience most (maybe older elementary-tween-teen?) but we all love it and I as a parent appreciate the appropriate nature of the content and the integrity and respectfulness in the characters while still listening to intense adventure. I like how the author has them "think through"/talk through attitudes and motives.


    Which character – as performed by LC Kane – was your favorite?

    I'm not sure we can choose - we love all the characters. And they each have their strengths AND weaknesses. One daughter loves Tiffany most. Mom is torn between Oliver and the twins but appreciates when they work out their differences together and recognize mistakes and apologize for them.


    Any additional comments?

    I will say that when we first started listening (first couple chapters) I as the adult wasn't sold on the narrator - it seemed very "cold"....but I was soon won over and realized that it has more subtle nuances and the "evenness" of the narrator actually lends perfectly to the settings/time period of the books. I don't think she has a huge differentiation in voices for the characters but it doesn't deter us from listening. ALSO - we have the hard copies of The Quest for Truth books and are reading them as well as listening (we're further along than the audible versions so far). I HIGHLY recommend listening to the audible of the 1st book (Taken) either before or while reading the hard copy. It is so helpful in hearing the names/words of the characters that we wouldn't know how to pronounce and so now as we read the books ourselves (either as family read-alouds or my 8 y/o on her own), we read with the pronunciations as intended! We got a clearer picture of the characters by listening to the audible narration!

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    Bryce J., Hegenderfer 03-13-17 Member Since 2017

    Leuke

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    "Looking forward to book two"

    A fun start to a promising new series, Taken sets things up for what should be an entertaining story

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    Lomeraniel Spain 03-12-17
    Lomeraniel Spain 03-12-17
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    "A sci-fi Indiana Jones adventure for young readers"
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    I was offered a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.<br/><br/>Seventeen-year-old Oliver just came back from his first year at the Academy and he is getting ready for a trip with his parents and siblings. Everything is ready at the ship but their parents are missing. Oliver decides to go home to see if their parents are there, and discovers that they were taken by the Übel renegades. Oliver's parents are archaeologists, and their main mission is searching for Earth sprung, but their work is more important to some than Oliver thought. The four siblings will go on a dangerous mission to try to find and rescue their parents.<br/><br/>The beginning of this book made me think of a science-fiction Indiana Jones adventure for young readers, even though I am sure adults will enjoy it too. It is an action packed book in which the characters' ages range from eleven to seventeen, and there is not a moment of boredom.<br/><br/>It could perfectly be a five star book but it is a shame that none of the many questions is answered. It is not only that it ends on a major cliffhanger, but I have the feeling that it is part of a longer book. There are a lot of hints here and there and I am sure there is a great story behind it, but this book just merely skims the surface. It really leaves you wanting to continue reading just because it feels it ends in the middle of the story. I understand it is just the first book of a series, but I think it is necessary to give at least a conclusion at the end of each book to avoid frustrating the reader.<br/><br/>There is something I listened to in the book that I did not like, and it was about evolution, meaning that the characters did not believe in it. I do not know how the story will turn out in future books, but this point worries me since evolution is a fact.<br/><br/>L.C. Kane did a very good job narrating this story and transmitting the character's emotions. She made the story work perfectly well. I found an editing issue though; around 15:36 there is a small gap in the audio. It does not impair the story but it is a pity when this happens.<br/><br/>I would like to continue the series though, since I think the subject is extremely interesting and we are bound to an exciting ride.

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    Hudson the Basset 02-17-17 Member Since 2003

    The Baby

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    "Taken: Quest for Truth"

    The book was fine, but was not my favorite YA story. I am sure it would appeal to a much younger listener. The twin boys in the story were very irritating. Never having had twin boys, I am not sure if that is typical behavior. There was a major cliffhanger, so you need to listen to the next book to find out what happens.
    The narration was great.
    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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    Rebecca 01-21-17
    Rebecca 01-21-17
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    "Awesome Narration That Makes Taken Come to Life!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! I think anyone could get drawn in very quickly. I sure did.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how everything began so smoothly for this series. We jumped right into the plot and got to know the characters and their personalities. It was almost like I was there with them all. Such an intriguing adventure!


    What does LC Kane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved how she narrated everything. The emotion when the scene needed it, like in the prologue. The different voices for the different characters. Just the little things I noticed that made it all the more amazing. It reminded me of audio dramas.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely!!


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