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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Audiobook

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

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Publisher's Summary

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes - a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.

©2012 Christopher Healy (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Murray S Durham 07-25-15

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    "Very entertaining!"

    Excellent story for the whole family! My 11 and 13 year old boys were riveted to the story the entire trip. Comedy, adventure and drama all in one extremely well performed narration. The voices and accents were so much fun that we've been imitating them ever since.

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    RWM 07-19-15
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    "Great Fun!"

    My two girls (8 and 9) and I loved listening to this! The reader had so many wonderful voices for each of the characters. Very well done!

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    Liza 01-06-14
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    It just didn't capture my kids' attention. I thought it was funny, but every time I suggested we put it on, there were collective groans from the kids. Not sure why. I enjoyed it so far, but I bought it for them, so had to return it and try again.

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    Kehrin 11-11-13
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    "Hats Off to Everyone Who Worked On This"
    Would you listen to The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom again? Why?

    My mom and I just listened to this adorable and well-written book. I'll be looking out for more books by this author, but the reading is phenomenal. This wasn't reading, this was a performance. The way he read the narrative and the voices, and the production with the music and sound effects were great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    We chuckled quite a bit. And there were a few times when we were practically rolling on the floor laughing.


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    S. Wells 04-07-13
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    "The PRINCE Bride!"

    This is a belly full of laughs and no mistake. I swear one of the princes is a Texan! The reader is also a prince of a guy, and elevates a delightful story into a howl.

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    Amazon Customer Oviedo, FL, United States 09-19-12
    Amazon Customer Oviedo, FL, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful romp elevated by excellent narration"

    "The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom" is a funny, light-hearted middle-grade story that delights in twisting the fairy tales it draws on. The characters are interesting and easy to enjoy, and the plot, though slightly meandering, comes together well (though readers should be warned that the last chapter is open-ended enough to allow for sequels).

    What might just be a very fun and unapologetically silly children's story, however, has been enhanced by very good narration. Bronson Pinchot has developed distinct and appropriate voices for each character and the narrator, and his characterizations add depth to the characters.

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    ResisteniaEstOfficium 08-11-17
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    "Love! "

    I adore this book as much for the reader as for the story itself. He is absolutely amazing. Think Jim Dale quality, if you are a fan of the Harry Potter audios. The story is a fun take on the retelling of fairytales that is so common right now. Laugh out loud funny in places, again because of the reader every bit as much as the actual writing. I just about spewed my drink all over the first time I heard him reading the troll voice. Overall this book is worth reading in any form, but the audio book just makes it that much better. Prepare to have some light hearted fun with a story that engages adults as well as those in its intended audience.

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    Eileen E Burhanna 07-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Hilarious"

    This was a great twist. I had 5 kids ranging in age from 13 to 7 laughing hysterically. Even my husband enjoyed it. The narration was fantastic! Cannot say enough good things about this book! So fun!

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    Kristin 06-20-17
    Kristin 06-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun for the family!"

    We loved listening to this book!! The narrator was incredibly talented. My younger two (7 & 5) weren't as captured by it as my 10 year old, my husband and myself. Their loss, it was wonderful!

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    So good loved this book I would highly recommend this book to read it brought me much enjoyment

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