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Nickle Brickle’Bee is odd, even by his own standards. While most boys are starting to get hair under their arms, Nickle starts growing whiskers on his chin. By the time he is 12, he can grow a full beard.

Then, one day, Nickle finds himself swallowed by the earth and taken to the center of the world, where he finds a massive magical city called EarthWorks that is governed by a myriad of powerful creatures.

Between horrifying monsters, elves that rule with pomp and power, fairies that are in open rebellion, a greedy dwarf warlord, and an indestructible but blind adversary, Nickle finds himself in the middle of a power struggle that could mean the end of this new world.

©2020 Sterling Nixon (P)2020 Sterling Nixon

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Adventure Time

Nickle Brickle'Bee is probably the first novel in the In the Heart of EarthWorks series of fantasy books for young adults. Author Sterling Nixon delights us with a writing style reminiscent of that of Neil Gaiman and that's a very high praise in my book. Filled with endearing characters, unlikely heroes, magical creatures, vivid descriptions for locations and events, while also depicting acts of epic heroism and true friendship, this novel is fun, entertaining and funny. The audiobook version of Nickle Brickle'Bee is brought to life by narrator Jason Finch. He infuses the story with talent and switches seamlessly between characters, using all sorts of voices and accents, creating a high level of immersion. Nickle Brickle'Bee has been nominated for Whitney Award and I can't recommend it enough, for either young adults or the entire family, this could be the perfect choice.

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Love this audible!!!!

Great first in the series! Loved the friendship between the main characters. Funny, witty dialogue throughout! Narrator did an awesome job. Can’t wait for the next one!

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Delightfully Fun and Entertaining!

Nickle Brickle’Bee is different from most 12-year-old boys because he’s shorter than most, he has the ability to grow facial hair, his name is odd, and he has a penchant for tasting soil. Placed in a home where honesty is valued above everything else, Nickle finds himself in a bit of a spot. Before he can decide what to do, he is whisked off to the center of the earth. There he discovers his parentage, meets elves, fairies, and finds himself in a battle against a dwarf warlord and another evil nearly immortal enemy. Nickle must navigate his way through his new life and make sense of his new discoveries. Something that seems a bit overwhelming.

I thoroughly loved this audiobook. It is written for listeners of all ages. One cannot help but smile at the predicaments that Nickle and his friend Jason find themselves in. The race with the hedgehogs and other animals is priceless!
Every aspect of this story was well developed including characters, dialog, and plot twists. The author, Sterling Nixon, creates a vivid world that is detailed in his unparalleled use of rich adjectives. Nixon’s writing style creates an impressive storyline.

The narrator, Jason Finch, gave an outstanding performance. I enjoyed his voices which for each character were distinct and suited for their personalities. His rhythm was smooth and well-timed. He kept the excitement going and added more depth to an already nearly perfect story!

There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.

As a result, Nickle Brickle’Bee has been awarded the AudioBookReviewer Choice Award. This prestigious award is presented to the author of the book whose book is believed to deserve higher than the standard 5 Star Rating.

Disclaimer: This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias, honest review.

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Very Entertaining

I love to listen to a good book while I run, but it’s rare that I find one where I can fully submerge myself. This book did just that! I would look forward to my runs and even add to them in order to get more of the story. Excellent writing and fun read. I hope there is more to come.

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Epic begining to a great series.

From Tortugan to the Halls of Tiran Og, this had incredible world/character building. I really liked the characters as well, they were relatable but not unlikeable. I am extremely excited for the next one in the series!

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Didn’t measure up to the great ratings

I bought this based on a Facebook ad. I know better than to do that. The story isn’t bad but I really disliked the reader. His sing song rhythm, slurring and stumbling delivery was extremely annoying. I had to force myself to finish. His saving grace was that the character voices were very good. I’m an adult who usually enjoys YA books but this one just didn’t grab me. I’m not sure if it was just the reader or a so-so plot line. It needed more work fleshing out the characters and less time explaining battles. Young kids will probably enjoy it.

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Wonderful

This author is absolutely wonderful! He weaves such a wonderful story that keeps you racing towards the next sentence. All the characters and creatures are totally brilliant and so different from each other. How he even weaves the culture inside so you’re right there walking with him. Like he explains in the library, words fall short at how cool he made it. Because that’s how I feel when I read, you get sucked in. I love the pig race chapter and how he thinks about his funeral because I think that sometimes after I do something. I like the very maid to the morbid funny side of reality. I see how horrible my death and funny my life is….sometimes. Thank you for the labor of love to the readers out here

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great book

Great book definitely worth the read and I can't wait for the next one

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Wow! What an adventure!!

Nickle Bricklebee is a story that starts you off slowly and by the time you realize you’re in a magical realm, you can’t leave without finishing the book. What an incredible adventure that makes you realize that a main character doesn’t have to accomplish everything. They just need a little help from their friends. Spunky and fun!! This book is excellent for those who love a combination of Harry Potter and military learning. Being able to enjoy a book has never been so satisfying.

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Love!

My boys especially love this book! They are ages 9 and 13. We listened to it last year and again this year, both times enjoying it very much!