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The Great Continent is at war. The nation of Shogun, home of the samurai; defends their lands from two invading forces. Eblan, a nation of ninjas and Kraken, the land of the knights. Together, they seek to conquer the Shoguns. Now three brothers, who are the sons of the legendary samurai known as the Great Black Bear, fight to defend their homeland and put a stop to this war once and for all. Welcome to the world Samurai.

©2021 Timothy McCallum (P)2021 Timothy McCallum

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! excellent overall

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Samurai World Meets the Battle Bros

This one was an odd story that sometimes didn't seem to know whether it wanted to be a Samurai sword and sorcery epic or an opening chapter in a "the boys go off to war" story. It's also a little long on action and short on plot hooks, but it was a fun read and the ending promises more stories in the series so maybe by then it'll have decided what it wants to be. I hope so, because this young writer shows a lot of promise.

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couldn't really get into it

The story shifted in world-type from to European to Asian to magical that never really hot a fill for the story it was abit to many diffrent aspects.

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Let the fighting begin!

This is an action-packed story of three brothers from America fighting as samurai to win an important battle in a larger war that was full of epic battles, duels, and fights. In fact, this tale consists mainly of fight scenes that are strung together by a pretty weak story. We know our main characters are fighting to win a war but not why they should win or their beliefs in their own efforts. Just that they have a strong sibling bond. All the other characters lacked any reason for me to care about them. Furthermore, it seems as if a lot of Samurai knowledge needs to already exists in the listener’s mind. While the addition of magic into the story makes for interesting duels it still felt shoe-horned in. I hope future books in this series will flesh out the world as much as they did for these brothers. If you are a big fan of Samurai, then this will be an entertaining experience. Otherwise, this might not be the listen for you. 

Ross Pipkin's narration starts off really rough. But as the book progresses, he finds his cadence. He performed his best work during the fighting scenes but felt lackluster the rest of the time. I hope in his next narration he won't hit the mic as much.

Editing and quality were on par with most books I have listened to.  The production on the other hand was not. The addition of random music from random genres (hip-hop, rock, Japanese) was unnecessary. Along with the chaotic insertion of Foley work I was taken out of the story every time.

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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  • J Smith
  • 06-30-21

“Life is too short to hold on to the past.”

Perhaps I’m the wrong audience for this book and it’s meant for a younger audience, but I found it a little too basically written and I kept losing my focus to the point where I was confused about what was happening. I also found the repetitive use of the word ‘Mana’ annoying as it seemed to be said every other word in some sentences.
I enjoyed the narrators reading voice and his character voices, but I couldn’t understand why Mana was said do weirdly, as though there was a full stop after every utterance of it.
I’ve listened to many books with sound effects, but this seemed bizarre. There was only a couple of random instances of battle effects but the music seemed totally wrong and out of context. It sounded like the backing track of an electronic keyboard and was often stuck in randomly seemingly with no purpose.
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.