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A Quest of Heroes Audiobook

A Quest of Heroes: The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The #1 Bestselling series!

A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. An epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders.

Books #2--#17 in the series are now also available!

©2013 Morgan Rice (P)2013 Morgan Rice

What the Critics Say

THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.” (Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos)

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    ANNIE BROOKLYN, NY, United States 01-11-14
    ANNIE BROOKLYN, NY, United States 01-11-14 Listener Since 2007
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    "I love the coming of age and quest fantasy books"
    Where does A Quest of Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this epic story it give me all that I need in a fantasy trilogy. the coming of age and discovery of self is magnificent. Though some actions are predictable I love it. there is not long details just action in every chapter.


    What other book might you compare A Quest of Heroes to and why?

    Terry Brooks Shannara books.


    Have you listened to any of Wayne Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I don't believe I have; but I will be looking for him from no on.


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

    Yes!! I found my self holding my breathe with hand over month and eyes wide open with fear. Self splitting laughter I like these books and am waiting with bated breathe for the last one.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could find more like this.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 12-02-13
    Joe 12-02-13
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    "Great book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the genre.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Quest of Heroes?

    The entire story evolves fast and has plenty of action.


    Which character – as performed by Wayne Farrell – was your favorite?

    Thor is a great lead character.


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

    I listened to this book while driving to and from work (45min. drive) I'd find myself not wanting to get out of the car when I got to work.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Andessia 10-08-13
    Andessia 10-08-13
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    "Great Series"
    What made the experience of listening to A Quest of Heroes the most enjoyable?

    I have already read all the books in the series and I enjoyed listening to the book in the car. However, it was a little harder to keep track of all the characters via the audio book vs reading the books. Great story line and keeps you captivated though.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thor, who else?


    Have you listened to any of Wayne Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first of his performances I've listened to


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tara 09-06-17
    Tara 09-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Read the Bible and King Arthur Instead"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Listening to anything else would have made the experience better.


    What could Morgan Rice have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    An original plot line with an editor's review would make this a better book. So in short, change the whole thing. Nothing can salvage this piece of drudgery. Just don't waste your time on this. It was an easy return for me. I don't know why this was in the selection of authors deemed in the same category as GRR Martin. It's clearly nowhere close to Martin's abilities to build characters and a world.


    What three words best describe Wayne Farrell’s voice?

    A calming voice, though I did wish he would read a bit faster. I had to speed up the reading just to make it flow better.


    What character would you cut from A Quest of Heroes?

    All of it. It's terrible and poorly written.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank goodness the Bible and King Arthur's tales have no copyrights, else Rice would be sued for plagiarism. The story is a mesh of David from the Bible with Merlin as a guide. Combine that with fortunate happenstances that are dictated primarily on the whim of the author. Even in fantasy, there’s got to be a reason why things are happening. The plotline is subpar, and the need for an editor is the more evident as trudges through this book. Fanfiction is usually better than this. Characters are monochromatic living up to every cliche possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-15-17
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    "Cliff hanger ending"

    This book suddenly ends with hero in peril. I was getting into the story, thinking about investing in the whole series. But, I refuse to purchase books that are cliff hangers which are a ploy to get you to purchase next book. Morgan Rice should learn from JK Rowling or Rick Riordan to wrap up the adventure/conflict. Then reader can purchase next book in series. Luckily I got this ebook on sale as well as the audio book and didn't sink much money into it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony 06-14-17
    Anthony 06-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "liked story voice very bland"

    he was very bland in attempt to do voices, practically monotone.the story however was very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 06-13-17
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    "I had to keep listening"

    Morgan Rice learned his trade well and from the best as is apparent in this story of untold heroes told in ways that leave one guessing who will fall and who will rise. A boy's dreams of a life beyond his grasp is told with in depth knowledge of the emotions that are present dependent on the age, background and dreams of young men while reality is often all to real and there is no returning as there is often no road home. Yet this insight is far from depressing, just sorrowful in parts while watching an inevitable growth in ability, emotional stability as well as hope and sadness evidenced depending on the right now from the yesterday was. This is not my type of story and yet I had to hear this tale written by a great writer and narrated by Mr. Farrell who is one of my favorites. enjoy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    christopher abell 05-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book!"

    Wayne Farrel did a great job narrating. I really enjoyed the story and cant wait to get into the second.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Musser 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    I really enjoy listening to Wayne Farrell and everything I've read from Morgan Rice has been fantastic. With both of them, you can't go wrong :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth Reading"

    I don't understand the outright hate nor the overwhelming love for this. It's worth reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • alan
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    8/28/15
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    "Poor effort"
    Any additional comments?

    Don't expect much from this book! The narrator makes it much the worst for it. This particular idea could have been made good if written better.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eliza
    12/15/16
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    "Has no redeeming qualities."

    Terrible writing. Flat characters. Boring world. (And then, two hours after meeting him, I realized that he was going to be my very best friend forever) The whole thing is god awful. Just. Don't. Save your time and your money. If you do decide to download it anyway listen on the x1.25 setting because the reading is so slow it's unbearable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marta
    8/5/16
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    "A light fairytale"

    Some plots are ridiculous but it is just a fiction after all. Decent fantasy book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty Mitchell
    6/21/16
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    "A real page turner"

    Brilliant story cant wait to read/hear the next book in this series. Couldnt stop listeniing to it

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • lee
    2/23/16
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    "Should I read it?"
    Where does A Quest of Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book thus far ranks 3.5 out of 5


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity of the numerous characters.


    What does Wayne Farrell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Imaginative fantasy with a childs perspective and attitudes.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    While an interesting read unfortunately each book could have easily been combined with the following book in the series thus, while marketed well it does little for the wallet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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