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Greatshadow Audiobook

Greatshadow: The Dragon Apocalypse, Book 1

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After stealing a priceless relic from the Church of the Book, Infidel is the world's most infamous mercenary. Now she's got her eyes on a new prize, the fabled treasure trove of the dragon Greatshadow. Joining forces with a band of dangerous rogues, can she survive her own allies long enough to face the dragon?

Greatshadow: Book One of the Dragon Apocalypse can be listened to as a standalone novel or as the first book in a four novel series following the a group of eclectic rogues, scoundrels, and pirates who find that they are mankind's last hope of surviving the combined might of the primal dragons. All four novels are available in the omnibus edition Dragon Apocalypse: The Complete Collection, featuring a stunning cover by Hugo Award winning artist Julie Dillon.

©2012 James Maxey (P)2017 James Maxey

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    "Awesome!"

    Fast paced, funny, full of adventure and romance. Great book, great narration, just perfect.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    med c 06-09-17
    med c 06-09-17
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    A great fantasy book with some really cool additions to the wonderful world of dragon mythology. I loved the story telling devise, thought it worked really well and very much look forward to reading the next in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Josh R 06-16-17
    Josh R 06-16-17
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    "A truly original epic fantasy"

    Greatshadow is a truly original epic fantasy. The story it’s self is that a group of unlikely allies get together to try and kill a dragon, and anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. There is a good amount of silly mixed in, but it kept me engaged from start to finish. I didn’t want to pause the book at all, which is hard to say for most 13 hour novels. What really sets this book apart from other epic fantasy novels is the way in which the story was told. I’ve never heard of another story told from the POV of a dead guy, who isn’t really the main character. Plus, there are a few times that he breaks the fourth wall, but it an entertaining and well-done way. There is also large and diverse cast that shouldn’t be able to work together, yet somehow, they do... Kind of. The story has fantastic narration, with Jake Urry performing a huge amount of voices, but keeping them all separated and easily distinguishable. He especially does a great job with the dragon voices. Overall, this was a thoroughly entertaining book and I can’t wait for book two.

    This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Simona 07-23-17
    Simona 07-23-17 Member Since 2015

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    "It was too dark for me, sorry..."

    For strong fantasy fans this book might just be the catch. It didn't work for me though, as it didn't contain the elements I want in a fantasy novel. It was way too dark for me and I'm also very hard to satisfy when it comes to this genre. However, if you love fantasy, this book has a lot of strong fantasy elements, so you might not think the same as me. Jake Urry did a great performance, as he is a master in dark stories.

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    When I started the story I expected more about the dragons, so keep in mind the story is a progression to the dragons. The story is told mostly through the eyes of a dead man. The characters in the story are quite unique and I could defiantly see this on the big screen. As the characters are introduced and head out on their adventure to kill Greatshadow you will soon find out they all have many secrets. With the way the story ends I am curious how the series will continue. Great narration by Jake Urry.

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    April H. Kansas 06-10-17
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    Greatshadow
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    This is an interesting dragon book. Lots of adventure and suspense in this novel. In all honesty, it wasn't my cup of tea. Those listeners that are big into fantasy will probably love it.




    The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Jake Urry is the reason I finished this book, his voice style is fantastic.



    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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    "Enjoyable"

    Not my usual genre but I enjoyed this.
    Fantasy & always moving story.
    Jake Urry as always did a great job narrating and keeping the story flowing with life.

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  • Petra
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    "Such a lot of fun"

    This was my first ever dragon book, it is also the first book in a four-part series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone.
    Told in first-person, the narrator isn't the protagonist making this quite an original way of relaying the story. Stagger, the narrator, actually dies right at the start of the story. Following his long-term companion around in ghost-format, Stagger tells the story of Infidel, a super strong female mercenary, and his secret love interest.
    I really enjoyed Stagger's perspective. He was funny and endearing although he had basically been a drunk and a scoundrel most of his life.
    The plot itself is a fairly typical action-adventure quest featuring a group of incompatible rogues setting off to slay a powerful dragon, Greatshadow, the dragon of fire. As I'm generally not a huge fan of fantasy epics, I appreciated that this was fast-paced action and entertainment rather than loads of world building. Characters were introduced with sufficient history and they, as well as the setting, were described thoroughly enough to make it easy to imagine the island, the dragons, the immortals, the orcs etc.
    The rather mixed bunch of characters surrounding Infidel were all likeable and fun despite the expected tension within their group. I really enjoyed the "romantic" elements of Infidel's story as well although some of it was getting very close to being cheesy. Still, the arc about Stagger and Infidel's relationship, which neither of them had honestly and fully appreciated until Stagger wasn't alive anymore, was an interesting addition to all the sword wielding action.

    Jake Urry brought the characters to life in a spectacular fashion. His dragon voices were menacing, his portrayal of The Three Goons was wonderful, in particular No Face. I like how Jake makes female characters sound believable and not like cartoon-type characters. There was a large cast of characters involved, but it was always clear who was talking due to Jake Urry's differentiation and tones. To be honest, I wouldn't have sat down to read this in book-format, it's just not my thing, but listening to this was phenomenal and so much fun.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
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    "Out of this world fantastic"
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    What a book! Mr Maxey has the most wonderful imagination. The characters, Infidel, Stagger, Aurora are so brilliant, each one is so carefully thought out and brilliantly drawn. I loved The Goons. There is absolutely everything in this story; fantasy, romance, love, hate, betrayal, dysfunctional family relationships, the whole range of writing genres. As if the genius writing is not enough, the book's level is raised to an even higher stratosphere due to the narration by Jake Urry. How he manages to make all the voices of all the different players and keep them separated in his head is beyond me. He even makes No Face's speech consistently incomprehensible, (you'll understand why this is important when you listen to the book!). This is a work of art, written by a master author and narrated by a master actor and most definitely should be listened to by all. It will take you to places you'd never even dreamed of! 5 stars simply don't seem enough!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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