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New powers. Big problems.

Joss Morgan loves joking around, but it's no joke when he discovers he has superpowers. Those powers could get him killed. Heroes and villains want Joss to join them. Both will use him. Everyone has secrets. And his life isn't the only one on the line. If Joss can't figure out who to trust, his whole family could die.

©2016 J. Philip Horne (P)2017 J. Philip Horne

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"Soundly crafted and well-paced, this is a story that'll keep you turning pages late into the night." (Best-selling MG/YA fantasy author Marc Secchia)

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This was a great book, loved the plot. Horne had strong characters, both male and female. A brilliant spin on the classic superhero story. I highly recommend it.

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Even sevens need regular friends

Last day of school and Josh is in trouble. At the principals office and not sure how he was going to get out of this until something crazy happened and he was out!! School is out and Josh and his best friend Thomas have a chance to learn special skills, like karate but not. All is not happy though as Janie, Josh’s little sister, is tagging along and turns out she is good. This is where we learn that Josh is not normal and the school is just to hide his training. Mara is his handler and pulling the strings—or is she? When can Josh tell his parents and who is Jordan. This was an exciting book which I think is good for anyone, boy or girl from 8-80. I can’t wait to get started on book 2 which I already purchased. I actually listened to the audible of this book on a recent trip and it was very good.

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great book.

I will definitely let my daughter listen to this book. she'll love it too. I can't wait to get the second one.

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  • Trisha
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 10-03-17

I'm a what?

Joss is a young boy who finds out on the last day of the school year that he has special powers. He meets someone who not only showed him he has powers, but that is willing to teach him how to use the powers... Just so long as he hides them from everyone including his parents.

The book was a fascinating story of a boy finding his powers and everything that goes along with the powers. The story was amazing and I hope to listen to the next one in the series soon. This story did end though without being a cliffhanger.

I would definitely recommend this book to people who need a bit of magic in their life!

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.

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Fun middle grade superhero romp

A fun, quick-paced story of a boy discovering his superpowers -- and the importance of the people around him. Good guys, bad guys, fun fight scenes, and a refreshingly competent kid sister. Though there's an opening for the next in the series, this story is complete.

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Fantastic story and EXCELLENT narration!

Would you listen to Joss the Seven again? Why?

Absolutely! In fact, as soon as I heard how good it was, I announced to my family that we're listening to it on our road trip this summer. It's so well-paced and exciting that I know it will keep the whole family's interest for the drive.

What other book might you compare Joss the Seven to and why?

It's like a Peter Parker becoming Spiderman story. It reminds me of another teen superhero series called The Cassidy Jones Adventures, also super exciting.

What about Kevin Coffin’s performance did you like?

Kevin Coffin was flippin' amazing. I had already read the book before I heard the audible version, and I had pacing and voices in my head. Coffin completely lived up to -- and improved upon -- my imagination. He kept each character distinct and knew when to speed up and when to slow down. You could SEE things happening because of his timing and vocal mannerisms.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole book has the twists and turns of a great roller coaster ride, including switch backs, corkscrews, and total loop-the-loops that upend your whole vision of who to trust and what Joss should do. I found moments of wonder, humor, terror, and triumph.

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JOSS THE SEVEN audible is the perfect marriage of excellent story telling and superb voice acting. The talent of both men involved makes this one a definite keeper.<br/><br/>I had purchased the book on my own, but received a free copy of the audible book in exchanged for an honest review. Because of how much I loved the written book, I was more than happy to do so, and my comments were in no way influenced by the fact that the audible version was free to me.

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  • Terence Thirteen
  • 09-05-17

Joss the Seven: Guild of Sevens, Book 1

I was given a free copy of this audiobook, by the author, in exchange for an unbiased review. This book is aimed at the preteen to early teen market, so I had to dig deep to find my inner child, in order to give a fair review.

Joss the Seven is a fantasy action-adventure novel, with a dash of mystery-suspense. J. Philip Horne's book contains snappy, realistic character dialogue, well portrayed moral dilemmas and important life lessons, for young people, without being &quot;preachy&quot;.

For those parents who are particular about what their children are exposed to, in their entertainment, add this book to your approved reading list.

To potential purchasers - don't be put off by the cover. (It's the only thing about the book that's a little lacking.)