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Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1) Audiobook

Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings: Book 1)

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Publisher's Summary

The first great war of Ovira is over, and the most hated king in centuries is dead, but his nephew still lives. However, Basen had nothing to do with the destructive war his uncle started. In fact it was his uncle who exiled him and his father to the territory of their enemies, where Basen's dreams of becoming a legendary mage now fade, as he must work all day just to eat. His only chance at regaining some semblance of the life he thought he would lead is to join an elite school that trains, houses, and feeds a thousand new young men and women each year. But little does Basen know that his determination will put him at the center of a war even bloodier than the one he'd barely managed to avoid.

©2015 B.T. Narro (P)2015 B.T. Narro

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    Cheri 03-10-16
    Cheri 03-10-16 Member Since 2012

    Love to listen to audiobooks!

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    "Slow Start But Strong Finish!"

    I love a good fantasy story and after reading the Kin of Kings description, I was really interested in listening to the book, and was happy to be gifted a copy of the audiobook at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review by the author, narrator, or publisher courtesy of Audiobook Blast dot com.

    I'll admit, in the beginning the story started off slow and almost lost me. It was part the story and part the narration. However, after a couple of hours, the story and narrator really took off! I remember thinking much the story did "180" and was glad I did not give up. The plot starting developing with unexpected twists, and the narrator really seemed to have nailed down the characters and was doing an awesome job.

    The plot and characters were developed and Basen was my favorite; however, there was another character who I really like because of their determination and hard work but they turned out to be bad person..... I did not see that coming. This story does end on a cliffhanger so I will be on the lookout for the next audiobook. I really want to know what happens next.

    Overall, I enjoyed the story and was glad I stuck with it. I would have really missed out on a good story.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    steven 07-01-16
    steven 07-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved every minute of it"

    it was a good story that captived me through the whole book with an ending that makes me want to read the second book as soon as possible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kyla Hockman 02-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Story"
    Would you listen to Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings Book 1) again? Why?

    I liked the way the characters were depicted it was exciting and well written. I really enjoyed this book and got it in exchange for a review of the book


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Powderly, KY, United States 02-12-16
    James Powderly, KY, United States 02-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good start to the series"
    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."<br/><br/>Pretty good story and good beginning to a series. Somewhat of a YA story, but still entertaining. The story kinda jumps right in and explains past characters as it needs to, which is a little strange, but the story still works. Will be listening to the second installment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nate8775 Indiana 01-13-16
    nate8775 Indiana 01-13-16

    Im a 40 yr old male that's a husband for 20 yrs, father of 3 teenage sons, a H.S. Soccer Coach and a machinist working in aerospace field.

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    "Good book"
    If you could sum up Kin of Kings (The Kin of Kings Book 1) in three words, what would they be?

    Decent fantasy story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I did enjoy the main character, but their childhood friend was a little better because she was a beast!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Brad C. Wilcox?

    The narration was ok, but was distracting at times.


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

    Not quite on the level to listen in one sitting, but not too far off.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 07-21-17
    Jason 07-21-17 Member Since 2009

    I am listening to something everyday!

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    "Great start to a series!"

    Well done story! Great narration. Worth the credit. Looking forward to the next installment.

    &quot;This book was provided at no cost for an unbiased review.&quot;

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 06-18-17
    Nathan 06-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Storyline was Alright"

    While the story itself was alright... the Narration was poorly done with bad voices for each character. The story is a bit repetitive with it's stating of details, the story starts slow, and ends up being far too detailed with descriptions thus slowing the story down even more. Thankfully it does get better as the story continues! (Sadly not the Narration)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teddy 05-14-17
    Teddy 05-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book, terrible narration"

    The story was great as well as the characters, but he really needs to work on his dialogue. At times I felt like it was a high schooler writing, which shouldn't mean anything as Christopher Paloni wrote Eragon at 18.
    I will still Finnish the series though, as it was very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alison 05-09-17
    Alison 05-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good story"

    the book was good, liked the plotline, narration was slow and felt flat and monotone, dialogue all had the same cadence, regardless of the situation or emotions at play

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 05-06-17
    Daniel 05-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Ok. Very YA. But did keep me interested enough."

    Narrator was barely ok. Speeding up helped. Don't know if it was the story or the narrator that made some dialoge weird. But it was an ok book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Tony Bough
    1/30/16
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    "There is humour, action, tension and magic."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I like the story and the magic system is innovative so the story deviates nicely from the cookie cutter format. It does not shock you with sudden twists rather it flows well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Solid fantasy novel, and very quickly paced-you won't find any dawdling over meaningless details. It's also got good action and a nice pace to it.


    What does Brad C. Wilcox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I enjoyed the narration. I think it sweeps you along and Brad has a nice voice.


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

    The setting of this book is strong and intriguing, and the characters are very interesting and I liked the ending.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • dennis gilmartin
    12/5/16
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    "Good storyline but too short."

    I enjoyed the main character and the twist was good. Although I know it's part of a series it was still too short and I have downloaded the next book because I was not gripped

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A J Sparkes
    11/2/16
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    "Terrible narrator"

    The story appeared to have a good plot, but the narrator spoiled any kind of enjoyment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/12/17
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    "terrible narrator"

    got a feeling this is a good series. but due to bland narrator I shall not be buying other books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anthony
    12/23/16
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    "Enjoyable"

    This was a very enjoyable book with a intriguing plot line. The listen kept me in gauged throughout the whole book and left me wanting more. A really good ending didn't expect that. Think I will have to go and buy the next two in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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