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The Wind Riders. Fabled pirates, who sail the skies on magic airships, protecting the weak and harassing the tyrannical Clerics who rule the nearby city of Tyr. Their very name conjures up dreams of freedom and whispers of hope amongst the slaves forced to mine Mergoran crystals in the mountains, the only known source of magic in the world. That is, until the Wind Riders are attacked and nearly destroyed by Tyr, who has somehow managed to build an airship of its own.

With many of their ships destroyed and their people dead, the surviving Wind Riders are forced to send a small group of volunteers into the heart of Tyr, the den of their hated enemies, to find allies who can purify crystals, the only way the Wind Riders can continue to fly their remaining ships. Failure would mean certain death for everyone ever known as a Wind Rider, as Tyr is busy preparing their next attack, one that will eradicate the Wind Riders from existence.

©2013 Kris Kramer (P)2015 Kris Kramer

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GREAT FIRST BOOK!

I can't wait to hear/read more by Kris Kramer!! I also enjoyed Joel as a NARRATOR! I'm not one to leave spoilers... I will say I enjoyed the book & I would listen to it again!!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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More like Episode 1 than Book 1

I think this story has potential, but I only really started getting into it near the end. At the beginning I was too busy trying to figure out if I had somehow missed the beginning of the story to care about the characters. There is an epilogue at the end of the book which I think I would have preferred to have as a prologue, as that would have solved most of my issues with the story. The end was…unsatisfying. If felt like the story ended abruptly. I’ve had cliffhanger endings that annoyed me less because I felt like there had been enough of the story at that point to “hang,” but this story just stopped as I was starting to get into it. I’d almost say this is more a ‘first episode’ of a story than a ‘first book.’

The narrator really helped this story for me. He did convincing accents, giving more ways to distinguish the characters from each other. Pacing and clarity was good.

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

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A fresh and original fantasy book

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wind Riders to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print version, however I really enjoyed the audio edition thanks to the narration. It drew me into the story which is a little slow at the very beginning. The narration however kept me interested so that as soon as the pace picks up, and that doesn't take long, I was really into it.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the creation of the Landers and Pilots. I think we will see some great evolution of the Pilots over other books. In general it's a great story. I liked the sense of suspense and mystery within the story and it's a great fantasy world.

What does Joel Froomkin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Really good pace. A nice voice for this type of book as well. I really enjoyed the narration as it was easy to listen too and get into the story.

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

Yes. I think it took me three, purely due to life and work getting in the way but yes. I really enjoyed it.

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

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Dangerous dealings

Fantasy book that kept my interest from beginning to end. Really want to read more!