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Soldier

By: Julie Kagawa
Narrated by: Caitlin Davies,MacLeod Andrews,Chris Patton,Tristan Morris
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When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She's lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side. As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers and uncover deadly and shocking secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragon-slayers alike, placing them all in imminent danger as Talon's new order rises.

©2016 Julie Kagawa (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Way to much teenage angst

I've listen to all three books in the series and I wish I had bothered to write a review on book two. I did love the first in the series but as I made my way through book three, I began to remember how Ember's whining just about drove me up a wall. OK so she's a teenager and that's what teenage girls can be like but it was just about enough for me and I won't be bothered with the next in the series. So I just looked back to see who this book was for and it was for teens - 11 to 13. OK my bad, I should have paid more attention

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Now we're talkin'

Initially I felt that the Talon series was more of a young adult series. Let me assure everyone that it's a good listen for anyone!

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Better than the first two books!

I thought this book was better than the first two! Excited to see where the next one goes.

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5 star male narrators, 2 star female

I've been captivated by this saga for the original story idea but I have to say the female narrator had me cringing most of the time. I kind of hate Ember and even had to skip whole chapters of hers so my eyes wouldn't roll straight out of my head. The rest of the story was great, like Garrett's backstory and Riley/Cobalt's POVs, even Dante's stuff intrigued me. I'm invested 3 books into this series now so I guess I'm stuck until it ends but I can't decide if it's just the female narrator that's annoying me or Ember herself. Probably a combination of the two. I'd love to hear more history of dragons on earth since they're supposed to be long-lived to complete the world-building. Hopefully we'll get that in the next books.

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Really!?

It was great till the end!! Really I mean come on, they hate dragons, a:ahhh, just fustrating!!

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a must buy great saga

I am a trucker I listen to books most my days this set has a great story great voices and well delivered can't wait for the rest of the books

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OMG So many reveals

Where does Soldier rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High, high, high! Best book of the Talon Saga yet.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Soldier?

Everything

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

I love Caitlin Davies.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Secrets revealed

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One twist after another....

Excellent story! It kept me enthralled. This book brought new depth to the characters. I can't wait for the next book!

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OMG loved it

loved it and can't wait for the next one. ember is going to be something fierce!!

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get a better narrator for ember hill.

Caitlin Davies voice drives me nuts. Her delivery sounds whiney and mechanical. Find a new narrator for ember hill, please.

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  • Andrea
  • 04-27-22

I'm hooked

began so childish and monotonous but bloomed into a beautiful colourful story ,keep going in series it's worth it

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  • Michael Bolton
  • 08-14-21

Too predictable

I have loved listening to these books, the plot started off solid but thoughout the books became pretty predictable and with many holes.

As soon as the whole Riley/Garett situation started, I was certain Garett would die. Despite the fact Garett was my favourite character, the predictability of it meant I felt nothing when he was killed off. I could have literally told you how the showdown would go before I read it, very unoriginal.

But as a whole the series are pretty good. Just predictable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-22

Another typical YA novel

Everything is becoming predictable and the romance is so badly written.
Honestly just feels like a "the chosen one" template

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  • squizmum
  • 03-17-22

Book 3 in the Talon Saga

It's great Lots of adventure in this book based around Garet. Loving this series.

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  • Leeanne J.
  • 01-26-22

excellent story!

really enjoyed listening to this story, there's action and romance non stop.
the narrator poorly annunciates words though.
correct grammar would be much more enjoyable.

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  • Yve James
  • 09-14-21

Great Series

I was wary due to bad reviews, but I loved the previous books and had to try. listened in a weekend. yes the female narrator sucks, but the story is fast paced interesting.