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The Iron King Audiobook

The Iron King: The Iron Fey, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny - one she could never have imagined….

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

©2010 Julie Kagawa (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

The Iron King is a must read!” (New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter)

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    John ARLINGTON, TX, United States 02-14-13
    John ARLINGTON, TX, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Not to my taste"
    Any additional comments?

    The books target audience looks to be for teenager so if your teenager you're probably like this book but for older audience not too sure lease for me did not do really.

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    Rani FISHERS, IN, United States 10-22-12
    Rani FISHERS, IN, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story! Had me from the first chapter!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Iron King to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Khristine Hvam did an excellent job.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Iron King?

    There were so many....but I would have to say the most memorable was when Ash promised to lead Megan to the Iron King and almost died in doing so.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    Fabulous performance all the way around. I heard every character loud and clear and loved them all because of her performance.


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

    Yes.


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    Trista 10-10-12
    Trista 10-10-12
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    "Great world, but the story is often trite"

    I think this series has a lot of potential. However there were many points within the story where I became fed up with Megan's rash actions, the inability to listen to offered explanations of the unfamiliar world in which she finds herself. However I guess there would not be a story if not for this character flaw.

    Also the romantic aspect of this story was trite, expected, and shallow. Almost twilight-ish: oooh, sexy bad boy, who is technically centuries older than megan, and often poses a threat to her and somehow ... its love.... I will continue reading, because I like the fey world which the writer has created. I hope that other aspects of the story live up to their potential.

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    S. Dewey Arkansas 10-01-12
    S. Dewey Arkansas 10-01-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Pretty good"
    What made the experience of listening to The Iron King the most enjoyable?

    It starts out pretty slow but once you give it some time you will get caught up in it.


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    Amazon Customer Humble, Texas 09-24-12
    Amazon Customer Humble, Texas 09-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent paranormal read"

    Really compelling storyline--a little bit different from the norm. This author created a believable world filled with fey and danger. I enjoyed the intricate storyline and in depth characterization.

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    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 09-09-12
    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 09-09-12 Member Since 2014

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    "I Tried...."
    Would you try another book from Julie Kagawa and/or Khristine Hvam?

    If it was for an older audience.... I couldnt get into this one, it gave me flash backs of high school.


    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Tobie United States 03-25-11
    Tobie United States 03-25-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved The Iron King"

    I don't want to write a long review, but Julie Kagawa wrote a brilliant story and Khristine Hvam does a fantastic job reading. Loved every bit of it!

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    Jamie L. Quinn Kulpmont, Pa, USA 02-19-13
    Jamie L. Quinn Kulpmont, Pa, USA 02-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "this was stupid"

    I couldn't get past the first several chapters and had to delete it. Total waste of money. The story was so stupid and unbelievable that I couldn't take it one more minute.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gia 12-29-12
    Gia 12-29-12
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    "Put this one on the "NO FLY!" list."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The ENTIRE story sincerely needs a complete do over. I ReAlly tried to like this audiobook. So much so, I restarted this audiobook like 5 or 6 times and just couldn't get into it... AT ALL! The narrator was ok but still, the audibook needed a miracle.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Oh well... Flarf! I will have a listen of book two in this series called 'The Iron Daughter'. Ashamed to admit it but I bought the complete series without trying the first audiobook first. Ugh! Although I'm not hopeful at all that book two will cause this series to take a turn for the better, I believe in second chances, especially since I have the whole series already. There's alot riding on audiobook two now since book one is a blurr and a hot mess!


    What three words best describe Khristine Hvam’s voice?

    A valiant effort!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Um. NO!


    Any additional comments?

    Save yourselves! This audiobook is LAME! Don't get this audiobook.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shay Bella 03-25-14
    Shay Bella 03-25-14

    Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories

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    "Needs Polish"

    The premise of the book is kind of fun, but it was not easy to get into. Mainly, the heroine is written with an unbelievable level of ignorance of "fairy tales", and the fey are written up like they were copied from Shakespeare's plays.

    The "unbelievable" about her ignorance comes in because there is never a clear (or even muddy) explanation of why she hasn't had even the briefest introduction to fairy stories, yet she's a white girl living in middle America. White girl. Middle America. That isn't just prime Euro-mutt territory, it's prime North and West Euro-mutt territory. Where most of the fairy stories come from? Yeah. So, that part bothered me a lot. Until about half way through, you don't even get a decent shot at guessing why she's such an utter dunder head.

    Relying on Shakespeare's conceptualization of the fey, also not a winner, but again, get past the half way point and the character building starts to pick up so they don't feel quite so ... cardboard.

    The narration wasn't half bad.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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