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The Rampart Guards Audiobook

The Rampart Guards: Chronicle One in the Adventures of Jason Lex

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Publisher's Summary

The Rampart Guards is an adventure and coming-of-age story about a young man, Jason Lex, coping with the loss of his mom and the discovery that the world is not exactly as it seems. Creatures of legend live among us. Grown-ups don't always make the best decisions. And sometimes choosing to trust is a tough, even dangerous decision.

After his mom disappears, Jason Lex and his family move to a small town where he has no friends, no fun, no life. Things get worse when he's chased by weird flying creatures that only he can see. Jason thinks he's losing it.

But when he discovers new information about his family, he's stunned to learn that creatures like Skyfish, Kappa, and the Mongolian Death Worm aren't just stories on the Internet - they're real, and they live unseen alongside the human race. Many of these creatures naturally emit energy capable of incinerating humans. An invisible shield keeps these creatures hidden and protects the human race from their threatening force. But someone - or something - is trying to destroy it.

Unsure who he can trust, Jason is drawn into the fight to save the people closest to him, and he finds help in surprising places. Confronted with loss, uncertainty, and a devastating betrayal, he must make a gut-wrenching decision: who lives and who dies.

©2015 Wendy Terrien (P)2016 Wendy Terrien

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    Tammy 06-15-17
    Tammy 06-15-17
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    "Buy Me I'm worth a credit"

    I was gifted this Audio ARC for a honest and unbiased review from the author/narrator.
    Wendy Terrien wrote this fantasy filled book , consisting of a ton of twists and turns that left you wanting more and more!
    Brian Callanan outdid himself with each and every voice he did.
    I did read the paper copy of this book and I must say that Brian had me captivated from start to finish. Like my granny used to say, it's like an ole time radio show.
    I am looking forward to the next book in the series, it will be on my to be listened to.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense /drama /and or supernatural themes.
    It's well worth a shot or should I say credit.

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    Jonathan Newton 10-18-16
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    "Great book"

    This book has some twists you see and some you don't it will keep your imagination running.


    I got a free copy to read and review and I would give it 5 stars any day.

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    Mary D. 04-02-16
    Mary D. 04-02-16
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    "Unique and Captivating Story"

    This fantasy is filled with unexpected twists and turns and the excellent narration brings the characters to life. I purchased a hard copy and read it before the audio book was released and I gave that version five stars also. Listening versus reading brings a different and very interesting tone and flavor to the story....a fantastic experience!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claire America 11-09-17
    Claire America 11-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting concept"

    I found the idea behind this story really interesting, the idea of the rampart protecting humanity from other beings is not an idea I've come across before and this story is well written.

    I was a bit unsettled by the age of the hero, he's only 14 for most of the story and experiences things that no 14 year old should so I didn't really like that aspect, but everything else worked for me.

    The narration is well done, good character voices and the delivery was engaging.

    I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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    MSEreads Marianna, FL 10-31-17
    MSEreads Marianna, FL 10-31-17 Member Since 2001
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    "Engaging middle grade/young teen fantasy adventure"

    Jason Lex is just a young teen when his mother disappears. His father moves the family, Jason, his older brother, Kyle, and his younger sister, Della, to a new town near his grandmother and uncle. Jason is struggling and things get worse when he begins to see swarming fish diving at him in the sky. His father warns Jason away from his Uncle Alexander, his mother’s sister, who studies cryptozoology and is known for strange behaviors.

    Slowly Jason begins to learn that there are creatures that exist that are not known by the public. He suddenly has physical skills, like lightning bolts from his hands, that he doesn’t understand and can’t control. Then he is approached in secrecy by his mother. He is lured to help her but realizes he has to make a hard choice to prevent the destruction of his family, friends and the world as he knows it.

    The story moves along quickly with danger and light action. Jason faces a lot of new challenges – new facts and betrayals -- in a short time. The adventure is fun, if not always quite plausible. But it is a fantasy adventure after all. I was disappointed by a little bit of language although that isn’t unrealistic.

    I do think that middle graders/young teens would enjoy this as would fantasy, adventure, light sci fi fans. The end has a bit of a twist and I was glad to have book 2 to follow the adventure.

    Audio Notes: Brian Callanan does a good job with the narration. He gives personality to the characters with appropriate voices and emotions. The narration added to my enjoyment of the story.

    I received this title from the narrator for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 10-24-17
    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 10-24-17
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    "A Fun-For-All"

    The beginning and ending could use a do-over. (Unless I missed something, police don't assume blood near personal items automatically belong to that person). And since when do kids have a say-so in whether or not a move is evident?
    The ending about the "tests" seem far fetched. Was his mom and her brother ever tested? No.

    Otherwise, overlooking these inconsistencies, it's a sound story. TBH, I was hesitant to pick up this book. I had gotten the next two books and figured, Heck, lemme grab the first one.
    And that was when I learned we have a dead/missing parent and I thought, Here we go again. This cliché again? But it was very different and very good. The twists were good, although I felt there was a loose end. Talk about distrust in the community seemed to be a dud.
    Sadie was a wonderful friend with a good head on her shoulders.
    I liked the characters, their growth, and interactions.
    The writing and story plot was above average. The world building was fun. The magic wasn't completely explained to my satisfaction but I liked how Jason subtly figured things out and understood it. I especially appreciated the children's powers were not sudden nor super heroic unbelievable.
    It comes to a satisfying conclusion and could be a stand alone book. ( Except we have an excerpt for the next book at the end! What a treat!!)

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    HeatherY 10-15-17
    HeatherY 10-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun YA Fantasy Adventure!"

    After 14 year old Jason Lex's mom disappears one night and is presumed dead, his family is uprooted and moved to the small town of Salton, Idaho. Jason leaves everything behind, his school, his friends, and any hope of seeing his mom again. Once in Salton, he starts to see mysterious creatures in the sky that no one else can see, sparkling streamers that seem to be trying to hurt his family. When Jason meets a man in town with a connection to him, he's told that all the mythical creatures like Bigfoot exist. And Jason himself might be able to wield powers to protect the human world from them.

    This was a fun YA fantasy adventure! I thought the cryptozoology angle was original, and learning about the different cryptids is going to be interesting. It takes some time to get to the action part of the story, but it spends that time building the characters. By the time the cryptids were introduced, I was hooked and wanted to see what happened to Jason and Alexander. I thought the identity of the 'bad guy' was really well done, a bold choice for a YA. The twists and turns kept me guessing right up til the end!

    I liked the characters, a lot of the focus of the book was on the family and their relationships.
    Jason's interactions with Della were sweet and with Kyle were hilarious, they were so natural I felt like I was reading conversations with my own siblings. I'd love to hear more about Sadie, a martial arts loving 'hacker' with her own interesting backstory that was only hinted at. I've seen this series compared to Percy Jackson, and while I read the first book in that series and had no desire to continue it, I want to read the rest of Jason Lex's journey.

    The narration was really well done, Brian Callanan has a great range of voices. Each character is distinct and performed so you know exactly what they're feeling. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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    Layla 09-28-17
    Layla 09-28-17
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    "Slow to begin with but it does get better!"

    This book was slow to begin with. It took along while before things started to get interesting. If I was reading this then I would have given up but I kept listening because of the positive reviews on this story. So I thought it might get better and it did.
    There is a twist that I did not see coming and I kept thinking that the author has put a red herring just to confuse us. Which she did and I kept thinking it can't be that character.
    Brian did an excellent job of acting out (vocally) each character. I knew what each character felt without being told what they were feeling.

    I would recommend this book and narrator.
    However this is not suitable for all ages due to sporadic profanity and violent content used in the book.

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 09-24-17
    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 09-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    This book pulled me in immediately and kept me guessing until the end. I couldn't put it down! It's full of action, magic and adventure. The narrator did an excellent job with all of the voices. Excellent story + excellent narration = DEFINITELY CREDIT WORTHY! I have already downloaded the next in the series so this concludes this review as I'm off to listen to "The Clan Calling" and "The League of Governors"!!!

    I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 09-17-17
    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 09-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "YA paranormal adventure"

    I enjoyed listening to this first instalment of Jason Lex's adventures and the voice telling it had a lot to do with it. Loved the performance, the various voices suited each character, the emotions behind the words were clearly heard.

    I recommend this to paranormal, fantasy and adventure fans, young or old. The story is about dealing with a missing parent, discovering family secrets, loyalty and making hard choices. Lots of twists thrown in that keep the reader/listener engaged to the end. The family dynamics are realistic and so is the school setting. Loved that Sadie, Jason's new best friend, is a smart, strong girl. Looking forward to the next book.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and this review is voluntary.

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