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A plot is being hatched at Mountaintop Academy, a plot that threatens the lives of Emily and her friends...and the integrity of the Allied Lands. In a desperate bid to uncover the secrets of Mountaintop and recover her stolen notes, Emily goes undercover into Mountaintop, a mission that may cost her everything.

©2015 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Still good

Be prepared the narrator changes the voices.. Took me a little while to get used too...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I wanted to give the performance a 5th star because Travis Gilbert always does a wonderful job! However after the 2nd chapter in school of hard knocks the voices we'd come to know and be familiar with were pitched down. It was very disorienting and made the characters feel older and hard to distinguish one from another. There were a few times where I had to ask myself if it was Emily or Lady barb speaking.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Amazing as always!!

Another great book leaving me wanting for more. Story was great and Travis Gilbert is amazing as always. One of the best readers on Audible that I've listened to. Keep them coming!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Narrator changes after chapter two

For some reason, after the second chapter, the narrator changes. It is not clear why.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Still good. But what's going on with the voice

Street was still good, but the narrator's voice started being wonky. Maybe trying to switch readers mid stream?

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Ladylaw
  • Matthews, NC, United States
  • 03-02-17

More Please!!

I love this series. I hope the rest of the books become available to listen to.

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Great story, great narration, but...

As always, Christopher Nuttall spins a wonderful tale, and the performance of the narrator was first rate. There's just one little thing. on Chapter 2 or 3, the narrator's voice was pitched down, I suspect during the edit of the book. It remained so until the preview of the next book in the series, then pitched down again for the final closing.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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love to the books

love the books from 1 till now can't wait for the next one wish they the ramp up Productions of the audio books multiple instead of once a month but love the series can't wait for the next book sitting on pins and needles to see what happens and what she goes through I can't wait to see her kick more ass like she did in this book glad to see you that she's not sitting idly by like she did in the first three

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good book. Strange voice transition

I’ve liked all the books so far. The voice actress took some getting used to early on in the series but the voice transition in the second chapter is distracting and the new voice is annoying. Still enjoyed the book but not sure what caused the change.

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Great Series

This series spliced multiple writer's styles together creating an excellent fantasy university. Although the Gordian Knot is not his best book. It was probably needed to create book 14.

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  • Daniel
  • 02-06-17

Great book

When is the next one great book and a great series of books from a great writer

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  • Luke
  • 07-25-17

grate

again grate book gripping and great written and performance will be listing to to the next one soon

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  • bookfairy
  • 05-15-17

Love it

Great performance of characters and another brilliant adventure with Emily.
Fans of the series shouldn't be disappointed with this new instalment. It's not as high octane as previous but it gives so many hints for where the story will lead in the future. 😃

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  • P. Sleet
  • 04-02-17

The series is addictive

There are so many genres and themes involved either by accident or design in this series it's hard not to like the stories. So much so that I am now eagerly awaiting my next "fix". Getting more enjoyable as the series progresses.

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  • Ben
  • 03-02-17

Another great addition

Would you listen to The School of Hard Knocks again? Why?

Yes brilliant world and exploring a new school

Any additional comments?

Don't know why the narrator randomly changes after the first chapter though