The Dragonet Prophecy

Wings of Fire, Book #1
Narrated by: Shannon McManus
Series: Wings of Fire, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
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A thrilling new series soars above the competition and redefines middle-grade fantasy fiction for a new generation!

The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy - a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.

Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when the select five escape their underground captors to look for their original homes, what has been unleashed on the dragon world may be far more than the revolutionary planners intended.

©2012 Tui T. Sutherland (P)2012 Scholastic Audio

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Great Story, Wrong Narrator?

Adult listening with 6y/o here. The Story is great and very fun to listen to. The narrator in this audio book has a very “Disney” sort of approach, which some may find nice, but we found distracting. Some of the valley girl vocal fry fades off as the book continues, however the fairy princess voice conflicts with a lot of the intense moments the author created. Great content, but wish we had decided to read the book aloud instead.

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Amazing, the best series I've ever read.

I loved all the books but the fifth book is the best in my opinion. The narrator was good I feel like she brought out a depth to the series that the books just couldn't get.

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Great for my 10 year old?

So my son has now finished the entire Wings of Fire series. And I thought that since he loved it so much I would listen to it and get some insight into what he was really thinking about these books. I was a little shocked at what we had let him read. He is a voracious reader, and finding the mix between content and level is difficult. These are very violent, and often quite sad.

That having been said, the violence is amongst dragons who are well personified. You could easily forget that this is a fantasy world of dragons and think that you were listening to a group of young kids instead. The story is well told and I do not think that it is necessarily a bad thing that it is violent, it certainly is nothing compared to some of the video games his friends are playing (we don't do video games in our house really, it is tough to play what we don't own).

So to wrap up - yes it is violent, and scenes like the aftermath of the mudwings battles when they fly over the wreckage toward the end of the book, are a little disturbing, I am still glad I let him read the books.

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A marvelous work of mature animal fiction.

All feral characters, war, blood, death, dismemberment, lots of beastly creatures that want nothing more than to rip your face off, and serious adult themes without the boring obligatory sex scene. The world needs more animal fiction books like this. 5 out of 5.

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Better than the cover suggests...

I have nothing against the cover, but it does suggest a more childish book than I what I got, which was good. It was pretty complex and didn't pull the punches I was expecting it to, which I enjoyed. These dragons were often cute, but they were also cruel.

Has a nice message of: The world isn't going to fair because you want it to be. You can accept it for what it is or you can do something about it.

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I loved this book.

If you could sum up The Dragonet Prophecy in three words, what would they be?

Plot,dragaons,and fight

What did you like best about this story?

I think the plot was amazing.

What about Shannon McManus’s performance did you like?

The way she expresed the emotion.

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

Yes once I started I didn't want to stop

Any additional comments?

I cant wait for the 2end book to come out

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Snake Discovery

I purchased this book off of the reccomendation from Emily of the @Snake Discovery YouTube channel. Awesome story and I will definitely be purchasing the rest of this series.

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It's a miracle! My 10yr old is finally READING!

and cannot stop it.
The story in fast pace and "thrilling" !
I bought the box set of first 8 books, but I couldn't get my son to read. I then bought the Audible for book #1. We started to listen on our way to school and home, then yesterday I "forced" my son to read the book along the Audible. OMG, he was really reading it and couldn't stop. He begged for one more chapter after another till I had to force him to stop (9:40 PM). I tried it with Magic Tree House before and he'd wandered off.
I myself couldn't stop and cheated on my son. I listened to it all day at work yesterday even he told me to pause it after dropping him off. Interesting enough, I find myself resonate to many of the situations as a parent of 2 other teenage girls and now the twins are listening to it with their little brother.
I just finished the book (1) and have already bought Audible for book 2 & 3 last night. Off to the next one now!

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this is awesome

Get this book or audio book read it out is so good I even made a wings of fire club

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Complaint

Please get the second book of the wings of fire series in English. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-19-19

outstanding loved it

This was the best book I've heard yet it had all the parts to a great story. Would 100% recommend to anybody loved it so much and it is 8:32 hours long so a long fun book for what you want to do when listening. Would recommend other book in the series such as The Lost Heir. Overall this is an outstanding book for it's price!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-18-18

Best narrator

This is a great book, and the Best narrated book i ever have heard! Looking forward to listen to the rest of the series.

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  • Franliz
  • 07-02-19

Do not read this book

The perfect book for people who are looking for a soppy feminist book that will make you throw up. This book is not as bad as the others.

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  • Kirsty Marx
  • 01-23-19

Wonderful series! Just not the strongest start.

A wonderful book and the start to a fantastic series, definitely worth a purchase!

The only thing I'd like to note is that the performance isn't as strong as it is in later entries. It definitely feels like the narrator is still finding their voice with this one.

Not awful by any means! Just that the audiobooks to follow have much better performances. Even by the second book, there is a noticeable improvement. This series is wonderful, and I hope this slightly weaker entry won't put off listeners from some stellar books to come.

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  • Winter
  • 09-18-19

really cool story!

awesome story but the narrator's voice is kind of bad because it is kind of too soft and emotional. but the story was da best!!!
totally recommend it, but if you think this book is too boring then don't loose your patient cause the first 2 books in the series are a bit dull but then the story get's soo interesting that you can't stop listening.

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  • Sarah Callan
  • 01-02-20

amazing

I thought that this book was relly good because I persanily love dragons. This book will inspire me in the future.😊

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-18

good book BUT

i love the books but the audiobook just isn't the same.
i recomend you buy them on kindle or get them from a library or bookstore,
its slot better tgen listening to this very bad narator (sorry)
so get the books, the books are AMAZING
and youl love them but not audio of this im very sorry but its true 😭😭😭😣😣😣 im upset about this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-19

Unacceptable level of violence for the children book

In this book, the overwhelming level of violence, a description of torture, murder and bloody executions. My son was in absolute shock and horror, he was sobbing and could not stop. Is age rating a joke? What is going on here at all?

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