The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly

Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
Series: The Keepers (Sanders), Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (261 ratings)

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Artifacts. Miseries. Mysteries...

From the moment Horace F. Andrews sees the sign from the bus - a sign with his own name on it - everything changes. The sighting leads him underground, to the House of Answers, a hidden warehouse full of mysterious objects. But there he finds only questions. What is this curious place? Who are the strange, secretive people who entrust him with a rare and immensely powerful gift? And what is he to do with it?

Horace quickly discovers that nothing is ordinary anymore. From the sinister man lurking around every corner to the gradual mastery of his newfound abilities to his encounters with Chloe - a girl who has an astonishing talent of her own - Horace follows a path that puts him in the middle of a centuries-old conflict between two factions.

Horace's journey leads him and Chloe deep into a place where every decision they make could have disastrous consequences. Most important it links Horace to the Box of Promises and a future he never saw coming.

With an action-packed blend of science fiction and fantasy, Ted Sanders creates a world where everything is more than it seems and where friendship and loyalty have the greatest power of all.

©2015 Ted Sanders (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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Amazing story!

I wish The Lord’s name weren’t taken in vain so much. The audio performance was nearly flawless.

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Great story

I found this book to be very engaging. I'm ready to start the next book in the series.

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A flex of your imagination.

interesting story concept that gets lost halfway through. narrator does a good job, and a fun ride that I'd take again.

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Great for all ages

My kids all loved this book, ages 9, 10, 11 and 13 (girls and boys). I also enjoyed it. The story was very well written and kept your attention. We listened to it while road tripping through Europe.

The only thing I didn't like was the occasional use of words like 'damn' and 'hell', which isn't necessary for kids books.

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Magical

One of the things I love is when a story can take place in the real world, but there is something hidden and magical there too. This book is perfect for that. I also have a weakness for using elements of time and mystery which was a big reason for me to keep reading. The one thing that almost made me fall out of the story was all the explaining. Throughout the book there was a lot of sitting and talking with people who had to explain the rules and the "concept" of their world, which I found quite boring. I think that it's more fun when things are discovered rather than told, but that's just my personal opinion. I enjoyed the book, but don't think I'll be reading the next one.

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Interesting

Beginning is a mindwrap of words and repetition but with a short attention span, I can only imagine how much of doosey this would be to some. There were parts I missed while listening to this book but only towards the end of the book did everything come together. I may not go to the next book in this series.

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intricate and exciting

I strongly recommend this book. The author has created a parallel universe worthy of your time, imagination and your visit.

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Loved every second

What made the experience of listening to The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly the most enjoyable?

Seriously great story, the motivations for the antagonist are a little murky, but other than that, very solid. I loved the concept and how Ted Sanders explored the devices and their significance to their users.

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

Definitely had trouble tearing myself away from this one, started it in the morning and finished it the same day

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A great read

Bothe the beginning and end are reminiscent of M.L. Foreman's Adventures Wanted. The body though has enough twists, turns and puzzles to keep the reader thoroughly involved.

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Awesome

The best I have heard or read in a few years and I read voraciously ....

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