Your audiobook is waiting…

The Paladin Prophecy

Book 1
Narrated by: Nick Chamian
Series: The Paladin Prophecy, Book 1
Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (518 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural. 

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam. 

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school...and followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of - physical and mental feats that should be impossible - and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012 Mark Frost (P)2012 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Mark Frost has created a wonderfully inventive and exciting tale where one exceptional teenager must discover the truth about his family...and himself. The mysteries are unexpected and the mythology is impressively original. A remarkably suspenseful ride. I can't wait for the next installment!" (Chris Columbus, director of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    302
  • 4 Stars
    138
  • 3 Stars
    54
  • 2 Stars
    15
  • 1 Stars
    9

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    285
  • 4 Stars
    122
  • 3 Stars
    46
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    4

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    280
  • 4 Stars
    114
  • 3 Stars
    55
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    7
Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Wesley
  • New Britain, CT, United States
  • 02-09-14

Overall a good book but its for YA readers.

I might have given this book an extra star if it was labeled as a teen or YA (young adult). I would not have purchased it if I had know because many of the obvious teen plot lines end up in the book. To be fair to the author, I did continue on reading even after I realized this book was written for kids in mind. The author is quite talented and I did enjoy his writing style. He kept me interested enough to keep reading. Will I get book 2? I'm not sure. I suppose it depends on how interesting the Summary sounds but right now I'm thinking no, I will not.

Final Words: The book's description is accurate. If you liked books like I am Number Four you will enjoy this book.

Thanks
--Wesley

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Keith
  • Mililani, HI, United States
  • 02-12-13

Exciting. Lots of heart too..Can't wait for book 2

Would you listen to The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1 again? Why?

Yes. I loved the narrator's performance. This story is well paced. This had lots of action and heart.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Will West is the main character and he is definitely very likable.

Which scene was your favorite?

don't want to spoil things. let's just say it had exciting battles.

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

Yes. Yes. If I only had the time.

Any additional comments?

I really loved this audiobook, if you haven't figured this out already. I can't wait for more from Mark Frost and Nick Chamian. I definitely want to get my 10 year old and 8 year old to read this. I'm buying a paper copy. I just might read it to my two boys. Loved it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • William
  • Emerson, MB, Canada
  • 11-03-12

Awsome Story

I found that once I started to read this book I didn't want to stop. This a great story about new super heros coming into their powers. This is a wonderful development of characters and beginning of a potential series that could hold readers' interest for many years. I am already waiting to read the next book!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Really good for a young adult book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, If you enjoy young adult novels with adventure, then this is a great listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Ok, I'm sucked in.

I've been a fan of Frost's books for a couple decades now, so I was quite pleased to see on on Audible.

The story flow is a bit formulaic, but I like the characters, conspiracies and suspense. It has particularly good geek appeal. And, despite these seeming lukewarm words, I found it engaging and thought provoking.

Mostly, I just got hooked and can't wait for the next book in the series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

For Younger Readers

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book had good flow at times. It really was for twenty or under.
At times hard to follow.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

More suspence. More of a story. Nothing was that interesting except for assumed revenge

What three words best describe Nick Chamian’s performance?

Not very good

Was The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1 worth the listening time?

Not worth listening to.

Any additional comments?

If I were fifteen maybe this book would have been o.k.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Sci-fi meets Harry Potter meets hardy boys

Immediately engaging story with a lot of mysterious details and action that moves the story forward. It’s a little over detailed and it’s full of continuity issues. But still fun. I couldn’t figure out the intended audience. The main character is in high school and there’s a few language bits that indicate high school, but the story is written about 6th grade- lots of he said and she said quotations in the narration.
Narration ok. Awkward for the female characters.
Spoiler alert- Dave is not a guardian angel I’d like- a little close for comfort, ‘eh Dave?

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

awsome

I loved this book it beats out any hp book. it it's a page Turner never a dull moment

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Story and easy to listen to

The writing is very engaging, and the performance is outstanding. If you enjoy young adult science fiction, definitely add this book to your collection!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Really loved this book!!!

Looking forward to reading the next two in the series! I definitely recommend the book.