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The Storm Runner

Narrated by: Ozzie Rodriguez
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)
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A contemporary adventure based on Mayan mythology from Rick Riordan Presents! 

Zane Obispo spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. "The Beast", as he calls it, is the one place where he can escape other kids, who make fun of him because he has a limp and walks with a cane.  

After a twin-engine plane crashes into The Beast, a mysterious girl named Brooks shows up at Zane's doorstep, insisting that they meet at the volcano, where she will reveal a terrible secret. Zane agrees, mostly because beautiful girls like her don't usually talk to him. Brooks tells him that the volcano is actually a centuries-old prison for the Mayan god of death, whose destiny is directly tied to Zane's. No way, Zane thinks. He's just a 13-year-old nobody, and destiny or no destiny, he wants nothing to do with any of it, especially some god of death.  

But Brooks opens his eyes to the truth: magic, monsters, and gods are real, and Zane is at the center of an ancient prophecy that could mean the destruction of the world. Suddenly finding himself entangled in a web of dangerous secrets, Zane embarks on a quest that will take him far from home and test him to the very core.  

Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Mayan mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

©2018 J. C. Cervantes (P)2018 Listening Library

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wonderful

the plot is easy to follow and an absolute joy to read. It's a blend of Mayan myth with a hilarious character arrangement. I absolutely can't wait for the next book!

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Fun in our own back yard

Best suited for readers who are part human, marked with a deformity, and on the outside of mainstream society, with a hankering to hear same kind of boy's tale of frantic battle with slobbering Mayan demons. Standard western backyard barbecue, complete with volcano. Standard themes: absentee dad, chosen one, mysterious heartthrob "girl", bullish catholics, chase scenes, slime. Oh yes, tears for the dog. Similar in theme and style to Nick Gautier (Chronicles of Nick) and Percy Jackson, with a pacing like Bobby Pendragon and other DJ MacHale books.

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Not Just More Mythology Bull-Crap

This is great it is mythology which is awesome but nowadays there is just so much scrappy works about it. I am happy to say this is not one of those pieces. it is interesting and keeps you wanting more. Also the readers voice is fitting he is clear and he doesn't mispronounced words.

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Amazing story!

This story takes awhile to get into and one really needs to stick with it and give a second or third chance. And if your expecting the Rick Riordan style it will be there if you stick with and just give a chance