The Warrior Heir

The Heir Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
Series: The Heir Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (551 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When 16-year-old Jack forgets to take his medicine one morning, he soon learns what the medicine is really for. It's a suppressant for his magical powers....He's a Warrior Heir. He soon finds out that his parents were waiting for his wizard to come and begin his training for a tournament to the death before they revealed the truth to him. If Jack wants to make it, he's going to need the help of friends - both magic and normal - and to learn to use his warrior powers and believe in himself.

©2007 Cinda Williams Chima (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

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Better if you read yourself

I enjoyed the book itself, but highly disliked the production of it. The editing is horrible. I sat down and read it and enjoyed it alot more. Don't waste your time listening to this one.

20 people found this helpful

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decent book; bad reader

I like the story, but I'm not a fan of the reading here. It's not a woman reading in my edition, so I don't know who this guy is named 'Suzanne'. The reader has but one tone: assertive. Women speak assertively. Lovers speak assertively. Cafeteria ladies serve assertively. Humorous lines are delivered humorlessly but- you guessed it- assertively. I agree with the other reader; you're probably better off reading on your own.

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Annoying Narrator

An annoying narrator that intermittently makes a swallowing sound that's very distracting. I have to endure the whole audiobook listening to this sound. Better off reading.

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    1 out of 5 stars

Do yourself a favor and SKIP THIS audio book

I read the entire Heir trilogy written by Cinda Williams Chima &, even though it is a young adult series, I found it to be entertaining & engaging. This is a refreshing break from all of the vampire novels dominating the genre. What you have here are wizards but you'll not find a clone of Harry Potter. The character development, world building & plot pacing were so well done that this is one of those series that you'll delight in reading.

While I believe the book rates a solid 4, the narration drops the rating to a one. Sadly I didn't heed the warnings of the other reviewers. Suzanne Toren is credited as the narrator but the reader is a male. I've listened to hundreds of audio books and this narration was the WORST ever. Dull monotone, beyond annoying LOUD swallowing and distracting sucking in of air throughout! I want the reader's name only because I will NEVER listen to another narrated by him.

Because of the narrator, I strongly suggest you pass on this title.

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Can't stand the breathing and mouth noises

Not to mention his strange afeminite way of speaking. Over doing pronunciation. Smacking lips, swallowing noises, desperate breaths in before continuing. Disappointed Can't do any more and he is the narrator through the ENTIRE series.

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Swallowing

Would have been 5 stars all around if I didn't have to hear the narrator swallowing every 10 seconds.

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It is great

I loved the story. The story captured me and had me wishing for more. The narrator did poor in places: long pauses, audiable swallowing and the like. over all great book.

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didn't like the narrator

I didn't like the narrator. after physically reading the book myself, his narration was choppy and have to follow.

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that breathing...

so I've read the book before and it's good and I'm doing this in the first chapter. but this narrator's breathing is so f$%kin annoying couldn't he edit that out.... and am I listening to someone barely reading out loud or am I listening to an audio..... come on audible where did you find this guy.... get it redone. other than that not bad just wish the editing and narrator was better with less pauses and alot less breaths and mouth noises... like he can't read... I will try and get my money back or a switch to another book.

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barely finished

had to turn it off when I couldn't stand listening to the narrator swallowing loudly or swishing saliva around. first time I've come across this issue.

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