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The Warrior Heir

The Heir Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (469 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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    2 out of 5 stars

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.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

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.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

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.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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How can this be from the same author as seven realms?

Yes, narrator is not great. He takes long pauses randomly and you can hear him swallow here and there.. but the story lacked too. I never fell in love with any of the characters. The heroes are mediocre and villain are boring. Linda was the most promising character to me but there were a little focus on her. I will not be reading the next installment... there is just no pull or desire. I loved seven realms and listened to it multiple times but this one was just not for me.

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Narrator and edit was not good at all.

The narrator was not good at performing more than a single voice. And the editing was really poor. You could hear the narrator swallowing between paragraphs.

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it's good, kinda slow at first but good reveals

kinda slow at first and frustrating as you feel the need of more information along with the character. however as he grows and reveals are given it ensnares your attention.

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the ending wasn't what I thought, but I can't wait

the story was tons of fun, and I like the ending, but it wasn't what I expected. I can't wait for the next book. I know there's a trilogy and there's other writings by the same author that are very good.