Trollhunters

Narrated by: Kirby Heybourne
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (203 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They're patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you've paid so much attention to in mirrors? It's delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don't cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites."

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino - one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named Tubby who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year-old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some unhuman) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

©2015 Stygian LLC (P)2015 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Kirby Heyborne works his vocal magic in a story that is, by turns, amusing and blood curdling.... Heyborne is in his element as he creates the garbled language and horrifying growls and howls of the fearsome trolls. He’s equally at home voicing teens and adults, particularly the stuttering local sheriff." (AudioFile)

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Not as good as the cartoon, but still awesome.

I very much enjoyed this book. The narrator kind of bugged me, but the story was a ton of fun. It was very interesting to see the changes between the book and the cartoon. While I do feel the cartoon is (ironically) better, it is fun to compare the differences between the two. This one is much more like a live-action movie, with much more grit, blood and true monsters. It's fun, and I recommend it.

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Wonderful!!

Absolutely incredible!!! I originally became interested in this title due to a show on Netflix and this book is sooo much better than what was produced for television. it is wonderfully written and performed.

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Awesome performance!

Elementary to middle school level enjoyment. Kirby Heybourne was awesome as narrator. He's very enjoyable to listen to.

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Unexpectedly Excellent

So fun and entertaining, no reservations... I was dubious, but was quickly won over w/ the flippant humor, as well as the impressively conceived yarn;) Usually not a fan of the genre in general, but this one makes me reconsider that opinion... Reminded me a bit of John Connoly's Samuel Johnson/Biddlecombe books - The Gates, The Infernals, and The Creeps... Similar use of humor w/ the slightly gothic setting/mood... Silly - yes fantastical - yes worth a read - no question... I read it in one sitting w/ a slight break for sleep... Certainly worth the credit... The only negative, and it's a small one, is the the narrator is smidge slow, but played well at 1.25x... Go for it, you'll thank me...

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Best book

Best book I have ever listened to in my entire life willy I wish you guys could make more More of these books So if you could just do that I would be really grateful because it's books or so cool I want to I just read more and more and more and more it would be cool if 1 day from whatever read so far I've already seen the TV series it ends with like jim turning into a troll and gone Over to the troll side cause you couldn't survive in the light so I just like a different ending that won't see from a mile away thank you I love these books thank you very much

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amazing way better than the show

i loved the show watched all 3 seasons in 4 days then i decided to listen to this and it blew the show out of the water alot of differences but alot of similarities too if u like the show u will love it and if u like this type of story definitely will love it

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Great Story. Less than great reading

First of all, this is nothing like the Netflix show. It is totally different and I love them both for it! the story is much darker, but still wonderful. I really struggled in the beginning though. The narrator is great at doing voices, but his normal reading voice is kind of robotic. I genuinely could not believe that he was going to read the WHOLE book. About halfway through I was able to get over his initial robotic voice and appreciate what he was good at. Like i said, his voices are great. I loved that I could hear the difference in all the characters. Overall, I enjoyed the book, I just needed some time to get used to it all. 😊

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Not the Netflix's version

I loved the Netflix's version of the Troll Hunters and that is what made me look for the book. The book version is very different, not for the preteen or younger. As an adult I found this story interesting and adventurous. Overall I enjoyed it!

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Great listen

Different from the Netflix series which I love too. This story can hold its own

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Guillermo del Toro at his best

I loved this story, very good action not to much gore and some really imaginative images.