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Publisher's Summary

A riveting tale of magic, mystery, and adventure, The Chronicles of William Wilde will thrill listeners who loved The Summoner Trilogy and The Maze Runner.

On a cold winter's night, just shy of his 17th birthday, William Wilde became an orphan. It was a simple car accident that claimed the lives of his family.

Eight months later, at the start of his senior year of high school, a beautiful, mysterious girl enters William's life. Captivating and confident, she holds secrets about William's heritage, secrets of which he himself is unaware: rare magic flows in William's veins.

And watching William from afar is Kohl Obsidian, a monstrous, undead horror. He won't rest until the tragedy he started eight months ago culminates with William's death.

William's life hangs in the balance, and he must discover a means to vanquish a creature that has never been defeated.

Enter a mystical world where heroes are forged from the unlikeliest of metals.

©2017 Venkatarama S. Donepudi (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Great book!

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This is a fun book set in the 80s (my favorite time period). It is YA-but I like YA. I thought the characters were well developed, the storyline was fast paced, and the narrator was excellent. Can't wait for the next book in the series!

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Great

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

Nick Podehl is the perfect narrator for this young adult magical adventure that transports us back to the 80s! I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series!

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Imaginative and gripping

Looking forward to the next book - this is clearly linked to Davis Ashura’s previous series Castes and Outcastes, and in the best possible way. I enjoyed discovering that some of the characters are (perhaps?) reincarnated but not always in the same roles....for now? Fantastic use of storytelling to keep the listener engaged and it has great similarities to Stranger Things with the fact it’s set in 1980s middle America and is full of unknowns that the main characters slowly discover. Can’t wait for book 2!

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Another great series.

As i come to expect with Davis he keeps you interested in the story. He doesn't slow it down when developing characters like some author which can drag a littlw. The characters developed in action which in my opinion is so much more enjoyable. i look forward to the next books.

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The magic of STRANGER THINGS and THE MAZE RUNNER

William Wilde and the Necrosed by Davis Ashura, narrated by the sublime Nock Podehl, is a tremendously well-written and exciting story. Nick's performance confirms that he, once again, deserves the credit given him as one of the top narrators in fantasy today.

Fans of Rick Riordan, Suzanne Collins, James Dashner, and Brandon Mull will find a new home with The Chronicles of William Wilde. Those who loved Indiana Jones, the Goonies, and E.T. as kids will also get lost in this Urban Fantasy.

This story is magical. Both literally and figuratively. Ashura has managed to unfold an adventure to us that bridges the generational appeal, promising to delight middle-aged audiences all the way down to high school audiences, much the same way that STRANGER THINGS has done. As a 40-year-old, I found myself living in a nostalgic time through the story, with all the 80's references, while not being able to take the ear buds out as the plot sped along. The magic system is just being introduced, and we get to learn with the characters. For a while, I wasn't sure who was on whose side. With a fair amount of twists and discovery, hints of teenage love, and plenty of adventure, William Wilde and the Necrosed promises a rollercoaster of thrills to a wide audience. The characters feel like old friends from a long time ago . . . and some are, if you know Ashura's other works. You will not be disappointed.

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A good start to another great series

As always Nick Podedhl provides an amazing performance. As for the book itself, it's a little on the YA side of fantasy but still a good listen for all ages. If you enjoyed the Castes and Outcasts series you will enjoy this one. Frankly I'm surprise there are so few reviews for this book (only 102 ratings at the time of writing this). I wish the audio book had been slightly longer but overall I'm happy to have it in my collection.

The 80s pop culture references are a pleasant undertone that add nicely to the colorful story, plot, and character building. If you enjoyed these same types of reference from Ready Player One you will get similar smiles out of this book.

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A fun middle grades adventure

This is a fun middle grades fantasy adventure. I think my niece and nephew would have enjoyed it when they were younger. Though Greek mythology isn't involved, fans of Percy Jackson will find a new favorite hero. The 1980s reference will make it a fun read for parents to share with their kids.

A free audiobook was provided by Audible.

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"He said then she said"

This is the introductory into a series I believe is destined for doom. The story started ok, but it never grew into anything. The action within the story was very limited, the characters were poorly developed, and the dialogue between characters started becoming monotonous with all the "he said then she said" fillers. The listener or reader could clearly understand who was speaking without all the identifiers. Overall this story was poorly written.

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Not Good

Dislike the MC. He’s too gullible, weak and blind to many things. I feel frustrated the whole time knowing that there were so many hints for the MC to doubt people around him but he’s constantly ignoring the obvious. Not recommended book.

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meh

was okay to much borrowed from his last book series unless this is linked and im unaware.

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