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The Lost Heir

By: E.G. Foley
Narrated by: Jamie du Pont MacKenzie
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Publisher's Summary

Strange new talents....

Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket living by his wits on the streets of Victorian London. Lately he’s started seeing ghosts and discovers he can move solid objects with his mind! He has no idea why. Next thing he knows, a Sinister Gentleman and his minions come hunting him. On the run for his life, Jake is plunged headlong into a mysterious world full of magic and deadly peril. A world that holds the secret to who he really is: the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family - with magical powers!

But with treacherous enemies closing in, it will take all of his wily street instincts and the help of his friends - both human and magical - to solve the mystery of what happened to his parents, and defeat the foes who never wanted the Lost Heir of Griffon to be found....

©2012 E.G. Foley (P)2013 E.G. Foley

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Awesome Magical Medieval Adventure

I really liked this audio book. It's perfect to listen to in the car with kids- or just by yourself! (Like I did!) It's probably one of the best 'kid friendly' books I've listened to in quite awhile. While I liked Jake, I loved Dani. She was such a great, driving element in the story line.

The narrator did a wonderful job- I love his ability to go from 'villain' to 'cocky village street kid' to ' noble matriarch' to 'hyperactive young genius.'

I noticed some reviews made comparisons to Harry Potter. This book doesn't rely much on the same elements. The only real commonalities were that they both take place in England and our hero is a young man who can perform magic. Don’t compare them.

I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • 03-07-16

Excellent and magical

A magical tale for children and adults alike! If you like Harry Potter, you will love this book! Narrator is excellent! The story quickly draws you into their world! You will definitely enjoy!

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A fun read but borrows many themes from others

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I enjoyed the book, it was a good listen which I was happy to keep turning on during the car trip. Younger listeners were riveted and couldn't wait. Well read listeners will be quick to note the many borrowed themes in the book, orphan gets magical powers at 13, main characters making stupid decisions, history lessons, and an over protective body guard. Despite this I don't think anyone will be disappointed with this book.

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Couldn't put it down!

What a treat. Can not wait to start the next book. I would definitely recommend.

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Hidden Gem

I initially bought this book with low expectations. I enjoyed the narrator on the sample but otherwise I expected the book to so-so. I was surprised to find that the book is fun, imaginative, magical, and witty. The book is right up there with Harry Potter. The story is intended to be YA but it is written intelligently and the author, wisely, did not dumb down the language. The narrator is excellent and a joy to listen to. This is a great book for kids and adults alike. Well worth the credit.

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A fun and imaginative read!

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This was awesome!! Such a fun and exciting read and one I'd highly recommend. The summary sums up the story so I'm getting straight to my thoughts.

Jake was such a worthy hero. He is an orphan and has learned how to live by his wits. He was brave, strong, smart and resourceful. He learns of who he is, yet it doesn't change him. He even sees ghosts and gets these strange powers, he has people trying to kill him and finds himself confronted with weird animals, yet he stays true to himself.

Danni is Jakes' best friend and does her best to keep him out of trouble, which is hard because trouble tends to find Jake no matter what!! She is smart, loyal and brave and I loved her character, though my heart broke for her when she was on about her family.

The plot of this was fast paced and engrossing. It has everything a great middle grade fantasy should. We have magic, mythical creatures, mystery, mayhem, plot twists, action and plenty of adventure. It was enthralling, to say the least.

In all this was an incredibly entertaining read and one I know I will revisit from time to time. It captured my attention from the start and kept me gripped the whole way through. From it's lovable characters, to it's engrossing story, this is a must read! I loved everything about this and will be diving into the next book as soon as I buy it. Highly recommend!!

The audio of this was fantastic!! Jamie du Pont MacKenzie was a thrill to listen to. He was totally engrossed in the story and brought it to life. He gave each character their own personality and had so many tones that it was a pleasure to listen to.

*I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com*

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clever and fresh

good for 5-8 graders. New ideas to old stories. The dialogue reminds me of 1960's sitcoms.

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Not worth it

The story has plot holes, unfortunately clunky language and for me, it wasn't worth the time. I was trapped into listening on a car trip, but I wouldn't continue with the series.

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I dislike the pace the narrator reads

I've tried multiple times to start this audiobook but I can't get past the first couple of sentences without getting frustrated. The reader rushes through the lines without pause or dynamic effect. His voice is airy and in combination with the rushed sentences sounds like a constant whirring wind. It's almost like listening to someone reading at 1.5x speed. The beginning of the book sounds quite interesting but I will probably have to read this one for myself just because it's just impossible for me to enjoy.

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So cool

This book is amazing Ioved it like sans stayed in that comic so cool so cool.

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