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Darkmouth Audiobook

Darkmouth

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Publisher's Summary

A monstrously funny debut from the new star of middle-grade adventure.

They're coming! Legends (also known as terrifying, human-eating monsters) have invaded the town of Darkmouth and aim to conquer the world. But don't panic! The last remaining Legend Hunter--Finn--will protect us.

Finn: twelve years old, loves animals, not a natural fighter but tries really, really hard, and we all know good intentions are the best weapons against a hungry Minotaur, right? On second thought, panic. Panic now!

©2015 Shane Hegarty (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Shane Hegarty explodes into the fantasy universe with Darkmouth. An incredible debut. Hilarious and exciting. Terrifying and heart-stopping. Everything a great fantasy series should be. The next big thing is here." (Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl)
"Believe the hype. The relationship between the young hero and his father is touching and real. There are touches of Ghostbusters, along with some Bond-like gadgets, plus a rather Dickensian setting (the mist-swirling town of Darkmouth). A stunning fantasy adventure." (Sarah Webb)

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    david 05/05/2015
    david 05/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great for fans of how to train your dragon."

    I'd say this is aimed at the young end of 9-12. Great for adventure fans who like a bit of humour. The narrator is fantastic.

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    Amazon Customer 11/06/2015 Member Since 2007
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    "Didn't quite live up to the hype"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was partly testing out this book/series before suggesting it to my son who's approaching the target age group. I saw it being pushed heavily in Waterstones, and with a good number of 5 star reviews on Amazon it seemed worth checking out. I feel rather so-so about it now - not quite my thing perhaps.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator reads with plenty of expression, but I didn't warm to the characters - even Finn and Emmie. I felt this was down to the performance rather than the story itself, but I could be wrong. The recording could have done with some serious volume leveling: turning up the volume to hear whispers (particularly in the car) I'd be deafened by exclamations moments later, then quiet again...


    Any additional comments?

    Despite my lukewarm reaction to the book I'll admit to being a little intrigued about what happens next...!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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