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Dragon's Curse Audiobook

Dragon's Curse: The Dragon and the Scholar, Volume 1

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On her first assignment out of the Academy, young healer and scholar Shannon Macaulay is summoned to the struggling kingdom of Regone to see to the wounds of a young but crippled king. When the unwanted attentions of an aggressive knight and the sudden appearance of a hated dragon turn her world upside down, she decides to take matters into her own hands even if doing so proves dangerous. Finding herself strangely drawn to the company of the dragon, Gnaw, Shannon must force herself out of her safe world of books and botany to come to the aid of her unexpected ally in a strange kingdom, cursed by a fateful encounter with a dragon and the loss of a beloved prince. Can she learn to put aside her fears, and perhaps sacrifice her deepest desires, to help a friend and restore a family?

©2012 H. L. Burke (P)2016 H. L. Burke

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    Amy 13/06/2017
    Amy 13/06/2017 Member Since 2017

    I am an Urban Fantasy addict !I love the supernatural especially set in a modern world.Ilona Andrews, Kim Harrison and Patricia Brigs <3

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    "YA fantasy Mystery"
    Where does Dragon's Curse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was very much not what I expected but none the less i found it very Interesting.That said there is so much to like here. Great characters like Shannon , a strong female lead and so much good humor including what may be the world's first double act of this variety!Gnaw is superb . I think the treatment of magic and the way it is linked to life force and emotion is also very well done.I do wish she had put the clues together a little faster in this book but I still enjoyed the ride.The duo's tactics and the ebb and flow of the tale are both imaginative and quite riveting. Mary Ann Weathers narrates all of the books in this series and I found her engaging .She does well in conveying the emotion involved and the highs and lows in this book as they are extremely real, it makes you feel at the right times, and keeps you there, waiting and hoping things turn out okay.


    Any additional comments?

    This book series is 100% going to be One of those rare series that end all too quickly leaving you feel very glad that you read it but also a little sad that it's over. This one has it all for me; a great story, great characters and some on the nail humour,Emotion and kinship The key point when listening to the latest book in this series is obviously to confirm that it delivers on the promise the first few books made and this one does that in spades! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Guildford, United Kingdom 01/05/2017
    Peter Guildford, United Kingdom 01/05/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Not your normal dragon story."

    H. L. Burke has written the characters very well, I especially like main character’s banter Mary Ann Weathers adds to this giving the characters life with their great narration and unique voices. The story is well written and paced, it is engaging from start to finish and is rather charming to boot.

    This was well worth listening to and I would be interested in finding out what happens next in the character’s lives.


    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bethany McCann Preston 18/04/2017
    Bethany McCann Preston 18/04/2017
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    "loved it "

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook but the author, narrator or publisher. I loved it. it kept me entertained throughout and I couldn't stop listening to it.

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  • Christine Newton
    02/05/17
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    "3.5* - charming story, okay narration"
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    I liked this story - it was written for an audience considerably younger than myself, but I found it charming nevertheless. It's the first book in a series, but it's not written with a suspenseful cliffhanger that can sometimes frustrate readers.

    I'm less enthusiastic about the narration. It's a personal, very subjective opinion - but I really, really, really don't enjoy when narrators exaggerate their voices for characters of opposite genders. It turns a flowing story into a melodramatic farce when those characters are voiced. I'm not actually as grumpy as that sounds, but it's a serious peeve. I liked the story but I will not go out and purchase an audiobook where the narration of the other gender sounds fake and ridiculous. I like the story enough that I'd be willing to read a written copy of the next installment, but the narration simply isn't compelling when voices are exaggerated. It's much more effective (in my opinion) to change the tone of voice a little bit and change the texture or timbre to make the voice sound less feminine. I'm sure that I don't speak for all audiobook listeners! But I think that there may be one or two other audiobook fans who maybe feel like I do about this particular peeve.

    I provided this review in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook fro the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    24/04/17
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    "great for all Ages"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author/ Narrator for a honest and unbiased review
    This is my first novel by H L BURKE and it was extreamly well written.
    Mary Ann Weathers did an ok job, unfortunately there were a few times I felt the Voice didn't match what "I" perceived what it should of been.
    This great little story of an enchanted dragon and a very unique friendship between a women and the dragon and magic. Clean no language issues or sex.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone young to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Layla
    13/04/17
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    "A clean Fantasy book for all."
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    I was drawn into the book from the beginning and as the story progressed I thought this is really good. However, I found the characters to be slow to figure things out especially when all the evidence was right in front of them. I figured it out earlier on in the book so I expected them to solve it quite quickly since magic is the thing they studied. Shannon didn't even solve it when the culprit screamed something that incriminated them. She had to say it a few times before it finally clicked. That is why I gave it three stars. There were plenty of times where clues were given into who it could have been yet they did not think of this person. I found this really frustrating since I really liked the story and the characters.

    I would still recommend the book/audio book and I am looking forward to book 2.


    I was voluntarily provided this audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    06/06/17
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    "YA Fantasy"

    This story pulled me in very quickly. It was a nice, easy listen that I truly enjoyed. There was no sexual scenes or graphic language.
    This book's target audience is YA and the language and speed of the writing reflects that. It was easy to surmise the ending but still a fun listen!

    I provided this review in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Athena
    washington state, USA
    05/06/17
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    "Interesting story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not really


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like a bit of everything


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    it was a bit slow, but after a few chapters you don't notice it so much


    Was Dragon's Curse worth the listening time?

    for a long car ride, it was.


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this free copy, in return for my unbiased review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alias11
    18/05/17
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    "Pleasant Fairy Tale"

    This is a pleasant fairy tale fantasy story. It's fairly predictable, and I figured out who the villain was and the major plot twists early on, but the progress of the story and interactions between the characters made it a very enjoyable listen. The ending was not what I expected, and I was a little disappointed, but this is titled as Volume 1, so maybe there is more on the way before the story is really "over". I hope so.

    The narration was great, and Ms. Weathers did a wonderful job providing a distinct and unique voice for every character.

    There is no sex or graphic violence, so this is an appropriate listen for most ages. There is some element of danger to the heroes, so parental guidance would be appropriate for very young children.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen M.
    30/04/17
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    "Fun Clean Fantasy"
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    What a wonderful story! Listeners of all ages will enjoy Gnaw the dragon and the young healer Shannon. Throw in a curse, magic and a little romance - fun stuff! This looks like the start to a great series. The narration was good and I can't wait to see what happens next. I would recommend Dragon's Curse.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mandy
    Gresham, Oregon
    30/04/17
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    "Awesome Fantasy"

    A lot different from some of the others I have read and listened to. The action started right away which was good. The story and characters were both well developed. Looking forward to listening to the next one. Got this free for honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kandi J Wyatt
    06/03/17
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    "Wonderful love story"

    Loved this story. A dragon, a maiden, a curse. What's not to love? Well produced and easy to listen to and follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara E. James
    19/01/17
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    "Fun, escapist read"

    I enjoyed the story greatly. While I guessed many of the later reveals, it was actually satisfying to reach the moments when they were confirmed. A minor criticism is that the romantic feelings could have been supported better before they were confessed in the narrative. There were a few word choice errors.

    The performance was good, no complaints. The voices fit my impressions of the characters.

    I'll be reading the rest of the series as soon as possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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