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The Child Prince Audiobook

The Child Prince: The Artifactor, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Sevana Warran, reigning prodigy Artifactor of the age, has absolutely no desire to selflessly serve her fellow man. She wants, in fact, to be left alone so that she can putter about in her workroom.

But her efforts in avoiding other people prove to be in vain. The reigning family of Windamere is no longer sitting upon the throne and the Council has instead taken power. The sole hope of avoiding the evil machinations of the Council is Bellomi Dragonmanovich, Prince of Windamere. As a 21-year-old cursed into the body of a perpetual eight-year-old, he lacks the power and ability to stop the Council.

Sevana, after a judicious review of the situation, decides that she cannot let things continue. If she did, she'd never be left alone and would instead be buried in paperwork if the Council has anything to say about it. So she kidnaps the prince from where he was locked away in the palace and sets about breaking his curse.

Prince and Artifactor quickly realize that simply breaking the curse won't be enough to free Windamere from the Council. It will take training, cunning, allies, information, and more than just a little magic if they are to reclaim the throne.

©2013 Honor Raconteur (P)2014 Honor Raconteur

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    T A McConville 21/11/2016
    T A McConville 21/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "A good story wrecked by narration"

    I enjoyed this story but Oh, how I wish I'd read it rather than listening. The narrator's Jackanory style, poor pronunciation and inattention to emphasis seriously spoiled the story. The unusual plot and many loveable characters leave me wanting to know the sequel. That, though, will be the Kindle edition.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • G. Novak
    South of Chicago, Il USA
    06/12/14
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    "Too many....hesitations....in...speaking."
    What did you love best about The Child Prince?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sevana, I enjoyed her rebelliousness.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cheridah Best?

    Not exactly, see below comment.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed story but was constantly put off by the hesitations of the narrator. Once I noticed the pauses I could not stop hearing them. A good audio editor should have given Ms. Best guidance.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • mary
    San Antonio, TX, United States
    08/06/15
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    "A good story"

    I was looking for a new author. I've had this book on my Wish List for awhile. I was hesitant to get it due to its length. The cover art seemed to imply a novel for teens and younger. I also have too many audio books that get tedious with such a long duration.Well, I finally decided to give this book a try. I was pleasantly surprised. The book is well done. It has appeal for adults as well as teens. I enjoyed hearing a story were bedroom scenes real and implied were absent for a change. I found the characters interesting and fun. The development of the cursed prince is kept a part of the story. I also enjoyed Cheridah Best reading and character interpretations. There was predictability and surprises. A new world with magic and a touch of steampunk, magical and mythical creatures and a sentient mountain home for added interest. These complimented the main characters. I hope there will be more books from this author. I recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Josie
    Australia
    27/05/15
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    "Another great start to a 100 star series."

    It is official Honor Raconteur has a new series that is as good as the first. There is one very small cloud on my horizon though, the narrator of this one has a speech problem that pulls me up short each time she utters two particular words. Now you may think me hard with it only being two words, but oh dear how it grates on my nerves. These words are ask and else, or if it is said by this narrator, axts for ask (when did they add a T let alone an X?) and elts for else (again with the T?) I mean if you are going to be a narrator it really is important to speak correctly, Yes? Still I cannot blame the author, she is still a great fantasy writer, and I hope she keeps writing for years to come. I cannot say I have wasted credits by buying this one. J

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Araluen
    08/03/15
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    "Took me awhile to get through..."
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cheridah Best?

    Not sure. Perhaps a male narrator. She just read in a really drawn out fashion, that drove me a little crazy. Luckily I was listening on my Droid app so I could put on speed read at 1.5x. That seemed to work much better, making her sound like she was speaking at a normal speed. I did really enjoy some of her voices. BUT Bel's grown up voice sounded like his childs voice. His child voice was quite good, for a child, but for an adult it was really bad. This made it very hard for me to picture him as grown up when he sounded like a four year old. All in all I think she was an OK narrator, but could have used a better editor/ producer to guild her. And perhaps this book just wasn't aa good fit for her...


    Any additional comments?

    This is a long book. Honestly it could have been shorter but it wasn't. Which I'm still debating with myself about. I kind of just viewed it as a TV series, with multiple episodes and the length worked in its favor then. I also enjoyed it much better with that mindset.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JEFFREY
    Gainesville, VA, United States
    14/08/16
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    "Good Story"
    If you could sum up The Child Prince in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting story, political intrigue et al, interesting plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Magic system and characters


    What three words best describe Cheridah Best’s performance?

    She doesn't allow a dialogue to flow, from character to character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sometimes.


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator needs to listen to a conversation, then emulate that when she is reproducing it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    Sherwood, OR, United States
    03/07/16
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    "good story, narration isn't good"

    Having seen a couple of videos of the narrator, she is a more than capable speaker. I think the problem with the narration comes down to editing and direction. At times it sounds like there is a metronome in the background keeping the pace down.

    The story itself is good, not amazing but good. The Characters are solid and well defined.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Robb
    Rehoboth, MA USA
    27/11/15
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    "cute story, narrator poor"
    Would you try another book from Honor Raconteur and/or Cheridah Best?

    not if the narrator was the same


    What didn’t you like about Cheridah Best’s performance?

    The narrator can't pronounce many ordinary English words. This is not only annoying, but I fear that others who listen may assume the pronunciations are correct.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    BASTIAN, VA, United States
    27/07/15
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    "Give it a whirl, its quite good."

    I'll admit it , when I first listened to this audio, I was raging because the narrator just seemed to be blowing the emotions, sounding WAY too cheerful whenever the character called for fuming mad. but once I grew accustomed to the narrator's timbre, it got quite good.
    Go on,try it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Damien
    Queanbeyan, Australia
    20/06/15
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    "Really aimed at kids."

    I have to be honest, I didn't enjoy this book. I found the story very clunky and simplistic, and the narrator kept mispronouncing words (like scabbard).
    But I'm trying to be generous and figure it is aimed for a young audience (maybe 10yo?). I'll try it out on my neices and see what they think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • beth
    15/04/15
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    "Great adventure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Child Prince to be better than the print version?

    No idea never seen the printed version


    What other book might you compare The Child Prince to and why?

    Tamara Pierce books of Tortall A whole magical world with their own language and politics its wonderful


    Which character – as performed by Cheridah Best – was your favorite?

    They were all wonderful she gave each a personality so simply even baby it was great


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Sevana being so close with her feelings yet those close to her understand her and accept her the way she is not trying to change her


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the second book The Dreamer's Curse hopefully they use the same narrator she did a great job with the chap 1 exerp

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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