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The Jewel of Dantenos Audiobook

The Jewel of Dantenos: The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5

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Publisher's Summary

From the world of The Godling Chronicles.

Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery, and friendship.

©2014 Brian D. Anderson (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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    ivar 24/03/2015
    ivar 24/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Good and free"

    liked the chapter in the end from the first book more then this short story, but it's free so check it out

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kadnezia 09/12/2015
    Kadnezia 09/12/2015
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    brilliant book it's now got me hooked on reading the rest of the chronicle's series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Nottingham, United Kingdom 21/07/2015
    Amazon Customer Nottingham, United Kingdom 21/07/2015 Member Since 2016

    Life is a mystical journey. JK (1996)

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    "Adventure into Madness"

    An enjoyable escape from sanity. The story is of greed and how it can give and take. Also how standing firm about what you want, is always wise.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Cooper 25/03/2017
    Teresa Cooper 25/03/2017
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    "Do I, don't I."

    As this was just a taster I'm unsure if I like the story/ series and will need to read a full book to be sure how I feel. So I'm sitting on the fence and offering no option as yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Culwen 10/01/2017
    Culwen 10/01/2017 Member Since 2014

    A social butterfly in the LGBT community of London. Always seeking culture and fitness. Listening to books is just so much easier!

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    "Intriguing appetiser to what can become an epic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I enjoyed the story and felt the description had me concocting the imagery of the scenes in my head.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think all the characters were quite balanced. Each had a strength and a weakness and I couldn't really enjoy one more than another.


    What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The arrogance of the Lee. The humble wisdom of Millet. The brutality of Jalil. He brought those characters out.


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

    The confrontation and realisation of fate between Lee and the Blackness.


    Any additional comments?

    There were points in the plot that had me think whether it was likely to have happened or whether it was just a Ex Machina for the story. Also it was a slight dampener to have two separate stories of the of the short story and the prologue preview to have very similar scenes of old guardian failing to protect some artefact. I wonder if repetition is used more often in his other stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 29/12/2016
    Tim 29/12/2016
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    "Excellent"

    Loved it, helped my long train journey pass much quicker, thankyou very much audible good job !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Kelley Northern Ireland, UK 16/12/2016
    J. Kelley Northern Ireland, UK 16/12/2016
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    "jewel"

    story could have been great but much too short to get in to it in all honesty

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    daniel 08/10/2016
    daniel 08/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "good listen"

    I liked how the narrator gave the caracter their own voice and I could imagine them them easily. good free read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John Williams 13/05/2017
    John Williams 13/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Alright..."

    A good enough performance and story but I couldn't like the main character just seemed a bit of a d***. the main books may be better to provide more character insight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Adamant 27/08/2016
    Adam Adamant 27/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A tale of two parts"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend Jewel but the free preview of the novel made it sound fun


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brian D. Anderson again?

    Yes I intend to pick up the novel previewed after the short story


    What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s performance?

    Evocative, worldly, lush


    Could you see The Jewel of Dantenos being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Millet needs to be be elderly wise and wiry Anthony Hopkins would be brilliant and bring a gravitas to it, Lee Needs to be young dashing a greek god in human form Chris Helmsworth perhaps


    Any additional comments?

    The short story isn't bad but it's nothing new either and the characters are all a bit too thin, but the novel preview sounds better, I think the extra space helps the writer here

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    06/02/15
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    "Modesitt, Feist or Eddings"

    These Godling novels kept coming out and I wondered. I had not heard of Brian D. Anderson and then I saw this free prequel. This is a great way to discover what you may or may not like. It didn't do it for me, but for you die hard fantasy fans it might. This could be compared to L.E. Modesitt Jr., Raymond Feist or David Eddings.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/02/16
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    "held my interest "

    held my interest and left me wanting more of this story but it does not seem to continue in the next book although Lee is in the next book it does not have the rest of his journey or his companion that I know of

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • M. Morgan
    Albuquerque, NM
    19/02/15
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    "Pleasantly Surprised"

    I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed this book as well as the narration. I kept yelling at one of the main characters because he was acting like a childish peacock but by the end I liked him a little better.

    Good, short, story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. Jasmine Bryant
    07/02/15
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    "Enthralled"

    It gripped me quickly and held on tight until the end. Can't wait for more

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy Peugh
    24/12/14
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    "good short read."

    it was a good short read. nice to know back story on Lee starfinder. the book progresses at a really nice pace.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • DeeLight
    16/05/17
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    "A quick and engaging novella"

    enjoyable. it was easy to keep up with the characters. perfect to listen to when taking a walk or break. I would be willing to listen to the whole series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Constance
    14/05/17
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    "Good quick tale, that is well put together. I"

    I listened to it while cleaning the house and it transported me to make my task not so domestic

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grimmhorizon
    28/04/17
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    "great short story "

    love getting to know parts of a characters past from a great story. great insight to the story of Lee Starfinder and his faithful friend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    KOKOMO, IN, United States
    15/04/17
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    "Exelently written. On par with R. A. Salvitore."

    I have most of R. A. Salvitore's books in the Drizzit series. This author is just as good, though less strait forward than Salvitore.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    10/04/17
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    "good short story"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review
    Enjoyed listening to this book. It was a short story but would make a fabulous full novel.
    Nice insight into Lee's earlier days! Not much else to say other than get rest of the series and then it all fits together.
    Derek Perkins did a alright job with this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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