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The Way of the Warrior Audiobook

The Way of the Warrior: Young Samurai, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins.

But life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Even with his friend Akiko by his side, Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast. With courage in his heart and his sword held high, can Jack prove himself and face his deadliest rival yet?

Β©2008 Chris Bradford (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    Davie England 24/01/2018
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    "AN EPIC STORY"

    I loved this book. The narration was 5 stars and the story was so good. Loved the characters. 10/10 I can’t wait to start book 2!

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    Andrew 14/01/2018
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    "Excellent book for my 12 year old"

    The start was a little slow but it soon got going.
    There is lots of action in this book as well as historical facts. My 12 year old looked forward to the car journeys when we could listen to it.

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    Jan Murphy 11/09/2017
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    "Wonderful story solidly delivered"

    Jamesons engaging performance delivers solidly on the action and suspense of a great story. The beloved characters of Young Samurai are brought to life through this wonderfully added dimension. Highly recommended!!

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  • David
    21/07/17
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    "Anyone who is a fan of Rangers Apprentice will love these books"

    Chris Bradford does an awesome job, as well as the narrator to pull you into the story. These deserve to be as popular as the rangers apprentice series. Highly recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Skipper
    California
    30/08/17
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    "Action and relationships in Japan 1611"

    Historically-grounded adventure / coming-of-age series starts here. Emphasis on Samurai service and Buddhism/ Zen. It's told in 3rd-person, set in Japan in 1611.

    A shipwrecked, orphaned English youth, age 12, must learn Japanese language and culture and discover the Samurai warrior within. Meanwhile, he develops some valuable friendships and other relationships.

    Good character development for both Jack and Yamoto. Some poignant scenes. Some action, death, cruelty, battle training. Strong female roles, as well as male. I liked the different types of adult figures, too. The heroes and the villains were credible-- both adults and youth.

    The plot isn't too predictable, but some bits do stretch credulity.

    Excellent narration! I read and listened, interchangeably.

    Reminded me a little of John Flanagan's two series: Brotherband and Ranger's Apprentice.

    I might read book 2, even though the target audience is probably youngsters. It held my attention, and I learned something about Japanese culture and history.

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  • Anonymous
    15/08/17
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    "great book"

    this book was a great choice because it mixed ancient Japanese culture and fiction in a great way








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