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Dragon Assassin: Volume 1

Dragon Assassin, Episodes 1-3
Narrated by: Clare Corbett
Series: Dragon Assassin, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

A thrilling YA fantasy novel from award-winning author Arthur Slade!

Carmen is a student at Red Assassin School. She's an expert at bladed weapons and poisons; and she's desperate to finish at the top of the class, ahead of her twin brother. The students have been trained to hunt using giant black swans, but Carmen has discovered a dragon. All she has to do is get on his back.

One problem: he's killed everyone who gets near him.

Then the Emperor declares war on assassins. And there might be a traitor among them.

Carmen wants to graduate. But the emperor wants her dead. Her classmates might, too. Graduation night is about to become the fight of her life.

In this heartstopping adventure by Arthur Slade, listeners will root for Carmen - an Assassin with a heart of gold, determined to follow her dream against all odds.

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  • Angela kaylor
  • 31-03-20

What a treat !!

Really enjoyed this book !! Nice change of pace !! looking forward to the next one

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  • kixfan
  • 11-06-20

Incredible

I have read or listened to several of Arthur Slade's books and have loved them all. This one is no exception. Truly great fantasy story. Well written and well narrated. I absolutely want to continue the series. Another great story by Arthur Slade!!

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  • K. L.
  • 03-06-20

Review for dragon assassin volume one

I have listened to quite a few of Arthur Slades’s audiobooks on audible. He has quite the range of books for a variety of listener styles. His books are for young adults but as an adult I enjoy them. The reader did such a wonderful job with her voice, she really fit the character I thought! A good story line which held my interest. At the end I’m ready to listen to volume two now! What’s next for our dragon assassin? By the way I always love the endings in his books. I had no idea how this one was going to wrap up but I liked it!

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  • Laura
  • 24-05-20

Let There Be Dragons!

I truly enjoyed these books, especially the scenes involving the dragon, Brax. Bring on more, please! I'm looking forward to the next episodes in this series. Clare Corbett does a fine job with the narration as her voice is clear and easy to understand. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 21-05-20

A Assassin's story!

I listen to this on Audible, Fraternal Twins, 2 people who are in skill levels very competitive yet So very different when it comes to interaction with people. This story mainly follows the girl twin and her various interactions at the assassin school and Adventures. Good Narrator did a nice job on voices and storyline. I can not wait to start the next Audible book.

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  • Greg
  • 26-10-20

No

So, the best student in the school....is horrible at all things....maybe the school needed to be burned down. There is way too many convenient events and inter-actions....poor plot planning. In general the writing is ok, but the plot really needed to be scrubbed again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-05-20

Not for me

I had to force myself to finish. this could be a good youth book but it REALLY got on my nerves! The narrative was good, it was the story that got on my last nerve. Was about 20 chapters too long. If Carmen was a trained assissian then she was a really lousy one and her two companion weren't much better...not worth the credit I spent on it!

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  • stephen
  • 11-05-20

Disappointing

I loved other books by Slade, but not this one. The main character is the most incompetent assassin you can imagine. Spoiler: Every time she had an opportunity to kill an enemy, she either failed miserably or she did not have the guts to do it (unless she got lucky and accidentally killed them). Then these enemies come back and the same cycle plays out again. The whole story is a waste of time. I found the character so disappointing that I rooted for her to get killed. Slade is generally a smart and engaging writer, but this story was horrid.

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  • Amanda
  • 22-04-20

A forgettable way to pass the time.

The premise of this story was interesting, but the execution felt poor. The characters were unlikable or forgettable, and I didn't find myself rooting for or caring about what happened to them. The story ended in a good place with the promise of adventure ahead, but I can't see it as a series worth investing in further. It was an okay way to spend a spare credit that I needed to blow before canceling my subscription, but I wouldn't care to listen to it again.