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Dragon School: First Flight (Volume 1)

Narrated by: Jigisha Patel
Series: Dragon School Series, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

Join Dragon School. Learn to fly. 

Sixteen-year-old Amel arrived at Dragon School just like everyone else - with a dream to ride dragons and join the Dominion Dragon Riders. But Amel has a crippled leg, and Dragon School training is grueling. Before she can even become an initiate, she must complete her First Flight on a dragon. Can Amel survive First Flight and become a Dragon School initiate, or will her dreams dash on the rocks below?

©2017 Sarah K. L. Wilson (P)2018 Sarah K. L. Wilson

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  • Gabriele George
  • 31-07-18

Down to earth!

Who would have thought a dragon book could be down to earth? But this one is. Very genuine! The entire series is true to form. No duds.

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  • CAP
  • 26-06-18

Dragon + Crippled Girl = Dragon Rider

This was a great introductory story to this series. This series is done as serials, and while I wish each episode contained more, everything that was there was great. I listened to the audio books and the narrator did a fantastic job. Well, she was a bit slow, but once I increased the speed to Fast on my mp3 player, it was perfect.

I love dragons, and having a crippled woman who can't walk without crutch become a dragon rider was a nice touch. Being a shorter work of fiction, the pacing was fast and the book passed by in no time. I look forward to continuing this series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-19

Dragon School: First Flight

Dragon School: First Flight is the best story I’ve heard in a long time. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The world building is exquisite, and the connection between the main character and her dragon is heartwarming. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves fiction stories about dragons.

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  • Jay Arnold
  • 21-09-19

Loved the story

Overall, the story was great. The narration left a little to be desired, as she would put inflections in the wrong place, completely ignored punctuation and context at some points, and barely changed her tone of voice/accent at all to differentiate the characters. But once I got used to how she spoke (though I was frustrated), I could usually just focus on the story. I loved the purple dragons, the sass and character they had was amazing. I liked the colour ranking system, though I wish the each of the colours’ jobs were mentioned a little more. I kind of forgot what half of them did, and the Purples job wasn’t even alluded to until Chapter 13. I wish the main characters names were mentioned more often as well, as I forgot most of them, except for Lang. And at some points, I forgot his name too. But other than that, I really enjoyed the story, and will be continuing on with the series. Maybe when I do, I’ll remember the things previously mentioned with more consistency.

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  • Kymaaera999
  • 23-03-19

fantastic story

loved the story. but the voice actor was so bad. she ruined it for me. no inflection in her voice. no different voices for different characters, the emphasis on her words to indicate emotion or a new paragraph were in the absolutely wrong places. on top of all that for the first 10 minutes it sounded like she had swallowed the microphone.

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  • Tigre
  • 09-02-19

Good story but the narrator was weak.

The story was pretty good if rather short, but the narrator sounded like a third grade teacher narrating to her class. it was nowhere near the caliber of narration I'm used to on Audible, but in the end I got through it. Honestly probably not enough story for the money. I already bought the second book when I bought the first one, but if there is no improvement, I probably won't buy the Third.

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  • Patricia carrier
  • 12-01-19

Lousy

I did not even finish what a waste of my audio book. I will ask for my money back

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-12-18

Not Good

I hate to be so blunt, but this poor book is terrible. Now, if the author is a teenager, then the book would be okay. But if this was written by an adult, well, it's pretty bad. The writing is choppy, the plot is tropey, the characters are flat, there are a lot of non sequiturs, and the main character's thoughts tend to flit around like a lost butterfly. The book could have used a professional edit. A big, huge, long professional edit.

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  • Bruce
  • 13-12-18

A simple, quick fun story

No princess-in-hiding, no lost heir, no orphan title character. Just a PoMo "fringe, excluded one" chasing her dream. [Wait! someone several books later will eventually say "Did I forget to say that I am a prince/princess?"] However, we do start off with the "chosen one" trope ["The ---- chooses the ----, Harry."] and some time later will have to deal with prophesy. We have a mind-meld lifetime-bond of dragon and rider (reminiscent of Eragon and of the bats in Gregor the Overlander), which allows Amel to rise above herself.
The narrator, however, delivers a reading rather than a performance, with the result that one needs to imagine how the characters would really express themselves. I recommend bumping up the speed to focus on the story not the narration.

A good listen at the sale price; too short for the full price. These books should be bundled into a trilogy and repriced.

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  • joltinjoedebr
  • 12-12-18

loved the story but too short

the story was good but too short. seems like the first section of a longer book. not worth a credit. only see myself getting this series when they are on sale if all are this short.