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Draken

The Southern Fire Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

A life to save. A journey to begin. A war to win.

At 19, our hero is caring for her sickly mother when a stranger appears with a shocking truth: Skyla Draken was born in a realm where magic rules, and mythical creatures roam. This land is now the key to curing her mother.

And so, Skyla must return to her homeland, but once there, she discovers a hostile world of warring kingdoms, and she meets with evil forces that would see her noble family dead. Things get worse when, during her journey, she has visions of a man and learns a secret that changes everything.

These events spark a race against time, but with the lives of so many that she loves at risk, can she find a way to stop the tides of darkness from sweeping away all that is good?

From the author of the Outcast series comes this unique and exciting fantasy adventure.

©2016 S. B. Nova (P)2018 S. B. Nova, Living Audio C.I.C.

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  • prancy
  • 11-08-18

Major Narrator Problems

loved this book when I started reading it then I switched to audio and it ruined it. how did this GUY get the job of reading this book? Awful, screeching voices for the women and he made all of the men characters sound like they were 50 or 60 year old men....I had to go back to the Kindle version. This narrator is just so bad!

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  • Carol Seehaas
  • 06-09-18

narrator a little off

After reading the Kingdom of Exiles, I decided I should give this book a chance. TKOE is still one of my favorite audio books I have had the chance of listening to. I felt like this book had a good story line, but I don't feel that the narrator was the best choice for this book. Given that the two main characters were female, he made them sound shreaky and whiny more than I would have imagined them to be. I wish the narrator that was used in TKOE was also used in this book. It would have made the story more pleasant to listen to. Overall I enjoyed the book, I just wish I had read the story instead of listening to it.

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  • Jan Pitts
  • 27-02-19

Narrator ummm..

The narrator was very talented but who at Audible thought that a ‘he’ was right for a ‘she’ book? His men’s voices were too rough and unappealing and his women’s voices made it difficult to imagine that the characters didn’t look like professional wrestlers.

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  • Andrea
  • 21-10-19

narration turned me off

horrible narration. I cannot get into it. Why have a man read a book trying to imitate a teenage girls voice. Really annoying and I couldn't continue on with the book

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  • Alyssa Hendricks
  • 30-08-19

beware of the narrator.

The story is interesting and the author said she will link it with another so I finished it. the narrator is a Male for a primarily female lead. He does not do the female voice well as a result the males in the story had exaggerated low voices which made it difficult to imagine them any younger than 60. I really struggled because of that. I will have to get the book and read myself to enjoy the story further.

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  • Lucille Wilkes
  • 18-09-19

Incomplete

The book is a cliffhanger. Forcing another purchase to finish the story. So not COOL.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-19

loved it but.....

the narrator used the same voice for more than one character confusing that is . the story is so much better than. the exile book .im very interested on how she's going to .ix this bitch up but can't wait! when is that bookdueout ? I've been waiting over a year. s.b. nova. hit that keyboard just get er done already. thanx

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  • Kelsie Kiely
  • 07-08-19

Great book but....

It was an interesting story line and the concept kept me entertained. I cant wait until book 2! The only issue I had was the narration. The narrator has great voice talents, but I feel that considering this book had mostly female characters it would have been better off narrated by a woman. He lost some of the emotion or feeling as the focus was trying to make his voice sound more feminine. The narration was very fast, early on in the book I had to really try and concentrate before ultimately rewinding and starting parts over. He is very talented and can do various voices which is great, but it probably wasn't a right fit for this book.

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  • Tiffany D.
  • 06-08-19

not as good as her other book

Disappointed with this book. I loved AKOE n can't wait for AKON. But with that being said, I can't blame this book was written by the same author. Sky is weak and absolutely useless. Ruby is arrogant and one of the most irrational and annoying characters every invented. I honestly don't feel like anything was accomplished in this book. I hope sky gets a backbone in the second book. the narrator was aweful the female characters sounded whiny and annoying , the accents were poorly done, and leo's voice was terrible.

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  • Katalina Stuckey
  • 30-07-19

Slow read

This book was a slow " read" for me. The plot didn't improve until at least 13 chapters in. I was not a fan of a Male playing the women's voices( on the audio book), although he did an excellent job on all other parts.