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Joust

Dragon Jousters, Book 1
Narrated by: Ryan Burke
Series: Dragon Jousters Series, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
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Summary

Nationally best-selling fantasy author Mercedes Lackey creates a vivid, dynamic fusion of the cultures of ancient Egypt and legendary Atlantis with the most exciting and believable portrayal of dragons ever imagined. 

The first audiobook in this thrilling new series introduces us to a young slave who dreams of becoming a jouster - one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon....

©2003 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2019 Tantor

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A shame

I like most of hers but this one is boring. Not enough action and I could not be bothered to finish it.

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  • Krystalline
  • 22-03-19

Fantastic

This has always been one of my favorite books. I was 11 years old and standing in a goodwill when I first picked this book up. I immediately fell in love with Mercedes Lackey. I had no idea that this ten cent book would change the way I viewed writing and storytelling in general. so thank you to the person who gave it up to the goodwill 12 years ago. my spouse is Dyslexic. reading is very hard for them. when we were 15 I read this book out loud to my spouse who absolutly adored it and spent months struggling through the rest of the series when I got to sick to read out loud. to be able to have this Audiobook for them is absolutly fantastic. thank you so much for allowing us an easier way to enjoy this world together. I have already preordered the next one!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-03-19

When I read this book origionally it dragged and I never finished it...

But when I saw it was new on Audible, I decided to give it another try. Afterall it is a Mercedes Lackey book. Really glad I did because the excellent narration brought this book alive and made it a rare and wonderful treat. Very happy I tried it again and look forward to the rest of the series to come on Audible! Can't wait!

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  • Ariel
  • 24-05-19

Two thumbs way up

This story had everything! Characters, plot, dragons, Egypt, enemies, and unlikely friends. The audible part was done very well. Can't wait for the next!

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  • kyle
  • 01-03-19

Make book requests. Audible listens.

I was as ecstatic as a 90's school girl meeting backstreet boys in person when I found out audible listened to my request for this series. Huge fan and the performance keeps me as entertained as if reading it myself. Can't wait for Alta, Sanctuary, and Aerie to be released too. Highly recommend. Joust starts a little slow but once Vetch gets to the dragon compound it picks up and the next book picks up even sooner.

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  • N G
  • 26-06-19

Good voice, odd accent choice

The narrator chose a Scottish-esque accent for the characters, which I found odd considering the book setting is something very like Egypt. Otherwise, it was quite good and I do love a Mercedes Lackey story. She is skilled at world building w/out being so detailed that I want to skip half the book.

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  • nell
  • 31-03-19

WOW

I hope the series is as good as the first book. Great start for one

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  • M. Williams
  • 27-03-19

I read this book and enjoy the audio

I read this book as a teenager years ago and now I get to enjoy it again with my children.

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  • moseylissa
  • 09-03-19

A favorite

One of my all time favorite books. Well read. Suitable for families. Will listen to this repeatedly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-08-19

Good story, horrible narration.

I've read this story before, and own the book. I've reread it several times because I enjoy it.

This narrator butchers it. This is set in a fantasy world similar to ancient Egypt, but the narrator uses British and Scottish accents for the characters. His delivery is flat and bad. The entire performance just breaks you out of the interesting world Lackey created. Just buy the book and read it to yourself because the narrator makes this very unenjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-03-19

Great book from my early adulthood!

I loved this series when it was first published. The narrator is good and easy to listen to. However, the book takes place in a sort of alternate Egypt or Canaan, so his use of various British accents is disconcerting as is his 'very' Americanized pronunciations of things. Avatre the dragon, for example should be pronounced with emphasis on the second syllable, not the first. Skimping on such details can create dissonance for the listener when he or she is hearing a new rendition of an old and treasured friend. Other than that, I will be purchasing the next installment.

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