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The Dragon's Egg Audiobook

The Dragon's Egg: Dragonfall, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Seventy-five years ago, the dragons fell from the sky. We thought they were just meteorites - six terrifying explosions rang the world like a bell. When the dust settled, we went on with our lives as though nothing had happened.

More than a decade later, five of the eggs hatched. The dragons that emerged were small and weak. They kept to the shadows, working in secret to persuade people to do their bidding, offering magic as payment and reward. Years passed...and still we didn't notice the evil growing in our midst.

The war began suddenly. Survivors called it the "apocalypse" - nine billion people killed in an afternoon. Then the dragons revealed themselves, burning huge swaths of what remained, taunting and mocking and murdering the survivors.

Four leaders arose: the Wizard, the Dragon Rider, the Monk, and the Dragon Slayer. Allied with the rebel dragon, they waged war for years until they, too, were defeated, scattered, or killed.

When the war ended, only one dragon remained...but that single dragon was enough to plunge the world into tyranny.

©2015 David A. Wells (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    Amazon Customer uk 03/03/2016
    Amazon Customer uk 03/03/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "fantastic book "

    really enjoyable, a fantastic set of characters and a plot that will leave you wanting the next in the series

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    steve 19/04/2016
    steve 19/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "good book and a brilliant listen"

    since listening to audible books ive only come across three authors and three narrators and david a wells has writen some good stories and the narrator derek perkins is brilliant at bringing these characters alive with each own voice.
    and when i listen to him i find myself lost in that world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steven 18/09/2016
    Steven 18/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "unbelievably engrossing "

    this was my first audio book, I was half way through reading another book when I came across this and for the last 12 hours I have pretty much non stopped listening to this story is would recommend it to anyone!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sandra streeting 13/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "WARNING ADDICTIVE READING"

    This book is best read when you are not expecting to do anything else. Brilliant and very entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Curry 13/06/2017
    Stephen Curry 13/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing and slow moving"

    I have read a number of other books by Wells and this has some interesting bits but is a poor and slow story. The plot is simplistic and predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Lorraine Ezra 03/04/2017
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    "One character can ruin a book"
    Would you try another book written by David A. Wells or narrated by Derek Perkins?

    I think I would as I loved the idea of the story but definitely not another one in this trilogy


    Any additional comments?

    If this book did not have this one character in it I would have loved it but to me the constant hate and annoyance you are meant to feel for him takes away from the story. I often found that how people acted towards him didn't make sense to me either and so it would take me out of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    peter moulding 17/10/2016
    peter moulding 17/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "not a complete book"

    even as part of a saga, this is not a complete book: no catharsis or resolution or minor victory. It just ends. Shame because it wasn't a bad story. Feels like half a proper book has been rushed out to make a bit of cash.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    robert barratt 18/08/2016
    robert barratt 18/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "An amazing story"

    I loved it although few parts confused me, it all came to light in end

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    Mr 19/07/2016
    Mr 19/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Struggle to get into the book."

    I struggle to get into the book. As is a slow start But. I got into it Nearly end. I'm not sure if I'll get the rest of the trilogy

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Isobel
    24/10/16
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    "Abupt end."
    What made the experience of listening to The Dragon's Egg the most enjoyable?

    Derek Perkins of course.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    To be honest, it felt cut short...like the story was just beginning and then TA-DA it's over (until the next book) but not in a cliffhanger sort of way..in a "I had to get a book out by my deadline and this is what you got" kind of way.
    It's interesting, but frustrating...and believe me I'm into a lot of unfinished series right now and I just don't feel the sense of closure at all that you even get from reading one book.


    Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favorite?

    Homer. My feet hurt.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    ...this is a silly question.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good start to a series, but it does end abruptly. You do care for the characters and it's a little bit of a Mary Sue..or..Gary Stu? the guy version? It's a very interesting post-apocalyptic setting which is the most intriguing to me that I think I'll seek out other books of that genre, but for all the build up there was no climax or anything, just a ''oh this happened and now the book is over."
    Maybe wait until 3 books are out before you start with this series simply for the fact that the story is a bit forgettable at this point. The 2nd book is due out this November so that's a good thing, but honestly this book doesn't hold up to others as far as writing goes...still a fun listen.

    Derek Perkins is a gem as always.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    Pittsburg,KS
    23/12/16
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    "A brilliant beginning!"

    I listened to Mr. Wells's Sovereign of the Seven Isles series and really enjoyed the books. He's brought his ability to tell a great story to a whole new level with this book however. He creates a mesmerizing post-apocalyptic world combining sci-fi and fantasy in a brilliant and original way and pulled off one of the most enjoyable books I've read or listened to in a few years. I have the second book downloaded and eagerly await starting it. I would recommend this book to any fan of the sci-fi or fantasy genres and I believe it's a great book for anyone who enjoys a good story to grab up even if you typically don't follow these genres. Give it a try, I guarantee you won't regret it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    29/10/16
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    "Wyer Rider"

    Great book worth the cost will read all three. Just about anyone could enjoy the story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fransmom
    Amityville NY USA
    17/10/16
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    "New twist to the usual dragon fantasy."
    Where does The Dragon's Egg rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The young man who is the main character. It shows that he has been home to shoulder a great responsibility but also has the natural aptitude and great character traits allowing him to evolve through suffering and a go getter attitude becoming the wizard his grandfather hoped he would become. Also , love his relationship with his dog


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The savior of the world lies in the hands of an unexpected source.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't hate his brother too much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whitney Kurlan
    25/08/16
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    "Must Read"

    Derek Perkins is wonderful. Kudos to David Wells for wonderful story writing. Great character development and imagination. I listened non stop for 3 days couldn't put it down!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/05/16
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    "I truly can't wait for the next book."

    this book was amazing! I'm the next one. hopefully it won't be too long. Great storyline I wonder if this will be put into a movie?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Logan
    07/02/16
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    "great story"

    great story took me about two days to finish it couldn't put it down love the characters loved the plot and audible hurry and get Book number 2

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Donald
    02/02/16
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    "I tried so hard to enjoy this book"

    I wanted to like this book. I really did. The world building was awesome and I was really interested in the lore behind the world he was creating. Yet, I couldn't finish the book.

    The audio performance was good, but there was a serious lack of imagery and if there were some descriptions, they were pretty vague. This led me to be taken out of the story many times, as I had to try and figure out what each character looked like by the voice the narrator had given them, on top of their vague descriptions.

    Not only was the imagery not really there, but his over use of "[name] said" made the book feel lazily written and not as expanded upon as it could have been.

    Honestly, if the imagery and better descriptions were there, I probably would have finished and enjoyed this book, as the world is a very interesting one. That being said, when you can barely visualize the characters nor the environments, it leads to a very confused reader and a rather lackluster book, no matter how good the story is.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Jim Gillam
    22/07/17
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    "Awesome Beginning"

    Awesome story of a family and their struggle to remain one. Magic, Dragons, and are but a few of the themes that are woven into an intriguing adventure .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • justice and minister
    11/06/17
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    "Starts a little slow, but ends well. "

    Was well worth the 2.99 to add audible narration. Book started out a little slow, but picked up the pace a lot half through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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