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The Seventeenth Year Audiobook

The Seventeenth Year: The World Walker, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

What if every choice you ever made had the power to reshape reality?

Joni, the daughter of World Walker Seb Varden, has never met her father. And the world he left behind has become a dangerous place for the last generation of Manna users. Mee and John insist Seb will return, but what if they're wrong?

Could it be possible she has none of Seb Varden's powers? Or might her abilities reveal themselves as she leaves childhood behind? In her 17th year, Joni will be forced to leave those she loves, face a great evil, and finally learn the truth about her father.

©2017 Ian Sainsbury (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    Amazon Customer 01/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A gory but exciting next chapter"

    Definitely the best book in the series so far. I really enjoyed this listen. Just be aware that this book is a lot more graphically violent than the first two. I listen to it while I'm walking my dog and the faces and grimaces I must pull while walking him listening to this must be a picture! Looking forward to the next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 21/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Addictive listening"

    The Seventeenth year is an unusual mix of fantasy, science fiction, cutting but not silly humour, with a consistent thread of edge of the seat drama.
    Very well narrated. At times I found myself shouting at the car (I listen whilst driving) "No! Don't let that happen!" .... You will know what I mean when you listen/read. Totally addictive.
    Ideal if you have read/listened to the previous two books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mohi 07/07/2017
    Mohi 07/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed"
    What disappointed you about The Seventeenth Year?

    I was looking forward to seb vardens story not his daughter.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though its his daughter it's still a totaly new character. and its not continuing seb's story which i was looking forward to.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 11/11/2017
    11/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointed"

    This book could have been good, i like the idea and the premise but the use of the main characters was kinda boring. I found the ending a let down, the whole story lazily wrapped up in short order (you running outa paper or something? ) . There are so many possibilities with characters like these and this is the best they could come up with? If the author has any conscious they should refund me for the waisted journey and staggeringly disappointing destination! I hope 'author' that if you ever get to read this that you know this kinda lazy ending is just letting your self down even more than your readers/listeners with a complete lack of creativity. is this the most powerful being in the galaxy? so lazely portrayed for the situation. I dont know if the next book is worth even starting after this seriously boaring ending, it's like setting off the world's largest firework only to have it fizzle out like a cheap papershop rocket!

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    Tommi Elonen Finland 08/08/2017
    Tommi Elonen Finland 08/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't bother"

    The first book was good, second was ok, this was trash. This book contradicts the first in so many ways, it's painful.

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  • ByEqualMeasure
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    14/07/17
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    "A new beginning to an incredible story."

    I enjoy this except of The World Walker. While this story is about Seb's daughter, Joni, it is still a thrilling ride that answers many questions and sets the stage for the next book. In this book Joni grows up becoming her own person supported by her mother, Mei and Uncle John; Sym is even there towards the end. I can't wait to hear about what comes next but I don't want to spoil anything for others so I will just say: I highly recommend this book and enjoyed the story contained within. It is a satisfying tale that keeps you engaged throughout and left wanting more!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DobieChuck
    Colorado
    12/07/17
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    "Man, that was some tasty storytelling"

    Imo this is the best of the bunch... A tight, well paced, and intriguing sf/fantasy, coming of age type, thriller... The writing is impressive... Delightfully intricate plotting, and replotting, w/o confusing the storyline... The reset drives action, and emphasizes consequences... Little bit of ssocial commentary of a topical nature, lightly and perceptively done... Excellent characters and relationships... Great bad guy, and loved the way AI is proposed, and what that makes Sim... I was engrossed thoroughly, and awed by the storytelling skill displayed... Couldn't put it down...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gene
    15/09/17
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    "This is awful. I toughed it out for 12 chapters."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is awful. It is not interesting at all. after 12 chapters I gave up.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ian W. Sainsbury again?

    No, It is that bad.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drew
    Denver, CO, United States
    06/09/17
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    "Not on par with prior two books"

    Sorry. Can't buy the story. Couldn't buy the evil villain. Too many deus ex machina solutions. I wish I'd stopped after the first two books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S Carter
    04/09/17
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    "Too much time in the villains head."
    What would have made The Seventeenth Year better?

    The author spent too much time in the villains head. He's evil we get it, no need to drag it out. If Adam had some redeeming qualities that made you sympathize with him I could understand it. But as written the Adam point of view portions of the book were boring and predictable and made me want to quit listening a couple times.


    What character would you cut from The Seventeenth Year?

    I wouldn't cut any characters but I would have trimmed Adam's part.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    25/08/17
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    "Gets you from the beginning"

    Just wow! another great book in the series! Todd did an amazing job of showcasing Joan's friggin power. Even though she is Sebb's daughter, she doesn't seem to have his powers.

    While Joan's is on the run by some crazed lunatic, she shows she can wield her powers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jeff
    dubois, pa
    09/08/17
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    "great series, fun read"

    this was the third in as many books. Wonderful series. not boring. worth another read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Erskineville, Australia
    04/08/17
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    "The gimmick was a poor one."
    Any additional comments?

    There could have been so much that could have happened in this instalment. The gimmick simply ate up reading/listening time. The constant narrative recapping events to make sure the reader was still with the twists was a bit much. Then again the repeating of events to other characters over and over again so that the characters were up to date was yet another layer of retelling.

    I think the gimmick could have been used more effectively. The potential capabilities that were simply left on the table and not explored hurt the plot and made the story much blander than previous instalments.

    ( It's hard not giving spoilers. )

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kurt
    31/07/17
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    "Great story, excellent narration with one caveat.."

    ... The narrator, or his sound system, has a pretty bad hiss on 's' sounds. It was distracting at first, but you can get last it after a few chapters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pat-T-Duke
    Northland
    22/07/17
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    "great book"

    I have enjoyed this book immensely . The storyline was great. I listen to it while I'm at work . the author of this book is a great writer I look forward to reading more of his books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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