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The Jewel of Dantenos

The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
4 out of 5 stars (415 ratings)

Summary

From the world of The Godling Chronicles.

Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery, and friendship.

©2014 Brian D. Anderson (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Intriguing appetiser to what can become an epic

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I enjoyed the story and felt the description had me concocting the imagery of the scenes in my head.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think all the characters were quite balanced. Each had a strength and a weakness and I couldn't really enjoy one more than another.

What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The arrogance of the Lee. The humble wisdom of Millet. The brutality of Jalil. He brought those characters out.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The confrontation and realisation of fate between Lee and the Blackness.

Any additional comments?

There were points in the plot that had me think whether it was likely to have happened or whether it was just a Ex Machina for the story. Also it was a slight dampener to have two separate stories of the of the short story and the prologue preview to have very similar scenes of old guardian failing to protect some artefact. I wonder if repetition is used more often in his other stories.

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Excellent

Loved it, helped my long train journey pass much quicker, thankyou very much audible good job !

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jewel

story could have been great but much too short to get in to it in all honesty

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good listen

I liked how the narrator gave the caracter their own voice and I could imagine them them easily. good free read

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Good and free

liked the chapter in the end from the first book more then this short story, but it's free so check it out

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:-D

brilliant book it's now got me hooked on reading the rest of the chronicle's series

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Adventure into Madness

An enjoyable escape from sanity. The story is of greed and how it can give and take. Also how standing firm about what you want, is always wise.

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good stuff.

Very good. will listen to other books. well told and acted good lot of characters ect.

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Skyrim.

Brings me back to when I'd play Skyrim, how quests lead to other quests, very interesting, I liked it.

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this book is amazing 💖

This book is amazing, I can listen to it on the go and still feel relaxed. I've recommended it to so many of my friends and they have said it's good too 💖

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  • Hunter
  • 07-06-17

guess just not me

so I don't know ...I was falling in and out of it ....moments I was lost ...soo ehhh ...the last story about the boy huey I did enjoy.

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  • Nyla
  • 14-01-16

Not worth the 0.00

What would have made The Jewel of Dantenos better?

The actor was so monotone

What could Brian D. Anderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

made the characters more engaging and make a clear determination of the relationship.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Derek Perkins?

Jim Dale; but that's because he is amazing, And my go to British voice actor after Patrick Thee Stewart

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I love a good back story and I guess this one was alright. I did really like the immortal dude

Any additional comments?

Nope. Just sad I was looking for good free listen and sadly this is a situation where you get what you paid for (nothing)

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  • Rebekkah Reisner
  • 19-02-18

An outlandish tale

The narrator is easy to listen to and can carry voices for various characters well. The character Lee is a complete jerk and not a good role model. The character is a turn off to the reader and I couldn't finish the story. Plot development is slow.

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  • Victoria Madaffari
  • 25-06-16

predictable, typical

Author writes as if he filled out a fantasy novel outline and a computer generated story was spit out. Yawnnnn, characters & story are bland and shallow. Put me to sleep pretty well though. Voice is hypnotizing.

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  • Vivian
  • 12-11-15

Didn't keep my attention

I wouldn't worry to listen to the other books. I usually enjoy these kind of stories but this didn't keep my attention. I can see why it was free. Borrrriiinnnggg!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-08-18

Not good!

Not my thing. Won't be looking for this type of reading any time soon. Poor.

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  • Matthew O'Neil
  • 28-07-18

Meh

Maybe I should read the other books in the series, but none of it made logical sense. The story could’ve easily been expanded upon as there were noticeable options for conflict. Missed opportunities.

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  • Matt
  • 26-10-15

even for free: i'd like to have my money back

this is just aweful. all around.
the story is not interesting, it's all flat and just plain boring.
the voices don't always fit the characters either. the "hero" is supposed to be 23, i think, and is made sound like an 80 year old. come on!
glad i tried this free trial though, now i know not to bother with the other books.

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  • Elisabeth
  • 26-11-17

Glad it was free

While this was a descriptive, well written short story, there was not enough to entice me to take up a new series.

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  • Sarah G.
  • 09-02-17

Just what I needed, a sleepmaker!

I honestly picked this up for free so it could put me to sleep, and it has done that job perfectly every night I've listened to it.

Do you buy Bud Light because Guinness is too expensive? Do you watch ESPN Ocho because you can't afford to upgrade to premium cable? Do you watch table tennis because the balls are just too big in real tennis? Then this book is for you!

This is watered down fiction with every swashbuckling fantasy trope to ever hit print. Gods and men collide in a plot that doesn't makes any sense when you can't stay awake to follow it. Yet, when you do wake up, you swear you've heard, or read this somewhere. Maybe it was in a cave under the misty mountains that the precious One Ring... I mean Jewel of Dantenos corrupted our antagonist, and emboldened our hero. Maybe it was the invincible Superman (er... Godlike pirate guy whose name I can't recall, the one who speaks like John Hurt's character in V for Vendetta) who risked nothing to save mear mortals from certain DOOOOM!!!!. (Not accusing the author of plagiarism, just noting similarities)

Despite its devastating predictability, and recycled plots, I have to give the author 2 stars for effort. Seriously, I've never written a damn thing. I can barely rub 2 sentences together to make a paragraph.

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