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The Last of the First

Halfhero, Book 3
Narrated by: Jonathan McGarrity
Series: Halfhero, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (179 ratings)

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Summary

The conclusion of the Amazon and Audible best-selling Halfhero series. 

When The Deterrent comes out of hiding and kidnaps the titans, it triggers the biggest manhunt in history. On one side, the military might of the United States and Air Commodore Fiona Bardock, Britain’s most talented investigator. On the other, three halfheroes, one human and a puddle of slime. 

Daniel Harbin hopes to get through this alive and track down the children he never knew existed. What no one realises is they’re about to confront the greatest danger of all. 

©2018 Ian Sainsbury (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • 21-02-19

Utterly incredible

As ever Ian W Sainsbury delivers an incredible finale to the trilogy half heroes books. If only what happens in the latter stages of the book was a reality.
This has been one of my favourite series of books of all time and I recommend it highly. Superbly written, wonderful characters and a glorious read.

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Very satisfying feel good ending

Very satisfying feel good ending. I felt mixed about the middle books of this series but this final book brings everything together brilliantly

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Great Story - Brilliant

Fast paced and great story. Some of the twists and turns I guessed and some caught me by surprise, which is the mark of good story telling. I listened to the whole thing in a day, and I wasn’t disappointed.

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A fantastic ending to the series.

Definitely my favourite of the trilogy. Each book has improved on the last. I love the humour dotted throughout and the characters while 'super' were still relatable

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Enjoyable superhero romp

Not the best of endings to the trilogy which started with such promise - but endings have always been difficult, both in terms of originality and satisfaction.

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Just what the world....

... needs to hear/read or it were even better: experience today, anno 2019. Especially one certain person.

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A good ending to the series

Really enjoyable ending to the series, listened to it in 2 days and thoroughly enjoyed it all

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Great finale!

Genuinely loved this series, when this book broke cover I forced myself to wait while I revisited books 1 & 2, then dived in.

Strong characters, enough in the reveal to make it feasible and a slightly predictable but well sculpted ending.

Loved it!

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Cheesy but I love it.

Throughout the first two books in this series I had the same conflicting feelings; on one hand I found the quality of the writing to be patchy but on the other hand, I just loved the story. There are many ideas borrowed from other sci-fi and superhero stories, so don't expect anything you have not encountered before if you are an avid reader of those genres. Still, those concepts are put together in a satisfying way that builds tension and resolves in a pleasing manner. Similarly, there are aspects of each character which feel generic yet I still found myself rooting for the good guys throughout. The narration also feels a little underwhelming in places but soon becomes familiar and reassuring. Technically the Halfhero series is flawed but, from an entertainment standpoint, it did its job well and I'm sad to reach the end. Overall, I think that's all that really matters.

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It was alright

A little predictable but still a tidy conclusion to the series.

I really enjoyed all three books and you will too. the only thing I can't make sense of is the inexplicable timing of the old man's decision to leave his cave and meddle with things

Whatever the answer though happy listening

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  • Mister Mxyzptlk
  • 30-05-19

Satisfying Conclusion to a Suprisingly Good Series

This wrapped up the story in a satisfying way. It actually resolved all the loose ends, while introducing a new component that didn't feel tacked on in any way.
I really wouldn't have thought I'd be this happy after listening to a three book series about "superheroes", but here we are. Mr. Sainsbury is proving to be an author worth buying his books first, then reading the summary later. His stuff isn't high brow literature, but it doesn't try to be. This is well-written, popcorn, summer beach read type stuff. And it's free of the "groaners" I find so common in that type of book.

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  • Regina
  • 08-05-19

Outstanding narrator

I started reading everything I could find by Ian W. Sainsbury , after I found the World Walker series, so I started the Halfhero series and I want to say , I am extremely impressed with Jonathan McGarrity . He made these last 2 books in the Halfhero series much better than they would have been. He is outstanding with his dialects and voices and would love to see much more of his works . The Halfhero series Is a great read , made even better by an outstanding narrator