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The Scholar

The Genoa Chronicles, Book 1
By: JJ Anders
Narrated by: Marnye Young
Series: The Genoa Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Anna is clearly different from others. With obvious physical differences and powerful abilities, she's never quite fit in...anywhere. Having no knowledge of her parents, she sets out to discover her true origin. On the run for most of her life, she's become a master at eluding capture, even a little cocky, you might say. When a sticky situation forces her hand, she hitches a ride with a wizard, who whisks her away to another world where, according to him, she'd been exiled from as a child. This new magical place seems oddly familiar as Anna discovers powerful enemies and treasured allies on her quest for answers. The dangerous journey thrust her headlong into the arms of Kriston, who finds himself caught between sworn-duty and insatiable curiosity.

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  • Adriana B
  • 13-12-17

Excellent Fantasy Adventure!

The story is great and gets your attention and keeps you hooked all the way to the cliffhanger conclusion.

Narration was great and brought the story to life.

The story starts on earth but most of it takes place in a magical world called Genoa. Anna doesn’t remember where she comes from but soon after she gets in Genoa she learns about her family and her past.

Kriston follows orders from his brother which is a king. He is tasked with capturing and bringing the “spy” to his brother.

There are a lot of characters to keep up with and the story goes back and forth between the two main characters. It definitely required my full attention to understand everything that was going on.

There are unexpected twists and turns and the story is interesting and captivating with wizards, dragons, trolls, kings, etc...

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Gary
  • 26-03-18

Appropriate for an 11 yo

If you like golden dragons, blue trees and orange horses, this book might scratch that itch. It has the imagination that I look for in a fantasy novel... but just didn't flow well. The narrator didn't help much... moving from scene to scene leaving the reader wondering who she was talking about. I won't be continuing with this series, but it is age appropriate for YA.

Editors note: Please check the word "Speculum". The context in which it was used here does not match my definition

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  • Striker
  • 14-08-19

Good book. Decent Story.

I really liked this book in several different ways. I thought it started out very well and even though it didn't go where I thought it would, I still enjoyed it. Definitely solid fantasy writing by the author,

There are two negatives that I would give this book:
First, I wish it hadn't ended in a cliffhanger. I really hate that.. (I know I'm just complaining...)
Second, I actually liked the first parts of the book that took place in modern-day earth. I actually wish that this book (or another book) could have continued along this line...

I thought the narrator also did a very good job with this title. I'd like to hear her again in future books.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.