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Vega Jane, Book 4
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Series: Vega Jane, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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This. Means. War. The explosive conclusion to David Baldacci's instant number-one worldwide best-selling and award-winning fantasy series. 

This is it. Vega Jane has tried to outrun, outsmart, and outlast her enemy, but the showdown she has dreaded is finally here. Her ragtag crew must take a stand against a fully trained army, knowing the odds are impossible, knowing each of them could die for nothing. 

But when evil comes, heroes stand to meet it. When injustice appears, the only choice is to stand and fight. Master storyteller David Baldacci sounds the drums of war in the jaw-dropping conclusion to the number-one international best-selling Vega Jane fantasy series.

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  • Desiree
  • 01-03-19

Thank you David Baldacci...Your truly an author

Your truly an Author of many genre Young Adult,fantasy
I really like Vega Jane a true heroine

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  • E
  • 07-11-19

fun but predictable

considered not finishing. a little self absorbed.
might be good for young audience, but too many surprise magical fixes for my taste.

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  • Jeff
  • 04-09-19

Fantasy at it’s finest

All four books rate a five star rating in each category. David Baldacci continues to show how versatile he is in his writing with this new fantasy genre. The narrator does an amazing performance. I look forward to his next endeavor. I would recommend this series to young and old alike.

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  • Nath G.
  • 19-07-19

A great end to a fantastic series!

I’m a huge fan of David Baldacci’s work but the Vega Jane series is different than the other books I’m used to reading by him. I took a chance and was not disappointed. It was a long wait for the 4th/last book in the series but it was worth the wait. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved that it was the same narrator in the last 3 books. She has a great voice that brought Vega Jane to life and suited all the characters. Excellent!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-19

Best Yet

The Vega Jane story is an enjoyable read. Each book was better than its predecessor. I was sorry to see it reach its conclusion.

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  • PRS
  • 03-07-19

fun series

good story line . entertaining good heroine.
fantasy bringing a new meaning to family and friends

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  • BookReader
  • 07-06-19

Stars Below

The Vega Jane Series is written by David Baldacci. If you're looking for the author of Absolute Power, or The Camel Club, or King & Maxwell Series, this is the same guy. But wait! This series is NOT that genre. This is clearly a young adult SciFi series, in the same vein as J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series. It is magical, mystical, and coming of age. The story is NOT directed at the adult reader, rather tweens ... or maybe adults that are tweens at heart.

Plot: Vega Jane is 15 years old at the beginning of book one, and just over 18 at the end of book four. She is captive in a world of slavery, and her town is mysteriously circled by a world of nasties - like monsters, gods, goddesses, etc. Vega journeys through this world in a quest for truth about her life, town, culture, heritage. Who made this barrier, what is this unknown world, why is it there, why is it taboo? All fodder that traverses the pages of this series and adventures abound. There are even wands, spells, good guys, and bad guys.

All books are narrated by Fiona Hardingham except the first which is narrated by Nicola Barber. They are basically indistinguishable - no issues with narration. Although the writing takes time to get used to, lots of over-the-pond vernacular - like snog (kiss),  git (idiot), nutter (crazy), bloody (damned), wonky (stupid), etc. The narrators are British. The fact that this is completely out-of-the-box for David Baldacci will be at the back of your mind throughout the books.

The series consists of four novels. The Finisher - 15 hours of listening, The Keeper - 12, The Width of the World - 10.5, and The Stars Below - 12. Get the most from the stories by reading from the beginning as references will be confusing.

An excellent choice for young adults - but it will have eyes rolling for many adults. Like all Baldacci books, there is no offensive language nor explicit sex, a squeaky clean read. Feel free to give to young tweens as gifts.

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  • Carol Clase
  • 17-05-19

very refreshing and entertaining

I have now completed all 4 books in this series. Some readers may feel it is aimed at a younger audiance but I found it refreshing. A fight of good against evil with much imagination. A fast paced fantasy voyage.

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  • carl
  • 15-05-19

not my type of read<br />

performance good,story got me lost. not my normal read. story gets lost and lost me.

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  • joan
  • 01-05-19

sweet way to end the series

well done!!!!! great series. lots of adventure and a sweet ending! really fun to listen.