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Troll Mountain

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Narrated by: Sean Mangan
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Summary

A dauntless young hero. An army of brutal monsters. An impossible quest.

Journey to the mountain... In an isolated valley, a small tribe of humans is dying from a terrible illness. There are rumours, however, that the trolls of Troll Mountain, the valley’s fearsome overlords, have found a cure for the illness: A fabulous elixir. When his sister is struck down by the disease and his tribal leaders refuse to help him, an intrepid youth named Raf decides to defy his tribe and do the unthinkable: He will journey alone to Troll Mountain and steal the elixir from the dreaded trolls. But to get to Troll Mountain, Raf will have to pass through dangerous swamps and haunting forests filled with wolves, hobgoblins, and, worst of all, the ever-present danger of rogue trolls, the journey to the mountain has begun.

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A departure from the normal stories but well worth it

I was introduced to Matthew Riley by his book Contest way back in the late 90s. His style of writing engaged me, and I continue to enjoy his work.
I have listened to every audiobook of his and enjoy them all, several times.

Troll Mountain is a departure from the norm as it doesn’t feature Shane Schofield or Jack West Jr.
that is not a bad thing as in this book he has created new characters for us to love and they don’t disappoint.

As always Shaun Mangan’s narration adds to the story. I often find listening to different books with the same narrator can leave me thinking of characters from other books. This is not the case with Shauns voice.

Whether you’re a first-time listener to Matthew Reilly, or looking for a departure from his high action series, this is a great book for you

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A fun fable for all the family.

I love Matthew Reilly's books and this one contains all the usual energy and excitement. However, it is also family friendly and suitable for children from 8 upwards (at a guess). That does lead to some fairly heavy handed exposition but nothing to spoil the enjoyment.

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Far too short where is the rest of the story?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Really enjoyed every minute but wasn't expecting such a short story. As good as it is some might say its a rip off

What was one of the most memorable moments of Troll Mountain?

It ending far too soon

Which character – as performed by Sean Mangan – was your favourite?

I love the readers performance all characters well rounded & distinct.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Troll Mountain?

Too many scenes have already been cut from this short article of a book..

Any additional comments?

Did I mention I though it could be longer with a greater sense of value for money

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  • Mira
  • 05-01-15

A fun short story

Great for the family. Fast paced and entertaining despite being a little predictable.
Typical of Matthew Reilly, good guys finish first.

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  • Richard Cummings
  • 28-09-14

Very disappointed

What would have made Troll Mountain better?

I was expecting the same fast action thrillers as his previous books and got this. A children's story about trolls, gnomes, etc. I didn't even finish listening to it.

Has Troll Mountain turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes.

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  • James
  • 15-07-14

Trolls and an elixir

Where does Troll Mountain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Troll Mountain was a fun listen and is a great way to have a break between novels. It was an interesting for Matthew Reilly to write and it was well narrated.

What did you like best about this story?

That the villains get their comeuppance and the hero gets a happy ending after stealing the elixir and saving his tribe from the disease.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was and it was very enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

A story the whole family can all listen to and enjoy when there is nothing on the box.

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  • Chris
  • 28-06-14

For All Age Groups

Wonderful storyline another great adventure for Matthew Reilly fans. In the story there is a moral....my quote from the book "do people accept what they are told completely"...makes you think ???

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  • Cagney Rossman
  • 10-03-19

love Matthew Reilly.

Reilly has yet to disappoint me. Great read or I guess listen for younger readers.

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  • Stuart J Barton
  • 28-07-15

Classically Familiar

Like an old classic childrens fable amped up for a hollywood performance! exciting for the family

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  • Michael
  • 25-06-15

2 times

Where does Troll Mountain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

very short but so well done , once i finished it , i listened to it again . 2 times

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  • Luke
  • 27-01-15

A great short fable

Mathew Reilly is a some one I enjoy to read and listen to. Very well performed.
Thank you all. A

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  • Japheth
  • 21-01-15

A fun and uplifting hero's tale

Nice and short, but vivid and enjoyable. Really enjoying Matthew's genre experimentations lately.

Would love to read more about the old hermit too!

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  • Paul
  • 05-10-14

Good BUT

Troll mountain is a good read and good standalone story but not of the same style of story we have become used to from Matthew. If you are a fan of Scarecrow and Jack West Jn then this may not live up to expectation.