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Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection

Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Length: 67 hrs and 32 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Summary

Caught in plots between two worlds, his only hope is to awaken the link between them.

Kyrus had lived a quiet life as a scribe until his dreams begin seeping into his waking life. Fanciful tales of magic and battle turn out to be real. In his sleep, he witnesses the adventures of his twin. Kyrus is swept up in the intrigues of those who already know of this connection between worlds.

As his knowledge of the two worlds grows, so does his entanglement in the intrigues between them. Kyrus discovers friends, lovers, and adversaries among the twinborn. His knowledge of magic grows until he becomes a valuable pawn for masterminds of plots that threaten empires.

Kyrus must learn a deadly game against opponents who already know the rules. He must join forces with his twin to combat threats in both worlds. One misstep or misplaced trust and Kyrus could find himself dying...twice.

Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection is a three-book collection chronicling the adventures of heroes who alter two worlds. For fans of epic fantasy who aren’t looking to start another unfinished series, the Twinborn Chronicles provides multiple new worlds to explore and all the closure you’ve long been denied.

©2012 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin

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Took me a little while to get into it but then...

...I was hooked! Thoroughly enjoyable listen that will ruin your social life and marriage for the next 40+hours. highly recommended!

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Started with promise and half way into the third

Half way into the 3rd download, I lost the will to live. I guess this is partly because I feasted first on the Mobius Chronicles. A piece of work that is so good you are confident it will get its own TV show.
Mr Narramore 's rendition of the characters is below average. Also, when has it become the norm to portray characters in fringe towns or villages as well as thugs with an accent? Stereotyping made it difficult to follow the characters. I think the book would make for better reading as opposed to listening. Avoid this. I think it is a massive project and beginning to have contradictions and pot hole sized plot holes.

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If you enjoyed the Back Ocean Mobius collection...

....then think twice before getting this. I loved the Mobius stories, but I've decided to return this title after 3 hours of listening.
I have mixed feelings, and it's not all bad, but I'll try to explain why.

Firstly, the narrator doesn't seem well suited to this story and setting. His style suited the Mobius stories, in terms of the futuristic tone, the humorous elements, the cocky style of Ramsey and the dont-mess-with-me attitude of Mort. But reading this he seems like a fish out of water.

There are 2 different worlds described in this book, and it's noticeably worse in the one with knights and sorcerers and goblins than it is in the other. To be fair, it's probably more to do with the writing than the narrator. In one of the worlds the author decided to use much of the same slightly oldy-worldy style to the narration as he has the characters speak. It sounds awkward and forced to me.

I like the premise of the story and in the 3 hours I've listened to it's had me interested in the plot. But the combination of at times clumsy writing and the mismatched narrator mean I just couldn't relax and immerse myself in it.

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Epic fantasy adventure

An epic adventure story that whisks you away to other worlds with lots of great characters. I loved this authors Galaxy Outlaws collection of books and this was almost as good. 67 hours of great reading, I would highly recommend it. Once again, wonderful narration by Mikael Naramore, will definitely be reading the next collection of books in the series!

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  • Andy
  • Bönen, Germany
  • 05-11-18

I returned it!

I returned this production doe to the stupidly annoying 'music' between parts. I dont think I got past Chapter 2. There ere so many of these annoying iterludes, only a few seconds long, but when you're getting them every 2-3 minutes, it detracts from the story. It may be a really good book/collection of books but I couldn't listen anymore.

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  • Shana
  • 08-11-18

wow so the first fantasy book I ever truly enjoyed

Im obsessed with some of the current sci fi stuff on audible. I didnt expect to like this fantasy based one. I cringed with start but willed myself to listen to fist hour at least, because I adored Black Ocean series. I dont like fantasy and really dont like hobbits and goblins and kingdoms.

But somewhere ... the characters developed and grabbed me. The way characters in Black Ocean did. I was intrigued. Then I realized the story is doing something I never heard of before. It became quantum physics or some kind of unknown possible science. I guess that is magic.

Seriously great work. Intelligent while still being light, humorous, charming, and whimsical.

I kept thinking they could all be aliens, why did he have to go the goblin route? But then I got it, and it all made sense and fell into line and I couldnt stop listening.


Also, I think some people leave very negative reviews just to get refunded for books to take advantage of the credit system. When considering a review, it's a good idea to see what other reviews a user left.

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  • Kal Teague
  • 01-12-18

Better than Expected

I usually look for fantasy books by length more than any other criteria (the longer the better) and I won't even pretend to have hesitated at a value like this one. 67 hours for a single credit was perfect!

The story was a bit slow as it seeks to bring together more than half a dozen characters at a time; something which was frequently difficult to keep a rolling tally of; but I will admit that, to keep the review short and without revealing too much of the story, I was well pleased with my purchase by the end of the final part and went on to buy the next set of this series (books 4-7).

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  • Justice
  • 27-12-18

Amazing value, and kept me entertained throughout!

I want to start off by saying as many others have, the first book in this series was somewhat confusing. There were so many different people and perspectives. The chime changing time or perspective was helpful, but didn't fully clear up the confusion. The concept in this series was exciting. You find real character development throughout. There are hardly any hollow, two-dimensional characters. Will not disappoint.

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  • Jeff
  • 26-01-19

has its moments

it was ok. nothing special. dont really love any if the characters. they could all die and that would be ok with me!

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  • Pamela Jones
  • 20-01-19

Love it!

Absolutely love it! A rich and diverse tale masterfully told!!!!!! Highly recommend to anyone wanting new worlds to dive into!

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  • S. D.
  • 17-01-19

amazing storyline

I loved it. i have my new DnD campaign already written now. magic, weapons, villians, multiple planes of existence. it's all here.

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  • Person
  • 14-02-19

Morin and Naramor are becoming my favorite pair

This book(set) does a fantastic job of setting up their world and pulling you in. It covers world spanning wars and never becomes overly complicated to keep track of. The narrator is easy to listen to and seems to genuinely enjoy the story.

This is one of the best things on audible you could use your money or credits on. With Galaxy Outlaws being the only recent purchase to compare.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-19

exceptional

With over 60 hours for one credit you may expect this to be second rate entertainment. quite the opposite every minute is entertaining.

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  • Jeremy
  • 31-01-19

amazing! J.S. Morin, you are a wizard of words

I've read other J.S Morin books and this one does not let me down. It's an amazing adventure that kept me guessing. I recommend this and other J.S Morin books for any scifi fantasy nerd. Makes me want to go play some tabletop RPGs with my friends. Mikael Naramore is easily in my top three favorite authors. Thanks for this magical experience.

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  • Dallas Goff
  • 14-01-19

It starts slow. Stick with it.

It starts slow. Stick with it. It's worth the time that it takes to build.