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Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

Narrated by: Raymond Arroyo
Series: Will Wilder Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

Fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis' Seven Wonders series will embrace this first epic adventure in a rollicking new series by a New York Times best-selling author.

Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong 12-year-old with an otherworldly gift - he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will "borrows" the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil.

As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) great-aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one 12-year-old boy can change the world.

©2016 Raymond Arroyo (P)2016 Listening Library

Critic reviews

"Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights." (Dean Koontz, number-one New York Times best-selling author)
"You'll love this wild and thrilling tale. It DOES NOT STOP!" (Dave Barry, number-one New York Times best-selling author)
"Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great Aunt Lucille!" (Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times best-selling author and "Queen of Suspense")

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  • Deano Smalley
  • 11-09-17

Jude loves this book.

My 9 year old daughter and 11 year old son loved this book. Great for young and old.

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  • Jerri B
  • 17-09-17

Our whole family loved it!

Didn't disappoint at all! Loved the story, variety of character voices, and history all compiled together! Definitely recommending and can't wait to get the next one!

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  • MinotMom
  • 08-03-17

Simply amazing!

Excellent story, very captivating characters, and the audiobook is completely spellbinding with the AMAZING voices of the characters! Our entire family enjoys the story over and over again! Everyone should have this loaded on their device of choice as a classic adventure!!!

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  • Veronica Gill
  • 11-08-16

Excellent Story & Performance!

A fun read for All. Great Story & Excellent Storytelling by Mr. Aroyo. We were totally engrossed by the story, and thoroughly enjoyed the sometimes scary, but cleverly unfolding adventure of Will and his friends in "Perilous Falls".

This was a very exciting yet fun read. Plus it was Educational without being too preachy, nor was it overtly catechetical and moralizing. My 9 year old and I were very impressed by the amount of things we learned about our Faith, the limits of naturalism, as well as the importance of knowing our history and reading the Bible.

The performance was exceptional, Mr Aroyo is a very giftede v.oice actor, we can't wait to read Part Ii.

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  • Heidi
  • 22-06-16

A page turner.

Would you listen to Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls again? Why?

We have already listened to it a second time.

What did you like best about this story?

Lots suspense and humor.

What about Raymond Arroyo’s performance did you like?

He is terrific and has a true gift for story telling.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the sequel.

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  • C. Williams
  • 04-03-19

extremely enjoyable.

I was riveted. I enjoyed listening to it. Was like Gregor the Overlander meets Indiana Jones and another series that I am forgetting the name of right now. I will be listening to the next two.... gonna start number 2 now.

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  • Leslie Jercha
  • 18-02-19

Very intriguing adventures !

Definitely on par with the Percy Jackson series from an action/adventure standpoint, with just as much peril for the main characters to encounter! A bit scary in places, but this series has fun tidbits to find, from a Catholic historical standpoint. Also.. Loved the parts with the adventuring great grandfather as a young man, running around, Indiana Jones style after relics, escaping Nazis in the war.
Overall, the book was an enthralling read that was hard to put down even for a moment, and we’ll definitely be reading the next in the series.

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  • Mark Bowser
  • 09-06-17

Very Entertaining

My family and I listened to it while on vacation. It was fun, entertaining, and made the car rides go by quickly.

Mark Bowser
Author of "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Sales Success"

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  • Amy Raab
  • 29-04-17

Faith filled and fun !!!

I enjoy Mr Raymond Arroyo on EWTN and was interested to try out this series.
It didn't disappoint!
Charming and humorous.
Parents and kiddos will enjoy the story of a young boy's adventures as he battles otherworldly foes and learns humility, courage and faith along the way 🙏🏻

Thanx Mr Arroyo !

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  • TMc
  • 12-03-17

Get this recording!

What a fun story! My 11 year old loves it and can't wait to listen to the next Will Wilder adventure. Raymond Arroyo's recording is really, really good.

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