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Elizabeth's Legacy Audiobook

Elizabeth's Legacy: Royal Institute of Magic, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Like most normal people, Ben hadn't the faintest idea there was an Institute of Magic.

Two years after his parents' sudden disappearance, Ben Greenwood stumbles upon a cryptic letter that could shed some light on their whereabouts. But before he can track them down, he'll need to find the mysterious organization that sent the letter: The Royal Institute of Magic.

To succeed, Ben will have to navigate a land filled with fantastic creatures and spellshooters, where magic can be bought and sold, to unravel an ancient family secret that could hold the key to defeating an evil the Institute has been fighting for the last 500 years.

©2014 Victor Kloss (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Gryfynn Stockholm, Sweden 20/03/2017
    Gryfynn Stockholm, Sweden 20/03/2017 Member Since 2015

    someone who loves to read and learn languages. Interested in theatre, astronomy, history and politics too.

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    "A Warm and Wonderful Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Elizabeth's Legacy to be better than the print version?

    Don't you know the Audio version is always better than the print version? I am blind, so partial always to audio, but I think Peter Kenny's voice is much better than anything my brain could come up with.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both Ben and Charlie have their good points and both are well written characters. I love them both for different reasons.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I have to say I really love how the author set the scene for this book, beginning with one of Ben's descendents. The mystery and magesty of the Royal Institute is quite gripping and I love the idea of a brave commoner daring to tread the halls of the mighty and noble.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot. It really gave me the same kind of warm feeling as the Harry Potter series still gives me every time I do a reread. Certainly if that series is one of your favourites then you will really love this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Peter Kenny does a fantastic job narrating this book, as he does with so many others. It was a real joy to listen to and fantastic for anyone looking for a more light-hearted read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • VJG
    Boston
    19/01/17
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    "Friendship in a magical world"
    Would you listen to Elizabeth's Legacy again? Why?

    Yes, this is an introduction to a world with lots of interesting characters so before listening to the next book I'll probably re-listen to review the characters' names and twists in the plot to make sure I haven't forgotten anything important!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to choose between Ben and Charlie - both are heroic and charming in their own way


    What does Peter Kenny bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Peter Kenny does a great job of interpreting the characteristics of the elves and other magical beings using his voice and different accents. He also manages to make Ben and Charlie sound young but not childish.


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

    Yes - I just couldn't go on an 8 hour walk ...


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for book 2 - listened to the preview at the end of this audiobook.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Andromeda
    US
    15/04/17
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    "Magic for middle schoolers, but not much fun"

    *shrug* It was okay. Not the "if you loved Harry Potter, you will love this!" level of book that the claim suggested, but it was readable. There were three people in a magical world; one was a girl that had all of the magical knowledge in the group, one was a boy that leapt into dangerous situation and made bad decisions, and the third was awkward and felt like he didn't quite belong and had a crush on the girl...oh, wait, maybe it is a little like Harry Potter... That's where it ends, though.

    It lacked pizzazz. And charm. And, to be honest, magic.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Evry1sLostButMe
    24/01/17
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    "What a fantastic tribute to Kloss"

    This book is an amazing piece of work. I haven't enjoyed a YA book this much since the Potter series. The performer does an amazing job with voices that clearly have a tone for each character.
    Although I have read all the books in the series I will eagerly purchase each audiobook when it's released.
    Victor Kloss would be proud of the direction his series has taken. His wife and daughter should be proud that his legacy is immortalized in audio format.
    I am so impressed with the book I am playing a chapter a day to my students in my history class as a mental warmup for them.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • T. L.
    25/01/17
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    "Fun, fast-paced story"
    Would you listen to Elizabeth's Legacy again? Why?

    Yes, it's very fun and entertaining. I like listening to stories a few times because I always pick up new details.


    What other book might you compare Elizabeth's Legacy to and why?

    Probably Percy Jackson & the Olympians series for its world building, pacing and the intended audience.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Kenny’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't, but I think he did the Martian and I would love to listen to that too.


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

    I would have loved to!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine Renkema
    06/04/17
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    "Can't wait until all are on audible!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Elizabeth's Legacy to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the audible books, I can't wait until the whole series is available!!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    Greeley Colorado
    14/03/17
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    "Didn't know if I would but I did."

    I won this audiobook. Wasn't sure I would like it but I really did. Suitable for children and adults it is a book I will listen to again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • joan
    Atlanta, ga,United States
    13/03/17
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    "The perfect balance of excitement and thought"

    I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the series. The narrator was a crucial part of listening to this book for me, a great voice and performance as a storyteller.

    I was saddened to hear that the author just recently passed, but glad that he was able to publish so many books before he did so - both for my own selfish benefit, and for the benefit of the wife and child who survived him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P.D. Pabst
    12/03/17
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    "Peter Kenney is a master of voice!"
    If you could sum up Elizabeth's Legacy in three words, what would they be?

    Magical hidden world.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Victor Kloss? Why or why not?

    Only if it's on audible and voiced by Peter Kenney. He made the story more alive for me because he did such a great job. He had different sounds for different characters making it easy to know who was speaking, much like listening to a movie without looking at the screen. Sometimes the story written by Victor had grammar issues or weak verbs and a bit telly, but Peter's voice helped overlook these problems.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Kenny’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope. This was my first listen.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Boy in search of his missing parents finds a hidden magical kingdom where his parents have been deemed as outlaws.


    Any additional comments?

    Fun story and worth a listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • t
    WA, USA
    05/02/17
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    "Best fantasy YA book since Harry Potter"

    I didn't know what to expect from Elizabeth's Legacy, but the premise sounded intriguing.

    I have to say, I was impressed. The story grabbed hold instantly with Michael's story in 1589. Then, the author threw me a curve ball when in the next chapter, it flipped to modern day. But the characters were so well written that it didn't jar me. I was caught up in Ben & Charlie's story almost instantly. There were a few parts I could have done without - mainly regarding Natalie, but those were minuscule. And the put-downs for Charlie's weight quickly became annoying.

    In this, the first book in the Royal Institute of Magic series, we meet goblins and elves and see magic. We learn about and are immersed in the unseen kingdoms. And we learn the mystery of The Greenwoods.

    The story kept my attention all the way through and left me wanting more. In fact, i'm glad the second book comes out in audible soon because I'm itching to hear it. The narrator does such a fantastic job with the voices. The only one that made me cock my head was of his voice for the Troll at the hotel. He ended up sounding tremendously like Jim Dale's Hagrid from the Harry Potter books.

    But I have to give this book a huge two thumbs up and highly suggest it. Open the door to the Royal Institute of Magic. You'll love it there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    14/01/17
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    "Great story and narrator"

    There are definitely elements in the story that are Harry Potter like.
    I still think with the fast moving plot, loveable characters, and great narration I'm chomping at the bit for the next book!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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