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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.
Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.
When Sam's 14, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.
At 15, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle - Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.
Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can't control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the king sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan's boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.
Or, so he thinks.
©2015 TJ Klune (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rain on 12-23-15

Absolutely brilliant

I cannot say enough about this book. First, a warning; it's not for everyone. It is devastatingly funny, but the humor is sometimes crude. For me, it was quite amazing. I was constantly laughing and rewinding to my favorite parts. In over 19 hours, I never once felt like it was slow or boring. I'm doing my best to write a spoiler-free review, so it will not do the book justice.

I'm not one for warm and fuzzy relationships, nor relationships that are too easy or too anguishing. The interactions between Sam and Ryan make this relationship my favorite of all books I have ever read or listened to.

Every character was fleshed out, unique, and worked flawlessly in this story. I cared about each character, laughed at all the bad guys, and was never confused about what was going on. The details were plentiful without being too much.

The performance was phenomenal. The narrator's voices were very different, so I knew who exactly was speaking, and each matched the character perfectly. There was emotion in every word. It was not just a narration; it was a masterful performance full of emotion, laughter, and passion.

I would happily listen to anything this author and narrator ever created. I hope there is a sequel, that it comes soon, and that it has the same narrator. I will listen to this over and over again. It was more than worth the credit.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shannon Dee on 12-30-15

Best audiobook of 2015!

What made the experience of listening to The Lightning-Struck Heart the most enjoyable?

The narrator seemed to truly understand and enjoy the content so it was so much fun to listen to!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lightning-Struck Heart?

I can't even pick one! I love TJ's writing and wordplay and it was so well done by the narrator that the entire thing just tickled me!

Which scene was your favorite?

Again, not sure I could pick one but the opening scene really gets you into the style and humor of the story

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

I REALLY REALLY tried!

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah Louise Smits on 01-18-16

Utterly hilarious

So incredibly entertaining. Narrated in a magnificent way.
Loved the diverse characters. Loved the modern culture injected in a fantasy novel.

I listened to the whole thing in a few days... They were fantastic days!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By LB on 01-09-16

Great fun

A great story told with gusto. The narration really suited the characters and the storytelling

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sophie on 05-29-16

Love love love

Everything about this book gave me a heart boner. The narrator was amazing!! My only complaint is that it had to end <\3 I tell e v e r y o n e about this book and force them to listen to parts of it. I strongly recommend listening to the audio X

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 12-06-17

best narration

the narrator was amazing, the story was fantastic, laugh in public funny, and sweet. Fantastic!

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