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Publisher's Summary

A gypsy curse. A shadow pirate. An ancient treasure. An adventure beyond mystery and magic! Eleven year-old Jim Morgan once had a home, a life of comfort, and a future full of promise. But all that changed the night his father was murdered.
Now Jim is on the run from his father's enemies, a wicked count and his vengeful son, and at the same time, trying to decipher the secret to the last mystery his father left him - the hidden location of an ancient treasure. But standing in Jim's way is an army of pickpockets, led by a master criminal, known only as the King of Thieves, and around every corner, Jim finds dangerous foes, new allies, and more magic than he ever knew existed. If Jim can survive, he may discover a hero hidden within himself, and a destiny beyond his wildest dreams.
©2012 James Matlack Raney (P)2016 James Matlack Raney
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By John S on 01-14-17

GREAT story, narrated superbly. Fun & educational

Where does Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Best audiobook so far - I've listened to a lot so that must say something!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jim of course! I'm sure he reminds us all of our childhood and how we imagine ourselves doing great things.

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

Patrick deserves merit for his excellent performance. He is evidently invested in the spirit of the book - if I hadn't had known otherwise, I would have said he was so invested in it, it's like he wrote the book himself.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The revelation of his fathers secrets.

Any additional comments?

I really loved this book. The audio version is extremely well acted and I found myself smiling all the way through. The author has a great skill in his choice of words; he manages to use relatively few to paint a full picture in your mind - I found it very easy to imagine myself, like a fly on the wall, watching the story unfold. The story is well suited to the suggested age group of 8 to 12, and it has a perfect balance of humor and educational (historical) story telling. In short, I really enjoyed this book –, it was fun, gripping, and made me smile often. Highly recommended and I look forward to now reading his other titles.

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By tara on 12-13-16

Great Adventures tale for the whole family!

Such an awesome story. Chapter 25 was my favorite. Fun for all ages. The end definitely leads you to want more.

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