The Lost Heir : The Gryphon Chronicles

  • by E.G. Foley
  • Narrated by Jamie du Pont MacKenzie
  • Series: The Gryphon Chronicles
  • 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

NY Times & USA Today bestselling author E.G. Foley launches The Gryphon Chronicles, a new series of historical fantasy adventures (with a hint of steampunk!) that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids.
Strange new talents...
Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket living by his wits on the streets of Victorian London. Lately he's started seeing ghosts, and discovers he can move solid objects with his mind! He has no idea why. Next thing he knows, a Sinister Gentleman and his minions come hunting him. On the run for his life, Jake is plunged headlong into a mysterious world full of magic and deadly peril. A world that holds the secret to who he really is: The long-lost heir of an aristocratic family - with magical powers!
But with treacherous enemies closing in, it will take all of his wily street instincts and the help of his friends - both human and magical - to solve the mystery of what happened to his parents and defeat the foes who never wanted the Lost Heir of Griffon to be found...


What the Critics Say

“It's hard to imagine a better way to enjoy this historical fantasy than through the expert narration of Jamie MacKenzie…MacKenzie smoothly portrays multiple characters with a variety of British, Irish, and Scots accents. The frenzied eagerness of the greedy "arachno-sapiens," the indignant squabbling of the Newgate prison ghosts, and the simpering voice of the sea witch give this audiobook performance a three-dimensional effect.” (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Awesome Magical Medieval Adventure

I really liked this audio book. It's perfect to listen to in the car with kids- or just by yourself! (Like I did!) It's probably one of the best 'kid friendly' books I've listened to in quite awhile. While I liked Jake, I loved Dani. She was such a great, driving element in the story line.

The narrator did a wonderful job- I love his ability to go from 'villain' to 'cocky village street kid' to ' noble matriarch' to 'hyperactive young genius.'

I noticed some reviews made comparisons to Harry Potter. This book doesn't rely much on the same elements. The only real commonalities were that they both take place in England and our hero is a young man who can perform magic. Don’t compare them.

I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- littlebear514

The better "Harry Potter" book 1!

It is unfair to compare ALL books about magic boys to Harry Potter. Still: We kind of have too. Still this is better then the first Harry Potter! When that is said: The Lost Heir: The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 1 is not only better the Harry Potter, it is better than a lot of other books! E.G. Foley made here a magical world i would love to return, again, and again! The Gryphon Chronicles starts out here with a BANG! This is so fun, and i feel so lost in the world E.G. Foley created! I really can't say how much i loved this! Other then this way: Get this book NOW!

And what about Jamie du Pont MacKenzie? Oh i did not mean that rhetorical, so i have to ask again: What about Jamie du Pont MacKenzie is bad? I say nothing! 10 hrs and 20 mins feels like almost 10 minutes! The pace, the volume and the way he reads this i so amazing! So i could not give him under 5 out of 5! I think we found a goldmine in Jamie du Pont MacKenzie and E.G. Foley. What a goldmine! I am so happy i read this!

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- Frode "Norwegian in a English world!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2013
  • Publisher: E.G. Foley