• by Adam J. Whitlatch
  • Narrated by Jeff Hays
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alien warmongers have cloned an ancient emperor to lead an unstoppable army. Gifted with superhuman powers and advanced technology, he sets his sights on his home planet, Earth, and then...the stars!
However, countermeasures have already been set in place. A young Iowa farm boy, oblivious to his powers or destiny, is thrust into a battle that will decide the fate of humanity against the new and improved Genghis Khan!


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a lighthearted adventure, science fiction novel

Earth is the genetic soup created by aliens to produce super-soldiers for an upcoming battle for galactic dominance.  Their plan rests on the greatest military leader of all time, Genghis Khan or Temujin.  His body is located and he is resurrected to force the Earth into deadly conflict.  Those who remain will be deemed the strongest.  Hope lies with the young Alex and his twin brother Quintin, created with the same strengths and powers of Temujin.  They will try to stop the deadly plot before it destroys the Earth.

Alex is guarded by three unique creatures of extreme strength and abilities.  They need to protect him as he grows in age and ability.  Temujin is years ahead, both in planning and in strength and will be a formidable foe.

The action begins early and continues throughout.  There is a lighthearted feeling to the story and plenty of humor.  Alex’s three alien bodyguards often sound and act like the three stooges.  It is hard to say if this is because of the voice portrayal or the writing, but it is generally funny and they often steal the spotlight.  Alex is a typical teenager, full of self-doubt and insecurities.  He can move objects with his mind, but can’t ask the pretty girl out on a date.

Birthright is a fun novel with plenty of action and light dialogue.  It feels like a much larger story, often alluding to events unfolding in other parts of the galaxy and with unknown aliens that don’t get fully revealed.  The first book does end with a conclusion of sorts, but clearly leads the listener onto the sequel(s).

The novel is performed by Jeff Hays.  His voice has a certain style that creates a kind of mischievous mood to the story.  He does a good job with the character voices and they are easily discerned from each other.  The production value goes a little further than many novels with some minor sound effects that are subtle and gently placed.  Very good overall.

Birthright is a lighthearted adventure, science fiction novel about flawed superheroes battling for the survival of Earth.  Not a new idea by any stretch, but humorous characters and bungling bodyguards make it an entertaining listen.  Worth a listen.

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What a fun book this was. I'm not sure exactly what I thought it was going to be other than Sci-fi, but it was really good! Great story presented in a great way.

The narrator totally nailed it. He made each character unique, and brought many of them to life for me. It's quite impressive how many ways he can make himself sound evil, or if not exactly that, shady as hell. Sam is a fantastic character, and I liked him immediately, so the story was kind of a roller coaster for me.

I don't know if it was intentional that the narrator made Admiral Orb (I think it's Orb, but who knows, because audiobook, lol) sound like Admiral Akbar, but I was really rooting for him to shout 'It's a trap!' but, alas. I suppose that would have been a bit much (and, I did get the 'KHAAAN!' to even it out somewhat I guess, lol).

The effects that were used throughout (for things like recordings, telepathy, transmissions and whatnot) were a great way of immersing me in the story. Someone eating chips while they're talking if that's what we're told is happening gives it some realism. So, that was nice.

Anyways, in conclusion, Animaniacs reference equals win. That is all ;) I'll definitely continue listening to this series as more comes out!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2015
  • Publisher: Adam J. Whitlatch