The Book of Deacon : Book of Deacon

  • by Joseph Lallo
  • Narrated by Karyn O'Bryant
  • Series: Book of Deacon
  • 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Myranda Celeste is a young woman more interested in staying alive than being a hero. Orphaned by a continent-spanning war that has gone on for decades too long and shunned for failing to support it, she has been on the move since she was only a child. One can hardly blame her when she thinks that the chance discovery of a fallen soldier's priceless cargo is the moment that will change her life. No one could predict just how great that change would be. It will lead her through an adventure of rebels and generals, of wizards and warriors, and of beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step of the way will take her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.


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Customer Reviews

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I kept waiting to care

The storyline sounded great and Amazon posted an average rating of 4.5, plus I LOVE fantasy novels, so I thought, what could go wrong. About 4 hours in, I realized I just didn't care about this character or what happened to her. She meanders from town to town, and although on her own for years, is so clueless about personal safety, I don't see how she lived 2 weeks on her own. The biggest flaw -- nothing interesting ever happened. I don't understand how a magical, war torn world could be boring, but it was. I decided to give up instead of continuing to plow ahead, hoping I would begin to care.
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- Tracey "I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)"

Poorly written teen novel

What disappointed you about The Book of Deacon?

Writing seemed aimed at 5th grade girls

What could Joseph Lallo have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Written it for adults and been less condescending to his readers

What didn’t you like about Karyn O'Bryant’s performance?

It was adequate

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment and derision

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-22-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio