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This was such an amazing book!! Everything about it captivated and enchanted me.
The story follows a Pygmy warrior girl called Pip, who is kidnapped from her island home and brought to a zoo. She is thrown into a cage with an ape mother and her baby. After a bad start, Pip befriends the apes and tries to survive in this strange place where big people come to stare. She spends years in the zoo thinking she is less than human but eventually gets rescues by a mighty dragon, who spirits her away to a special school. Here Pip learns who she really is and that great things can come in small packages.
Pip was one of the best and most amazing characters I've read in a long time. My heart broke for her so many times because of the way she was treated, but she continually manages to be herself no matter what. She may be small but she has a humongous heart, is selfless and extremely brave. She faces so many trials and dangers but faces them she does!
There are quite a few different characters in this, from the human, to the dragons and an ape as well, and each of them are so very well written and developed that it's hard to find fault with any of them.
The plot, at the start, may not have been very fast paced, but it was richly woven and detailed and immerses you into the fantastic world that the author has created. It also picks up a lot in the second half, and we see more dragons, which is also a big plus!!
In all, this was a fantastic and unique dragon book and one I can highly recommend. I fell in love with the world and the characters and can not wait for more!
Ryan Prizio was absolutely fantastic with the sheer variety of tones and voices he did, but I had a problem with the quality of production. I think it was either chapter 8 or 9 of the audio book, the narrator stumbles, clears his throat, messes up a few times and restarts sentences. It was quite distracting and annoying but I couldn't take a star off from the narrator because he was amazing, and it wasn't his fault that an editor missed a few of the mistakes. But anyway, even with the odd mistake, it's well worth the listen!!
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.*
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Good story. Interesting, exciting, fresh, fast-paced and unique. The story is smart, well written and flows smoothly. The characters are fascinating, captivating, complex and well developed. I enjoyed listening to it. I recommend this series.
I found the narrator to be rather good at reading the book as well as giving the characters life, voice and depth.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I loved this book,since I read it the first time, now I here it and still as fantastic as before, I hope the second book is better than this.
sorry but i did not like the narrator in this book at all it let in down but I loved the story