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Kings of the World is an interesting teen-focused book, purely of the sci-fi genre. It is a satire in which teenagers are resolving their own issues with each other, playing games, talking about music and other teenager like activities. Saving a planet is not number one on their list of to do’s.
The story starts out with four teenagers on Earth living their usual life, leading to an incident where they are offered to join the galactic council to represent Earth. Accepting their new role on the galactic council, they are living a rich life, in space where they can have whatever they ask for absolutely free, they tend to get greedy and are more into playing games rather than representing planet Earth. Of the four of them, Cooper realizes their importance when he learns more about the inter-galactic politics. The fate of the world is left in the hands of four teenagers!
The author’s writing is clear considering he had to introduce so many aliens plus it isn’t easy to paint a picture of the galaxy, tele-porter or the translator who fulfills your every request. Matt Pike, the author used vivid details to make the descriptions clear.
Although it is interesting typical teenage stuff, great references to music and sarcastic comments, the narration by Justin Braine is not as great. His narration becomes irritating, the voice gets steep. This was the case with all his voices as well so that by the end you tend to lose focus. Also all the action of the story lies within the very end of the book. The production had some issues as well as the narrator’s voice became muffled in some places.
Audiobook provided for review by the author.
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8 of 15 people found this review helpful
What a fantastic story! Full of crazy Alien characters and four very silly boys! The action is well paced, and there's just enough 'Sci-Fi' descriptors to get the nerdy juices flowing. I loved the story from start to finish!
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