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Street Rats of Aramoor

Street Rats of Aramoor, Book 1
Auteur(s): Michael Wisehart
Narrateur(s): Tim Gerard Reynolds
Durée: 16 h et 30 min
5 out of 5 stars (4 évaluations)
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Winner 2018 CIPA EVVY Awards for New Adult Fiction 

Winner 2018 Global eBook Awards for Historical Fiction-Medieval 

RunnerUP 2018 Reader's Favorite Awards for Juv. Fantasy 

Finalist 2018 Kindle Book Awards for Fantasy/Sci-fi 

Ayrion has been training to fight since he was old enough to walk. As far back as he can remember he’s always had one dream - to be the youngest warrior of his clan. Unfortunately, Ayrion learns the hard way that being the best isn't always a good thing. 

After a tragic accident rips away his dreams and leaves him without a home, Ayrion heads south to the capital city of Aramoor in hopes of starting a new life. That journey will test him in ways he had never expected, forcing him to use every ounce of his training just to stay alive. 

Battling highway bandits, river pirates, and even Cylmaran slavers, Ayrion finally reaches the walls of Aramoor to realize that his troubles have only just begun. 

Mugged, robbed, and left for dead, Ayrion finds himself at the mercy of the city’s streets. 

Can he learn to navigate Aramoor’s treacherous underbelly before it reaches up and swallows him whole? 

Find out in the gripping first pair of tales, Banished and Hurricane, in the Street Rats of Aramoor saga. 

©2017 Michael Wisehart (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • MissRed
  • 2018-12-28

Should be classified as Young Adult

The writing is too juvenile for me. I found the repetition of the protagonists’ skills to be exhausting. the characters were a bit two-dimensional for me, too.

I only got this novel because I LOVE Tim Gerard Reynolds.

They can’t all be winners. Returning.

9 personnes sur 10 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sailfish
  • 2018-11-22

Immensly entertaining throughout

This is a coming of age novel about an extremely talented teenage boy, Ayrion, from an Assassin clan who seems to have an uncanny knack for being a bad luck magnet. So much so, that it eventually leaves him exiled from his homeland with nothing but his father's recommendation to travel to distant Aramoor where he might be able to find a decent life by being able to hide his identity. Most of the first half of the book is about his tumultuous misfortunes along the way, all the while befriending almost all who he meets.

The remainder of the book takes him through one travail to another barely escaping with his life on multiple occasions and, while these encounters keeps the excitement level high, it's the sudden outbursts of his junior apothecary savior and new found friend, Reaves, that provide the unexpected comedic interludes. As an example, Reaves is the healer of a tribe of street urchins and so is deemed necessary and knowledgeable for his first aid and herbal skills. During one occasion in the tribe's mess hall when everyone was eating some thin gruel, he became excited about some unrelated incident and exclaimed, 'BLACK VOMIT!', to which all who were seated promptly stopped eating, stared at their soup and slowly backed away.

There are many episodes involving and revolving around Ayrion and in each instance Michael Wisehart has an uncanny talent of making almost all of them interesting. I felt the same way with his other series, The Aldoran Chronicles and look forward to the subsequent books in each of these series.

Lastly, while by now my joy at listening to Tim Gerard Reynolds narration performance would sound repetitive, I at least need to mention that his continues to deliver superbly.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • David Riemer
  • 2018-12-17

YA book but a fun one

Let's jump right into it. I gave the story a three because of a few reasons. The first one is me just being a bit unfair. This story's protagonist very very rarely kills. Why is that a bad thing? Because he has the ability to kill and is in serious life threatening situations and for some reason he goes for knockouts, cutting calves, arms, and quads. When you are fighting with a group you don't just stab a person in the quad and then consider them out of the fight, that's idiotic and begs for the person to get up and join the fight again. Next reason is how the momentum of the book can drive you crazy. There is a perfect example when the protagonist is going to fight an opponent in the pit. You hear about how terrifying this guy is and then chapter go on and on and on. I ended up skipping the last two chapters leading upto the fight because I couldn't stand the delay anymore and to be honest I didn't miss anything. Still this is a fun book with the gore and pacing of a naruto show.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Daniel
  • 2019-01-15

Good story, good characters, where’s the ending?

Really like the story and the characters, but the author has me confused. I feel like this book, which I think is a compilation of two books, should I actually have one more book to complete the story. I was unfamiliar with author, so I tried to find another book to end the story and I realized there wasn’t one, but there was another series, or so I thought. I bought the White Tower “ book 1” of the Aldoran Chronicles. Guess what? 2 to 3 years later and there is no book 2 and no ending to that story either. Very disappointed. I still gave this story 4 stars, because I did enjoy it, as far as it went.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Aaron
  • 2018-11-23

Great!

I’ve been waiting for this book to come out on Audible and was not disappointed! The story is great and the narration adds just the right spice to make it a savory treat for the ears. It goes very well with pumpkin pie and turkey!

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Dennis
  • 2019-01-27

Enjoyable, but...

I am always frustrated with an author that takes the lead character (especially a young person), has them going through the trials of becoming great, doing unbelievable tasks, only to rewrite the story making the character less than they were!

Bummer!

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • WOI
  • 2019-01-05

Better than the "White Tower"

While I enjoyed Michael Wisehart’s first book, The White Tower, I found I enjoyed his newest series – Street Rats of Aramoor – far more. It was simply less violent and more fun.

This series, so far consisting of two books – Banished and Hurricane, takes place before Wisehart’s The White Tower. It follows a 13-year-old boy named Ayrion, a character you meet as an adult in The White Tower, and tells of his life before he ended up serving as the king’s protector. You learn where he came from and how he ended up in Aramoor.

While the series at this point stops short of telling how Ayrion first meets the king of Aaramoor, I would not be surprised if there are more books to follow, and if there aren’t, as it stands now, the ending of the second book will leave you satisfied.

This is definitely a book worth reading (or listening to if you prefer audio books), and it will be added to my “favorites” list.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Small Mountain
  • 2018-12-10

Constant Adventure; Admirable Hero; Wonky World

Street Rats of Aramoor is written as kind of two books side-by-side. The first leg of the adventure involves a magically gifted young killer-in-training, Ayrion, struggling to find his place in his clan within the unique cloistered society he grew up in. Ayrion and his supportive family run into problems with the clan head family, and as a result, Ayrion finds himself on route to Aramoor where his heritage has less chance of hindering his ability to survive. The first leg of the journey involves Ayrion's odd path to Aramoor, and the second leg involves Ayrion's initial adventures within the city.

Pros:
Ayrion is a likable hero who tries hard to do the right thing and be the best he can be. He is a proactive protagonist, for better or worse, and has a level of energy appropriate for his age. He meets several interesting characters along his journey, although his personal growth isn't huge and he does act against his main stated motivation of survival on occasion. Ayrion has a fair number of successes and failures, and his choices go well with a thirteen year old warrior in training that is trying to figure out a world different than the one he has been immersed in his whole life. The story is heavy on adventure, and includes several physical conflicts and some well-placed interpersonal conflicts. The tension and release cycle is pretty well-managed, for an overall smooth experience.

Cons:
The world gets a bit wonky inside Aramoor. The street rat tribe system is just hard to buy, and the series of events leading to the final conflict, and even during the final conflict, are hard to make sense of. Ayrion's choices, as well as the consequences for them, just seem off. This sense of 'off' is why I took a star off the story rating. I also wanted to mention the reuse of very similar personalities for the same-age female characters encountered by Ayrion; this also hurt the engagement in the story for me slightly. I feel like those characters acted very oddly for their age, and also very similarly to one another. I hope the author refines his writing for these characters for any subsequent stories.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Tobias
  • 2018-11-29

Loved it!

Great story. It kind of reminded me of Jonathan Renshaw's Dawn of Wonder. And Tim did an amazing job as always.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • PromiseJubilee
  • 2018-12-19

Narration: Great. Storyline: Meh.

It wasn't a bad story, it just needed a bit more focus in the story ark I think. There was a lot of needless violence, perhaps to compensate for the lack of a compelling plot. If this is the author's first try it is forgivable but I gotta say that it has vaste room for improvement.

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