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The Jewel of Dantenos

The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
Written by: Brian D. Anderson
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
Price: CDN$ 0.00

Publisher's Summary

From the world of The Godling Chronicles.

Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery, and friendship.

©2014 Brian D. Anderson (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Got me interested

Very well written, captured my attention, love the story line and now I have to listen to more. #Audible1

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Corny and Cliché

The Jewel of Dantenos was a chore to listen through. The characters and events felt like B grade ripoffs of better fantasy such as The Wheel of Time. This series is a pass for me.

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Good

Not overly my kind of book but still good, glad it was free lol

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wow

Awe somwbook.Reaally I'll suggers my friends to read this audio book.. Awesome quality.what an outstanding voice.

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Ok, but could be better.

The well done narration couldn't quite save this cliched fantasy adventure. While I understand you have to give some background of the characters and setting, having the first 8.5 minutes contain static description and exposition is way too much for a short story like this. It takes a while to really be told what's going on by the author and the dialogue is nothing special although the ending is not bad.

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great short story !!

I love the way the writing is done, for a free short story, I give it two thumbs up, good job !!

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  • Hunter
  • 2017-06-07

guess just not me

so I don't know ...I was falling in and out of it ....moments I was lost ...soo ehhh ...the last story about the boy huey I did enjoy.

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  • Nyla
  • 2016-01-14

Not worth the 0.00

What would have made The Jewel of Dantenos better?

The actor was so monotone

What could Brian D. Anderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

made the characters more engaging and make a clear determination of the relationship.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Derek Perkins?

Jim Dale; but that's because he is amazing, And my go to British voice actor after Patrick Thee Stewart

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I love a good back story and I guess this one was alright. I did really like the immortal dude

Any additional comments?

Nope. Just sad I was looking for good free listen and sadly this is a situation where you get what you paid for (nothing)

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  • Rebekkah Reisner
  • 2018-02-19

An outlandish tale

The narrator is easy to listen to and can carry voices for various characters well. The character Lee is a complete jerk and not a good role model. The character is a turn off to the reader and I couldn't finish the story. Plot development is slow.

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  • Vivian
  • 2015-11-12

Didn't keep my attention

I wouldn't worry to listen to the other books. I usually enjoy these kind of stories but this didn't keep my attention. I can see why it was free. Borrrriiinnnggg!

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  • Matt
  • 2015-10-26

even for free: i'd like to have my money back

this is just aweful. all around.
the story is not interesting, it's all flat and just plain boring.
the voices don't always fit the characters either. the "hero" is supposed to be 23, i think, and is made sound like an 80 year old. come on!
glad i tried this free trial though, now i know not to bother with the other books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-08-30

Not good!

Not my thing. Won't be looking for this type of reading any time soon. Poor.

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  • Matthew O'Neil
  • 2018-07-28

Meh

Maybe I should read the other books in the series, but none of it made logical sense. The story could’ve easily been expanded upon as there were noticeable options for conflict. Missed opportunities.

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  • Elisabeth
  • 2017-11-26

Glad it was free

While this was a descriptive, well written short story, there was not enough to entice me to take up a new series.

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  • Sarah G.
  • 2017-02-09

Just what I needed, a sleepmaker!

I honestly picked this up for free so it could put me to sleep, and it has done that job perfectly every night I've listened to it.

Do you buy Bud Light because Guinness is too expensive? Do you watch ESPN Ocho because you can't afford to upgrade to premium cable? Do you watch table tennis because the balls are just too big in real tennis? Then this book is for you!

This is watered down fiction with every swashbuckling fantasy trope to ever hit print. Gods and men collide in a plot that doesn't makes any sense when you can't stay awake to follow it. Yet, when you do wake up, you swear you've heard, or read this somewhere. Maybe it was in a cave under the misty mountains that the precious One Ring... I mean Jewel of Dantenos corrupted our antagonist, and emboldened our hero. Maybe it was the invincible Superman (er... Godlike pirate guy whose name I can't recall, the one who speaks like John Hurt's character in V for Vendetta) who risked nothing to save mear mortals from certain DOOOOM!!!!. (Not accusing the author of plagiarism, just noting similarities)

Despite its devastating predictability, and recycled plots, I have to give the author 2 stars for effort. Seriously, I've never written a damn thing. I can barely rub 2 sentences together to make a paragraph.

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  • Kindle Customer354354354354
  • 2016-12-17

Not the best

Ok to hear, not so interesting in fact the best part is that it is somewhat similar to potters jewels

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-26

Performance

Thanks for my first taste of the Mountain Man and his fight against “Gimps” and psycho humans alike! This story was crazy scary, funny, and a great new spin on fighting Zombies!