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Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection

Written by: J.S. Morin
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Series: Twinborn Chronicles, Book 1-3
Length: 67 hrs and 32 mins
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Caught in plots between two worlds, his only hope is to awaken the link between them.

Kyrus had lived a quiet life as a scribe until his dreams begin seeping into his waking life. Fanciful tales of magic and battle turn out to be real. In his sleep, he witnesses the adventures of his twin. Kyrus is swept up in the intrigues of those who already know of this connection between worlds.

As his knowledge of the two worlds grows, so does his entanglement in the intrigues between them. Kyrus discovers friends, lovers, and adversaries among the twinborn. His knowledge of magic grows until he becomes a valuable pawn for masterminds of plots that threaten empires.

Kyrus must learn a deadly game against opponents who already know the rules. He must join forces with his twin to combat threats in both worlds. One misstep or misplaced trust and Kyrus could find himself dying...twice.

Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection is a three-book collection chronicling the adventures of heroes who alter two worlds. For fans of epic fantasy who aren’t looking to start another unfinished series, the Twinborn Chronicles provides multiple new worlds to explore and all the closure you’ve long been denied.

©2012 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin

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excellent

yes yes yes! very interesting concept, creative and original in my enormous fantasy reading experience. what a plot twist that just keeps giving! loved it.

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Surprisingly intriguing story

Great storyline with many interesting characters. Sometimes keeping track of who is who in each world was daunting but there was always context in the progression of the plot to help keep things straight. The story was well read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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gets better further in

I almost regretted downloading this story for the first few chapters. the writing was juvenile and the flourish around over used but once the plot really got going I enjoyed the story.

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Amazing world


very performed books pulls you right in, can't wait for another one to come out

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Great Story, amazing value

The magic system is really interesting. I loved how the characters evolved. World building is great. The performance was also really great. Fun value

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vary good

nice story Fast Pace lots of action magic Galore two loves come together love it

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  • Kal Teague
  • 2018-12-01

Better than Expected

I usually look for fantasy books by length more than any other criteria (the longer the better) and I won't even pretend to have hesitated at a value like this one. 67 hours for a single credit was perfect!

The story was a bit slow as it seeks to bring together more than half a dozen characters at a time; something which was frequently difficult to keep a rolling tally of; but I will admit that, to keep the review short and without revealing too much of the story, I was well pleased with my purchase by the end of the final part and went on to buy the next set of this series (books 4-7).

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  • The J Posse
  • 2019-03-08

Lots of Listening, Not Much Content

First off, very hard to argue with the value of a single credit for an astounding number of hours of listening. On the other hand, it's difficult to say that this was 67 hours well spent. Or maybe better to day that I bet I could have spent 3 credits on other titles and felt better after I was finished. Overall, the story was weak, the ending was unsatisfying, and the journey was tedious.

The good: Really enjoyed the whole concept of the twin-born and the magic system. Creative and interesting, and adding the Source to the equation made that part of the story very interesting. I was completely taken in by the novelty of the concept and the people and skills that emerged in book 1. The antagonists were evil and the protagonists were good although there is enough to make you wonder! Made for clear direction and, except for a final twist, satisfying. Subsequent innovations with the formerly-sea-going-warships was innovative and cool.

The Bad and Ugly: This whole series feels like it was written without the author ever going back and editing any consistency into anything that was written earlier. People literally changed personalities when they get to book 2. Don't get me started on the people changing sides or inventing their own objectives that seem to have no relevance to the overall book. Oh yeah, and lets not forget that the series goes from "OMG, we're being attacked"! to "I need to kill people to " further objectives that are obscure.

Also worth comment is the complexity of the Twinborns concept itself. Constantly referring to the twin while discussing the other twin, and even swapping their names, is very hard to track on Audible. If I'm talking to Joe, but refer him as Charlie, his twin, I have to make a major mental effort to complete the equation. Along those lines, let me also disparage the amazingly awesome, but astoundingly difficult to parse, communications between the twin-born. If you've read it, you know what I mean, if not, lets just say that I had to pause the book multiple times to figure out how a message got from person A to person B.

The narration was a mixed bag, I like Naramore, but he was handicapped by his range and by apparently not reading the books before reading the script. There was a jarring issue with him switching to giving the Twins the same voice towards the end of the first book. They had unique voices until the narrative made it clear they were the same (sort of) person. While it made sense that they have the same voice, the switch made you lose the verbal cues that identified individual characters. It made the whole series more confusing. I liked his Rashawn character and his snarky personality was awesome, but ultimately, his emotive range for that character was below expectations.

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  • Jacob W
  • 2019-11-01

Bought it for length, enjoyed it at length

I had listened to the sci fi written by J.S. Morin and while I enjoyed it I struggled to follow and lost interest on and off (still haven't finished it). However this series kept me engaged all 40+ hours and I immediately bought the next omnibus.

While the story does meander some, and the ending is somewhat predictable, the journey is fun and you are always waiting for the protagonist to put the pieces together that you put together early on. Satisfying ending and lots of room for the rest of the story.

If you are like me and are devouring books faster than your favorite artists can write, take a trip to the worlds of the twin born and sit back and listen. It might not be the best thing ever written but it was very much worth the credit.

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  • Tyler Duncan
  • 2019-02-22

A fresh take on fantasy

this was an amazing collection of books that I have thoroughly enjoyed. if you enjoy high fantasy and well orchestrated plot along with deep and coherent world building then I recommend you pick this up at once.

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  • Philip G.
  • 2019-07-30

enjoyable but not particularly riveting.

better than some of the shlock fantasy available out there. some enjoyable characters save this from being completely pedestrian. good balance of action, character development, storyline and overall concept made it enjoyable enough.

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  • Shana
  • 2018-11-08

wow so the first fantasy book I ever truly enjoyed

Im obsessed with some of the current sci fi stuff on audible. I didnt expect to like this fantasy based one. I cringed with start but willed myself to listen to fist hour at least, because I adored Black Ocean series. I dont like fantasy and really dont like hobbits and goblins and kingdoms.

But somewhere ... the characters developed and grabbed me. The way characters in Black Ocean did. I was intrigued. Then I realized the story is doing something I never heard of before. It became quantum physics or some kind of unknown possible science. I guess that is magic.

Seriously great work. Intelligent while still being light, humorous, charming, and whimsical.

I kept thinking they could all be aliens, why did he have to go the goblin route? But then I got it, and it all made sense and fell into line and I couldnt stop listening.


Also, I think some people leave very negative reviews just to get refunded for books to take advantage of the credit system. When considering a review, it's a good idea to see what other reviews a user left.

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  • Margaret Stempson
  • 2019-07-15

Interesting concepts, terrible pacing

I was excited when I saw the opportunity to get 67 hours of entertainment for one credit. I found most of the first book to be refreshing and the concepts were different in a good way. The issue I had was that it felt like all of books two and three were just drug out for no real reason in a horribly slow paced grind. Like, you spend 30-40 hours watching and knowing where things are going to go but for some reason it just crawls along.

I found that the interesting concepts were mostly front loaded and after that it was like watching a slow moving episode of game of thrones that just won't end. I still found it worth one credit but I would have been annoyed if I had spent more than that.

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  • Cam McGown
  • 2019-06-26

3.5/5 Not bad, but nothing extraodanary.

Overall this book was a decent read. Not many high points, but only a few low points. I enjoyed Kyrus's perspective enough that I got through all three books in a week or so, but the ending was extremely anticlimactic, and kind of unsatisfying.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-04

Story fine so far transition sound is unbearable

It's an interesting concept and well read. But the magical *woosh* chime transition sound is infuriatingly annoying. I don't even understand why it's necessary or exists. I'm about an hour in and heard it probably about a dozen times.
I usually listen with headphones, so it's not only a little jarring, but it seems to just happen mid-scene to jump to a different time or character. I'm not sure why the author couldn't use better or more natural transitions, or the editors couldn't just put a brief pause or something.
If the chimes keep up at this pace I'm going to have to refund the book just on principle. Not sure how anyone even made it through this book.

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  • Frank Lee
  • 2019-06-24

unique but too basic

unique storyline but written and delivered at middle school level. also a little too long.

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