Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Review: The False Prince - Jennifer A.Nielsen

NARRATOR: Charlie McWade
FORMAT: 7 CDs, Unabridged

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Three orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

My thoughts:
The worst thing with an audio book is that I have no idea how to spell anything at all 0_o And with fantasy it can be tricky, but never mind that.

I liked the male narrator, he did a good job. Though why all the poor people had to sound stupid I do not know. Maybe cos they are poor. Still all in all a good voice to listen to.

The story was good too. A noble man gathers a few orphans and will make one of them king. They learn how to act and there are a few plot twists in there too.

Conclusion:
With this being a YA book I also appreciated it not being too long ;)

Cover
Boring

Audio CD, Unabridged
Published April 1st 2012 by Scholastic Audio Books
The Ascendance Trilogy #1
Fantasy / YA
Own


26 comments:

  1. Yes, sometimes the names in fantasy can be difficult, nine times out of ten I just pronounce them how I want..and spelling them..eep!

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    1. I know and here...I only heard them? So not mentioning anything ;)

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  2. I started this on audio too and like you, I enjoyed the narrator, but some review copy came my way and I dropped it for the time being. I should really continue soon.
    Great review.

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    1. I get the feeling. I only listen to audio 1 hour a day at work cos I am doing nothing right then. Else I would get distracted by other books and such

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  3. I have this on audiobook but havent' started it yet. I know what you mean about not knowing how to spell stuff, but then on the other hand, I know I would never pronounce it right either. It is that with Hearne's books which you must start right away!

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    1. ....a review is coming soon ;) I will not say anything now

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  4. I'm running into that with the audiobooks I'm listening to too! I hate that.

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    1. Also, I can't look at maps...noooooo

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  5. I kinda like that cover. And oh, look, they've changed up the comment area again.

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    1. It looks freaky. I got all distracted when commenting somewhere and saw it for the first time

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  6. mmmm...tired of everything changing all the time. Sigh.

    Buuuuut this sounds good.

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  7. oh yes it must be difficult with fantasy I'm sure of it. I've never tried an audiobook yet. I need to do that one day!

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    1. I found the perfect opportunity for it during the work day :)

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  8. That is my only complaint with audiobooks. You have no idea how to spell anything. Lol. I'm also not fond of the fact that I can't mark passages. If I'm on my regular iPod I can buy its a pain. Oh well I still love to listen and then I can be busy with other things.

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    1. Also my player is pretty crap so if I miss something then I missed it

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  9. I've never tried audiobooks and I don't see it happening any time soon. But this sounds interesting!

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    1. I was like that too but I listen to 1 hour or so a day during naptime at work

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  10. Not really a fan of audiobooks but I have a copy of the second book so will probably read this one day.

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  11. LOL with fantasy it is either I dont know how to spell it or how to say it in the first place with reading

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    1. Lol, same here, say it..eh, and some do have those how to say it but do I follow? no

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  12. I enjoyed this one too! Totally with you on not knowing how to spell the names. I actually looked in a hard copy when I was in the store cause I wanted to know what the country names looked like. :-)

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