- Series: Kingdom Keepers (Book 1)
- MP3 CD
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (October 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491575883
- ISBN-13: 978-1491575888
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.6 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 705 customer ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,316,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Kingdom Keepers, The MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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About the Author
Ridley Pearson is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Killer Summer, Killer View and Killer Weekend, the bestselling Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers. He lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho.
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But it wasn't long into this first book here that I realized that this was unique.
It had a bit of everything a YA book could and should have.
It has a good story line, good mystery, great characters, good versus evil, heroes versus villains, old and new technology, but mostly a sit on the edge of your chair excitement and expectations.
And it was all very relatable.
Good job Mr. Pearson, good job indeed!
13 year old Lawrence Finnegan Whitman (Finn) was chosen to become a Disney Interactive Host (DHI) along with 4 other kids. They all start having the same "dream" and then are pulled into a quest to solve a riddle and stop evil from taking over the Park and the World outside the park.
I am a Florida native and have visited Disney World more times than I care to remember but this book made me see it with new eyes and I appreciated that. The book also made me want to learn more about Disney - the park and the man. I am likely to read the rest of the books in the series and believe that if you are an adult who enjoyed the Harry Potter series then you will probably enjoy this book as well.
I thought this series would be perfect. He had a very hard time reading the first 50 pages or so because they are filled with such awkward disjointed dialog, that is almost impossible to figure out what is going on. I started to read it out loud to him and had to keep stopping and rereading sentences to get them to make sense. It seems like this book went from author, to printing without a stop in editing. The characters are poorly developed, and the writing is excruciating to read at times.
That being said, we did stick with it until the end because we are such Disneyphiles. We liked the story, but not necessarily the book. We just started the second one, and it doesn't seem any better from a technical standpoint. I had purchased the whole series because of recommendations, and because I have always enjoyed Ridley Pearson in the past. I guess we will stick with it, and hope it improves. These books could have been SO much better.
The tale begins as the unsuspecting models begin waking up in Disney World as their DHI counterparts while their physical bodies sleep. The five keepers must solve a riddle from Walt Disney himself to defeat the forces led by Maleficent. With the guidance of Wayne, an original Imagineer, and a shaky alliance with two girls who may or may not have secret information, the team learns to work together and problem solve under extreme pressure.
There are some light leadership lessons in this book, but it's mostly an adventure story with a well-researched setting of the Disney World theme park. An enjoyable read, which leads me to book two...
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Top international reviews
I enjoy harry potter, Twilight, the darke Academy and other teenage aimed books. This one is written the most simplest out of all of them but is still a good read as the story is interesting and it does leave you wanting to read one more chapter. I just need the rest of the series now!
The author takes you on a great ride around the Magic Kingdom as your heroes try to say the day. He enlightens you with parts of the park that most people don't realise exist.
I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.
esta super interesante, te picas bastante y esta muy padre el libro la verdad
aunque tenga portada suave
Story is refreshing and fun for all age!
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