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The Four Legendary Kingdoms Audiobook

The Four Legendary Kingdoms: Jack West Jr, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

The thrilling new Jack West adventure from the best-selling author of The Great Zoo of China and The Five Greatest Warriors.

A Ruthless Kidnapping

Jack West Jr and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and awakes in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him.

The Great Games

Jack, it seems, has been chosen - along with a dozen other elite soldiers - to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before.

To Hell and Back

In the process he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.

©2016 Karandon Entertainment Pty Ltd (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Matthew Reilly novels should come with health warnings on the cover. [T]he non-stop life-threatening action from enemies using guns, missiles, poisons, machetes and martial arts against Reilly's heroes is not for the faint-hearted. It's a wild ride." (Vince Flynn, New York Times best-selling author)
"Nobody writes action like Matthew Reilly." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    Jamie 05/11/2016
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    "Excellent"

    Matthew Reilly has returned to the fast pace, intricate and well written story telling that I love. After the disappointing outing that was the "zoo of China " , it was a thrill to listen to this book . Love love this book , kept me on edge all the way through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lorraine 04/11/2016
    Lorraine 04/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Jack West does it again..."

    It was worth waiting for..to have Jack West and Scareceow together in one story . AWESOME if your a fan you just gotta have it!

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    BeeJay 04/11/2016
    BeeJay 04/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Well worth the wait."

    Straight from the start your thrown into the thick of it and only gets better and better. That was an awesome novel.

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    Christy 03/11/2016
    Christy 03/11/2016
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    "Fast and fun"

    Matthew Riley does not disappoint with the next instalment of the Jack West series. Fast-paced and with frequent twists I loved every minute.

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    Jack 01/11/2016
    Jack 01/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Unique and perfect."

    It may not win classical literature accolades but any Matthew Reilly books is one I can't put down. They're simple and ridiculous but that's why I love them. Their simplicity makes it all the easier to get emersed and lost in his books and this is no different.

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    conor 27/10/2016
    conor 27/10/2016
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    "Just what i've come to expect"
    Would you listen to The Four Legendary Kingdoms again? Why?

    yes! Matt has a beautiful way of mixing well known myth and fantasy into a thrilling action packed rollercoaster that you notice new things in everytime you read it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the lord of the underworld. such a well known character and a great dipiction of an otherwise stereotyped historical figure


    What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    the narrator brings a previous history and continuation from the previous novels. with that in mind his voice work for characters, accents and such is bang on the money. he has a great voice for suspense and elequent delivery of the nature of the book and what the story deserves


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when jack and hadies make their deal


    Any additional comments?

    keep writing matt. you're a brilliant writer. anyone with an interest in history, myth and fast paced action/ military ops should read this

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 24/03/2017
    Matthew 24/03/2017 Member Since 2016

    I hate reading them but love listening to books. I have a great love of fitness motivational and action fiction

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    "Best book yet. "

    Make sure you've read the first three books. Great non-stop action story. Loved every word.

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    Naomi 05/03/2017
    Naomi 05/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it, cannot wait for the next novel"

    the next book cannot come soon enough
    will we see the end of the world?

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    Todd Orange, Australia 01/03/2017
    Todd Orange, Australia 01/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "An action-packed ride"

    The Four Legendary Kingdoms continues the adventures of Jack West Jr as he is unwittingly thrust into an ancient contest that yet again puts the fate of the world in his hands. Matthew Reilly has developed a knack for over-the-top action and cheesy dialogue. The comic-style sound effects (BLAM!, THWOP etc.) and the the cringe-worthy "His name is West...Jack West Jnr, callsign Hunstman" prose are still present, but they seem a little more toned down in this book, which is a good thing.

    This is perhaps one of the best books in the series. The story is solid, the pace is fast and the characters interesting. There is also a lot of backstory and lore that is introduced that sets up the inevitable yet-to-be-written final trilogy. The narrator is average. His insistence on half-arsed attempts at British accents is stupid though, considering West is Australian and the narrator seems to not even bother trying to use an accent for him. But none of this detracts from the story. The future of the series looks great.

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    Chris Radge Shailer Park 01/03/2017
    Chris Radge Shailer Park 01/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "It was worth the wait"

    This book is filled with action, twists & turns & character. I won't spoil it by telling you who turns up in this book but suffice to say yet another twist.

    I believe this book is the apex of all 7 books & a journey I will never forget.

    Straight to the top of my favourite book list. Nice job Matthew Reilly, stunning effort.

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    9/03/17
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    "I'm still not sure, Sorry Matthew"
    What did you love best about The Four Legendary Kingdoms?

    I love Jack west and the relationship he has with the other characters and history


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Sorry Matthew but I think its too much of a mix of contest and scarecrowI loved both of those books but it feels a bit forced putting jack in that type of role


    Have you listened to any of Sean Mangan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I love his voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had extreme disappointment when I realised the book was "not quite jack"Loved the underlining historical story and how Jack knows and figures it outI've listened and re read the book again with mixed emotions about the cross over between characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Matthew's books but after such a long wait for this one it felt a little rushed. But I still love the series.

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  • K
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    15/12/16
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    "The Countdown Continues."

    Matthew Reilly is the master of the count down. Four Legendary Kingdoms continues this tradition. Some time as passed since the last book and the characters have all matured. This creates new interests and dynamics between characters. Jack West Jr continues the proven formula of action combined with history to uncover the mysteries of the ancient world. But,in a similar vein to Contest, this life an death battle pits Jack against some of Matthew Reilly's most impressive characters yet.

    Brilliant, but read the previous books to enjoy this story even more.

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  • George
    Frenches Forest, Australia
    11/12/16
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    "Another brilliant book by Reilly."
    Would you listen to The Four Legendary Kingdoms again? Why?

    I have already listened to the book twice and like other Reilly books I will listen to the story again in the next 6 to 12 months..


    What did you like best about this story?

    Adding Scarecrow to the story.


    What about Sean Mangan’s performance did you like?

    Sean is a fantastic narrator and he should narrate all his books.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    While you are still breathing never give up.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a great sequel to the Jack West stories. Reilly shows again that he is a brilliant writer and well above the standard of other writers like Clancy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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