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Dragon's Curse Audiobook

Dragon's Curse: The Dragon and the Scholar, Volume 1

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On her first assignment out of the Academy, young healer and scholar Shannon Macaulay is summoned to the struggling kingdom of Regone to see to the wounds of a young but crippled king. When the unwanted attentions of an aggressive knight and the sudden appearance of a hated dragon turn her world upside down, she decides to take matters into her own hands even if doing so proves dangerous. Finding herself strangely drawn to the company of the dragon, Gnaw, Shannon must force herself out of her safe world of books and botany to come to the aid of her unexpected ally in a strange kingdom, cursed by a fateful encounter with a dragon and the loss of a beloved prince. Can she learn to put aside her fears, and perhaps sacrifice her deepest desires, to help a friend and restore a family?

©2012 H. L. Burke (P)2016 H. L. Burke

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    Samuel 19/10/2016
    Samuel 19/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Meh"

    While having is somewhat decent storyline the narrator has a bad habit of shouting into the microphone

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  • Christine Newton
    2/05/17
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    "3.5* - charming story, okay narration"
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    I liked this story - it was written for an audience considerably younger than myself, but I found it charming nevertheless. It's the first book in a series, but it's not written with a suspenseful cliffhanger that can sometimes frustrate readers.

    I'm less enthusiastic about the narration. It's a personal, very subjective opinion - but I really, really, really don't enjoy when narrators exaggerate their voices for characters of opposite genders. It turns a flowing story into a melodramatic farce when those characters are voiced. I'm not actually as grumpy as that sounds, but it's a serious peeve. I liked the story but I will not go out and purchase an audiobook where the narration of the other gender sounds fake and ridiculous. I like the story enough that I'd be willing to read a written copy of the next installment, but the narration simply isn't compelling when voices are exaggerated. It's much more effective (in my opinion) to change the tone of voice a little bit and change the texture or timbre to make the voice sound less feminine. I'm sure that I don't speak for all audiobook listeners! But I think that there may be one or two other audiobook fans who maybe feel like I do about this particular peeve.

    I provided this review in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook fro the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    24/04/17
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    "great for all Ages"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author/ Narrator for a honest and unbiased review
    This is my first novel by H L BURKE and it was extreamly well written.
    Mary Ann Weathers did an ok job, unfortunately there were a few times I felt the Voice didn't match what "I" perceived what it should of been.
    This great little story of an enchanted dragon and a very unique friendship between a women and the dragon and magic. Clean no language issues or sex.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone young to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Layla
    13/04/17
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    "A clean Fantasy book for all."
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    I was drawn into the book from the beginning and as the story progressed I thought this is really good. However, I found the characters to be slow to figure things out especially when all the evidence was right in front of them. I figured it out earlier on in the book so I expected them to solve it quite quickly since magic is the thing they studied. Shannon didn't even solve it when the culprit screamed something that incriminated them. She had to say it a few times before it finally clicked. That is why I gave it three stars. There were plenty of times where clues were given into who it could have been yet they did not think of this person. I found this really frustrating since I really liked the story and the characters.

    I would still recommend the book/audio book and I am looking forward to book 2.


    I was voluntarily provided this audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • alias11
    18/05/17
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    "Pleasant Fairy Tale"

    This is a pleasant fairy tale fantasy story. It's fairly predictable, and I figured out who the villain was and the major plot twists early on, but the progress of the story and interactions between the characters made it a very enjoyable listen. The ending was not what I expected, and I was a little disappointed, but this is titled as Volume 1, so maybe there is more on the way before the story is really "over". I hope so.

    The narration was great, and Ms. Weathers did a wonderful job providing a distinct and unique voice for every character.

    There is no sex or graphic violence, so this is an appropriate listen for most ages. There is some element of danger to the heroes, so parental guidance would be appropriate for very young children.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen M.
    30/04/17
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    "Fun Clean Fantasy"
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    What a wonderful story! Listeners of all ages will enjoy Gnaw the dragon and the young healer Shannon. Throw in a curse, magic and a little romance - fun stuff! This looks like the start to a great series. The narration was good and I can't wait to see what happens next. I would recommend Dragon's Curse.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mandy
    Gresham, Oregon
    30/04/17
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    "Awesome Fantasy"

    A lot different from some of the others I have read and listened to. The action started right away which was good. The story and characters were both well developed. Looking forward to listening to the next one. Got this free for honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kandi J Wyatt
    6/03/17
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    "Wonderful love story"

    Loved this story. A dragon, a maiden, a curse. What's not to love? Well produced and easy to listen to and follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara E. James
    19/01/17
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    "Fun, escapist read"

    I enjoyed the story greatly. While I guessed many of the later reveals, it was actually satisfying to reach the moments when they were confirmed. A minor criticism is that the romantic feelings could have been supported better before they were confessed in the narrative. There were a few word choice errors.

    The performance was good, no complaints. The voices fit my impressions of the characters.

    I'll be reading the rest of the series as soon as possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laurie
    16/01/17
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    "Fabulous story narrated well"

    It took me a little while to get into the story and get used to the narrator, but once I did I was finding every possible excuse to listen to this audiobook! In the car, while doing chores, while just sitting on the couch...you get the idea :) Shannon was a fun protagonist with a touch of awkwardness and tons of heart. I especially enjoyed her interactions with the dragon, and it was interesting to see how the mystery and curse unfolded, though there were a few times I was frustrated with the characters for not figuring things out sooner. I didn't feel particularly satisfied with the ending until I found out there are more books in the series - now I can't wait to read them!

    *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this audiobook.*

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Teague
    11/01/17
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    "Enjoyable story!"

    My husband and I recently finished the BBC Merlin series...again...and I've since been hunting for stories to satiate my appetite for dragons and fantastical tales. This book was just the thing! Clean, well-paced, and interesting enough that I listen to the entirety of it in one sitting! I highly recommend if you're in the mood for a fun, fantasy escape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Peter
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    1/05/17
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    "Not your normal dragon story."

    H. L. Burke has written the characters very well, I especially like main character’s banter Mary Ann Weathers adds to this giving the characters life with their great narration and unique voices. The story is well written and paced, it is engaging from start to finish and is rather charming to boot.

    This was well worth listening to and I would be interested in finding out what happens next in the character’s lives.


    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bethany McCann
    Preston
    18/04/17
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    "loved it "

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook but the author, narrator or publisher. I loved it. it kept me entertained throughout and I couldn't stop listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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