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Akarnae

The Medoran Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Carly Robins
Series: The Medoran Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (147 ratings)

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With just one step, 16-year-old Alex Jennings' world changes - literally.  

Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities.   

Desperate to return home, she learns that only Professor Marselle can help her...but he's missing. While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora's boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own, but strange things are happening at Akarnae, and Alex can't ignore her fear that something unexpected...something sinister...is looming.   

An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex's shoulders bear the crushing weight of an entire race's survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?  

Will Alex risk her entire world - and maybe even her life - to save Medora?

©2015 Lynette Noni (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Fun!

Narnia meets Harry Potter? That is the feeling I get from this. Well written, exciting YA fiction. Even for older people. I'm 30 and still enjoyed it.

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Enjoyable story - if a little predictable

I came to this book after listening to “ The Wise Man’s Fears”. It’s probably not a fair transition as it’s was performed by Rupert Degas - who is a simply amazing performer/narrator. So it meant that this performance felt a little flat and one dimensional to start with & I nearly gave up on it. However, once I became used to this narrator’s style - I looked forward to listening to it & would definitely continue with the series. The story can at times be a little predictable, however I enjoyed the world that was presented & the characters within it.

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magival

This magical story will pull you and have you turning pages to the very end. Lynette Noni’s Akarnae is the perfect introduction to the Medoran Chronicles. with endless possibilities for Alex, her friend, and Akarnae.

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Fun listen, motivated to hear sequel.

Cute high-school fantasy Story, enjoyable protagonist, writing elevated by an engaging narrator easily distinguishing characters.

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I love it

I read this series first in hard copy an dthen wanted to hear the story again so I brought the audio books, I love this story its well thought out and if you stick with it I garentee you'll love it.

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awesome!

this book is completely fantastic, i was hooked from the first moment, i totally recommend it to anyone over 11 years and who likes fantasy, adventure. the narrator was great but took a little getting used to, the way she says jennings like 'jennins' it just sounded weird. apart from that the plot was great and so were the character, i definitely recommend it!

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Best book ever!

Akarnae is an amazing book! It catches your attention the whole time while Alex and her friends have adventures. You never feel like you have been let down by a chapter because the author keeps you hooked! It is one of the best books I have ever read and I hope you will read it to!

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best book ever

loved it, cannnot wait to hear the rest of the books. everyone should read this!

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awesome

love this story. amazing. i think the guys voices need to have more cadence, very good voice for Alex

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love it!

I love the characters, I love the world and I love the story. I can’t wait to listen to the whole series.

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  • Sallamae Johnson
  • 23-04-2019

The best story of its kind. A perfect fantasy.

I was referred to this story by another fan of a similar premissed book series. I am grateful, because for as far as I have read this story is perfect in all the ways the other is not. No twisted and unbelievable projections on human sexuality, no unnecessary crude language, and no assumption that all evil antagonists have to be entirely uncivil and at least partly insane. This story suggests that we can experience the fantastical along with it's risks without abandoning our limited yet full of purpose world. This story is so much more true about humanity and possibility than any reader might normally expect.

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  • Tonya
  • 24-07-2020

Awesome Story

This book is engaging and well written. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-2018

very good YA read.

I truly enjoyed this book. I believe it is set for the YA reader bit I still enjoyed it. interesting storyline and good character building. Ready to see where the story leads.

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  • Sher Farrell
  • 20-10-2019

Fabulous to listen to

I’ve read all the books and thoroughly enjoyed Lynette Noni’s adventure. Listening to Akarnae was wonderful. Letting the story wash over me from the beginning was a whole new delight. I can’t wait to listen to book two.

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  • James Mackenzie
  • 01-05-2019

Lord, what a mishmash

I was really hoping for a good new addition to the YA genre. This really is not it. It feels like it was written by a teenager, although the author did a study academic writing, whatever that may be. Apparently there are six installments in this series – I struggled to get to the end of the first, and I can only hope for those who go on that the there are fewer gaping plot holes, massively telegraphed “twists”, completely unbelievable fighting/athletic endeavors, and truly awful dialogue. I I know that the explosion of fantasy YA makes it hard to come up with a written journal ideas, but surely we can do better than this. Sylvian Neuvel for example?

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  • Greg
  • 04-03-2019

Could not make it past the first few chapters

I understand the baseline plot of the book, however...the MC is just too accepting and stupid for me to continue. The technology and magic baseline is poorly done. I started to skip chapters hoping that things would get better, but they didn't.

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  • Yvonne Kuivenhoven
  • 27-01-2019

Love

Definitely one of my favourite books. I'm here for those friendships. I found the narrator a bit slow but that was easily fixed with the speed option. Also a little disappointed that it was narrated by an American and not an Australian.

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