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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
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Alexandra

I loved it and I am looking forward to the next fantastic and awesome adventure.

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good story line

it has a good story line. it takes a little to get to know the characters and for me to get into the story. by the end it left me wanting to get the next book.

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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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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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Magical!

Absolutely loved every second of the story, but found it a little hard to picture and get attached to the male characters with the female narrator making them all sounds like 8 year old boys. Other than that, it was a fantastic story, and a great performance.

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Delightfully Wonderous

I didn't think anyone would be able to capture the essence of Akarnae the way Carly Robins has done. She's taken the world and the characteds from Lynette Noni's mind and has breathed a new life into them!

The story is wonderful, the characters are delightful, and this is an excellent start to an incredible series. Well worth a listen!

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Best Read in a While

I’ve read the Medoran Chronicles and I’ve listened to this audiobook. It’s brilliant. The world building is great, the character development is fantastic and the series only gets better as it goes on. Reading/ listening to The Medoran Chronicles is a wild ride I’d be glad to go on many times!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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