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Ancient Among Us

Battle for Forever, Book 2
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Series: Battle for Forever, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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Wil Wheaton returns to narrate volume two in the Battle for Forever series.

Alexander X and his friends have had stadiums collapse on them and ancient teachers follow them; they have driven cars through buildings and had entire streets blown up around them. They've been chased, beaten, drugged, and nearly sliced in two by falling sheets of glass. And that...was just on Saturday.

Now, they must do whatever it takes to escape Elam Khai and flee the country. As they search for answers and Alexander's father, they will meet new allies, be confronted by new foes, and uncover more details of the plot that would protect the future for the very few by destroying it for everyone else.

Humor, action, and history combine as Ancient Among Us propels us to the moment where everything changes.

Nothing about this will be simple or easy.

©2019 Edward Savio (P)2019 Babelfish Press

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  • Schmeegle The Book Nerd
  • 31-07-2019

No Spoilers, but Wow!!

If you're reading this, you've probably listened to the first book in the series, Alexander X. This entry continues the action, has more really cool moments in history, and has the humor of the first. Vol. 2 also dives deeper into the characters and even gives us some new friends and foes. I heard Savio at Comic-Con talk about how he felt this was probably going to be the hardest book of the four to write because it's the second quarter of a football game. Knowing that going in, I was still surprised where we ended up at halftime. Wil Wheaton tops himself with his performance of the scenes between Phoebe and Alexander. Intimate moments are not what I normally think of when I think of him. No spoilers but it's going to be an annoying wait for the next book.

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  • Rizzo Boone
  • 06-09-2019

Come on sequel

Awesome second book in series fast paced engaging and full of history combined to make a great listen as always Wil Wheaton is the perfect narrator for this.

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  • Jesse
  • 03-08-2019

I really like this series!

I’ve seen a couple reviews that talked about the history lessons in this book. Some have said that they don’t like that. Personally I do! The whole storyline of this series, because of these people living more or less forever, requires a history lesson. I’ve seen it written that in order to make a fictional story believable it must be based in fact and I agree with that statement.

I believe Edward has done an amazing job with character development and building relationships between the characters. Listening to this book makes me want to put myself in the characters place and imagine how I would think or feel. That is not always the case when I listen to audiobooks.

And what about Wil Wheaton?! He has done an absolutely awesome job on narrating this series! A bad narrator can ruin a good book. As well a good narrator can make a bad book better. But when you get a great narrator with a great book, such as this book, you get a truly exceptional experience!

I can’t wait for book 3!!!

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  • Christopher Hasse
  • 11-12-2019

BFF. Just keeps getting better.

The first book was great. This one is over-the-top non-stop action. I can't wait for the next one

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  • Michael D. Boemker
  • 18-11-2019

I Love it When a Sequel is Even Better

Fast paced and thought provoking don't always go together but they do in this story. I write reviews for about one in ten books I listen to. This one deserves a listen but if you read the first novel in the series you already know that.

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  • Jennifer
  • 18-11-2019

wasn't so sure about the first book

after the first book I wasn't so sure, this book was so much better. the characters got way more detailed, the story was gripping, and you got a real sense of just how old and trained these ethereals are. So well done.

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  • Daron Dickens
  • 03-09-2019

Great follow up

At first I was a little nervous that this was just going to be a lot of needless action. Then the action led to more secrets to being revealed and snippet of alternate history and all the things that make this series so wonderful. Will Wheaton is a perfect narrator. I love the story and can’t wait to the next in the series!

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  • Eric Ackerman
  • 19-12-2019

wow

very compelling story. very much looking forward to when the next book comes out in audio in 2020. can't wait to see what happens.

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  • christine feldhaus
  • 09-12-2019

Hurry with the next book

I really enjoyed the first book. But this second one makes me want to keep driving in my car to hear more.
Hope the third book comes out soon!

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  • MK
  • 26-10-2019

Another Solid Performance

Good storyline and character development. Great historical facts (favorite parts). This book didn’t fall in the trap that most series fall into where the sequel is worse. Same great quality as the first book.

Wheaton is a rock star—as always.

Personally, these books seem better suited for teens/preteens. There are a few swear words, but no sex and mild violence (no one is killed even tho Alexander is clearly capable of doing so). I’d put a PG-13 rating on it.

If Boston accents bother you, you may not like this book. There’s a healthy dose of it.

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