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Publisher's Summary

Every generation has a legend.

Every journey has a first step.

Some heroes are born.

But most are made.

Follow the epic adventures of Alexander Salamander and his best friend William Brown, an average little boy who transforms himself from the physically ordinary to the unexplained extraordinary. When he learns to move like the animals in the forest, he gains a fluid, free form of strength and agility. This he will desperately need because he is in a Great Race against fierce competitors. Magical animals help him get through the darkest, creepiest forest, just crawling with crocodiles, eels and snakes. William soon learns that it takes more than muscle to survive.

©2009 William Locklear (P)2009 William Locklear

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  • Toni
  • 28-01-2015

Inspiring story for kids of all ages!

Little William of Common Town and his adventures come to life in this audio version of The Great Race. The voices of all the creatures of the forest and that of the narrator help to convey a large range of emotions! From joyful and excited, to scared and unsure of what's ahead. William Locklear as narrator knocked this one out of the park! Ever switching character voices keep all listeners engaged and actively anticipating what comes next!

Great book and even better audio book!

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  • Elminster
  • 25-02-2015

Wonderful story

If you could sum up The Great Race in three words, what would they be?

Inspirational, Expressive, Fitness

Who was your favorite character and why?

William, because he grew so much as a human being throughout the course of the story.

What does William Locklear bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Locklear's narration of the story is vivid and expressive. A rich layer of immersion is created by the unique voices Locklear lends to each character.

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

A balance in all things can unlock your true potential

Any additional comments?

Very fun story that creatively nudges the reader in the direction of physical, intellectual, and spiritual wellness; would recommend to anyone.

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  • A.E.A
  • 28-01-2015

Truly Amazing

A wonderful story with an amazing message for our children. William Locklear is a one of a kind talent and his work here is a treasure for generations to come.

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  • Cas Montes
  • 23-02-2020

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This book is great and puts my grandson's right to sleep. I love the idea and the plot behind this story.

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  • Jeff Trevino
  • 21-02-2020

I recommend It

My kids loved the story we are not done with the book but I played them every night even sometimes in the afternoon. These are really great story.

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  • Ermack John
  • 21-02-2020

My daughter loves this book

My daughter loves this book and can play it herself. I recommend this to other families.

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  • Rocha Richard
  • 21-02-2020

You'll Enjoy

This is a really cute book! Each character has a story and a good ending and solution.

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  • Stefanie Reese
  • 21-02-2020

Packed With Fun

Very cute book and love all the different characters. My daughter will not go to sleep without a bedtime story but most of the books we have from when she was younger are short and over too soon.

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  • Tyron Bauer
  • 21-02-2020

My Son Is Loving It

My four year old enjoyed these short stories before bed each night. If parents are looking for quick stories it works.

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  • Calvin Pennington
  • 21-02-2020

Very cute book.

Very cute book. Comes with little learning lessons for the story. Really a great plolt. It actually kept the attention of my daughter and she wanted to listen to it again and again.

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