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The Pygmy Dragon

Shapeshifter Dragon Legends Book 1
Narrated by: Ryan Prizio
Series: Shapeshifter Dragon Legends, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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Stolen from her jungle home and sold to a zookeeper, Pip knows only a world behind bars, a world in which a Pygmy warrior and her giant ape friends are a zoo attraction. She dreams of being human. She dreams of escaping to the world outside her cage.

Then, the dragon Zardon kidnaps her into a new life. Pip rides dragonback across the Island-World to her new school - a school inside a volcano. A school where humans learn to be Dragon Riders. But this is only a foretaste of her magical destiny, for the Dragon Assassins are coming. They have floated an island across the Rift and their aim is nothing less than the massacre of all dragons.

Now, the courage of the smallest will be tested to the utmost. For Pip is the Pygmy Dragon, and this is her tale.

©2014 Marc Secchia (P)2015 Marc Secchia

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best storytelling

I loved this book,since I read it the first time, now I here it and still as fantastic as before, I hope the second book is better than this.

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loved it but the narrator let it down

sorry but i did not like the narrator in this book at all it let in down but I loved the story

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 01-09-2015

Such a wonderful and mesmerising tale.

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This was such an amazing book!! Everything about it captivated and enchanted me.

The story follows a Pygmy warrior girl called Pip, who is kidnapped from her island home and brought to a zoo. She is thrown into a cage with an ape mother and her baby. After a bad start, Pip befriends the apes and tries to survive in this strange place where big people come to stare. She spends years in the zoo thinking she is less than human but eventually gets rescues by a mighty dragon, who spirits her away to a special school. Here Pip learns who she really is and that great things can come in small packages.

Pip was one of the best and most amazing characters I've read in a long time. My heart broke for her so many times because of the way she was treated, but she continually manages to be herself no matter what. She may be small but she has a humongous heart, is selfless and extremely brave. She faces so many trials and dangers but faces them she does!

There are quite a few different characters in this, from the human, to the dragons and an ape as well, and each of them are so very well written and developed that it's hard to find fault with any of them.

The plot, at the start, may not have been very fast paced, but it was richly woven and detailed and immerses you into the fantastic world that the author has created. It also picks up a lot in the second half, and we see more dragons, which is also a big plus!!

In all, this was a fantastic and unique dragon book and one I can highly recommend. I fell in love with the world and the characters and can not wait for more!

Ryan Prizio was absolutely fantastic with the sheer variety of tones and voices he did, but I had a problem with the quality of production. I think it was either chapter 8 or 9 of the audio book, the narrator stumbles, clears his throat, messes up a few times and restarts sentences. It was quite distracting and annoying but I couldn't take a star off from the narrator because he was amazing, and it wasn't his fault that an editor missed a few of the mistakes. But anyway, even with the odd mistake, it's well worth the listen!!

*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.*

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  • CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER
  • 30-10-2015

Good book

STORY REVIEW.......

Good story. Interesting, exciting, fresh, fast-paced and unique. The story is smart, well written and flows smoothly. The characters are fascinating, captivating, complex and well developed. I enjoyed listening to it. I recommend this series.

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I found the narrator to be rather good at reading the book as well as giving the characters life, voice and depth.

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".
L.

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  • Tazangel
  • 24-05-2016

I really enjoyed this book

First of all I love dragons. Second I am not much bigger than a pygmy myself, so needless to say this book was perfect for me. I really loved the characters . The book also had a bit of a Harry Potter feel to it at times, which is one of my favorite books. The few things that were choppy in the storey were easily over looked because the book was so much fun and a great listen. I will be listening to all of this authors books.😀

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  • T. Stewart
  • 09-09-2015

Amazing Magical Dragon Story

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This book is amazing. The young pigmy girl, Pip, was stolen from her home at a young age and took to a zoo. During this story, we see her grow in so many ways. She gets rescued by a dragon and taken to dragon island because unknowingly to Pip, she has magical powers and the dragon who finds her felt her power. While at the dragon riding school Pip gets bullied and picked on by most everyone. No one thinks that she can do anything and even Pip starts to believe this. Dragons are in a battle for their lives and only Pip can save them, but how can a tiny pigmy girl do this? This author takes you to a world unlike any other and keeps you glued to it all the way through until the last page. If you like any story about dragons, this one it for you. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a fantastic job. There were a couple chapters that had some repeats but that didn't takeaway from the story.
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.*

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  • dailey
  • 04-09-2015

Enjoyable

What made the experience of listening to The Pygmy Dragon the most enjoyable?

The story line is full of drama. From pip being caged in a zoo, she was a hero at times and very lovable through out the entire story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pygmy Dragon?

The first time she flew on the back of a dragon. I thought that sounded exciting. I also thought when she was first made aware of her magic was so intense.

Which scene was your favorite?

Pip and her friend are being attacked by an angry dragon. She saves her friend by using magic for the 1st time.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had allot of OMG moments. I thought it was terrible the was she was treated. Locked up in a zoo, people treated her like she was an animal. Her kind heart was unbelievable. You really feel allot of emotions through out the book. Little pip goes through allot. You really feel sorry for her often in the 1st half of the book.

Any additional comments?

The narrator was great. Ryan really brought the book to life for us the listeners.

I received the audio book in exchange for a honest review. Thank you!

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  • Frode
  • 30-08-2015

Fantastic book with dragons!

The Pygmy Dragon: Shapeshifter Dragon Legends Book 1 by Marc Secchia is a fantastic book. I am so excited to call this my favorite book in a wile. I think Marc Secchia did something magical with this book, i am amazed how much i love this book. Marc Secchia first book for me and i loved it? That is fantastic! I would recommend this for all people but special for people that like dragons!

Narrated by Ryan Prizio means 11 hrs and 57 mins with a fantastic untreated narrator to. What kind of narrator is this? 11 hrs and 57 mins with voice work that maybe is one of the best i could have. 11 hrs and 57 mins in audio heaven. What a fantastic narrator!

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  • Eric W.
  • 08-03-2019

good story bad reader

I dont write reviews most because I dont have time and i am driving as i listen (dont text and drive lol) so hear me out... the story was wonderful every thing i expected out of a dragon book the reader on the other hand should listen to himself once in a while in the beginning i heard stutters or hear him fixing what he said. this as a audiobook listen do not want to hear .... we want clear flowing readers to tell the story..... though towards the middle It got better.... also at the end we dont want to he similar book is you say anything just say the next book or just end the book. if we want to hear the author life story at the end of the book we will buy the paper book no offense to the author

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-2019

Just listen and be transported!!!

I love all these books truly takes me to those places and times. thank you for your amazing mind and your truly wonderful way of sharing it with us. I recommend any book by Marc secchia!!!

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  • Gregory
  • 21-01-2019

great read.

nice start to what I believe will be a great series. very likeable characters, with big personalities

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  • Miss Mick
  • 09-01-2019

good book

even though there were a few hiccups this ended up being a very good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it...I hope there is more to this series in particular.