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Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection

Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Series: Twinborn Chronicles, Book 1-3
Length: 67 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Caught in plots between two worlds, his only hope is to awaken the link between them.

Kyrus had lived a quiet life as a scribe until his dreams begin seeping into his waking life. Fanciful tales of magic and battle turn out to be real. In his sleep, he witnesses the adventures of his twin. Kyrus is swept up in the intrigues of those who already know of this connection between worlds.

As his knowledge of the two worlds grows, so does his entanglement in the intrigues between them. Kyrus discovers friends, lovers, and adversaries among the twinborn. His knowledge of magic grows until he becomes a valuable pawn for masterminds of plots that threaten empires.

Kyrus must learn a deadly game against opponents who already know the rules. He must join forces with his twin to combat threats in both worlds. One misstep or misplaced trust and Kyrus could find himself dying...twice.

Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection is a three-book collection chronicling the adventures of heroes who alter two worlds. For fans of epic fantasy who aren’t looking to start another unfinished series, the Twinborn Chronicles provides multiple new worlds to explore and all the closure you’ve long been denied.

©2012 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin

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<br />Superb tale of two intertwined parallel worlds

Epic Tale
Two parallel worlds of twin born people intertwine .

Everything from dragons, sorcerers, warlocks, goblins, war battles, pirates & necromancers.

The Twin born dreams are realities in a parallel world.

They're linked to each other, through their dreams & contribute to outcomes in the other world through their twin born.
The underlying message of being mentally linked to someone is interesting.

The narrator brought the characters and storyline to lfe.
It felt like being in a virtual reality game with magic, different plots & battles to keep you engaged and playing.

If you like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and The Lord of The Rings , this series is for you.❗

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A brilliant premise with fantastic execution.

I loved every minute of this audiobook, the premise of the story and the execution were both extremely well done and once again Mikael Naramore breathes life into each character with all the skill of a vocal chameleon. This writer/voice actor duo are without a doubt my favorite within Audibles library.

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  • Kal Teague
  • 01-12-2018

Better than Expected

I usually look for fantasy books by length more than any other criteria (the longer the better) and I won't even pretend to have hesitated at a value like this one. 67 hours for a single credit was perfect!

The story was a bit slow as it seeks to bring together more than half a dozen characters at a time; something which was frequently difficult to keep a rolling tally of; but I will admit that, to keep the review short and without revealing too much of the story, I was well pleased with my purchase by the end of the final part and went on to buy the next set of this series (books 4-7).

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  • Shana
  • 08-11-2018

wow so the first fantasy book I ever truly enjoyed

Im obsessed with some of the current sci fi stuff on audible. I didnt expect to like this fantasy based one. I cringed with start but willed myself to listen to fist hour at least, because I adored Black Ocean series. I dont like fantasy and really dont like hobbits and goblins and kingdoms.

But somewhere ... the characters developed and grabbed me. The way characters in Black Ocean did. I was intrigued. Then I realized the story is doing something I never heard of before. It became quantum physics or some kind of unknown possible science. I guess that is magic.

Seriously great work. Intelligent while still being light, humorous, charming, and whimsical.

I kept thinking they could all be aliens, why did he have to go the goblin route? But then I got it, and it all made sense and fell into line and I couldnt stop listening.


Also, I think some people leave very negative reviews just to get refunded for books to take advantage of the credit system. When considering a review, it's a good idea to see what other reviews a user left.

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  • Justice
  • 27-12-2018

Amazing value, and kept me entertained throughout!

I want to start off by saying as many others have, the first book in this series was somewhat confusing. There were so many different people and perspectives. The chime changing time or perspective was helpful, but didn't fully clear up the confusion. The concept in this series was exciting. You find real character development throughout. There are hardly any hollow, two-dimensional characters. Will not disappoint.

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  • Tyler Duncan
  • 22-02-2019

A fresh take on fantasy

this was an amazing collection of books that I have thoroughly enjoyed. if you enjoy high fantasy and well orchestrated plot along with deep and coherent world building then I recommend you pick this up at once.

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  • S. D.
  • 17-01-2019

amazing storyline

I loved it. i have my new DnD campaign already written now. magic, weapons, villians, multiple planes of existence. it's all here.

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  • Rasmus Lang Eriksen
  • 26-02-2019

Awesome!

Great, morally ambiguous characters and cunning, yet relatable antagonists. Wonderful listen and a serious bang for your buck.

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  • Pamela Jones
  • 20-01-2019

Love it!

Absolutely love it! A rich and diverse tale masterfully told!!!!!! Highly recommend to anyone wanting new worlds to dive into!

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  • The Johnson
  • 08-03-2019

Lots of Listening, Not Much Content

First off, very hard to argue with the value of a single credit for an astounding number of hours of listening. On the other hand, it's difficult to say that this was 67 hours well spent. Or maybe better to day that I bet I could have spent 3 credits on other titles and felt better after I was finished. Overall, the story was weak, the ending was unsatisfying, and the journey was tedious.

The good: Really enjoyed the whole concept of the twin-born and the magic system. Creative and interesting, and adding the Source to the equation made that part of the story very interesting. I was completely taken in by the novelty of the concept and the people and skills that emerged in book 1. The antagonists were evil and the protagonists were good although there is enough to make you wonder! Made for clear direction and, except for a final twist, satisfying. Subsequent innovations with the formerly-sea-going-warships was innovative and cool.

The Bad and Ugly: This whole series feels like it was written without the author ever going back and editing any consistency into anything that was written earlier. People literally changed personalities when they get to book 2. Don't get me started on the people changing sides or inventing their own objectives that seem to have no relevance to the overall book. Oh yeah, and lets not forget that the series goes from "OMG, we're being attacked"! to "I need to kill people to " further objectives that are obscure.

Also worth comment is the complexity of the Twinborns concept itself. Constantly referring to the twin while discussing the other twin, and even swapping their names, is very hard to track on Audible. If I'm talking to Joe, but refer him as Charlie, his twin, I have to make a major mental effort to complete the equation. Along those lines, let me also disparage the amazingly awesome, but astoundingly difficult to parse, communications between the twin-born. If you've read it, you know what I mean, if not, lets just say that I had to pause the book multiple times to figure out how a message got from person A to person B.

The narration was a mixed bag, I like Naramore, but he was handicapped by his range and by apparently not reading the books before reading the script. There was a jarring issue with him switching to giving the Twins the same voice towards the end of the first book. They had unique voices until the narrative made it clear they were the same (sort of) person. While it made sense that they have the same voice, the switch made you lose the verbal cues that identified individual characters. It made the whole series more confusing. I liked his Rashawn character and his snarky personality was awesome, but ultimately, his emotive range for that character was below expectations.

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  • paul
  • 27-02-2019

great fantasy series!

reminiscent of Wheel of Time , mistborn , et al. I can't wait to read the next series.

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  • Jeff
  • 26-01-2019

has its moments

it was ok. nothing special. dont really love any if the characters. they could all die and that would be ok with me!

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  • Mr. L. HALL
  • 09-12-2018

Took me a little while to get into it but then...

...I was hooked! Thoroughly enjoyable listen that will ruin your social life and marriage for the next 40+hours. highly recommended!

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  • laura martin
  • 11-03-2019

The only problem is

The only problem is if you have read Galaxy Out laws from the same author and narrator , Its very hard to get the voices that you have linked to charters over 40 hours out of your head . That Said Both are brilliant

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  • Mr G kirkpatrick
  • 15-05-2019

Great story in places if a bit dragged out

The premise of the story is great and is done with a lot of success. There are bits where the story drags and some plot lines that are really only to give bit players some something to justify their inclusion and have no real impact on the overall story.

Narration was OK. Possibly too many characters to expected them all to be done distinctly but kudos for trying.

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  • Luke
  • 11-05-2019

Came here after Galaxy Outlaws

If, like me, you came here for more of the duo of Morin and Naramore, you will not be disappointed. I will give a heads up to try and listen to another audio book Inbetween though, as initially hearing Naramores voice I started to collate the characters from Galaxy outlaws to this.
It may seem a little bit slow at times, confusing to learn the characters, different worlds and where it’s all going, but once you’ve grasped that, is an adventure beyond adventures. Each character becomes their own and is easily portrayed by Naramore.
Definitely worth at least a try, especially considering the length.

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  • sam
  • 19-04-2019

Great read if you love fantasy

loved it. the narrator was really good. story built up and didn't fail to deliver.

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  • The Bearded Bookworm
  • 01-03-2019

Takes some getting into.

This was my "second" walk into JS Morin's works after Galaxy Outlaws. However it takes a very long time to get into and th mix of names and worlds is extremely confusing at times. All in all it wasnt bad and I will be continuing with the series.

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  • Philippa
  • 06-02-2019

Started with promise and half way into the third

Half way into the 3rd download, I lost the will to live. I guess this is partly because I feasted first on the Mobius Chronicles. A piece of work that is so good you are confident it will get its own TV show.
Mr Narramore 's rendition of the characters is below average. Also, when has it become the norm to portray characters in fringe towns or villages as well as thugs with an accent? Stereotyping made it difficult to follow the characters. I think the book would make for better reading as opposed to listening. Avoid this. I think it is a massive project and beginning to have contradictions and pot hole sized plot holes.

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  • Stuart
  • 02-02-2019

If you enjoyed the Back Ocean Mobius collection...

....then think twice before getting this. I loved the Mobius stories, but I've decided to return this title after 3 hours of listening.
I have mixed feelings, and it's not all bad, but I'll try to explain why.

Firstly, the narrator doesn't seem well suited to this story and setting. His style suited the Mobius stories, in terms of the futuristic tone, the humorous elements, the cocky style of Ramsey and the dont-mess-with-me attitude of Mort. But reading this he seems like a fish out of water.

There are 2 different worlds described in this book, and it's noticeably worse in the one with knights and sorcerers and goblins than it is in the other. To be fair, it's probably more to do with the writing than the narrator. In one of the worlds the author decided to use much of the same slightly oldy-worldy style to the narration as he has the characters speak. It sounds awkward and forced to me.

I like the premise of the story and in the 3 hours I've listened to it's had me interested in the plot. But the combination of at times clumsy writing and the mismatched narrator mean I just couldn't relax and immerse myself in it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-01-2019

Epic fantasy adventure

An epic adventure story that whisks you away to other worlds with lots of great characters. I loved this authors Galaxy Outlaws collection of books and this was almost as good. 67 hours of great reading, I would highly recommend it. Once again, wonderful narration by Mikael Naramore, will definitely be reading the next collection of books in the series!

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  • Andy
  • 05-11-2018

I returned it!

I returned this production doe to the stupidly annoying 'music' between parts. I dont think I got past Chapter 2. There ere so many of these annoying iterludes, only a few seconds long, but when you're getting them every 2-3 minutes, it detracts from the story. It may be a really good book/collection of books but I couldn't listen anymore.

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