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It is the year 5170 in the land Agora, where humans, dwarves, and elves have existed in peace for centuries. Now, however, the human King Addakon has invaded and waged war on neighboring Isladon. The once peaceful Kingdoms of Agora are on the brink of continental war. The Dark Elf Eadon, and his army of Dragon-Elf crossbreeds, the Draggard, threaten to conquer all kingdoms. Enter young Whill, a 19-year-old ranger with battle savvy and untapped abilities. Having spent years roaming Agora and training with his mentor Abram, Whill has become a bright intellectual and a master of combat. Along the way, Whill encounters an equally inspired group of companions that are matched in skill and mission. What he seeks most, however, is the identity of his birth parents. Instead, he finds a tumultuous terrain and a prophecy placing him in the center of the struggle.

©2012 Michael James Ploof (P)2014 Tantor

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-09-2015

audio versions bring so much more

read this book a while back and really enjoyed it decided when I saw it had come out on audio to get it i just love how much more the stories seem when spoken aloud

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  • Dana
  • 16-01-2015

Fast-moving, excellent performance.

Where does Whill of Agora: Whill of Agora, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably ranks in the top 10 audiobooks.

Any additional comments?

I agree that it is more accurately classified as YA, but it is still an engaging story. Fast-paced, fun, and an excellent performance by Graham Halstead. Not overly serious, but well-written and characters are identifiable. Recommend.

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  • Rita
  • 23-07-2015

loved the storyline I look for to the next book

the author wove a interesting, fast paced story. I look forward to reading more

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  • Edward
  • 29-05-2015

great job

this book was awesome story characters I loved them all. Perfect bad guy . and good guy. a dethroned prince.

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  • 31-08-2020

amazingly terrible

The language is so horably trite it is insane! Thus we shall go....thus we shall do this or now we shall do that. its like listening to a high school English student try to write old English conversations. the narrator seemed to have graduated from the captain Kirk school of speech. EVERYTHING,,, IS,,, SOOOOO,,, DRAMATICALLY,, IMPORTANT. And EVERY character is the same. there is no sense of place or time. The author has NO CLUE of any kind of economy. the distance anything moves on foot or wagon or SHIP!!!. He hasn't even bothered to look at how difficult it would be to hit the broad side of a barn with a bow! This thing is simply terrible and i am shocked and dismayed that it could get so high an approval rating. I have read alot of ratings of other books on Audible but this rating makes me think that they must have gotten rid of the realy bad ones to skew the results higher for some reason.

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  • Langham
  • 18-01-2019

Great job by the narrator! That was the only good.

Struggled to finish this one. Needed a more lengthy editing process. The story wasn't bad, just imagine Star Wars storyline meets LOTR setting. There were MANY uses of the word "many" and the phrase "great many". The overall story wasn't bad, just crawled at times, and was just played out. I was recommended this book by a good friend, going to think about future recommendations more from that source. Skip this one, time would be better spent elsewhere.

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  • JanSpau
  • 21-10-2016

good story good writer

he tends to spend a lot of time describing scenes and when you expect action at first nothing happens but the plot and characters are great and the non action does build character.

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  • Bob-o
  • 10-04-2015

All of the ingredients of epic fantasy, but

it doesnt quite reach it's potential. For one there is little world building and very littel, or original magic system. I think the author has potential and I will probably buy the next book. I liked the narrator, while he did have consistent voices for the characters, the range in the voices were not distenctive enough and at times I would have to concentrate on who was speaking.

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  • Adam Leavitt
  • 21-12-2016

Please dont judge this book bybthe narrator!

I originally read this series on Kindle. I loved the story and the characters. When Book 6 came out, I needed to remember the story so I bought Book 1 on Audible...the narrator is so bad I had a hard time finishing. But go read it!

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  • Adam
  • 16-11-2016

Good enough

Didn't love the narration and the story was a little to flat and predictable but still good enough that I'll try the next one and hope for a little more.

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  • NickGraz
  • 12-02-2017

I can't take any more 50s Prince Valient again

What did you like best about Whill of Agora: Whill of Agora, Book 1? What did you like least?

The idea behind it is good, dormant yokel turned king:The insufferable characters

Would you ever listen to anything by Michael James Ploof again?

Not like this

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Average characterisation - just about tell the differences

Did Whill of Agora: Whill of Agora, Book 1 inspire you to do anything?

I persevered again and again then that's when I couldn't take any more

Any additional comments?

Stop being so long winded about every little description, get a new editor

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  • William
  • 13-08-2016

So much re hashed rubbish

What would have made Whill of Agora: Whill of Agora, Book 1 better?

spoiler ish alert . some original ideas or twist. some thing new. this book is a poor mans eragon without dragon riders. its just poor. theres a boy he is the chosen one. sigh. there is an elf he falls in love. there is magic he some how masters quicker than any one. sigh. what the actual heck is this rubbish. if your going to use well done line you need to throw something in there to spice up the mix.

Has Whill of Agora: Whill of Agora, Book 1 put you off other books in this genre?

no, i have over 200 books in my audible library and most are fiction fantasy sci fic

What didn’t you like about Graham Halstead’s performance?

it wasnt bad just bland. this wasnt his best work

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not really, it has taken other good works and made the idea poor. it felt like a poor mans classic band of adventurers.

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why is it every time the narrator mentions women in this book he just says shes beautiful beyond discription. im buying a book for you to describe stuff. thats like a cook saying it tastes more than you can taste so i wont cook it. bring some dimension to your people. every one was flat 2d. the elf is pretty. so what. whats her personality like. throw me a bone here. people dont bother with this tripe

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-07-2016

Enjoyable

Story is good solid characters and well told a little more depth required but waiting for next instalment

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  • anthony
  • 13-05-2016

Hidden gem

This was a very gripping listen, I found it very hard to put down, so much so I purchased the following 2 books in the series after only 3 hours of listening.Graham Halstead did a very good job with the narration. If you have ever listened to any of Christopher Paolini's books then you will enjoy this series. I'm off to start book 2 now.

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