The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom : The League of Princes

  • by Christopher Healy, Todd Harris
  • Narrated by Bronson Pinchot
  • Series: The League of Princes
  • 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.
Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.
Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes - a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.

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I loved this

The book has just the right balance of charm and humour, with genuinely likeable characters (even the villains!) The narrator also sounds like he had a great time doing the voices and quips.
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- Tewin

Great fantasy story for boys

The problem with many fantasy epics is that it is set in a totally separate world that you have to buy in to. For adults with many years reading experience this is less of an issue, but for a 7 year old it can be slightly more confusing.

Not so this series. All boys are familiar with fairy stories, and the idea that being known as "Prince Charming" would be really embarrassing and annoying is something that my boys (aged 7 & 9) were onboard with from the get-go.

The narrator does a great range of voices, and some fantastic knowing asides ("you just wait until chpt 19, it will all make sense then") which will keep slightly younger children in the loop. The plot is frankly rather complicated, but unfolds beautifully into a totally chaotic finale which saw me sitting with the kids in the car on our driveway for the last 10 minutes as they absolutely refused to go in the house until it had finished. Can't say better than that.
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- EC W "Runner and mother of two from Hove, UK. Relies on good audiobooks to stop the kids from fighting in the car. Occasionally buys one for her."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio