- Defender of the Earth
- Narrated by: Nigel Greaves
- Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-01-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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By EC W on 12-04-13
Aged 7 and over (probably) - some heavy concepts
This story has some quite "grown-up" concepts in it; (a) power corrupts, (b) anger towards the death of a parent, (c) how good intentions can go terrifyingly wrong, (d) war. It also has one scene SPOILER ALERT where a squirrel gets very graphically taken apart layer by layer by nanobots, commenting on the gore / shock of the viewers.
Whilst it is exciting to listen to, and my 7 year old has been drawing nanbots for days now, his 5 year old brother has not been particularly happy about it . We haven't actually had any nightmares, but I do find myself constantly having to ask if they are "ok" listening to it and turning it off to explain some of the words / concepts.
So a good story, but not right for the nervous types or 5 and under. Also, not great if you are looking for an easy story to keep the kids quiet on a long drive. Back to the dragon riders of Berk for my two I think!
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