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Matthew Peterson | Paraworld Zero (Unabridged Audiobook - 12.5 Hours)

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Paraworld Zero (Unabridged Audiobook - 12.5 Hours)

by Matthew Peterson

Award-winning and best-selling unabridged fantasy/sci-fi audiobook that reviewers are dubbing a "Harry Potter meets Star Wars." Includes over 100 character voices.
Genre: Spoken Word: Audiobook
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1. Prologue - the Storm
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2. Chapter 1 - Simon’s Bad Day
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3. Chapter 2 - Butch
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4. Chapter 3 - the Visitor
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5. Chapter 4 - Secrets of the Paraverse
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6. Chapter 5 - the Chase
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7. Chapter 6 - the Power of Gee
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8. Chapter 7 - Pudo
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9. Chapter 8 - Menabaws and Dragunos
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10. Chapter 9 - Guardians of the Crown
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11. Chapter 10 - Forgotten Language
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12. Chapter 11 - Griffen Lasher
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13. Chapter 12 - Discovering Magic
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14. Chapter 13 - a Waltz in the Forest
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15. Chapter 14 - Magic Lessons
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16. Chapter 15 - the Big Fight
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17. Chapter 16 - Celebration
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18. Chapter 17 - the Dance
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19. Chapter 18 - the Library
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20. Chapter 19 - Unveiling the Dark Forces
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21. Chapter 20 - the Secrets of Pudo
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22. Chapter 21 - the Creatures of Pudo
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23. Chapter 22 - Morbras Will Save Us
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24. Chapter 23 - General Banton’s Legacy
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25. Chapter 24 - Prelude to Battle
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26. Chapter 25 - the Final Battle of the Dragunos
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27. Chapter 26 - Goodbyes
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28. Chapter 27 - the White Planet
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29. Chapter 28 - the Power Within
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30. Chapter 29 - Answers
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Reviewers are calling Matthew Peterson's award-winning and best-selling young adult novel a "Harry Potter meets Star Wars!"

Twelve-year-old earthling, Simon Kent, stumbles upon a secret that thrusts him into a bizarre adventure filled with magic, technology and deadly out-of-this-world creatures. He discovers a true friend, confronts his inner demons and becomes the savior to a peculiar race of people, when all he truly wants is to find his way back home.

Parallel to Simon's adventures is a mystery involving a catlike spy and a magical swordsman who both struggle to maintain peace among the paraworlds. But evil lurks in unexpected places, and few people can be trusted. Their paths ultimately lead them to Simon: the one boy who might be able to prevent the biggest assassination attempt in the known paraverse.

The unabridged audiobook of Paraworld Zero is 12 hours and 28 minutes long (10 CDs). It contains over 100 unique character voices narrated by Matthew and Alicia Peterson, who have both performed in numerous musicals and plays.

Accomplishments for Paraworld Zero:

- Hit the Barnes & Noble and Amazon Online Bestseller Lists!
- Winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards
- Winner of the London Book Festival
- Two-time Winner of the Los Angeles DIY Book Festival
- Second Place in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
- Finalist in the ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards
- Two-time Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards
- Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read
- Flamingnet TOP CHOICE Award for Young Adult Fiction
- 3rd Place for the Preditors and Editors Best SF Novel Award
- Honorable Mentions from the Hollywood, New York, New England, and Beach Book Festivals

Reviews of Paraworld Zero:

"...stirring audio adaptation that the whole family can enjoy, perfect for long car trips. Highly recommended."
– Midwest Book Review

"Mr. Peterson has begun what looks like could become the next big young adult series. I was spellbound from the very beginning. I loved how someone [as] average as Simon turned out to be more than anyone could ever imagine."
– Fallen Angel Reviews (Recommended Read)

"For a first time novelist Peterson shows a good grasp of what makes a book exciting, injecting his novel with a cracking pace, endearing characters - and the story's breakneck climax is well worth the wait... I wouldn’t be surprised if the book wasn't optioned for a film sometime in the future... well worth buying..."
– Sci-fi Online

"Its rollicking adventure style reminds this reader of a cross between Harry Potter's adventures and those of Artemis Fowl. Colorful characters, fast-paced adventure, and clever humor make this an interesting read."
– Teens Read Too

"...I greatly enjoyed the story... a must read for anyone who loves fantasy and for anyone who loves a good adventure/coming-of-age novel."
– Flamingnet TOP CHOICE Award

"The story follows young Simon Kent, an orphan and a victim of bullies, as he is suddenly catapulted into a series of adventures by an encounter with a young student of magic."
– School Library Journal

"...tale of magic, mayhem, and maturation... action packed... A reasonable blend of science fiction and fantasy, Simon's adventures should appeal to middle schoolers..."
– VOYA

"...murderous villains, mighty warriors, goddess-like women, impossible problems and some of the wildest chases since the Keystone Kops. More fun than a barrel of computer games. Read it. Trust me, you’ll have a terrific time on that borderland."
– Douglas Hill (bestselling author of nearly 70 books)

"Flame throwing pigeons and demonic dumpsters. Funny and imaginative."
– Maria V. Snyder (New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study)

About the Author:
Matthew Peterson is an award-winning writer, second degree black belt in karate, Eagle scout, computer programmer and former missionary. He lives in Arizona with his wife, five boys and their giant African tortoise.

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Nancy Albrick

Loved it!
I found this book by accident and fell in love with the story and characters. My children have listened to it several times. I can't wait to see what happens in the next installment. The narration is smooth and the story is filled with impressive creativity, and the ending is simply divine. It might be too intense for smaller children, but if they are mature enough to read Harry Potter and Eragon, then they could also read Paraworld Zero. Don't miss this one.
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Nao Tsame

This One's a Hit
I think this is the type of audiobook you either love or dismiss, depending on your personality and age. I know the intended audience (ages 8 - 16) will love it. For me as an adult, I absolutely loved it as well. But that's because I enjoy a good story with interesting characters. This is not a serious book, though there are a couple of serious moments. The mystery in Paraworld Zero was just enough to keep me guessing. I wish there was a little more romance, but the characters are fairly young (12 through 14), so I understand why the romantic aspects were watered down. There better be more romance in the sequel! I was hoping to see Simon at the magical school, but as it turns out, that'll be in the next book. I'm looking forward to it. Highly recommended.

As for the narration, I actually enjoyed the funny and peculiar voices. They were well done and kept me entertained. The prolog is awfully serious, but it lightens up considerably after that. Highly recommended.
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