Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin Audiobook, by Shane Hegarty Play Audiobook Sample

Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin Audiobook

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Read By: Andrew Scott Publisher: HarperCollins Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Darkmouth Series Release Date: April 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062397225

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Longest Chapter Length:

12:36 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:51 minutes

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Publisher Description

Darkmouth: The Legends Begin is the first book in a spirited tween fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews called “Ghostbusters meets Percy Jackson as written by Terry Pratchett.”

For generations, Finn’s family has protected Darkmouth from the fierce magical creatures known as Legends. Now the Legends are plotting a major attack, and it’s Finn’s turn to defend his hometown. So it’s too bad he’s the worst Legend Hunter in history.

The world’s unlikeliest hero is also its only hope in this middle grade series full of madcap adventure and mythological creatures—perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.

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“Hegarty puts a fun spin on the monster-hunting trope, creating a sympathetic, underachieving hero who nevertheless rises to the occasion. Between the entertaining premise, the tongue-in-cheek humor, and the frequent moments of excitement and action, there’s plenty to enjoy in this promising series opener.”

— Publishers Weekly 


  • “The smooth writing and brisk plot keep the narrative moving along nicely, while Hegarty’s writing style maintains a light and funny tone, despite the challenges that Finn must face. An amusing read that works well for fantasy lovers who enjoy lighter fare.”

    — School Library Journal
  • “With a tone reminiscent of Terry Pratchett’s work, Darkmouth: The Legends Begin has no shortage of off-kilter humor or imagination. Landing somewhere between the Percy Jackson series and the Edge Chronicles, this new series holds plenty of promise.”

    — Booklist
  • “Hegarty’s debut and the first of a projected series is Ghostbusters meets Percy Jackson as written by Terry Pratchett…Delightful Irish flavor…Readers will be hunting for the sequel in short order.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty was born and raised in Skerries, Ireland, where he now lives with his wife and four children. He is a journalist with the Irish Times and the author of the Darkmouth series.

About Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is an Irish film, television, and stage actor. On stage, he is best known for his performance in A Girl in a Car with a Man, for which he won a Laurence Olivier Award. On television, his notable roles include his BAFTA Award–winning portrayal of arch-villain Jim Moriarty in Sherlock.