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Download Kingdom's Dawn: Kingdom's Series, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (806 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Black Narrator: Andy Turvey Publisher: Oasis Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer's son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the sword, not exactly a tool of the trade for farmers. But one tragic event initiates a world of revelation. Only then does he begin to understand his calling, a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill - a calling given him by the King himself.

Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger for the Dark Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop at nothing to thwart the King's plan to restore the kingdom. Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King's sworn enemies! Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and his son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 2/12/2014

    " I was pleasantly surprised with the writing of this book. It was not overly simple but had good organization and plot development. It has strong biblical imagery throughout and exalts biblical morals without making the characters perfect and without weakness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel Ramm | 2/2/2014

    " This book just wasn't for me. It felt wooden with references to biblical characters, events, and theology so obvious that it lacked depth. It could have been good, as the Passages series by Paul McCusker was good, but it just fell flat. If the story had brought new insight for me into the character of God I might have rated it higher, but The King in this story was wooden as well. Actually, I thought the plot was boring too. I know there are a lot of people who really like these books, and I can see why. I hope they aren't too disappointed by my review (sorry Andi!)... this story just wasn't meant for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/27/2014

    " I can't help it-- these weren't my favorite books, and I'll tell you why. Even though I love the concept of using a story as an allegory to the Bible (like C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia), I couldn't get passed how literal Chuck Black's retelling was. Even the main character's name, Leinad, is Daniel spelled backwards. One of his primary enemies was Fairos (Pharaoh) and plenty of the dialogue was ripped straight from Bible passages ("Let my people go!"). I needed more subtlety and finesse to truly enjoy the books, which I thought had a lot of potential. The upside is, these are great for kids because they're completely clean and obviously deliver a great moral message! Will be passing them on to my daughter. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 1/21/2014

    " It was a very good allegory for the OT and has helpful discussion questions at the end to make you think about the symbolism. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 1/21/2014

    " This book, my family read for devotions. and It is a very, very good book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 1/18/2014

    " While this is a read aloud book I am reading to my seven year old and five year old sons, I must admit it has been one of most favorite series. The Kindom series is awesome and we are in love with the characters. We actually have to make ourselves put the book down and I am just as bad as the kids with these. If you are looking for a great Christian read aloud that boys and girls of any age will love I highly reccomend these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarahlynn | 1/17/2014

    " Good book, kind of slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily mathews | 1/12/2014

    " I LOVED these books! I've read them through about twice and I could def read them again! I think some1 should make movies out of these books I would DEF watch them!!!! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isaac Hamlet | 1/5/2014

    " Fun while it last but in the end leaves me feeling like I just read a magic tree house book. I guess if you're into relegious fantasy and 100+ page long books then you should read this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cari | 12/17/2013

    " I wanted to enjoy this, I really did. But just couldn't get into it. Was recommended to me but I feel that it's meant for a younger audience. It's a nice book - just not my kind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 6/2/2013

    " The kids really enjoyed this book, especially once they started seeing the direct connections to Old Testament characters and events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/5/2013

    " We bought these for Brendan a couple years ago but he hasn't read them. They are a biblical allegory written in medieval times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alasdair Boswell | 1/18/2013

    " Overtly Christian. To easy to guess what's going to happen next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Britts Tyler | 10/14/2012

    " I really found this book boring and cheesy. Would not recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 EmilytheDragon | 8/1/2012

    " Really good, really easy read. Seriously, I read this in an hour when I was 11 or 12. After the second or third book, when the story's no longer about Leinad, I stopped reading because I didn't like them anymore. Good message too. The end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bec | 7/16/2012

    " its a very good book it good some bible storys in it too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 7/16/2012

    " Amazing teen Christian Fantasy! Loved the way it weaved stories from the Bible through this skilfully written book. Highly recommended it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish Cooper | 5/26/2012

    " Eli loved these! He said they were great and loved the Christian theme throughout the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenneth Jr. | 4/25/2012

    " A strong read that combines the biblical stories with his own creative thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaleh | 11/10/2011

    " Seems more of a boys book, more telling, less describing. I got recommended it by a friend (a boy) who loved it, but for me it was alright, but not mind blowing or anything. (My brain is still intact) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Hemmeke | 7/15/2011

    " Good "secondary" literature for boys. A sort of Pilgrim's Progress allegory of the Bible from Genesis 1 to Exodus 4, set in medieval times. The writing is best in the sword fighting scenes. Some good lessons about faith, loyalty to the King, endurance in difficulty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan | 5/13/2011

    " This book is about how a teen goes though his normal life with his father and bad things happen.

    I like this book. It is set during the middle ages, when life was horrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 3/31/2011

    " A great anallogy book that moves at a good pace and is an enteraining way for kids to learn their Bible stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/24/2011

    " I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series. They are great!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 7/26/2010

    " I loved this book. It's a perfect allegory of Genesis, knight in shining armor style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/20/2010

    " I don't think I have learned anything from the book but this book is sssssssssssooooooooooooo interesting that I finished reading the book in one day . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 12/18/2009

    " I really like this book, though it was a little weird and predictable.:)
    Weird is sometimes good as long as you don't go to far, which is pretty much how this book was written.=D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 8/6/2009

    " I LOVED these books! I've read them through about twice and I could def read them again! I think some1 should make movies out of these books I would DEF watch them!!!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denae | 3/29/2009

    " As the cover quote says, it's the Pilgrim's Progress for the X-Box generation.
    It's a retelling of Biblical events in a fantasy setting with fewer characters (such as, the Noah is also Abraham and Moses), over a shorter time period. Book 1 and 2 cover the old testament. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 2/28/2009

    " This is the best book of the whole series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2009

    " I really liked it because it told a lot of parables from the bible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh Anne | 1/4/2009

    " Cam and I love these books. They're allegorical and, of course, have lots of knights and sword fights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 10/20/2008

    " This book, my family read for devotions. and It is a very, very good book!! "

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About the Author
Author Chuck Black

Chuck Black, a former F-16 fighter pilot and tactical communications engineer, is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Kingdom series and the Knights of Arrethtrae series. He has received praise from parents across the country for his unique approach to telling biblical truths. His passion in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to love his wife, Andrea, and their six children. He lives with his family in North Dakota.