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‘World of Warriors: A New Hero’

Ben has recorded an audio version of Curtis Jobling’s ‘A New Hero’, the first book in the ‘World of Warriors’ series. The digital audiobook will be released simultaneously with the book on August 6, 2015 by Penguin Audio. The official synopsis can be found below.

Richard ‘Trick’ Hope is used to getting into trouble, but not like this …

On the run from bullies, Trick finds himself transported to the mystical Wildlands, a place where the greatest warriors throughout history have been summoned to fight in a battle for survival – from Romans and Vikings to Knights and Samurai!

A cryptic old man tells Trick that he’s there for a reason – to deliver the Wildlands from the evil Boneshaker, who rules with an army of terrifying minions. Trick has been chosen to form a band of the seven greatest warriors to defeat this terrible enemy. As Trick begins his epic quest the stakes couldn’t be higher: defeat Boneshaker or never see home again.

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Comments

Dianna said:

Thanks for the info, Stephanie,
I tried Amazon.co.uk to see if i could reserve it in advance but couldn’t find it anywhere on Amazon.
Any idea’s, anyone, where we could buy it?
thanks

July 17th, 2015

Sar said:

Awesometastic stuff! *double thumbs up*

Thanks heaps for the update, Stephanie. Brilliant job as usual. :)

@Dianna: I’m guessing it might become available more closer to the release date.

July 17th, 2015

LaRose said:

The synopsis sounds pretty cool. Although I am an adult, I still enjoy reading books geared for younger people. I love fantasy and things like that. I think I’m going to like this.

July 17th, 2015

F2write said:

This book series is geared toward 10-year-olds. There is also an accompanying app for mobile devices.

I noticed on the publisher’s youtube page that there are uploads of select celebs reading their designated audiobooks…so, hoping that we might get to SEE Ben reading excerpts! :)

His voice is so perfect for this. I’m hoping it will be available for U.S. download.

On a side note, the author was involved with one of my fave animated feature series, “Wallace & Gromit.”

July 17th, 2015

Thenightsky said:

I don’t even like audio books, but I’m sooooo listing to this one. He’s got the voice. :)

July 18th, 2015

Kiki said:

Anyone outside UK was able to get it?

August 6th, 2015

Stephanie said:

I don’t think it was even released in the UK. It’s not on Amazon/Audible UK or iTunes UK yet. Also, both worldofwarriors.com and penguin.co.uk have deleted the page for the audiobook on their websites.

Dead links now:

https://www.worldofwarriors.com/en-GB/products/books/a-new-hero-audiobook
http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/a-new-hero-world-of-warriors-book-1/9780141366487/

Not sure what’s going on .. :(

August 6th, 2015

F2write said:

@Stephanie Well, I’m glad that you clarified that I wasn’t crazy for not being able to find it. LOL.

Anxiously awaiting info. regarding how to get ahold of this. Thanks for keeping us posted!

August 6th, 2015

kiki said:

i tried all the buy link from the site
http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/a-new-hero-world-of-warriors-book-1/9780141366487/

and none work am so sad :(

August 8th, 2015

kiki said:

even the isbn number seem to be non existent when you search by it on website

August 8th, 2015

kiki said:

even the isbn number seem to be non existent when you search by it on website

August 8th, 2015

Stephanie said:

I saw that, kiki. The Penguin page is back online with a ‘Buy It Now’ button but none of those sites actually has the audiobook. Maybe that means it’ll be available soon. Monday, perhaps?

August 8th, 2015

F2write said:

OK…so the Waterstones link works (a link from Penguin UK), the audiobook is displayed (it’s an MP3), but is not available for purchase outside the UK. I received this message:

“We regret that due to the technical limitations of our site, we are unable to offer eBooks or Audio Downloads to customers outside of the UK.”

eBooks and MP3 Audio Downloads

“We are currently only selling eBooks and MP3 Audio Downloads to customers who are in the UK and have a UK billing address, at the time of purchase. If you are in the UK and are being prevented from purchasing these items from our website, please contact our Customer Support Team for assistance.”

I’m not a techie, but I’m sure other UK sites can also detect the browser’s origin and that’s why some of us can’t see the option at all. I definitely think it’s worth contacting the publisher and author to inquire how we (outside the UK) can purchase this.

Also, an an FYI, the Amazon US site doesn’t have the physical book (international edition) available online until September 1.

Highly disappointed. :(

August 9th, 2015

LaRose said:

I hope we get to buy it eventually!!! Maybe when the actual book comes out in the US???? :(

August 12th, 2015

lapilzyh said:

Finally found it on Audible! (UK at least). http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Fiction/A-New-Hero-Audiobook/B013VJ4Q1A/
It has a release date of the 13th there so maybe it was just pushed back a week and will start showing up in more places.

August 13th, 2015

Kiki said:

Ya, was able to get it from Amazon.com

August 13th, 2015