The Prince Awakens | Podium Audio

The Prince Awakens

Book 1

By: Fred Hughes

Performed by: John Pirhalla

Released: June 20, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 10 hr, 15 min

Hazard King had always wanted to be an Imperial Fleet officer, just like his father.
But he’s a Prince of the Realm, which make things a bit more… complicated. And when Hazard’s parents tell him that they don’t trust his older brother and want Hazard to be the Crown Prince—the heir to the throne—things go from bad to worse. Just when it seems they can’t get any worse, the Empress is attacked.
What is a simple fleet lieutenant supposed to do with his mother in a coma, a seemingly invincible enemy on the offensive, a darkness from the past stirring, and his paranoid older brother trying to assassinate him? What Naval officers do best—improvise.
He’s going to need all his skills, as well as the help of a former spy, a handful of Marines, and a few close relatives if he’s to defend the Empire against all enemies—foreign and domestic.



Fred Hughes



John Pirhalla

John has narrated over 280 audiobooks. Although he is a true genre-hopper, John specializes in Fantasy, Science Fiction and Thriller/Suspense. John's versatile array of character voices and skill with accents is on display with all of his work and helps make new worlds come alive to the listener. He is deft at delivering humorous and sarcastic dialogue, and equally adept at narrating scenes of romance. John has narrated over 80 fantasy titles, including most of DK(Dan) Holmberg's fantasy library. John won the 2022 Gold Medal for Best Fiction Audiobook at the Reader's Favorite Awards for His Ragged Company, an apocalyptic fantasy. He is a finalist for this year's Indie Ink Awards to be announced in 2023. He was also a finalist in the fantasy category for the 2021 Independent Audiobook Awards.