Archive for October, 2013

Stonewiser: The Heart of the Stone by Dora Machado Audiobook Review

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Stonewiser: The Heart of the Stone

Written by: Dora Machado

Narrated by: Melissa Reizian Frank

Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 09-13-13

Publisher: Mermaid Publishing, LLC

Who is the author

Dora Machado, the author of the Stonewiser trilogy is relatively new to the fantasy scene, at least that’s what I gathered from looking her up online. At the time of posting this review she has written four fantasy novels which seem to be well received from the readers. The first book in the Stonewiser trilogy, Stonewiser: The Heart of the Stone is the one I read and I’ll certainly be grabbing the next one as soon as possible. It’s really good. No wonder it won the 2009 Benjamin Franklin award for best debut novel. Read the rest of this entry

A Thousand Beauties UNABRIDGED by Mark Adam Kaplan Narrated by David Rollins

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A Thousand Beauties

Written by: Mark Adam Kaplan

Narrated by: David Rollins

Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 08-13-13

Publisher: Mark Adam Kaplan

My recent reading habits have pointed me mostly towards books that are fiction and are relatively easy to digest. This could get kind of monotonous though, so when I got the opportunity to review the audiobook version of A Thousand Beauties I thought to myself ‘Huh, that looks a little different from what I usually read. Why not, it might be good.’

It’s one of those books that no matter what is going to make you feel something. Whether you’re annoyed sometimes with the characters, as I was, or relating to their problems, you won’t be able to stay indifferent. So, if you’re looking for a quick feel-good type of read that’s not it. Read the rest of this entry