Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
Sometimes, when you’ve enjoyed reading a book, it is just too tempting to listen to the audiobook version . . . and when it is this well narrated, thoroughly enjoy doing so!
After delivering the pearl, Finn and Aria thought life would return to normal.
But with the survival of the clans still in peril, they must continue their quest.
Can they find the next relic before the forces of evil?
Not everyone is who they appear to be, and time is running out …
UK – https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Wild-Sky-Audiobook/B08F8SHVKT
US – https://www.audible.com/pd/Wild-Sky-Audiobook/B08F8RDVYD
I had previously read this book and was interested to listen to how the narrator interpreted and portrayed to characters and story. It is a fascinating tale in either format and I enjoy listening to it, even though I still remember well what happens in the story. The narrator, Chris Devon, uses their expressive voice well to engage the listener, using different tones to portray the different characters, making it seem like you’re listening to more than one person acting out the events. The use of chapters makes it easy to choose a point at which to pause listening and the story is such that it is equally easy to pick up what is happening again when you restart listening again.
Here is my original review of the book, amended after listening to the audio version of it:
This is an action packed fantasy adventure written for children but equally enjoyable for adults. It centres around the search for relics which are key to restoring balance and defeating evil in the world. After reading the first book in this series – and listening to the audiobook version of it – I couldn’t wait to read and later listen to this second book in this series, and it was just as enthralling an adventure!
As Finn, Aria and Pippin set out to find the next relic they’ll encounter some double dealing, learn that not everyone is just what they seem and find a new friend whilst still trying to evade Sir Waldred and his minions. It is another great adventure, with casualties along the way, dangerous journeys through unfriendly territories and even a demon!
This is a great read and listen, with relatable characters, none of whom are perfect! Everyone makes mistakes but Pippin being into everything, accident prone and not recognising the usual constraints regarding property of others, is definitely more likely to inadvertently make mistakes than any of the others. How the others react to these mistakes, their interactions, insights and experiences all add together to make this a fascinating story and enjoyable story to read or listen to. I can’t wait to discover the next books in this series!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this audiobook which I voluntarily listened to and have honestly reviewed.
Win the children’s adventure series, the Relic Hunters, on Audible, including both Eternal Seas PLUS Wild Sky. Total listening time of almost 8 hours.
Free UK or UK audible code.
Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children.
Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.
Social Media Links –
Twitter: @lexi_rees or https://twitter.com/lexi_rees
Thanks so much. I’m really pleased that the narrator has signed up for the final instalment next year so he’ll have done the whole series.
I actually love listening to audio versions of books I’ve already read as it brings a different focus.
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That is good news! I agree, listening to the audio version brings back memories but also highlights different aspects of the story. I’ll look out for that final instalment next year!