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Heather Dryer

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  • A Turn of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Julie E. Czerneda
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The village of Marrowdell is an isolated pioneer community, but it is also the place where two worlds overlap, and at the turn of light - sunset - the world of magic known as the Verge can briefly be seen.

    Heather Dryer says: "Julie's first foray into fantasy is a home run!"
    "Julie's first foray into fantasy is a home run!"
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    Let me start by saying I'm not a writer, and I know that will come through very clearly in my attempt at this review.

    I was lucky enough at Christmas time to win an advanced reading copy of this wonderful book. I devoured it page after page. This is not your typical "coming of age" story. There are lots of twists and turns and toads thrown in to keep you turning page after page.

    Then as soon as I heard the book was here on Audible, I knew I had to have it. I love to reread books and listening to them is even better. I do a lot of driving and putting on a good story carries me so well from point A to point B and this audio book was no exception.

    I'm not going to tell you what the story is about, who the characters are (you can get all that by reading the description and then reading the book), that's not what I want to do here. What I want to tell you is that this is a book that is full of characters you will come to care about and if you're like me, you'll become invested in what's going to happen to them next.

    So no, this is not your typical story about a girl coming of age, a horse and a handsome man. Does it have those things? Yes, maybe, sort of. But it has toads and magic and eggs and dragons and a lot more things you really must read about yourself.

    The narration by Abby Craden is spot on, I can't say I tried to picture the voices when I read my copy, but if I had, they'd have sounded like they do here. I highly recommend this story, it's a great read/listen.

    If you've not read any of Julie's books before, what are you waiting for?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Words for Stranger: Trade Pact Universe, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Julie E. Czerneda
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    This debut science fiction novel is the story of Sira--a woman on the run from the law, from her own people, and from an unknown figure determined to use her for his own ends. Her memory taken from her by a stasis block, she must stay free long enough to regain both her identity and the full use of her telepathic powers. The price of failure may not only be the loss of her own future, but that of her entire race.

    Heather Dryer says: "Another GREAT Czerneda book!"
    "Another GREAT Czerneda book!"
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    Julie introduces a group of characters that you will grow to love through out this book. You'll follow Sira on her journey of self discovery, in that she doesn't know who she is or why people are after her. The friends she makes along the journey and the discoveries she makes along the way will keep you listening for hours. I highly recommend this wonderful series and I'm already listening to the 2nd book now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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