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Of Sound Mind Audiobook

Of Sound Mind

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Publisher's Summary

Jorja always knew she was different. But it wasn't until she discovered her telekinetic ability that she realized just how different she was. Living with her frail mother and an obsessive, cruel, and hated aunt, Jorja grapples with the truth of her being.

As her story is revealed, other powers are uncovered - that she can see other people's souls in the colors that surround them - and we are led into a surprising and shocking world of fantasy, forcing doubt to the sanity of the heroine.

We follow Jorja's life, delving into her loves, hates, and fears, and cannot help but delight in the woman she becomes, despite the question that hangs mysteriously in the air.

It will be up to the listener to decide if Mageia and its diverse inhabitants are indeed real or only the illusionary world created by a disturbed mind due not only to grief, but also to her persecution by her aunt and the defective qualities of a barbarous doctor.

©2015 Julie Elizabeth Aldridge (P)2015 Julie Elizabeth Aldridge

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    Luzmaria 11-19-15
    Luzmaria 11-19-15
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    "A remarkable book for all ages"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I feel in love with this book. It was truly a work of art. I loved how the story was told and the narration was wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Of Sound Mind?

    When she buys the "home" Lucy is staying at.


    What about Linda Roper’s performance did you like?

    It was a superb performance. She really made the story seem real. It was like if your grandma sat you down to tell you about her life. Excellent choice going with her for this book she brought the tale to life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A gripping story of the life a girl with special powers


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVED this book. The book itself was told as a tale from and older lady about her life since she was a child. It was very gripping and had me interested from the very start. I listened nonstop until the end. I couldn't wait to find out what had happened next. She told her tale of her life and a bit about her family. With her family brought or a certain family member brought her trouble...and so the gripping story of her life starts, of family, loss, love and happiness. It was truly a remarkable book for all ages and sexes. My husband loved the book as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    peter 10-14-15
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    "special powers- Jorja suspected of being "mad""
    Would you listen to Of Sound Mind again? Why?

    Yes, because of the Narrator's voice- very smooth, enveloping, clear toned and aristocratic- she gave a good vocal impression of all the various characters; each one had a "personality" because of her vocal treatments.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Julie Elizabeth Powell? Why or why not?

    Sure, although this fantasy make believe genre is not my favorite- I would have to rely on reviews and research to find out if other books by this author are all in the realm of other world kind of habitats, or Victorian era context. Maybe something more contemporary but fantasy would be preferable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the schoolyard confrontation with Geraldine Anderson


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    what happens to Sam


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LaVonna Moore 10-27-15
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    "An Incredible Story!"

    I loved this book and thought it was great. I like anything paranormal, so it was right up my alley. The narrator did an amazing job and I loved her voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 10-27-15
    Barbara 10-27-15
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    "A GREAT STORYTELLER!"
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    I thought this was a fantastic story that kept my attention. The narrator's voice was perfect for this type of novel and she keeps you in suspense. Great job by the author and also the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JenniferFour 07-01-16
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    "Fascinating "memoir""

    An older woman gives you a first person review of her life - including fantastical events that might or might not have been real. This is a very imaginative story and the main character is someone who draws you right in. I really enjoyed it and it kept my interest the whole time.

    I am really torn on how to rate this narrator - I would like to give her 5 stars because I LOVED her voice and how she embodied the main character perfectly. I'm not giving 5 because she did have some editing issues (especially in the first 1/2 of the book with stuttered words) and she had odd pauses in her speech. Most of the time, it worked really well for the character or rhythm of the story but sometimes it was just off and puzzling. I recommend you listen to the sample because it does capture a bit of what I am talking about.

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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