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It seems like a small, quiet library in a small New England town. Underneath is a secret that enslaves them all. Kraulaak, a frozen wasteland, demands sacrifices, waiting on the other end of a concealed portal.The eight stories in this audiobook consider different points of views: the children who know something is wrong, the reporter who stumbled on something strange, two of the librarians managing the portal, and even Kraulaak itself. What is Kraulaak, and what does it want? Explore this hungry world with author Sara Marks.

©2019 Sara Marks (P)2019 Sara Marks

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  • Mr. Christopher A. Wells
  • 11-16-19

As Original As It Is Entertaining.

This is an interesting collection of short stories that all focus on the strange things happening at the local branch library. Inside it’s always freezing cold inside even during the hottest summer months. Add to that the large turnover in staff and something feels very wrong. Could there be sinister forces at work here? If so, who in town knows what’s happening and why are they covering it up? Sara Marks writes with an easy flowing style that allows the story to flow and never get bogged down. There’s an abundance of different characters that all feel very ‘real’ and that’s before they’re thrown into this wonderful mix of stories. At the core is an interesting idea that’s as original as it is entertaining. For me the narration is quite up to the same standard as the stories being told. The audio itself has what you might describe as a harsh edge to it making it feel a little ‘unpolished’. The narrators delivery felt quite stiff at times and didn’t really put any emotion into the characters. I’ve listened to many truly great audiobook performances and maybe that raises expectations unfairly too high as this is okay, there’s nothing bad about, it’s just not great. Personally I felt the stories deserved that kind of top reading.