• The Stillness of the Sky: A Flipped Fairy Tale

  • Flipped Fairy Tales, Book 2
  • By: Starla Huchton
  • Narrated by: Starla Huchton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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The Stillness of the Sky: A Flipped Fairy Tale

By: Starla Huchton
Narrated by: Starla Huchton
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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time, my life was certain: It was insignificant, and it was cruel. But I refused to let it define me, no matter how great the cost.

Once upon a time, I made a wish. The world I knew grew wider than the sky and higher than the stars, and I listened to the voice within me, reaching out for freedom.

Once upon a time, my wish became my fate, and my destiny the hardest lesson to learn: Kindness may be the most difficult path, but it can save entire kingdoms.

©2015 Starla Huchton (P)2019 2019

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The Stillness of the sky

What a story!I loved it!Bards having magic is a wonderful idea. Jack was left with her dad at 9 years old.She is abused and only when she is freed does she find out who she really is.Starla Huchton was a terrific narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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The Stillness of the Sky

I enjoy remakes of old fairy tales and I especially like when the main character is reimagined as the opposite sex. It makes for an interesting tale. This story gives listeners a new version of the old beanstalk story. This is a nice young adult story that has a good moral. The story is a little long and does drag at times but as a whole it is a good listen. The main character is a teen and does act as one would even though it seems that many of the other characters think that she is beyond her years. At times the main character becomes annoying for me, and the story goes on too long. This is a nice story for the young and the young at heart. The author keep the narration flowing and keeps the reader engaged with the story. I really enjoyed Ro and the part he played in the tale, and it was nice to get the extra story at the end about his life.

I received this audiobook at my request, and I voluntarily wrote a review.

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what a wonderful narration

I loved it. But I read the book a few years ago. this a wonderful story with a good moral at then. completely safe for younger readers. Ms. Huchton's singing voice is amazing. worth every minute of my time.

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Delightful

This was a delightful re-telling of fairy tales. Innocent in every way, beautiful for children and adults. The heart of this book is inspiring, inspiring us to kindness and hope. I was given this book at my request in exchange for an honest review. I am grateful, it was very uplifting. Sharla Huchton is a gifted writer and narrator. Her skill in communicating the personalities of male and female characters was impressive. As a children's book, I give it four stars; for the performance, five stars. I wish I could have given it ten stars for the performance.

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Even Better then the First Book

We love the flipped fairy tales and although we really enjoyed the first book this one was even better. Having the author read this was pretty amazing - she was a great narrator and it just shows that some authors really should be the readers of their stories. This was pretty different from the original tale of Jack and the Bean Stalk but it does seem to be the trend in most media to portray the females as the strong heroine character - not complaining. If you like the flipped or redone fairy tale type stories then you should give this one a try.

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Amazing Reverse Jack in the Beanstalk

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Yet another amazing book by this amazing author! I loved Jack! She was brave and strong. She was just a good character. I also loved her bird Rowe! This story was unique and wonderful. I couldn't put it down. I loved the singing. The narration was fabulous. I love fairytale retellings and this is a great one!

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Intriguing and fascinating

I received this copy for a fair and unbiased review.

I loved this book. Jack was an amazing and deep character that held me in the story from the beginning to the end. It was a new and fun twist on the story but it was more than that. It was an original story all it’s own. The songs and performances were brilliant.
I also loved the bonus short story at the end that gave more depth to the story. I cannot wait to hear more by this author.

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Once again, amazing!

I read the first of Starla’s flipped fairytales and loved it! This book seemed a little different, with what I consider to be a slightly bigger deviation from the original fairytale, but did not fail to disappoint! I found the first chapter or two a bit of a struggle to get through, but after that I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. I really appreciated the message of kindness and compassion towards others, I think it’s a good message to keep in mind but one that can get lost or forgotten in modern day, fast-paced life. I also liked the subtle references to the first book included in this one (while reading the first is by no means necessary to enjoy this story, I recommend it anyway just because it was a great book)

The narration of the audiobook is decent. The sound quality is good with no issues or excessive pauses, however the narrator I’d say is average. Not bad by any means, but I’ve heard better.

Overall I highly recommend these flipped fairytales and can’t wait for more in the series!

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Wonderful adventure

Can’t say enough how much Ioved this book! I was a little skeptical with the author narrating but she was fantastic! I can’t wait to get the rest of the flipped fairy tales.

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Very good

Lovely voice. Good storyline. Now I have to listen to book one I can’t wait for it

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  • jim.a
  • 10-02-19

Author Narrator a perfect mix

This my second Flipped fairy Tales book, and My review has to feature how well the vision of the story and its narrations have come together in a way only the visionary's writer could portray, In this case both narrator and Writer ate the same, and a great pairing. I normally cringe when a narrator has to sing a melody, but wow Starla could bring out an album ad it would sell in droves. I could almost see her vocals. The story a mashup of a female Jack and the beanstalk goes haywire. Kept me well entertained throughout, at some point I was thinking where is this going. to be brought in line. A realy enjoyable book and well worth the time and respect given. Jim