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At 10-feet, four inches tall, Gowanus was the runt of the litter. Working the mines of No’ad took strength and height, unless you had the smarts to be able to help the dwarves invent and build new mining tools. He didn’t have smarts and didn’t have height, and yet his curiosity got the better of him: Where had Sakima gone?

In an attempt to find the rogue giant Sakima, Gowanus learns the secret to how the giants have spread so far, so fast and comes face-to-face with the worst betrayal of giant-kind.

“Schaubert’s words have an immediacy, a potency, an intimacy that grab the listener by the collar and say: Listen, this is important! Probing the bones and gristle of humanity, his subjects challenge, but also offer insights into redemption if only we will stop and pay attention.” (Erika Robuck, national best-selling author of Hemingway’s Girl)

©2018 Lancelot Schaubert (P)2019 Lancelot Schaubert

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Womb Rovers

Womb Rovers was a bit strange, and it took a little bit to get into the story, but after I did I liked it. This is a fantasy story about 10 1/2 foot Gowanus who was the runt of his clan...He works the mines along side dwarf's....Then Gowanus is looking for Sakima, a rogue giant, he wants to find the secret of how the giant's have spread so far and so fast.,.And then there is betrayal. Theo Holland does a good job of narrating. I received this audio book free and I am providing my voluntary unbiased review.

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Womb Rovers

If you enjoy this genre you will love it. It's not my genre and it was still funny. It's amusing. Listen to the sample real close . Theo Holland does a great job narraiting this book.

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An interesting method of travel.

The story is unique and a quick listen, makes you think a bit about what could be. Author is creative, narrator does a good job.

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Okay

This book was okay, was kind of short, wished it was a little longer so I could of really gotten into the story

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Interesting yet very odd short story

I have found that I like others of Shaubert’s works far better than this one. It was different and unique as much of his Is to Be sure yet I couldn’t find a connection to the characters or Stories to engage with. That being said: “We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.” Try it it might be more up your alley than mine. Narration was very well done. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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"What does Kentucky mean?"

Story: We listen to Gowanus, who is a giant and is forced to work as a miner, (as are all giants), by dwarfs, the wemahtekenis. Gowanus is worried, because he hasn't seen his best friend Sakima in weeks, and that's not like him at all. He tries to find out what happened to him and to do so, he has to speak to his Uma, who is at the same time his grandmother and also obviously an elder amonst the giants. The Uma takes him to the council of elders and there he is told, Sakima has gone "womb roving", which is a rather crazy form of reincarnation and to find him, Gowanus has to turn into a Womb Rover himself. But is this the right way to find his friend and what happens if the two meet again? Narration: Narrator Theo Holland was actually the reason, I came across the short story, because I love to listen to him. As always, he does a fabulous job, especially considering he has to pronounce continually all the strange names for characters and places. Overall: There is some interesting idea behind the story. I mean, all this mighty giants are controlled by wee dwarfs, that's pretty crazy and also quite clever, because it's not the mass of your muscles which turns you into a powerful leader and it's also not the size of your heart, if we are honest. But the main problem we encounter are all the bizarre names for characters and places. No'ad, wemahtekenis, Pokhilus, Uma, Nuxwiti, scillian, neggisli, to name but a few. It's confusing, and you have to give the story your full attention to follow the tale. As you will imagine, it doesn't get better, if you listen to the audiobook. Add to it an ending, which I didn't really like and which also didn't make much sense (why has A to die and B to live, when there is just one chance to "travel", it could easily have been the other way around, which would actually have been an interesting development.) And if you can't grow, once you are a dwarf, then why would Sakima continue to grow?