Audiobook Review: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Audiobook Review: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

SUMMARY Joey, a beautiful blood-red bay colt, is purchased at an auction out of spite and brought to be a farm horse. There, he develops a relationship with farm boy Albert, a bond that will last even when the two are separated for war. WORLDBUILDING I’m not into war stories, but I’m less into WWII […]

Audio Book Review: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C Bunce

Title: A Curse Dark As Gold Author: Elizabeth C Bunce Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books Release Date:  1 November 2010 (first published 1st March 2008) Genre: YA, historical fantasy, fairytale retelling Format: Audiobook (unabridged) Page Count:  396 (paperback) Source: Library Rating: A Curse Dark as Gold takes its inspiration from the Rumpelstilskin Grimm fairy tale, though […]

Audio Book Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Publishing Date: 1 Jun 2012 Genre: Contemporary Format: Audio Book (unabridged) My rating: Jeane Smith has half a million followers on Twitter, runs her own lifestyle brand based on being dorky, but lives on her own and has no real-life friends. Michael Lee is handsome, athletic, has good grades, and doesn’t see the point in […]

Audio Book Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Publisher: Buzzy Multimedia Publishing Publishing Date: February 2 2003 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format: Audio Book (unabridged) My rating: Storm Front did not seem like my kind of book. A family member has been pestering me to read them, and I have resisted, only because it does not sound like ‘my’ kind of thing. I mean sure, urban fantasy, a […]

Audio Book Review: The Golden Compass/Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Publisher: Listening Library Publishing Date: October 23 2003 Genre: Children, Fantasy Format: Audio Book (unabridged) My rating: When twelve year old Lyra’s friend Roger goes missing from Jordan College, she and her daemon Pantalaimon set out on a dizzying journey of gyptians (boat people), witches, armoured bears, child-snatchers, an aeronaut (yes it is as cool as it sounds) and […]