Narrator: Kelley Hazen
Series: The Avery Nolan Adventure Series #2
Published by Self Published / Indie on 29 May 2018
Length: 6 hours 36 minutes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: Narrator, Submitted
Avery moved to Lake Tahoe for the quiet. She didn’t get that. What she found made her question everything she knew about the world. Basil, her aging golden retriever, has aged in reverse. Her new neighbors make flowers grow in winter. And her student, pale-eyed Bay, can freeze a bully’s heart in his chest. Then there’s Duncan. After Duncan is captured in the Greensward, Avery thinks her biggest challenge is to rescue him, until ICE Agent Graham Braddock shows up at her door, claiming Duncan Sommerfeld is an illegal alien. Oh, if he only knew. Even so, she has to keep her promise to Bay - the promise that she would bring his father home to both of them, but how the heck did you accomplish the impossible?
©2014 ML Hamilton (P)2018 ML Hamilton
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Avery is caring for Bay while his father, Duncan Sommerfeld is still being held prisoner. With the help of the two aunts, ICE Agent Graham Braddock, and her institutionalized mother, Avery is close to figuring out the many secrets and figuring out how to rescue Duncan. Then comes a new wrinkle and Bay is whisked away, it’s now or never for Avery. She has to take action against her most powerful adversary yet.
The story moves much quicker than the first book. Some may come to believe that Avery doesn’t like children because of her snarky remarks at times; I feel this is truly how most of us feel. Avery is in the unique position of giving voice to those feelings we all experience. I think it is well done and relatable. Sometimes Avery comes across as whiny but when push comes to shove it is clear she is a much stronger woman than we originally believed. This is the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery!
The character development is good and solid as is the plot. I enjoy how Avery works things out in her mind, although there are times I give her an “OMG are you kidding” eye roll. I enjoy this series immensely and feel they are growing better and more exciting.
The narrator, Kelley Hazen, moves the story along with the tone of her voice and emotional inflections which also enables a connection to the listener. Hazen understands and resonates Avery with each word; also, her voice is the correct age and professionalism of Avery the teacher. Further, she is able to do a decent Irish accent.
I highly recommend this audiobook for a light listen and some good solid fun moments as well as emotionally charged ones.
There were no audio issues and the quality was perfect.
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