Review by Rox Burkey
Fun Way Out of Trouble!
Author Jeffery E Doherty adores storytelling with a vivid imagination perfect for children’s fantasy. Olivia Stone is an engaging character with all the determination of a 12-year-old on a mission. Helping Yip the grotesque that Olivia thought was a gargoyle is her mission against the trixies who are deceitful and evil. The trixies are deliciously evil with specific characteristics that make them plausible.
Olivia Stone learns she not only has magical powers, which she learns to control with the help of Yip. Olivia later overcomes her disability as she becomes stronger than she believed possible.
The story, designed for children is similar to fairytales where the scary parts are vivid. Twists and turns keep it interesting, even with the possibility of injury or death. Olivia is driven to succeed and beat the trixies.
Mayah Clarke has an interesting accent that suits this story. The pace throughout is a little fast for a children’s book. The narration came across as monotone for the first half of the book, but the second half Mayah provided additional emphasis on the dramatic effects of the story. Oddly, the music that separates the chapters didn’t work for me, but it might for others.
I can recommend this for children that love imaginative stories, but I do suggest parents listen in advance if their children are under 12-years-old.
No issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.
Four-Star Rating ****
Disclaimer: The audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias review.