About the AudiobookAuthor: J. Edwards Holt
Narrator: Dean Ruple
Length: 5 hours 11 minutes
Publisher: J. Edwards Holt
Release date: July 02, 2020
Synopsis: Whether you’re looking for mystery, adventure, light-hearted laughs, or even something on the scarier side, The Storyteller’s Diary has it all! Set in the fantasy world of J. Edwards Holt’s Little Men, Big Treasures trilogy, this collection of short stories includes over a dozen tales, featuring all kinds of fantastic mythical creatures like dragons, wizards, elves, and much, much more!
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
The Storyteller's Diary is a list of 17 fun, new fairytales for older elementary-age and older individuals to enjoy! It is a mix of human, elven, dragon and other creature characters. Each tale has a great message with it which ca easily be made into a discussion point. This would be great for Book Clubs as well as individual contemplation.
All the short stories were really interesting. However, some endings were incomplete - which I am sure was intentional but I am not a fan of creating my own endings - and I would have liked the feeling of completeness.
The Narrator, Dean Ruple, did an outstanding job in narrating. His voice was deep and pleasant to listen to, and his voice did all the fluctuations to give extra meaning and emphasis to the story.
There was some mild violence which might cause very young children to feel fearful.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars Rating
*This audio was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Favorite books in this genre (besides your own work)
1. The Hobbitt
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
3. The Phantom Tollbooth
4.Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
5. The Lord of the Rings
6. Alice in Wonderland
8. A Wrinkle in Time
9. Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children
10. The House with a Clock in its Walls
About the Author:
J. Edwards HoltBorn in North Carolina, United States, J. Edwards Holt always knew that he wanted to be a writer. After graduating high school, he attended college and pursued a degree in education, but later decided to change course and follow his dream to become a novelist and children's author.
Now a full-time writer, editor, and blogger, Holt spends his free time dreaming up stories and reading. He is passionate about spreading Christian messages through his writing, watching science fiction and super hero movies, and collecting comic books.
About the Narrator:
Dean RupleI've loved to read for as long as I can remember, but I have been in love with the audiobook form since I was 13 years old - I was grounded for the week, but found an old Walkman cassette player and passed the time with some great books. While I have been narrating professionally for less than a year, I already have a number of titles of various genres under my belt. In addition to my work on ACX, I also have experience doing sports announcing for local teams. As a teacher of English for 8 years, I read to and with my students almost every day from a variety of genres. I submitted my first audiobook, Reecah's Flight by Richard H. Stephens, in February of 2020, the culmination of years of dreams and work, and have been going strong since!
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This is a delightful juvenile fiction story that readers of all ages will enjoy!
Genre: Juvenile Fiction ◊ Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press (Sept. 7, 2020) ◊ Print & eBooks ◊ Paperback: 96 pages ◊ ISBN-10: 1939844703 ◊ ISBN-13: 978-1939844705
An ancient Mayan civilization!
That's what Bubba and Squirt find when they travel through the mysterious vortex for another wild adventure. There they meet archeologists who are unearthing priceless artifacts.
But someone is stealing them. And an encounter with the Tate Duende awakens magic within Bubba. Throw in the mysterious Alux and a new discovery and things get sticky.
Will Bubba and Squirt solve the mystery, or will they be stuck forever in the jungles of Belize?
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Book REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Once again, Bubba is off to uncover his special magic hole in the ground to
go on another unknown adventure! Of course his sister cannot let her younger brother
go alone. She must trust him.
This time the two end up in a very dark, silent tunnel. Thank goodness they brought
their flashlights. Just about the time they were unsure where they should go, a sound
of small feet pattering led the way. They were astonished where they landed this time!
This is such an incredible, fun fantasy which entertains and educates at the same time.
It is written in a simple way so it is easily understood. The Characters and the scenes
are portrayed very well and allows the reader to feel connected to the tale. The Book
cover and the Title are both well chosen.
It is perfect as a "chapter book" for early readers. Ths is a fun story the family can enjoy together.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
* This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
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Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis and her family live in Atlanta, Georgia.
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