Are you ready for Fairday’s Riddle this week? April Fool’s! Just to mix things up on this mischievous day, we are sharing Lizzy's Book Review of a great middle grade read. Stop back tomorrow for Fairday’s Riddle. Just think- you will already have a clue to the theme for the week!
We are so thrilled to be taking part in Marvelous Middle- Grade Madness this week. It is a meme hosted by Shannon Messenger. Every week blogs that review MG books get together and share their links. What a wonderful way to learn about MG books. Check out the other blogs that are participating in MMGM this week!
When I found out there was an audio version of The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel I was excited because I love to listen to books while I relax on my bed or clean my room. Jimm Singer is the narrator of the audio book and he helps the characters come alive. I wasn’t sure if his voices would match the ones I already had in my head and I have to say he did a fabulous job. I enjoyed the voices and the story! As I listened I could distinguish between Stig, the owl (awesome English accent), Eric, Kate, and of course, Sharky. There are many characters and he did each one justice. Jimm Singer did a wonderful job with his pacing and kept the story moving. I never felt that the audio was too fast or too slow, it was just right. Listening to the story I had the chance to pay extra attention to the relationships that were developing throughout the book and I picked up on a few details I missed when I read it the first time.
I think audio books are a fun way to enjoy a story. I definitely recommend the audio version of The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel by Gregory Slomba to anyone in third grade and up. The best part is that for younger readers, they can follow along with the book and learn how to read dialogue that can be a little tricky (pirates, dwarves, etc.). For anyone who is a reluctant reader, try this audio book and see if you change your mind. For those of you who haven’t listened to an audio book before, what are you waiting for? Check out the audio book sample and let the story wash over you.
The author has generously offered to giveaway a paperback copy of his book. Enter below for a chance to win The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel by Gregory Slomba! Be sure to stop back on Friday for our interview with the narrator, Jimm Singer!