It’s another first for me today because I am taking part in my first blog blitz for an audiobook. Thank you to Lexi and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for enabling me to take part and for providing me with my copy of the audio book.
Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble. But, as Finn and Aria discover, this is the most dangerous delivery of their lives. Battered by storms and chased across the globe by an evil warlord, they enlist the help of a strange witch-doctor. Together, they struggle to solve the mystery while the fate of an ancient civilisation depends on them, and time is running out …
Eternal Seas is a thrilling adventure for children aged seven to twelve.
If you think that sounds interesting, why not have a look at the trailer.
Hopefully some of you will remember that back in October last year, I reviewed Eternal Seas, and that I was a big fan. If you need a reminder, you can read my full review of the book here. When I saw that the audiobook was having a blog blitz, I jumped at the chance to get involved.
I tend to listen to audiobooks at night when I am trying to go to sleep – if I listen during the day, I get distracted and forget to pay attention! The downside to listening at night is when you get a good one, it makes it hard to fall asleep. I always set a sleep timer so that when I do drop off, it isn’t too difficult to find my place the next night. The trouble with this book was that when the sleep timer kicked in, I was still wide awake and ended up just setting another timer so I could keep listening. The audiobook was as hard to turn off as the book was to put down when I read it.
The one thing I sometimes struggle with when listening to audiobooks is the narrator, but in this case Chris Dickins was the perfect choice – he is certainly talented when it comes to different voices. He really injected the full sense of adventure into the story, and I just felt swept along with it.
Although this is a technically a book for pre-teens, I think it would be the perfect audiobook to keep the whole family entertained on a long journey. It is action packed and full of adventure. The enthusiasm and lust for life of the main characters, Finn and Aria, really shines through and brings the book to life in a way that just grabs at your imagination.
If you are headed on a journey this summer, I whole-heartedly recommend this book for your travel entertainment – especially if you are headed off on a boat anywhere!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lexi Rees grew up in the north of Scotland but now splits her time between London and West Sussex. She still goes back to Scotland regularly though.
Usually seen clutching a mug of coffee, she spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does enthusiastically but badly.
Her first book, Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in it was frighteningly real.