Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty

I was excited to get back into the Serafina books. It has been more than three years since I first read and reviewed Serafina and the Black Cloak so I ‘reread’ the book by listening to the audiobook before listening to Serafina and the Twisted Staff. It was worth the time. Cassandra Campbell, the narrator for the Serafina series, is genuinely talented. She made the books come alive as she is a master with pacing, dialects, accents, and characterization. Campbell gave a completely professional reading of the stories.

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Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

I'm bringing you another oldie but goodie review from my Goodreads page.  I wrote this review in 2015 after I had first read the book.  I have more recently listened to the audio version of the first three books, Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent.  I enjoyed the books this time around as much as I had the first time.  And while I did find that the narrator for the audiobooks was incredibly talented, I struggled with the audiobook.  Primarily because I am not a teenage girl.  When reading, I can mentally skip over the more juvenile aspects of the story (these are not negative aspects... a teenaged girl is the target audience for these books).  When listening I can't and so those aspects stand out even more to me.  Anyway...

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