Title: The Girl With Ten Diamonds (Treasury of Feel-Good Stories)
Author: Karina McRoberts
Narrator: Rebecca Stern
Genre: Feel Good Fiction, Short Story
Sweet and Savvy!
Another brick in the wall? Not bloody likely! Rebel student Samara Jones is one very lost young woman until she happens upon a flock of silvery geese, their goofy shepherd, and his wacko pals. Can they really help her turn her life around, or will Samara tank totally? The answer will surprise you.
A young woman is struggling in the confines of university. This is creatively presented as slavery. There may be a number of people who look back at their schooling as such an experience. Those not engendered to relish in school may think of their time as slavery. Her outlook changes when she encounters a flock of geese and their shepherd. Can she gain inspiration from them, or will she flunk out of university and life?
Narrator’s overall voice –
Rebecca Stern’s voice is clear, crisp, and evokes emotion. Her voice fits with the subject matter and I found myself visualizing the story as she narrated.
Does the narrator fit the characters?
Yes, Rebecca Stern uses classic inflection techniques to make the story come alive.
Narrator’s reading style –
Rebecca Stern’s reading style is leisurely which sets the tone for the story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Narrator’s impact on reading experience –
Rebecca Stern is a wonderful narrator who knows exactly what to do to make the story come alive for the listener.
Narrator’s pacing –
Rebecca Stern propels the plot with perfect pacing and immersive vocal inflections.
Audiobook flow –
The flow of the audiobook is smooth, and I didn’t notice any gaps or stutters. I got engrossed in the story so that when it ended, I wanted it to keep going.
What makes this audiobook unique –
With the blending of Karina McRobert’s feel-good story and Rebecca Stern’s narration, this audiobook will uplift the reader with a positive message.
Would I recommend this audiobook –
Yes, a thousand times yes!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Escape to the heights of your heart and the depths of your soul.
Karina McRoberts is an Australian author, illustrator, musician, and theatre producer.
Previously working as a conservation scientist, she was struck down by a mosquito-borne virus. No longer able to work, Karina now spends her time writing fiction to inspire, encourage, enlighten and entertain; especially those readers active in social justice, humanitarian work, and protection of the Earth. Her fiction is filled with characters and stories designed to give you a lift.
Karina also writes self-instruction books on illustration and creative writing. There is something for everybody, children included. Her project this year is assistance to older writers wishing to publish a novel or novella entitled, 'A Novel at Ninety.'
"2020 was the year of the rat. Aptly named! Did you know that 2021 is the year of medical workers? They sure do need all the support we can give them! In these dark days of overt racism, violence, betrayal, and plague, I hope readers find solace in my creations. Hope is light to the heart! As my character JT Gordon says in my time-travel adventure/romance novel, The Palace of the Stars, 'Don't measure your time in minutes, treasure your time in moments.' Indeed. Grab the quality."
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N