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Title: Golden Healer: The Curse of Time, Book 2 Author: M. J. Mallon Narrator: Kerri Hiebert Genre: Coming of Age, YA Fantasy, YA
I didn’t think my life could get any weirder, until the dreaded rollercoaster….
Amelina Scott’s destiny is to be a Krystallos: a magician of light, chosen to learn the ways of crystal magic on her 16th birthday. Located on a river pathway in a mysterious part of Cambridge, the Crystal Cottage is guarded by mythical beings.
Unfortunately, there are those who seek to harm this haven of light. Learning of Ryder, a Shadow Sorcerer with hypnotic powers, Amelina discovers that her own magic is now threatened, and that the Curse of Time might be unleashed again.
As secrets abound and the creatures of the Chronophage come alive, can Amelina become the true magician she needs to be?
A unique, imaginative mystery full of magic-wielding and dark elements, Golden Healer is a riveting adventure for anyone interested in fantasy, mythology or the world of the paranormal.
NOTE: this book contains mention of self-harm, mental health issues, and alludes to the potential dangers of sexual attraction, which may trigger younger/sensitive listeners.
N. N. Light’s Review:
Story Impressions –The author is a magician with words. She crafts scenes of sublime fantasy that are clear and easily pictured in the mind of the reader. The gift of description is also present. The scenes are very easy to understand, and the reader is swept into the story.
Narrator’s overall voice – Kerri Hiebert’s voice has a personality all her own which she applies to the various character voices. It has a smoothness and lilt I thoroughly enjoyed.
Does the narrator fit the characters? Yes, Kerri Hiebert fits the characters. I’m astonished at how well she evokes the different characters.
Narrator’s reading style –Kerri Hiebert has an relaxed reading style but with enough dramatic flair to keep the listener entranced.
Narrator’s impact on reading experience –Kerri Hiebert has an intrinsic ability to draw a listener/reader in without any effort. The scenes are so well narrated, I had to stop what I was doing to focus on the story.
Narrator’s pacing –Kerri Hiebert’s pacing is flawless, blending fantasy, mythology, coming of age themes with ease.
Audiobook flow – Kerri Hiebert lets the audiobook develop naturally through the use of dialogue, action, and world-building.
What makes this audiobook unique –Kerri Hiebert and M.J. Mallon partner up to bring readers/listeners an engrossing YA fantasy adventure. The plot is full of intrigue which adds to the enjoyment while listening. Kerri’s narration brings Golden Healer to life.
Would I recommend this audiobook – YES! One-click this audiobook right now.
Since Golden Healer got five stars or better in their review, I received N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Five Star Award Seal. And Bloodstone also received the seal as it was also rated 5+ stars. https://mjmallon.com/2023/07/23/audiobook-reviews-bloodstone-audiobook-review-ya-fantasy/
N.N. Light’s Rating: 5+ stars
Buy it Now: Audible US https://www.audible.com/pd/Golden-Healer-Audiobook/B0BX7FJYJK
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Healer-Curse-Time-Book/dp/B0BX7DWK37
Audible CA https://www.audible.ca/pd/Golden-Healer-Audiobook/B0BX7FMSN1
N.N. Light’s Review: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/post/golden-healer-abr