Have a really interesting audiobook to tell you about today...
Keep reading for more details, my thoughts, and several fun giveaways!
About the Book
About the Author
About the Narrator
Author: Terry Maggert
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Format: Digital Audiobook
Length: 6 hours and 20 minutes (unabridged)
Heartborn is a wonderful story and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I spent listening to it.
This was my first book by the author and I wasn't sure what to expect, but I enjoyed every aspect of the story from the unique characters and the intriguing storyline to fantastic world created in Heartborn. Every element was so refreshing and interesting to me that I lost track of time as I listened to this engaging story.
Livvy, a teenager born with a rare heart condition, finds her world turned upside down when a handsome stranger walks into the library where she works. Keiron, a Heartborn guardian angel, has unexpectedly come to earth and knows he must protect Livvy at all costs. However, things don't go smoothly for the pair or the family Keiron left behind. And as war threatens because of his absence, Keiron's family must decide what actions to take to protect themselves and their home.
Flipping back and forth between the two settings, we are offered a glimpse of what life is like post-Keiron's fall for both Livvy and for his family. And I absolutely loved it. I loved the character of Livvy and her toughness despite, or perhaps because of, what she has been through during her life. And her friendships and interactions with other characters are so interesting and fun as her personality shines through. She's such a great character that you can't help but care for.
And the entire world that the author created with Heartborn, Windborn, Lightborn, and more types of angels and their homeland is so interesting. I enjoyed learning more about them and their history. I found myself looking forward to each scene in which we would visit and learn more while trying to understand the politics of this unusual world.
Terry Maggert's vivid descriptions and fascinating characters help create a story that lends itself well to the audiobook format. And Julia Whelan brought this world to life with her voice. She truly is a magical storyteller, in my opinion. I became lost in the story as I listened to her soothing voice and enjoyed the life she breathed into the story as well as into each of Terry Maggert's characters.
I enjoyed each personality that she gave the wide variety of characters. I soon forgot that she was the sole narrator as I listened to each voice and conversation. And as I mentioned before, I adored the character and personality of Livvy, and hearing her "voice" endeared her to me even more.
This book was so good and I am so glad that I got the chance to listen to it. I now want to "read" it again for myself if only to savor the story and its characters at my own pace.
Heartborn has made me want to listen to more of Julia Whelan's audiobook work as well pick up more of Terry Maggert's books. I definitely recommend this one!
My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
*I received a free audiobook in exchange for an honest review.*
Follow the Tour!
Nov. 2: Buried Under Books (Spotlight & Giveaway)
Nov. 3: Dab of Darkness (Review, Interview & Giveaway)
Nov. 4: Maureen’s Book Blog (Review & Audio Excerpt)
Nov. 5: Paper Cuts (Review, Audio Excerpt & Giveaway)
Nov. 6: Never 2 Many 2 Read (Review & Giveaway)
Nov. 7: LilyBloom Books (Review, Audio Excerpt & Giveaway)
Nov. 8: Mama Reads Blog (Review & Spotlight)
Nov. 9: Foxes and Fairy Tales (Review)
Nov. 10: Desert Bibliophile (Review, Audio Excerpt, Spotlight & Giveaway)
Nov. 11: Such A Novel Idea (Review, Audio Excerpt & Giveaway)
Where Books Lead Us (Review)
Nov. 12: Where Books Lead Us (Audio Excerpt & Spotlight)
Nov. 13: A Book with Bea (Audio Excerpt & Spotlight)
Nov. 14: Highway YA (Review)