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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Audio Book Review: Tar The Wandering by Helen Sea

This is a beautifully haunting story and sound.  I highly recommend this for a different and lovely listen.
Tar The Wandering
Author: Helen Sea
Audio Length: 53 min
Release Date: 9/21/2011
Narrator: Julia Franklin
Format: Unabridged  

  • Publisher: Books Are Loud
  • Release Date: September 21, 2011
Genre: Paranormal
My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0

This is a beautiful and subtly written story told in the best traditions of an Old Norse tale. It is poetic and delicate and at the same time suspenseful and dramatic. There are dangers and discoveries, adventure and sadness as Tar follows her quest. Will the forces of good keep her safe from her enemies as she follows her destiny? Helen Sea has written the original music that flavours her sensuous storytelling in this wonderful and engaging story that will appeal to a teenage audience and listeners of all ages.

This short audio is delightful.  The Gift-Giver has gifted Tar with the skill and responsibility of collecting tears and comforting those who mourn. She must run far and fast to fulfill her calling. Tar’s feathered friend, Favnea, the Treasure Seeker, shows her a large crystalline tear.  At first she brushes it aside but then she realizes she must discover where the tear came from.  She travels far and faces danger. When she confirms the source of the tear, once again she sets off to learn the truth and the reason. As she struggles on her journey Tar does some soul searching and meets more than she expects. 

I wish I knew for certain but the specially created music background may be a wooden flute. It sounds like native music and it is beautiful and haunting.


When Tar can not see Ulver, the Wolf, says to Tar:
Audiobook Jukebox“Look harder. You do not see because you look with the wrong eyes. I am here. Adjust your seeing.”

I appreciate receiving this audiobook to review from Books Are Loud through AudioJukebox.
This story will be added to my ARC, New Author and Audio Challenge lists.

1 comment:

  1. I also enjoyed this short story and found the narrator to be a perfect match. I was also curious about the music and my ill-tuned uneducated ears can only tell that it is a flute.


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