9/1/14

Nobody's Child: Georgia Davis Series: author Libby Hellmann Narrated by: Beth Richmond


Nobody's Child
Georgia Davis Series, Book 4
Written by: Libby Fischer Hellmann 
Narrated by: Beth Richmond
Producer: Red Herring Press
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins




Nobody's Child book cover
Nobody's Child by Libby Hellmann



Author Libby Fischer Hellman
Author Libby Fischer Hellmann

Beth Richmond photo
Narrator Beth Richmond


You have to appreciate the sensational way that Beth Richmond's narrations always suit the characters of whatever book she is reading. Her renditions are always fresh and superbly done. Characterizations as well as text that's read are works of art. Ms. Richmonds' readings are dynamic and with fabulous pitch, whilst always maintaining a feminine melodious tone. She always does a consistent, and engaging presentation. You are guaranteed a pleasurable time when you to listen to this remarkable narrator.

Nobody's Child, Written by: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Georgia Davis, P.I. seems to scrape along doing mundane cases, insurance claims, and the like. Until  Reggie Fields is hit by Flash Mob Robbers at his designer discount store. Reggie ends up in the ER needing stitches and his wife calls Georgia to find the person behind this flash mob attack. Reggie is sure he knows who orchestrated it. The police are backing off it and Reggie knows why. They show Georgia the surveillance tape and give her all the information they have. Georgia isn't sure she can really help as it looks to her like the police have done all they could with the scant amount of information they have. Yet, Georgia agrees to at least see what she can find out, which turns out to be much more than she anticipated.

Georgia is led through a terrifying series of events when she receives a note scribbled on a food wrapper. Stunned when she reads a plea for help from her half sister. Georgia didn't even know she had a half sister. The note tells her to find her, with so little to go on Georgia wonders if it's a joke, but intrigued with the idea of having a half sister. With few clues to go on, Georgia does locate Savannah but is she too late to save her. Savannah is pregnant and a drug addict held a virtual prisoner and sex slave by foreign mobsters. If she saves her can she save her from a drug addiction and protect her. Before she finds out a body that fits the description of her sister is found dead in a ditch.

Nobody's Child is a very fast paced story, taking Georgia into the under-belly of society, danger and vice swiftly pull her into threats and opens her to her own vulnerabilities. She uses clever and unusual ways to uncover the truth and launch a rescue for Savannah and her unborn baby. Everything is going to upset the balance of her simple and uncomplicated life. Can she embrace so drastic a change in her own life and does she want to. These are questions she searches her inner self for and she is the only one that can answer those questions.


8/28/14

The Curve of Time By, M. Wylie Blanchet, Narrated by, Heather Anne Henderson

The Curve of Time
Sub Title:  The Classic Memoir Of A Woman And
Her Children Who Explored The Coastal Waters Of The Pacific
Author:  M. Wylie Blanchet
Narrator:  Heather Anne Henderson
Produced by: Post Hypnotic Press
7 Hrs 24 Min


The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet Narrated by Heather Anne Henderson
The Curve of Time by M.Wylie Blanchet


Heather Anne Henderson, narrator of The Curve of Time
Heather Anne Henderson
Narrator



                                          











Heather Anne Henderson will make you visualize precisely the very detailed descriptions that Blanchet gives in The Curve of Time: Memoirs about the Coastal Waters of the Pacific. Ms. Hendersons' voice is gentle, and pleasant and a joy to listen to. I did Google the areas Blanchet describes to anchor in my mind exactly where they are located and what the areas look like. Google classic maps is wonderful for that. It added a great deal to the book. As Ms. Henderson reads, she conveys exactly the meaning the author wrote, whether it's the fear of a mama bear, the sadness over a fish that they caught from the depths or the excitement of when the inlet opens up and shoots their boat across.

It takes a very special talent to read this type of book and maintain interest as it covers, history, geography, and personal accounts. I know nothing about boats, sailing or navigating, never had much interest but Heather Henderson with her marvelous narration manages to make it all sound fascinating, fun and terribly interesting. I was completely captured listening to her. Her pace is excellent, her pauses are well timed and her voice is magnificent. Heather A. Henderson is a popular and well established actress with a wide variety of performances and many voice over talents to her credit.

The Curve of Time, is about Muriel Wylie Blanchet and her adventures with her five children as they spend their summers sailing between Vancouver Island and the coast of British Columbia. It is a wonderful story worthy of more than one read. On their twenty five foot boat, called the Caprice, Muriel loaded her children, which she often refers to as her crew, and their dog, and set sail to explore and experience all mother nature offered them. Muriel has to be the ideal personification of a perfect mother that I'm sure any young person would love to have. She was gutsy, resourceful, a tower of strength and guidance, a calming influence, as well as educator.

As an adult their adventures sound intimidating, few mother's today would pursue these kind of summer vacations. For a young person, they sound exciting and wonderful. They settled into coves at night or on pristine beaches. They caught their own dinner and cooked it either over a Coleman type stove or out on a beach with a fire pit they made themselves. For the most part days could pass without seeing another person. They hiked into areas to find lakes they had heard about from fishermen or lumbermen, that few people had ever seen. Climbed thousands of feet up mountains to pick wild berries, and explored Indian villages.

The hanging Indian graveyard was eerie and her descriptions of what they saw was detailed and fascinating. Most of the villages were deserted already for a long time. A few she says were seasonal that the Indians returned to for part of the year. I wasn't clear if she meant during her time or in the past. There just are no words sufficient to describe how engaging and interesting The Curve of Time is and Blanchet had a magical imagination and unique view point on everything.

Heather Anne Henderson gives her own review of this book and has some lovely photos of the boat, the children and an Indian village, at Heather Anne Henderson