The Gift Audiobook
By: Dannika Dark
Narrated by: Nicole Poole
Published by: Tantor Audio 12/06/16
The Gift Audiobook Sample
The Gift Audiobook
I’m not a huge Christmas reader. I’m not a person that goes out looking for Christmas related stories. I do enjoy a good Christmas story when it’s about a series and characters that I already love. I love novellas because we usually get to see a different side to the characters than in full length novels. Novellas tend to not have the big mystery plot (or at least not as large of one) and focuses more on the everyday of the characters which is a fun difference.
In this story, we get to see all the favorite characters from the Mageri series come together for Christmas. Like with a real family, some have more love for the season than others. And since this is the first time they are having Christmas together as a group, there is an interesting shopping trip as Justus and Simon go to purchase a tree and decorations. I love the thought process as Justice finds an ornament for each person.
The “gift” that is received it a pretty amazing one that comes at the perfect time. It is a gift that will be loved by all the characters, but a few in particular. I thought about going into this aspect of the plot line a little bit more, but I really loved the aspects of it. But, I decided that it was too much of a spoiler. If you’re a fan of the Mageri series, this is a must have addition. I’m really hoping that we will get another story in this series. Maybe Finn or Adam???
The Gift Audiobook Narration
Once again, I really enjoyed Nicole Poole’s narration of this book and the entire series. I really love her voice of Simon. I wasn’t a huge of her voice of the Rose, Justus’s daughter. She does sound younger than the rest of the group, but something about it just didn’t sound right. Rose is a very intelligent child and maybe Poole was working to make her sound it and it didn’t sit right with me. It is a small thing. If you haven’t tried Poole, I really enjoy her narrations.
Nicole Poole is a classically trained actor with equal passions for literature and improvisation. She has toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been a member of the critically acclaimed Walter Thompson Orchestra for over fifteen years, and recently became a member of the Parisian groups SPOUMJ and Anitya. She is honored to have been recognized for her narration by an AudioFile Earphones Award, a Publisher’s Weekly Listen-Up Award, and nomination for an Audie Award.