Author: E.A. Sandrose
Narrator: Ulka S. Mohanty
Length: 13 hours 44 minutes
Series: The Gempendium, Book 1
Publisher: E.A. Sandrose
Released: Mar. 5, 2020
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult
On the planet Precios, gemstones can cure everything from heartache to heartburn, unless you’re one of the children doomed to Devil’s Crown to mine them. All Yrund wants is to get back to her beloved home in the Sky Country, but escaping the powerful Mining Wield will take more than just courage. Especially when Yrund accidentally steals the only living gem found in centuries.
Journey into a rich new world where wonder and peril are never far apart – a tale of poetry-loving pirates, rebel bands of herders, invisible forest creatures, and a mysterious gemstone with a mind all her own.
By turns heartwarming and harrowing, The Every Stone is about friendship, survival, and finding your power where you least expect it.
E.A. Sandrose lives in the mountains with her husband and many animals. She’s an expert at cloud watching and picking up rocks. Tools of the trade include a library card, a squat brown teapot and wooden pencils. The Every Stone is her first novel.
Actor, voice actor, dancer, choreographer and chef, Ulka S. Mohanty has voiced numerous video games and audiobooks, is the recurring voice of Dr. Kapur on NBC Universal’s Nina’s World, Echo in Crackdown 3, and the voice of multiple live shows throughout Disney World’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Film/TV credits include: The Moodys (FOX); Doggoned (Arshad Khan); Closure (JFA Productions); SEAM (Rajeev & Elan Dassani); Rearranged (Shawn Parikh); Cutthroat Kitchen (Food Network); and a supporting role in the upcoming sci-fi film Needle in a Timestack (John Ridley). She has choreographed multiple dance works for Disney World, including Up! A Great Bird Adventure and Rivers of Light. Latest dance/theatre credits include: House of Joy (San Diego Rep); Women Beyond Borders (Rubicon Theatre); Monkey Love (Sacred Fools Theatre); In|Expiration (Sheetal Gandhi); Indian Mythology And Me (Dancing Storytellers); Pray To Ball (Skylight Theatre); Sherlock Through the Looking-Glass (Porters of Hellsgate); The Mid-life Crisis of Dionysus (Mainline Theatre); and Amazone: A Very Violent Love Story (Vangarde Productions).
By the end, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The beginning however was a bit rough going for me. I hate to say that I almost gave up because I couldn’t quite grasp the story, but I’m glad I didn’t give up because soon it all begun to make more sense.
The Every Stone by E.A. Sandrose has a very good storyline. I wish it flowed a bit better in the very beginning of the book, but luckily it all begins to make a lot of sense. The only thing that got to me throughout the whole book was that I kept confusing names. It wasn’t that I couldn’t remember who was who, but the names were so close that it all just started to blend together.
Ulka S. Mohanty did a great job narrating the story. Although I think at times the narration lost me as well. I don’t want anyone to think anything bad because it was actually quite good, but I think I had to acclimate to the story before the narration and storyline started to click for me. Aside from that the production was great.
Overall, I definitely enjoyed the story. The characters are ones that you will totally fall in love with. I definitely want to read the next installment. This story takes you on an adventure through a world you won’t want to forget. Thank you for a great read!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by E.A. Sandrose. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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