Friday, May 25, 2012

Podcast Review: The Gearheart: Artifice

The Gearheart: Artifice

By:  Alex White

Episodes:  37 total, and all available for free listening at

My Thoughts:
I have posted my summaries of each episode as I went with this one, so I'm only going to share my over all thoughts....which is AMAZING!

I found this through a great author I've been following with great books and podcasts.  Tee Morris had mentioned the music by Alex White on Twitter one day, so thought I would go check it out.  When I went to the site, I was stunned and MESMERIZED by the character pictures.  The pictures obviously had visible magic in each one!  That caught my eye right away.  (The pictures I have used in my summaries of each episode, to show them to you.)  They were stunning, and beautiful to me.  I have to mention I just love the looks of these. (and normal people like you and I modeled them!)

I listened to the first episode, for fun while cleaning.  I found myself sitting down to listen closer and note a few things.  Before I knew it, I was three episodes in and craving more.  So I started sharing each episode here.  I liked the action, and magic included with these characters.  I had found a character I loved in the very first episode, Cog.  And I was mesmerized by the different voices and music.

I love Alex and Renee's voices and those they create for the characters.  It's just the two of them, and technology.  The authors wife did the female voices (COOL!!!).  Each character has a different sound to their voice, and the inflictions really add to the feel and growing excitement, or heartache.  I can't go without mentioning the music in the background.  The music sets the stage with your thoughts and pulse.

I kept listening to get more of Cog, which I did, but got curious of other characters and the bad guys!  I wanted to know what was so special of Isabelle and what of the prophecies from the Seeress.  And above all to see the magic again and again.  This series is action packed through out the story, and magic is ever present too.

I am not one to like audio books.  For some reason I have a hard time getting into the stories.  But, podcasts are different, and draw me in more than ever.  Alex White has done an amazing job of that in this story and world he has created.  I will say, if you listen to books do give this series of podcasts a try.  Really!

I will be listening to more of Alex Whites works very soon.  He has Maiden Flight up and completely ready, and I will be looking for great things from him in the future as well.

Are you curious about The Gearheart yet?  Well, you can go listen, and look through the amazing pictures of characters at or you can download on your iPod to listen as well.  Do hope you enjoy as well!

I listened to this for my own enjoyment.
Please remember this review is of my personal thoughts and opinions.


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I really do like the idea of podcasts. You know you will get to me eventually! :)

Cherry said...

I'm going to Gearheart and have a nosey :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (Books&Things) - I will get you listening to podcasts one of these days, and you are going to be so happy I dragged you down the rabbit hole with me. LOL!! You would enjoy these, I think. :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Cherry, if you get to listening to The Gearheart, I do hope you enjoy it as much as I have. :) Thank you!

Nathan Lowell said...

Alex's stuff is staggering and I've enjoyed it for a long time.

The reading he did from his newest work really shows how much he's grown as a story teller in just a few years. He's definitely one to watch.

Alex White said...

Thanks so much, Nathan! I loved your reading, too! I can't wait to see what happens in both of our careers, and I look forward to seeing you at many more cons!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Nathan Lowell, thank you for stopping by! I have to agree with you on Alex's work. I'm looking forward to reading a lot more, *coughAlexcough* And I enjoyed hearing of Jonathan and his Uncle on their expedition.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Alex, Um... I want to get that story you read at Balticon, so you better get busy there. And, doesn't anyone want to see me anymore at the cons? Hm. ;) lol.

Keep going Alex, you have a great things started with this world, and I expect more from you in the future. :)