By: Starla Huchton
Publish Date: June 21, 2010
Format: Podcast (free on iTunes and other formats)
Recommendation: Pick up for a light journey through a fantasy dream world.
Everyone Dreams. But what would you do if you suddenly found out that you were one of the few who creates dreams for the whole world? Would you use your power to harness the light and weave it into beautiful tapestries of magic and wonder, or would you fall prey to the seductive siren song of darkness and nightmares? For artist Aura Mayville, this becomes a reality as she is ripped from her life.
What is a dream?
Aura comes across many tests, which she proves she is a pure and good dreamer. We get many stories of this world of dreams. Seeing how the nightmares have infected the lands. I love what I learn as we get many little stories in one big one, and they draw us to where we need to be and know of the world to get to what we need to fight nightmares and the dreamer they have on their side.
This is a calmer read than I usually pick up. Through out the story and in the end, lots of action and happenings. I rather enjoyed relaxing with this one after a long day at work. And there are episodes that caught my action attention as well. And always great information of the world and nightmares. I love the use of youthful movies and Disney in this story. And a bit of a twist to what Aura does at the end.
I did worry as the story progressed, if Aura would or would not return to the real world. I wasn't sure if I wanted her too. I loved the friends and the world of the Dream Realm. I wanted to stay here. I even enjoyed the magic Aura possesses while in the Dream Realm, yet she doesn't take advantage of it.
In the dream realm we have many creatures - Vampires, Centaurs, Mermaids, Elves, Rock people, Electronic people, Magicians, and so so many more. Aura is smart and has taken in a lot in her short twenty-five years of life.
I enjoyed the variety of voice talent in this listen. Starla has the relaxing feel for Aura that fits her personality so well. She gives a comfortable dreamy feel, but when she does the characters voice and needs a different tone, she makes it happen. The man picked for Steven and King Cyris's voices...nice. A rich baritone. The more I hear it, the more I fell for what he said. All the voices fit all the different personalities.
Aaaah, a dreamy read. I enjoyed visiting the Dream Realm and taking in the sights and people (of all makes) here.
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***I listened to this book for my own enjoyment.