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by L. Austen Johnson
Narrator: Penny Scott-Andrews
Length: 16 minutes
Publisher: Lore & Lyre
Release Date: July 27, 2021
Genre: Fantasy, Short Story
A fun and enchanting modern fairytale.
When a strange man puts in a strange request at the bakery where she works, Riley must go on a mini-adventure to find one unusual ingredient. Along the way, she realizes that things are not always what they seem and that fae might just be real.
L. Austen Johnson is an award-winning writer, designer, and disability advocate. She is the author of the poetry collection Burning the Bacon, which won Bronze in the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Awards. Her other works include the Romancing the Holidays Series (including the #1 Bestselling story, “Lucky Fall”) and the short story “True Loaf.”
When she’s not writing, you can find her searching for animals to pet, singing off-key in the shower, and learning the art of making the perfect cup of tea. Find out more: http://www.laustenjohnson.com
Penny Scott-Andrews graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, (BA 3yr Acting) in 1998, and worked as an actress for over a decade, both touring and in the West End. However, she soon realised that her real passion was for radio drama and narration. Therefore her husband, (also an actor and voiceover), and she built our first home studio many years ago, and since then it’s gone from strength to strength, and we happily record every day.
Whilst she voices a variety of work, Audiobooks will always be my favourite, as they are a great opportunity to marry both my acting and voiceover skills. As an avid reader, the chance to delve into a book for work purposes is a real privilege, and one she will always fully commit too.
Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Author’s Republic. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
This was perfectly short and perfectly good! I know that it was only supposed to be fifteen minutes – which it is! – but I was like “wait it’s over already?!” I was just so excited to be able to listen to more of this since in the short amount of time, it was already a great novel.
This is such a short review tbh because there isn’t much I can say without talking about the entire story, but it was a great take on the fae and being in the modern world. A part of me actually forgot that this did take place in the modern world until I heard Riley look at her cell phone. I kind of thought that this was taking place in an alternate world without any technology and stuff, you know? So that was done so well that I almost forgot about that aspect!
Scott-Andrews was also such a great narrator. I haven’t heard her before, but I’d definitely listen to more books narrated by her. She was really intriguing, and there’s just something about her voice that made me want to listen to the story more. I think she did such an amazing job with this short story. I’ll have to look up some of her other work as well, and I’m hoping I can find some that I’ll end up liking!
Short and sweet, this was a great audiobook.