Saturday, March 5, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - "The Stone Traveler" by Kathi Oram Peterson - Narrated by Jason Tatom

BOOK REVIEW - "The Stone Traveler" by Kathi Oram Peterson  - Narrated by Jason Tatom

It’s difficult to review a book that takes the reader to ancient America, in Book of Mormon times, without automatically comparing the writing to that of the “Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites” series (by Chris Heimerdinger). When I first began listening to the narration of “The Stone Traveler”, on the unabridged CDs, I worried that I wouldn't like it as much as I did the “Tennis Shoes” series. However, I was not disappointed in the least. As an audio connoisseur of books, I'm not often drawn into a story like I was into “The Stone Traveler”. Narrator Jason Tatom, did a brilliant job of rendering the saga. The plot began innocently enough, but soon became an all out roller coaster ride full of twists and turns, and delightful surprises that I certainly didn't see coming. I was definitely entertained. In my opinion, Kathi has created a true masterpiece of fiction blended with great actual history. It was a pleasure to begin the book and an even greater pleasure to complete it. Well done Kathi Oram Peterson! Any chance of a sequel?


Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Thank you for such a wonderful review of my novel. I'm very humbled that you liked it. I do have another time travel out titled, The Forgotten Warrior. This time the protagonist is a sixteen-year-old girl who has a black belt in karate. She is thrown back in Book of Mormon times to the stripling warriors. And guess what she does? Well, I don't want to spoil it for you.

Thanks again for the awesome review. You certainly brightened my day!

Davis L. Bigelow said...

Hi Kathi,
I'm glad you enjoyed my review of your book. I'll look for "The Forgotten Warrior". It sounds like an interesting adventure!