Melting Stones : Circle Reforged

  • by Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by Grace Kelly
  • Series: Circle Reforged
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Evvy, the fierce young stone mage introduced in Street Magic, has accompanied her guardian, Rosethorn, on a mission to study a mysterious plant die-off. With the help of Luvo, who is the living heart of a mountain, Evvy discovers the real source of the threat, which is far greater than anyone had imagined. Preventing a natural disaster may cost Evvy her life. Even more frightening, doing so may require her to melt her own heart of stone...and to open herself to human contact. Written by Tamora Pierce specifically for the voices of Full Cast Audio, Melting Stones is an unprecedented publishing event: the first time a major novel from a best-selling author has made its debut on audio a full year ahead of the print version!

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Audible Editor Reviews

This audiobook original will please the author's legions of fans. The new Circle of Magic fantasy features Grace Kelly as Evvy, an apprentice stone mage. She is able to suspend her physical self and explore the depths of the earth, sensing and, at times, influencing the course of nature. With her mentor, Rosethorn, and the powerful Luvo, she is challenged to solve the mysterious withering of an island whose plants and waters are dying. While the production has some over-the-top sound effects, Kelly delivers a strong performance, and the Full Cast voices align well with their characters. Listeners will especially enjoy the author's participation.

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Trapped in a loop

The story began with lots of promise, as Tamora Pierce has always been an excellent author for young adults and older. However, this book turns out to be something of a disappointment as the same events seem to happen over, and over, and over so that I kept inwardly groaning a "Not again..." to myself as I listened.

The full cast style is charming, though I did find the voice of the main character/narrator somewhat grating. The sound effects and music could have been better. I felt like I was watching anime with those cheesy brief tunes before and after commercial breaks. All in all, not one of Pierce's better books. Stick to Lioness Rampant and subsequent novels in that world if you want a good read.
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- Jenny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-10-2007
  • Publisher: Full Cast Audio