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Somewhere Enchanted – Audiobook

Somewhere Enchanted is an incredible book that is beautifully narrated with an expressive and emotive writing style that is delivered with a mellow tone, making it easy to follow the story and trust the narrator.

J.F.T.’s Somewhere Enchanted tells a mesmerizing tale of a man whose love for his people makes him do the unexpected just to see those he cared about live comfortably. We follow Grettos, an intriguing main characters in the story, in his quest to look for more living space for his village  and its declining people that are in trouble due to overpopulation. What I admired about the man was his will to do right by his people, sometimes by sheer force of will, even willing to break village rules and possibly sacrifice himself.

The forest is a forbidden area and is portrayed with a mysterious undertone that never really left me. Danger and risk loom, but does that stop Grettos? There is the fear of the unknown that always lingers throughout the story. His determination and persistence made him a wonderfully heroic character in this intrepid story where danger and risk are ever present. The narrator did an amazing job developing dynamic characters that are consistently intriguing. One could feel the difference in the narrators voice and tone when speaking about different characters and their roles. Somewhere Enchanted is a thrilling and adventurous story that is easy to follow. I recommend the book to fantasy enthusiasts who enjoy audio books that get begin quickly and are superbly narrated.

Listening Length: 37 Minutes | ASIN: B07YP11QS7

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Somewhere Enchanted

Somewhere Enchanted by [T., J.F.]

Somewhere Enchanted is a short story by J.F. T. focusing on the troubles of the village Elnubrium. For generations, tales have been passed down about the forest surrounding the town. Suspicions, enchantment, and sheer fear keep anyone from entering the forest, thus preventing an ever-expanding community from thriving. That is until one day, one heroic warrior tires of watching his village crumble before him and sets out to dispel the myth once and for all.

This is a quick read, but this reduction in pages certainly does not detract from a well-written story. An almost fairy tale/mythical retelling but one aimed at the adult reader, what’s not to love?

I genuinely loved this tale. Initially, I had expected it to be somewhere cheesy, as are many re-tellings and morally led stories you read as an adult. However, this was well constructed, delivered, and excellently paced to match.

The description of the forest and what waited for Grettos was equally as enjoyable as the prose itself. Grettos is a well-drawn character, even in just a few short paragraphs. He emulates the strength and masculinity of a strong protagonist, alongside a caring nature not only shown to his wife but to the wider village.

A fun tale that highlights the problematic power of rumor, Somewhere Enchanted started perfectly and left me with a smile on my face after the last few lines. It’s a tale that I won’t forget anytime soon!

Pages: 28 | ASIN: B07Y6Q71KW

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