I wanted to share a five minute preview of the audiobook of A Filly Called Easter, narrated by the wonderful and talented Leslie Howard. I will be running a free Audible audiobook giveaway for Easter. Just hit “Like” my author page on Facebook and start following me for a chance to win.
I am so pleased to announce that the wonderful narrator and voice artist, Leslie Howard, has partnered with me once again to bring the heartwarming adventure story, A Filly Called Easter, to life in audiobook format. We hope to release the audiobook at the end of March.
I feel so very blessed and am looking forward to the finished audio.
The audiobook for One Frosty Christmas garnered some wonderful reviews on Amazon and Good Reads. Here is just one sample:
A Starving Horse and a Girl Determined to Save Him
One Frosty Christmas is a heart-warming story of a girl who finds herself transplanted away from friends in the city, to a small town where people don’t seem so welcoming. Her determined love for an abused horse, despite great personal danger, soon captures the hearts of the entire town. But, will love for a beaten animal be enough to save a life?
Laura Hesse’s writing is both realistic and enchanting. By the time I finished the story, I was disappointed that it was over. It’s definitely one of those books you don’t want to end. But, more than that, the story gives a glimpse into the life of a child with a prosthetic limb. Without giving a spoiler, the ending is perfect. I would love to see this story made into a movie!
I requested and received a copy of the audiobook free for review purposes. The narration is of excellent quality, so much so that I became totally immersed in the story. Leslie Howard’s voice is not only finely measured for reading aloud, but she reads with expression and brings the characters to life. I noticed that the book is part of the Riverbend Trilogy available on Kindle. Hopefully, the other two books: The Great Pumpkin Ride, and a Filly Called Easter, will be available on Audible soon, with the same Narrator. I recommend this story for all young adult readers who love horses.
I am so thrilled by the new reviews coming in on all channels on the audio book for One Frosty Christmas. One of Amazon’s top reviewers reviewed the novel. I am over the moon.
Here is just a sample:
December 19, 2017
2) Any course language present : None I noted
3) Type of book : Adventure story surrounding a horse and a girl whom came to care for it
4) Formatting/Editing : Just a few miscues like a word out of order “Why they were being so mean?” (should be ‘were they”) loc. 73, added word needing dropping “It must have been an important” (drop the word ‘an’) loc. 710 and adding a letter when needed “All-for-one and,” Johnny started. “On-for-all..” (needs an ‘e’) loc. 1356.
5) Best/Worst aspect of book : Loved the locations of the Athabasca River and town of River Bend as well as Indian heritage of secondary character
6) Favorite passage : “Someone loved you once. They aren’t here anymore, but I am.”
7) Bottom-line : Very good read in the vein of “Black Beauty” as mentioned in book description making for a worthy read that I did enjoy!
December 20, 2017
: Laura Hesse
An inspirational story of change after a new beginning. Tears and heart wrenching moments keep the listener holding on for a happy ending.
The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Leslie Howard was a perfect choice for this project!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Woot! Woot! Here’s a copy of my notice:
You are an official nominee and are in consideration for the Best of Category award, Audience Award and/or Grand Prize $45,000.00 in awards.
I have 10 FREE audiobook promo codes for One Frosty Christmas to give away to the first 10 people who ask for them here. The only requirement is that you join Audible and leave an honest review of the audio book on Audible. That’s it. Email me at RunningL@shaw.ca. Be the first!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
It’s finally arrived, just in time for the holiday season. One Frosty Christmas is now available for easy listening on Audible. Frosty is the perfect gift for parents or grandparents who are looking for a great travel book for kids, especially horse loving little girls…and even older ones, if you would like to listen to a heartwarming story while working out or riding. It comes FREE with your Audible sign up or with your monthly subscription. Hear more: One Frosty Christmas on Audible.
|Let these equine adventure stories by Laura Hesse, Linda Ballou, Carly Kade and Carole T. Beers, help keep you warm this holiday season.
Author, Laura Hesse
One Frosty Christmas is a heartwarming, hanky-waving Christmas classics for girls 8 – 14.