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Melting Stones
  Circle Reforged: Book 2

Melting Stones
Circle Reforged: Book 2

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by Tamora Pierce

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!

Author Tamora Pierce
Also in this series:
Narrator Grace Kelly The Will of the Empress
Length 8 hrs and 28 mins
Series Circle Reforged, Book 1
© Copyright 2007 Tamora Pierce
℗ Audio Copyright 2007 Full Cast Audio

Reviews:

“The audiobook is done in the distinctive Full Cast Audio style – it’s unabridged, but read by a full cast. I fear sounding like a parrot, but every review I write of a Full Cast Audio audiobook needs to convey the absolute quality of the audio experience that you get with one of these books. Full Cast Audio consistently enhances the text they are performing. Their audiobooks are unique, and a joy to hear. Melting Stones is no exception. Grace Kelly performs Evvy, and therefore has the main narrating duties, since the book is told from Evvy’s point of view. Tamora Pierce wrote her much to work with, and she work with it she does. She offers a captivating and believable performance as the plucky young stone mage. Surrounding her is a large cast that without exception performs well. Seamless editing makes it all work together, making it another excellent piece of work from Full Cast Audio. ” — SFFAudio – Scott Danielson

“MELTING STONES was chosen by AudioFile Magazine as one of 2008’s Best Audiobooks for Children Ages 8 and Up.” —AudioFile

“The audio edition of this work is truly amazing. Like all Full Cast Audio works, each voice in the work is done by a different actor. This makes Melting Stones more like listening to a play rather than having a book read out loud.” — SFRevue – Colleen Cahill

“This audiobook original, released well before the print version, will please the author’s legions of fans. … [narrator] Kelly delivers a strong performance, and the Full Cast voices align well with their characters. Listeners will especially enjoy the author’s participation.” — AudioFile, Feb/Mar 2008

“Almost as prolific as she is popular, Pierce bucks convention and brings this novel to audio a year in advance of its hardcover publication. Once a writer for radio theater, Pierce tailors the narrative to audio, which is evident in the enhanced use of dialogue to convey plot and the streamlined descriptions. … Production values are consistently high: carefully integrated original music raises the emotional stakes, and a skilled cast delivers full-bodied performances, even making good on lines like ‘his voice was as hard as diamonds, and as soft as chalk.'” — Publisher’s Weekly


Listen to samples from this audiobook:
  1. Melting Stones - sample 1 2:48
  2. Melting Stones - sample 2 3:06

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