Audiobook Review: Looking for Dei

Author: David A. Willson

Narrator: Tanya Eby

Length: 10 hours 5 minutes

Publisher: Seeker Press

Released: Mar. 30, 2018

Genre: Fantasy

Join Nara and Mykel on a journey through the Great Land….

Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never been good at keeping secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious adoptive father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.

A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her and her friend on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.

 

David A. Willson has worked as a restauranteur, peace officer, and now, author. Taught by his mother to read at a young age, he spent his childhood exploring magic, spaceships, and other dimensions. In his writing, he strives to bring those worlds to his readers.

Much of his material is inspired by the “Great Land” of Alaska, which he has called home for over 30 years. He lives there with his wife, five children, and 2 dogs. He is passionate about technology, faith, and fiction–not necessarily in that order.

Looking for Dei is Willson’s debut novel, set in a land where many more adventures will take place. Stay up to date with his ongoing efforts through the Looking for Dei Facebook page or visiting the website at davidawillson.com.

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Narrator Bio

Tanya is a member of SAG/AFTRA. She is a narrator and has over 500 titles to her credit. She also narrates under the name of Tatiana Sokolov for books that are particularly saucy (AKA erotica books). When not narrating, she’s working on her own writing. Check out her books: Easy Does It, Blunder Woman, Pepper Wellington and the Case of the Missing Sausage, Foodies Rush In, Tunnel Vision, and Synchronicity. She also has a food blog at dips.tanyaeby.com.

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Give me powers, hive me heroes with magical abilities, give me a magic system and I am so down for a book! So yes, I liked it and quite a lot actually. I would have wanted a bit more, I would have wanted more attention to details but, there are so many great aspects to this book!

Let me start with the cover, because I think it’s great and it spoils a little how cool the main character is! Then we have the magic system which I think is awesome! Even if there are a few “common” items like someone trying to keep Nara safe or her not knowing her past and all that, these were so well introduced in the plot. I liked also her friendship with Mykel and could not stop to wonder if/when it will become something more.

We have twins who are opposites and many twists in the story, but with all these elements that grabbed my attention, my only complaint is the predictability of some situations. Indeed, it did not ruin my experience. More so since the things are not always what they seemed. Except this item, I have no other bad things to say about “looking for Dei”.

As for the narration, I liked it too. It “checked out” all the points on my list that make a great audiobook. I felt the narration, I could distinguish between the characters and I liked Tanya Eby’s voice very much.

4 out of 5 stars for “Looking for Dei” and I hope you’ll give it a try. It’s worth it! Enjoy!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by David A. Willson. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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