Prolific voice actress Tavia Gilbert and premiering author Grant Overstake share the spotlight in a 4.5-star review of the audiobook version of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.
The reader and writer make “a great duo” according to reviewer Kira Moody, Youth Services Librarian the Salt Lake County Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Moody writes, “Narrator Tavia Gilbert brings her long list of experience to a well-written book. The characters are well-developed and are easily brought to life with Tavia’s unique voices.”
Moody’s is the first national review for the new audiobook, which was released on March 31st by Blackstone Audio, the nation’s largest independent audiobook distributor.
The young adult novel Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is the story of Maggie Steele, a gritty farm girl who rebounds after a family tragedy, soaring to new heights as a pole-vaulter.
Moody writes, “The handling of a hard topic [teenage grief] amongst the backdrop of school life is easily navigated and is tactfully done.”
Gilbert is a narrator known for her talent and passionate professionalism who has voiced more than 300 titles across genres, garnering the industry’s highest honors, including six Audie nominations and an assortment of Earphones Awards.
Overstake is a former Miami Herald sportswriter and award-winning newspaper editor. His premier novel has earned strong endorsements and reviews.
Moody writes, “Overall [Gilbert and Overstake make] a great duo of individuals that complement each others’ styles well.”
Moody concludes by recommending the title to a broad audience: “Listeners who enjoy slightly supernatural fiction, school stories, sports, and books dealing with grief will enjoy listening to this audiobook.”
In addition to being sold through Blackstone Audio, the title can be downloaded from Downpour, and Audible. The title is available in audio, paperback and ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo Books & Music, Indiebound and many other sites.