Voice actress Tavia Gilbert has received another outstanding review for her performance of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon by Grant Overstake, this time from prolific reviewer Jennie Mortarotti on her blog, Narrator Reviews and Audiobooks —
If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to an audiobook read by Tavia Gilbert, do yourself a treat and listen to any of the 300 audiobooks she has narrated. Ms. Gilbert has a beautiful voice and reading style. Her male characters are simply amazing, to the point you forget that only one person is reading. Ms Gilbert’s artful interpretation of each character regardless of age or gender is superb. Words fail to express the powerful presentation Ms.Gilbert accomplishes narrating this book.
Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, is a heart wrenching story about a farm girl on the brink of womanhood, when both her brother and boyfriend are torn from her life in a tragic automobile accident. Grain Valley, Kansas is a tightly knit small community that rallies to give support to Maggie, her parents and her beloved grandmother. Even so, no amount of outpouring can quench Maggie’s broken heart.
With her brother gone she does her best to tackle farm chores that he and their father did and driving a grain truck was one of the toughest ones, physically taxing, and emotionally draining she garners her as yet untapped inner strength, overcomes her fears and gets the job done.
Day by day Maggie and her family move on with their daily life coping as best they can and Maggie finds solace by retreating to the barn where she and her brother spent many happy hours talking, playing, and reading. One day Maggie has something remarkable happen causing her to throw herself wholeheartedly into pole vaulting. Pole vaulting is physically challenging, absorbing every free moment of time she has with exercise, practice, and steadily increasing the height of the bar.
Before long Maggie becomes a very good pole vaulter and enters a high school competition giving her a chance to show her skills. This is an excellent Young Adult book dealing with intense emotions and finding inner strength, defining the perimeters of character and talents. With Tavia Gilbert narrating, six hours flew by.
Tavia Gilbert (SAG-AFTRA) is an award-winning voice actress who has performed more than 300 audiobooks. She is a six-time finalist for the Audie Awards (the Oscars for audiobooks) and has earned multiple Earphones, and Parent’s Choice Awards.
Distributed by Blackstone Audio, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is available wherever audiobooks are sold online, including Downpour.com. The book is available in paperback and ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo Books & Music, Indiebound and many other sites.