Thanks to superstar voice actress Tavia Gilbert, every month is Audiobook Appreciation Month here in Grain Valley, Kansas! To honor Tavia and all the awesome voice actors and actresses out there, we’ve been giving away Downpour.com downloads of Tavia’s performance of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon every week during June, which is officially Audiobook Appreciation Month.
Other winners Nick Vogt of Meadow Vista, California; Kay Hoch Metzinger of Eldorado, Kansas; Quinton Adrian Thomas of Newton, Kansas; and, Olympic pole-vault champion Allan Williams of London, United Kingdom.
Author Grant Overstake says, “Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! Audiobooks are more popular now than ever. If you’ve never listened, summertime is the perfect time to try one out. And, of course, you should start by soaring with ‘Maggie’ performed by Tavia Gilbert.”
A narrator known for her talent and passionate professionalism, Tavia Gilbert has voiced more than 300 titles, garnering the industry’s highest honors, including six Audie nominations and an assortment of Earphones Awards. She has received fabulous reviews for her performance of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.
“…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.” Read more.
Gilbert and Overstake “make a great duo” according to reviewer Kira Moody, Youth Services Librarian the Salt Lake County Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, She gave the title 4.5 out of 5 stars!
“We’re always looking for honest reviews and I hope that this month’s winners will give us feedback, too,” Overstake added.
Bravery wears a braid in this inspiring story! Maggie Steele is a gritty farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas who pours her broken heart into the daring sport of pole-vaulting. Driven by a secret she cannot share with anyone, Maggie finds herself on a dangerous quest to soar waaay higher than her critics think a girl should ever go. Unflinching in its exploration of a teenager’s grief with gripping descriptions of a breathtaking sport, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is a triumph over gravity and a rewarding read for mid-grade to adults.
In addition to Downpour.com, Maggie on audio is available at Audible.com, and paperback, e-book and audio at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo Books & Music, Indiebound and many other sites. CD/Library versions of the audiobook are available at BlackstoneAudio.com and on Playaway.
Have a great listening summer! We’ll see you over the moon!