Saturday, October 23, 2021

Audiobook Review: Befriended by Sarah Holman, narrated by Kimberly Worthy

Title: Befriended
Written By: Sarah Holman
Genre: Christian Romance with mild Fantasy elements (mostly the names of people and places)
Recommended Ages: Any, but teens and older would enjoy it more


I hadn’t read any of Sarah’s Tales of Taelis stories before, so this was my first taste of them. I enjoyed it and wouldn’t mind reading more in the future. The only thing I didn’t like about this audiobook was the narrator’s voice for Eleanor was too high-pitched and whiny. She made Eleanor sound like a little girl rather than a young woman.

Characters: 1/1

Even though I hadn’t read any of the Tales of Taelis books before, I was still able to find each of the characters interesting. Sarah did a good job introducing each character, especially those who must have shown up in a previous book.I especially liked Kaden (spelling may be wrong since I listened to it rather than reading it).

Dialogue: 1/1

The dialogue was well-written and fit the story well. As I mentioned in my introduction. The only part I didn’t like was when Eleanor was read by the narrator.

Plot/storyline: 1/1

The plot definitely kept my interest through the whole story. I’m so glad I was able to listen to this book. It had a great message about waiting for God to send the right man for marriage. I can personally attest to that, too.

Overall writing quality: 1/1

The writing quality was very good. Obviously, since I didn’t read the book, I can’t say conclusively there were no typos, but from the sound of it, there weren’t any. The plot structure was well done, too.

Un-put-down-ability: 1/1

This audiobook is about 30 minutes long, so it was easy to keep listening until the end, especially since I was listening at 1.15 speed until the end when I wanted to make sure Eleanor’s whiny voice wasn’t due to the faster speed. Even if it had been longer, though, I think it would have been very hard to put down. I wanted to know what happened!

Conclusion: 5/5

If you like a short romance story, this is a good one. It may be in a fantasy genre, but it doesn’t have magic or anything like that in it. There is also a good amount of mention of God in it, so this world must have a Christian religion structure to it. If I had read the book rather than listening to it, I would have enjoyed it even more, but I will still give it a five star rating.

Faith Blum
<p>I am Faith Blum, author of over 25 books. Most of them are Christian Historical Fiction. I am a small-town Wisconsin girl. I have lived in, or outside of, small towns my whole life. The thought of living in a city with more than 60,000 people in it scares me, especially after some interesting adventures driving through big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.</p> <p>I currently reside in the middle of the state of Wisconsin with my husband and our cat, Smokey. I am blessed to be able to have writing as my full-time career with household work and cooking to do on the side. I am also teaching Writing Lessons, doing writing consulting, and am slowly building a Young Living Essential Oils business.</p>

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