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By Deborah Rene on 06-04-15
Extraordinary Fields Of Dreams, Sweet as Lemon Pie
What made the experience of listening to After Dark the most enjoyable?
Annie Dalton is a genius!This download is one of my all time favorite things to do..listen...It is simply,.... the most extraordinary children's story I've ever experienced! Overflowing with vivid images, fragrances in words and a story line that twists and turns the listener dizzily around into fields of dreams of dark and light, day and night.Packed with unique, amusing dreamy characters that shoot straight out of the speakers, breaking a 4th wall..in a foggy haze. I have listened to this tale at least a dozen times, and each time I do, I notice things I did not notice before. The listener falls deeper into the book each time it's experienced..., my mind was a bit blown away by a swirly hot air balloon the first time I listened...but as time went on, the tale kept getting bigger AND "nearer, every second." My love of good reading is, well, extreme, which brings us to the narrator James Callis.Talk about "EAR CANDY!" ...James Callis as an extremely talented narrator with a voice that morphs like the spiraling dream fields do, Annie found the absolutely perfect voice for her other worldly tale, For me, James' voice is; dreamy, funny, child like, and sometimes hypnotically sexy.... a voice that often tickles my ears and back of neck... literally. So yea, even though we are grown ups, doesn't mean we shouldn't indulge in a childhood ritual...a Bedtime story. I find myself putting this on again and again.... to escape to my own grown up fairy tale of feeling childhood wonder again, well at least for three hours or so. Annie Dalton is brilliant...James Callis is brilliant....and this work of word art would make a beautiful other worldly film, if not a magical comic book! The endless images and colors in the listeners mind are breath taking.Highly recommend!xo
What other book might you compare After Dark to and why?
there is nothing like it.
What does James Callis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He goes in and out of characters in a instant and does it so smoothly, you sometimes forget where you are. Amazing talent!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Beware of great heights! You are about to embark on an inner space dream adventure!
Any additional comments?
only one. Sequel?