If you are an audiobook fan like I am (obviously) then you know that while the print book and audiobook are the exact same content, the experience is unique when you sit down to listen to a really great audiobook. Well, this is a REALLY GREAT audiobook! But that being said, my fellow Bee the amazing Tanya has already written a glowing review of the print book for Descending into Madness… and why mess with perfection? Check out her review of the story HERE …. I’ll wait 🙂
Back from checking out her review? Oh good! Welcome back! K, lets dive into all the audio goodness that is Mia Madison’s narration for Descending into Madness!
I can’t help but comment at least a LITTLE on the story. I have a total soft spot for fairytale retellings and this one does not disappoint! I was listening to part of this book in the car with my daughter and she asked “So… is this like, if Alice in Wonderland and Narnia had a baby?” and honestly, I can’t think of a better way to describe the crazy, dark, twisted, deeply compelling world Brown has created for us in this tale. The spin on Wonderland with it always being winter but never christmas was a really unique choice and opened up a whole new set of characters to come play with Alice.
I LOVE Scrooge. That’s all I am going to say because I don’t want to give anything away, but just know that I love him and just want to bring him home and give him a cup of coco and a hug.
Now… onto the narration. Mia Madison does an absolutely stunning job with this performance. Her characters are so unique and distinct. If you have read my reviews before, you know my litmus test for narrators is how they handle voices of the opposite sex, and Mia does a wonderful job juggling a large and diverse cast of character. Her voice for Penguin is just so sweet! Every time Penguin had a line I couldn’t help but smile and want to snuggle that little sweetie!
All in all I truly loved listening to this book and am waiting on pins and needles for the second book to be released for audio!
Grab your copy of Descending into Madness today!