Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review Audio Book: The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead

       The Skin Map is a adventure/fantasy/treasure hunt on a quest to discover the parts of the Skin Map. A map that gives orientation to travelling alternate realities/worlds travelled by ley lines. Kit (the main character) meets his great grandfather who is well accustomed to travelling the ley lines and he ends up in the middle of his great grandfathers adventures.
       First of all I should mention that I don't usually use audio books. I made the exception for this one. I read the Skin Map when it first came out; it was my first Stephen Lawhead book. After reading it I went on to buy many other series from Lawhead, this book made me a Stephen Lawhead fan.  When I saw that the audio version of the book was available, I could not resist, simply because it is the first book in the Bright Empire Series. I tend to want to read the first books in the series over again right before the next book comes out, the audio version of this book allows me to do that more efficiently as I travel during the week and I could get through them a lot quicker in order to read the next book.
      That being said, the quality of this audio book is phenomenal. The narrator has great expressions and enough change of voice to differentiate the characters in the dialogue. If you have not read the novel, the audio version is a great alternative. The storyline is intriguing and will take you on a journey that keeps you wanting more.

I received this audio book for free from Thomas Nelson's booksneeze.com program for my honest review.