Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi | Audiobook Review

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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi | Audiobook ReviewFurthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 8 Hours 12 Minutes
Also by this author: Ignite Me
Published by Penguin on August 30th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Social Themes, Friendship
Pages: 416
Format: Audiobook, ARC
Source: Publisher
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This captivating and colorful adventure that reads like a modern day fairy tale, from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series is the perfect gift! "Brimming with color and magic." --New York Times Book Review ★ New York Times bestseller!★ Featured on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," NPR, TIME, and Entertainment Weekly★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016★ A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2016★ A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016★ Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly Holiday Gift Guide selections Inspired by her childhood love of books like A Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi crafts a spellbinding new world where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places. There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn't miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it's been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she's about to embark on one to find the other. But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she'll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. It will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself--and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss. "Tahereh Mafi is a maestro of words, and Furthermore the most magical painting that ever existed, bursting with color and heart and humanity. I wanted to stay inside this masterpiece forever." - Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend and The Young Elites series "A place so full of enchanting beauty and topsy-turvy adventure, it even calls to mind Wonderland and Oz.... Friendship, family and self-acceptance. What makes this book truly sing is the lush world Mafi has created, brimming with color and magic." --New York Times Book Review ★ "Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi is a surprising, sensuous, delicious fantasy to devour." -Shelf Awareness, starred review ★ "A fast-paced, funny, and richly imaginative story that embraces and celebrates individuality." --Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Rich, luscious, clever prose." --Kirkus, starred review

Why Did I Listen To Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi?

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi popped up on Overdrive like out of nowhere. AND THERE WAS NO HOLD WAIT LIST. So, of course, I had to take advantage of that. You see, I had an ARC of this book sent as a thank you for participating in a contest promotion. So, I felt like I absolutely needed to read it sooner rather than later. Also? The audiobook is narrated by Bronson Pinchot and he has got a great reputation for children’s audiobook narration.

What’s The Story Here?

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi follows the adventure of twelve year old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow as she goes on a quest to find her father. You see, Alice doesn’t think she has magic, in fact in her world she’s colorless (if I am remembering correctly — it has been four months since I listened to the audiobook. Also, note, I am the worst at reviewing things in a timely fashion. So, anyways, Alice goes looking for her dad in the land of Furthermore which is totally different from Ferenwood where she lives now. The only person she can depend on is Oliver, only his magic is all about being a liar. And so, Alice ventures forth bravely and discovers all kinds of things about herself as she goes to save her dad.

What Did I Think Of Furthermore?

Honestly, Tahereh Mafi’s middle grade book reminded me a lot of Alice In Wonderland. I basically have no complaints about that, because Alice In Wonderland is pretty darn awesome. I mean, I enjoyed this book a whole lot. It is very imaginative and whimsical. There’s definitely a subset of kids who are really going to like this book – those kids who are into fantasy and have already made their way through all the classics.

How’s The Narration?

Well, the audiobook of Furthermore is narrated by Bronson Pinchot, as I mentioned above. He’s a great narrator. His voice just really works for stories that are whimsical and a little bit weird. The audiobook is not a bad investment. However, I think that the story is captivating no matter which format you consume it in.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.