Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Phantom Universe (audiobook) by Laura Kreizter

Phantom Universe
Summer Chronicles 1
Author: Laura Kreitzer
Reader: Karen Savage
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Run-time: 8 Hrs & 30 mins
Audio Published: October 28th 2011
Review Source:  Revolution Publishing

I was able to write a review for this book when it first released at the beginning of the year. Laura Kreitzer's writing is real and beautiful and being able to listen to it read aloud only made me love it even more.

Goodreads Summary: Sold into slavery to pirates at the young age of four, Summer learns to survive the rough seas of subterfuge and thieves through silence. When the boat she's lived on most of her life is destroyed, Summer finds herself washed up on the shore of a new world, a phantom universe full of the bizarre and extraordinary. She meets Gage, the one boy who understands the girl with no speech. But when their lives are put on the line, will Summer finally call out? Or will all be lost in the fathomless depth of silence?

Not only was I excited at the opportunity to listen to and review this for Laura, but I also discovered the redesigned cover. It is absolutely gorgeous and adds to the mystery of this already intriguing story. 

I truly enjoyed this story from the very beginning. The world Laura created is one that focuses on certain real aspects and adds an amazing rawness to her writing. Listening to it on audio brought everything to life for me in a way that reading it didn't. Everything from the fear Summer felt, to her discovery of kindness and love was wonderfully conveyed.

The pace and conciseness of the reader really set the tone and allowed me to enjoy listening to the story. Now I'm even more excited for the next book in the Summer Chronicles, Forsaken Harbor!



  1. Ooh, sounds good! Interesting that the MC is/has to be mute--I bet that was a challenge to write, especially when it comes to dialogue-heavy scenes. I just may have to check this one out. Thanks for the rec!


  2. This sounds really good, and I've never heard of it! I'm so glad you featured it. Pirate stories, kidnapping, strange worlds, what's not to love?! And that cover, wow!



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