Hobs Review of Ghost Talkers Audio Book written and read by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers Audio Book
written and read by Mary Robinette Kowal

Let me start by saying Mary has a great voice. I first heard her on the award winning Podcast Writing Excuses. But its only 15 minutes long so I guess she still had  extra time on her hands. She spends much of that  time narrating books I guess because not only does she narrate her own books but books written by other people too. The rest of her time must be spent going to Cons and doing a bit of Puppetry. OH I almost forgot she writes books also. I wonder if she sleeps?

Well this is a review of one of those books. It is called Ghost Talkers and takes place during World War one. It is a very interesting and unique alternate history that focuses on a secret group[p of mystics that can speak to the dead. All solders must report in and tell how they died and any other important information. After that is done they can give any goodbye messages and they will be sent on to loved ones. Then they go where ever they go.

I loved how real world people are threaded in to the story. Harry Houdini and his real debunking of Mystics of the time was just to keep the Ghost talkers safe I. got quite a chuckle when Captain Tolkien basically just gives directions while pointing then walked away. I am sure I missed many others even though after J.J.R. I wondered if every person that we met for the rest of the book was real or not.

very unique story and extremely well written/ Narrated. I give Ghost Talkers 4 out of 5 stars Definitely worth your time to check this one out


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Myself and Mary Robinette at PHXcc 2016

 

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2 thoughts on “Hobs Review of Ghost Talkers Audio Book written and read by Mary Robinette Kowal”

  1. She has an amazing voice! If you ever had a chance to go a Convention where she is a guest, you are in for a treat! She was one of the voices in the audiobook for The Incrementalists, and I’ve listened to that audiobook probably 10 times now. I’ve read a few of her short stories and enjoyed them, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever read any of her novels.

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