Audiobook: The Maze by Charity Tahmaseb (Read by Ashley Klanac)

The Maze

A dystopian tale in three parts

4 out of 5 stars

The narration for The Maze was done by Ashley Klanac who does a really nice job narrating these three tales.  Her voice and inflection worked really well with the style that Tahmaseb was going for in these books.  The quality was perfect and I had no issues.

My least favorite story of the three was The Maze, don’t get me wrong — I still enjoyed the story the other two just outshined it in my opinion.  I think if it had some more time to develop and there was some more character development, it could have shined just as bright as the other two stories.

All three stories could have used a little more (that’s the problem with most short stories), but I think that they were better than others I’ve read in the past.  Usually in a short story the author has to pick between the story and the backstory and usually most/all of the backstory gets cut.

I think that overall, these were a great collection of dystopian/sci-fi stories from an author who has nowhere else to go but up!  Check these out if you want fast stories from a new author.

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bookdescription

Three stories. Three heroines. Three choices.

The Maze: Cadet Eppie Langtry navigates the cold and endless maze as part of the Academy’s final training exercise. Her exploration leads her to a fellow cadet, and their combined curiosity triggers something no one expects–least of all the cadre running the maze.

What Little Remains: In a post-apocalyptic city, Kit ekes out an existence by tending to her rooftop garden. A rift in time brings her a new friend from the past–and something else far more menacing.

Inside Out: When Lexia befriends a girl from outside a luxury spa facility, she starts seeing the cracks in her mother’s disastrous fifth marriage, the world in which she lives, and her own future.

This young adult, speculative fiction short story bundle is approximately 13,000 words long.

abouttheauthor

CharityCharity Tahmaseb has slung corn on the cob for Green Giant and jumped out of airplanes (but not at the same time).

She spent twelve years as a Girl Scout and six in the Army; that she wore a green uniform for both may not be a coincidence. These days, she writes fiction (long and short) and works as a technical writer for a software company in St. Paul.

Her novel, The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading (written with co-author Darcy Vance), is a YALSA 2012 Popular Paperback pick in the Get Your Geek On category.

Author: Brian

Hello! I'm Brian --- also known in the beer world as BrianBeerGod. I decided to foray my love for reviewing beers into the world of book reviews. I enjoy reading sci-fi, zombie, disease/science, business fiction, thrillers, and comedy/memoir books. Also "Orwellian," Utopian and Dystopian novels. Some of my favorite books include: 1984 by George Orwell, the MEG series by Steve Alten, and books by Richard Preston, Matt Reilly, and Douglas Preston.

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