The Last Storyteller

The Pearls of Wisdom Series

Children - Audiobook
Audio Book
Reviewed on 03/22/2024
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Reviewed by Ann Linus for Readers' Favorite

In a distant kingdom ruled by the Great Mouse-King, life is as great as it can be. The kingdom is blessed with a special tree that provides abundant food and a wise king who leads all the creatures with love and kindness. One day, the king’s beloved daughter Journee and her friends set out on a midnight exploration of the orchard where a special Zoe-Chai tree is planted, against the Mouse-King’s wish. In the orchard, they have a strange encounter that leaves them distressed and racing to the king for help. Meanwhile, the king receives more distressing news from Mr. Badger, who lives on the outskirts; an army of alien bats has invaded the kingdom, and the last words Mr. Badger heard from their vicious commander were, “Take me to the tree!” The Last Storyteller by Catherine Ann Russell is a story about love, courage, and unity.

Some books call for your attention when you’re away from them; this book was one of those. I was hooked from beginning to end. The story was filled with expectations and disappointments, and it unfolded interestingly from two directions, which heightened the suspense. The characters had distinct personalities, and their conversations were engaging. This book exceeded my expectations. Although The Last Storyteller is the final book in the Pearl of Wisdom series by Catherine Ann Russell, it can be read as a standalone.

The narration of this audiobook was by Jeffrey Machado, and he did an excellent job. The narration captured all the emotions and characters, and it was flawless. I was especially impressed with how the narrator could imitate all the animals’ sounds and maintain dialogue while sounding like each animal. This is supposed to be a children’s book, but I recommend it to anyone who likes a good adventure story.