30 August 2006

What I Like: "Nina Kimberly the Merciless" by Christiana Ellis

This week's segment should be called "What M Likes" because she is absolutely mad for this story. It is in heavy rotation on her mp3 player. She couldn't wait for school to start so that she could share it with all her friends. To me, that is the sign of an engaging story.

So, what is the plot of this engaging story? Nina Kimberly is the teenage princess of a warrior clan. Her father, the leader of the clan, is dead and their people have dispersed. With no land of their own, her people must co-exist with a more peaceful race. This doesn't sit well with Nina, who is itching for a quest of the type that she has read about. Her royal guardians agree to let her travel, but use a spell to bind her to the useless prince of the kingdom. So she is on a mission to find the man of her dreams, ditch the idiot prince, and add some adventure and meaning to her life.

Christiana Ellis does double-duty as the author and all the voices in this audio drama. She manages to make each character distinctive without changing her voice very much. I can't believe she has produced such a quality product on her own and gives it away for free! To check out the story for yourself, either click on the banner above or go to Podiobooks.
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