Item description for Melting Stones by Grace Kelly Tamora Pierce...
Overview Residents of the island of Starns send for help from Winding Circle temple, and when prickly green mage Rosethorn and young stone mage trainee Evvy respond, Evvy finds that the problem is with a long-dormant volcano and tries to use her talents to avert the looming destruction.
An audiobook first!New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce has written the new novel in her popular Circle of Magic universe to go directly to audio--preceding the print version by at least a year.
Residents on one of the islands south of Emelan have sent a call for help to Winding Circle temple: Their plants and trees and the animals that live around them are mysteriously dying. From Winding Circle come two familiar figures: prickly green mage Rosethorn, whose plant magic will help her decipher what's ailing the plant life, and Briar's former student, the stone mage Evvy. With them comes the eager, nervous Dedicate Initiate Myrrhflower and Luvo, a being best described as a walking, intelligent rock. All are pulled into the island's mystery when Evvy is caught up by the wild spirits loose in an immense bubble of molten rock. Can they evacuate the island in time--or will they try to shift a volcano?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Full Cast Audio
ISBN 193418005X ISBN13 9781934180051
Reviews - What do customers think about Melting Stones?
A Stony Row to Hoe Sep 8, 2008
I have just completed reading Ms. Pierce's latest. What a disappointment! I slogged through this tedious book; the characters had few redeeming qualities and the dialog was ugly and awkward! I have no idea how it was as an audio book but it did NOT work as a real book.
I am a diehard fan...I have read every book Ms. Pierce has written and this is the first book I didn't enjoy... there were a few I really loved. Wait for the paperback if you must read this.
Audiobook - Melting Stones Jun 24, 2008
I purchased this book recently from this site. I love Tamora Pierce's books. This one is no exception. She has a way with language that draws you in and makes you unable to stop reading, or in this case, listening. However, you're probably wondering why I gave the book 3 stars. When I received the audiobook, I inserted the disc into my computer and found that half the discs were misnamed. It took quite some time to fix. I am unhappy that I had to do so. I think it would have been easier to download this from iTunes, but I really wanted the CDs. Make your choice. Otherwise, great book. The cast chosen is perfect. The story is unique and interesting. I can't wait for the hardcover printed book.
Splendid! Apr 17, 2008
I've only recently developed a fondness for audio books, when my mom pointed out to me that I could listen to an audio book rather than reading in the car for long car trips. The only problem with FullCast audio's books is that I can't wait for a long car ride to listen to them! I love the degree of talent brought to the recording, and how every character has a different voice - not to mention the music and sound effects which deepen the effects.
This audio book is even more amazing as Tamora Pierce wrote the text of the books specifically for the voice actors, particularly the actress who plays Evvie, the narrator and central character. I loved listening to every moment of this recording, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see the potential of audiobooks!
Tamora's Peirce's Audio Book, Melting Stones: Mar 11, 2008
I have been a big Peirce fan since I found her "Protector of the Small" quartet last year. When I realized that she'd published an audio book before a print novel, I was intrigued.
Melting Stones is a wonderful story about a girl who must decide in which world she will live. After all, when you think like a stone, it makes it very difficult to act as a human does. Through out the tale, the actors bring the story to life. Its like the old radio programs with verbal action, imaginary adventure and hours of good, clean entertainment.
If you enjoyed the Circle of Magic Series, then this book is the next book to complete your collection.
BORING & PREDICTABLE Jan 18, 2008
I rented this audiobook from the library. It certainly wasn't worth the money they spent, and I'm glad I didn't buy it. I only got through the first 2 CDs. It was just so boring: the characters, the dialogue, the plot, everything. Very disappointing. I think I'll listen to my Harry Potter audiobooks again. Much more enjoyable.