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Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness Audible – Unabridged

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Product Details

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 2 hours and 16 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Thomas Jerome Baker
  • Audible.com Release Date: November 1, 2013
  • Whispersync for Voice: Ready
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GDKW1C6
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Whimsical and entertaining yet sweet, "Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness" is an enjoyably unique take on folklore. There's a lot that you will recognize, but it's told through a unique new lens that offers new insights. I liked the bilateral structure, with the different storytelling emphasis in Books 1 and 2 respectively. Overall, this is a touching and whimsical tale that I would highly recommend!
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This book taps into my inner child love for all thing mythological but with an adult spin. Mr. Baker has a wonderful way of telling stories and even though I sort of heard some before his take breathed new life into to them. As always this title is well written. I'm finding this author uses words as one would a musical instrument and draws you in.
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This is a fascinating and endearing piece of writing from an accomplished author who demonstrates an amazing facility with both language and conjured imagery. It works exceedingly well in ebook or paper format though I believe it would be most effective read aloud as I am convinced it would captivate audiences both young and old.

Story telling is the heart of all fiction though sometimes authors tie themselves up in linguist knots and lose sight of the importance of pace and audience involvement in their work. Not so Thomas who pitches his tales and their construction right where the reader/listener will find the most emotional connection.
I received a review copy from the author and recommend Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness without reservation.
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When I picked up a copy of this book, I find the title, "Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness" rather enticing... I believe that this is going to be a good read for my afternoon reading pleasure. As I flipped through the pages, there is one sentence that really caught my attention, "Storyteller, the “bones” of Mother Earth must be objects of a size and shape that they could be thrown over the shoulder of Pyrrah and Deucalion." This sentence is simply and easy to understand for all readers.

Its uniquely stories are told in a manner that all can relate to very well. They provide great insights on human values.

This book is great for teens, young adults, and even mature readers like myself. If you like great fairytale folklore, then you'll definitely get lots of entertainment and enjoyment out of this book.

If there's one thing I'd change about this book, it would be to improve on the book cover to indicate a more mythical and magical feel rather than the current one. But overall, the book is really a great read.

This book looked great on my Kindle Fire tablet. It has good formatting and layout.

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I am fascinated by authors that are able to combine mere words, with what we know of life to form amazing stories. "Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness" is one such tale and Thomas Jerome Baker is just the right author to make it work. The Storyteller's tale began simple enough, but ended in a complete turn of events that I had not expected. This enticing story pulls from worldly and biblical teachings, enchanting readers with a mixture of creativity. Honestly, I could see myself floating about, quite eager as the one referred to as "Little One" to learn more and more about history because it was told in such an engaging manner. And when the tale moved further in, revealing a fascinating plot of destiny, and a battle between good and evil, I couldn't stop reading. I was captivated even more than before, as if possible. A quick read, yet quite fullfilling.

Time and time again, I have said that I love a tale that plays with language and words; one that uses an advanced understanding of what it takes to bedazzle readers. As I read, I had no choice but to smile and revel in the manner it all unfolded. From Leprechauns to Celestial beings, rainbows and pots of gold, the quest for immortality to the very nature of humankind, it's a savory tale for anyone that likes to get lost in rich imagination. Great job!

(NOTE: I received a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.)
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Story Tellers is a mosaic. Each short story glitters and pleases the mind, spirit, and soul in its own way. The stories come together like precious jewels to fashion the intellectually imaginative whole.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part is Celestial Games. The second part is The Last Storyteller.

The Storyteller and listener, Little One, interact. The reader moves through the stories, learning not only the tales but the nature of the Storyteller and Little One. The discerning reader will explore the layers, not only in the stories, but in the teller and the listener.

"The boy could hear the song of the wind in the evenings, the promise of the rain as it fell upon the Earth, the bird’s wings in magnificent flight high above the Earth. He could see with his mind’s eye when he slept, and he always danced with the animals by the first rays of the new moon each month.

"There could be no doubt about this boy.

"Such a son as this one, wished every man. Yet the old man knew one day the boy would be alone. There would be many who would be evil, with destruction as their only fruits."

Thomas Jerome Baker's masterpiece Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness offers both entertaining stories and an intellectual exercise in the nature of man, the real and surreal, light and dark, good and evil, winning and losing, and the past, present, and future.
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