Audiobook Review: I, Walter by Mike Hartner

Title: I, Walter
Author: Mike Hartner
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Eternity4Popsicle Publishing
Published: June 27th, 2013
Format: Audiobook (narrated by author)
Length: 7 hours and 15 minutes (224 pages)
Source: From author in exchange of an honest review
Book Summary:
I, Walter is an historical adventure that follows Walter Crofter from his beginnings in London, to his end in Northern Spain. 

In a country and a time where favor and politics were both deadly, can an honest boy stay true to himself? 

Especially given his family background? 

I, Walter is the first in a series of books in a saga which will span continents and time to arrive in present day North America. Each in the series will be connected, though that connection may not be obvious for several more books. It's almost like looking at a menorah (sic).. Many lines, seemingly individual, connect to center at different points

     *The Reader's Review*

     My rating: 4/5 stars

I, Walter is a lovely book. I've always enjoyed historical fiction and I'm glad this book gave me what I was looking for--strong characters, adventure and a clean read. It's classified as a YA, but it felt more like a person's memoir even though it's fiction. Walter's life was amazing and inspiring, I'm happy I stuck with it to the very end.

A made a real friend with Walter as I joined him on his wild adventures at sea. It was fun, it was exciting, and at times heart-breaking. He sure goes through everything and I loved how he stayed true to himself, not changing because of the wealth he was gaining or the fame. He even grew into a  better person and that's saying something because he was quite honorable right from the start. 

I liked his loyalty, his bravery and smart thinking. I liked how he fell in love with only one person in his entire life and was forever faithful. He worked so hard to be worthy of Maria's and Don Castebello's affection that he didn't even realize he didn't have to prove his worthiness. Everyone knew that, but he was just so stubborn about it.

I, Walter was the first audiobook I had the pleasure of listening to and although we didn't hit off like we were supposed to (all the blame to me, I found out I'm not a good audiobook listener) it was really good. Mike Hartner's voice was very soothing and I swear at times I forgot I was listening to his voice, and instead thought I was listening to Walter. He transported me into his story like magic and that was simply amazing.

1 comment:

  1. Mike Hartner's voice was very soothing and I swear at times I forgot I was listening to his voice, and instead thought I was listening to Walter.

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