Thursday, January 8, 2015

Audio Review by Stacia: Mending Noel by Charlie Cochet

***Stacia's Holiday Reviews: Stacia was given the task of reviewing these, and due to life events of the formatter they were not able to be posted until now. ***

Mending Noel, North Pole City Tales Book 1 (Audio)
Author: Charlie Cochet
Narrator: Dave Gillies
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC.
Running Time: 1hr, 24min.
Rating: 5/5 Smooches


All is not sparkly snowflakes and sweet candy canes in North Pole City. Office workers Tim and Noel do nothing all day but antagonize each other - petty fighting that might be based on hatred or a heated mutual attraction. It's up to Jack Frost and his elf-friend Rudy to broach the hostilities and introduce some Christmas kisses, but is the Frost Prince up to the challenge of launching a new romance when someone's trying to break his holiday spirit?

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Advent Calendar package Evergreen.


This is the first time I’ve listened to an audio book narrated by Dave Gillies.  His British accent made the listening pleasing. Dave did a great job reading clearly and with passion. I’d listen to him again.
I did not expect espionage at the North Pole that didn’t involve the Heat Meiser or the Snow Meiser. This story isn’t about the usual North Pole that you heard about as a kid. Rudy, instead of being a flying reindeer is a pilot, Santa is the mayor and Jack is the Frost King’s son. Although, Rudy, the elf still guides the sleigh, Santa still delivers presents and Jack Frost still controls winter.

Then you have the elves, Noel and Tim who work in an office at the North Pole. Noel is Tim’s boss who makes his job more difficult by picking on Tim on a daily basis. Situations aren’t always what they seem, however, as these two find out in the end.

I loved this short story it was thought out and well written. It’s Christmas with a little of James Bond mixed in. I could read more adventures from this crew if there were to be any.

Purchase Link: Dreamspinner Press

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