Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lono Waiwaiole on The Splintered Paddle

Mark Troy’s The Splintered Paddle is a trip through paradise, but the windows on the bus are dark glass and a gun comes in a lot handier than sunscreen.  You’re in good company, though–a kick-ass wahine and a haole who definitely needs his ass kicked are along for the ride–and Troy knows where he’s going and exactly how to get there. This Hawai`i is a lot more lethal than the one in the picture postcards, but you also get a lot more bang for your buck. Just keep your head down, brah, and you’ll be fine!–LONO WAIWAIOLE, author of Dark Paradise

Audio version of The Rules

The Rules was my first venture into the world of audiobooks. I was a little concerned about how it would go, especially when it came to picking a narrator. Nobody in the world could match the voice of Ava that was in my head, but Julie Hoverson came as close as any I heard. I thought the final product was great. As it turned out, so did others. Here is what one reviewer had to say:

I loved the narration by Julie Hoverson. . . . what a job she did in the novella. She has a strong voice and she quickly became Ava for me. She does change her voice somewhat for the other characters but it was easy on my ear and did not distract from the story at all. I hope that she will be narrating the upcoming series as I loved her voice flowing into my ears.

A review of The Rules

A review of The Rules

I really enjoyed Ava. She is a strong leading lady and she can definitely take care of herself and her principal. She takes charge of every situation and her training kicks in before she actively thinks about it. Loved that! She is a kickass heroine. 


Chrizette Bayman, Just Reading for Fun