So far, I've found it funny just how hard it is to get a review as an independent author. I know there are people that know far more than I do about how to get a review, but I admit I am clearly not one of them.
With that said I took the time to get an honest review and it turned out to be a very fair review that I was proud to read.
However one thing always perplexes me: where do I get my book professionally edited??? I've looked online with no result except for scams or very exorbitant prices. I've asked others with no results. With the only suggestion being peer review. So of course I went to Grammarly. I've used that software for the last 2 years and it's corrected a whole hell of a lot of my errors. But, I'm still amazed that there are errors pointed out that the software didn't catch. Small things here and there, which when spoken don't sound wrong at all to the ear, but when written seem to be a portal straight to evil. Or at least that's what it seems like when they're pointed out.
It is with all this in consideration, that I am very happy to boast about the fact that my books will be made into audiobooks. Because generally an audiobook listener doesn't gripe about a typo, a syntax error, or even a run-on paragraph. It truly is liberating to see the differences in the reviews of a independently published book on Kindle and the same book on Audible. With The Spellmonger series being my most precious poster child for success. His first book was trounced by reviewers for spelling errors and other issues with the Kindle book. But the Audible version lacks nearly all of that and only focuses on what people liked or disliked about the book. It's a real eye opener when you realize that with the spoken word as a medium for a story, what prevails is the story itself.
So with that said, I do have a text review as a link below. Check it out and I hope it helps you decide if you want to download the book this weekend for free through Kindle.
Virgil Allen Moore