Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go! Many of us will be traveling during the holiday season, and what better way to pass the time than with an audiobook? If you are looking for a crowd-pleaser, then look no further than Natalie Lloyd’s “The Key to Extraordinary.” It has everything: family secrets, buried treasure, ghosts and music! The music is one of the things that sets this audiobook apart. Why read the lyrics on the page when the narrator, Kate Simses, will bring the songs to life with her lovely southern accent?
“The Key to Extraordinary” follows a merry band of characters with poetic names such as Granny Blue, Emma Pearl, Cody Belle and Earl Chance. Emma Pearl and her brother have been raised by their grandmother, and together they run the Boneyard Cafe in Blackbird Hollow. The Boneyard Cafe is a favorite local eatery that serves up tasty treats and haunted tours in the adjacent graveyard.
Emma Pearl has spent her whole life helping out in the cafe and waiting for her Destiny Dream — a dream that every woman in her family has had, and a dream that will hopefully offer some clue as to what her future holds. Once she has had her Destiny Dream, Emma looks to her friends to help her decipher it. Along the road to discovery they will have to work together to save the cafe and the town.
This book has something for everyone and will delight listeners of all ages. Lloyd does a wonderful job weaving magic and whimsy into a story that is far from ordinary. Check it out now on Hoopla or at your local branch!