Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blog Tour ---> Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple

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Today Mad Scientist has the pleasure of presenting a Audio Book Review for a very curious Middle Grade book, Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple is the third book in the series. It was a creative ride through the eyes of young minds.  

Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delight tours.
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Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple

Zoe & Zak Adventures #3
By: Lars Guignard
Published:  Fantastic Press
Publish Date:  Jan 2014
Audio: 7 hours 13 minutes
Tags:  Fantasy Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Adventure, Magic 
Source:  Candace's Book Promotions


 Concoction of a Review:

Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple is the third in the series. We find ourselves back at the Himalayan boarding school that serves up the worst food imaginable, Moonstock Academy.  During this  whirlwind adventure Zak finds himself with an odd power and a pet parrot named Open Sesame. 

The beginning of the book starts during the trip their group has won in the previous book. They are in Bhutan, a country between India and Thailand, passing out medical supplies in mountainous villages. Zak ends up getting really sick, so sick that everyone is worried he might not make it. 

Do you remember the ghastly food from the second book? Mad Scientist just found it so amusing to listen to them run to sign up for the vegetarian menu for the semester with only a few spots to spare. Whew. That was a close one.

The powerful Goddess Durga set Zoe & Zak out on new task, in search of the second noble truth also known as The Tiger Eye of Justice. They must of done so well retrieving the first noble truth in Zoe & Zak and the Yogi's Curse.  However, this time it is a race to find the second noble truth to save the Tiger People & to save Zak's life before the tiger stripes cover his body. 

At some point Zak pops a bubble meant for Zoe and ends up with his own unique power. He even names himself as the "Creature Teacher". It was a great twist to see the characters change and develop. 

In this third installment of the series there is a depressed magic carpet, a new rich kid with maids and trunks galore, a science fair, & a massive downhill bike ride and some serious rides through the mountain hills. 

Surly, one cannot be sure what will be had when you enter into a Zoe & Zak adventure. Anything goes with the magical hills of India With that being so there were chuckles and laughs in between the inner shouts for them to watch out for what is lurking under the water. 

Sonja is a wonderful narrator. MS tries to stay away from females voices because they tend to grate on the eardrum a tad too much. Yet, Sonja's presentation of both Zoe & Zak as well as the rest of the cast was very enjoyable. Each character was distinct so MS never felt the internal need as to guess which character it was supposed to be.




** Thanks to Candace's Book Promotions for the ebook. However, all Mad thoughts are presented in as right of mind a twisted brain can be inside of this Mad Scientist!**

4 Blasts --->  A Most Delightful Read

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About the Author:


Prior to writing novels, Lars Guignard wrote for film and television. As a teenager he attended boarding school in the Indian Himalayas and his experiences there provided the inspiration for the Zoe and Zak series which now include: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard and Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse and Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple.
He lives in the Pacific Northwest where he dodges bears and cougars while hiking & skiing the magnificent Coast Mountain Range.

For news about new releases, please join his email list here: Zoe&ZakAdventures@gmail.com








About the narrator:

Sonja Field combines her life-long passion for reading with her skill as an actress to bring audiobooks to life! A dynamic and versatile narrator, she has logged hundreds of hours recording textbooks with an organization called Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. She loved recording the action-packed Zoe & Zak and the Yogi's Curse because of its wealth of colorful, quirky, and memorable characters.


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  1. I just ADORE this series, it's SO fun going on these adventures with Zoe & Zak! I have to admit, it has me really wanting to visit India as well! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop MS!

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  2. Thanks for the fun review, Mad Scientist. It's great that you're enjoying the series. I agree Sonja is a talented narrator. Each of her voices is unique. Thanks again for the listen!

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