Saturday, March 28, 2015

How a Star Falls—Audiobook Review + Giveaway!


Looky here, my first audiobook review! :D Firstly, I rarely listen to audiobooks anymore (I listened to quite a few when I was little), but I was excited for a chance to listen to How a Star Falls and review it. You may remember that I reviewed the novella for Amber’s blog tour. I loved the story and thought it was a very cute romance. I also loved that it was a story of young adulthood and how Amber perfectly captured how things don’t always turn out the way you dreamed when you were young, but it can still lead to a bright and even better future. Getting to listen to it was a real treat. The narrator did a fine job in bringing to life the story’s main character, Derrick. It was so much fun to get to hear his voice in this way. I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you haven’t read the story before. It’s not too long, about two hours. Perfect to listen to if you’re sitting down to a craft project or something like I was when I listened to it.

Here’s a bit about the book, Amber, and her narrator. And make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post! :)

About the Book

Unabridged audiobook narrated by Patrick Wilson Mahaney | 1 hour and 55 minutes

How does a star fall?
Quickly. Completely. Unexpectedly.

Derrick Knolane escapes to Trinidad Head most evenings, avoiding his apartment and planning for the day he'll break free of Humboldt County. Working in a music store might be fine for a while, but it's far from the goal he had in mind when he got his college degree. Not to mention the fact that his roommate is a jerk and his family won't stop trying to run his life.
Then Brielle falls into his world.

She claims to be a star. Not from Hollywood, but from heaven. He thinks she's crazy. Certainly delusional. Yet, he can't just leave her alone on the cliffs. So he takes her home.

And his whole world falls apart.

A heartfelt and fanciful contemporary romance novella, How a Star Falls explores the uncertain season of new adulthood and shows that sometimes the worst inconveniences make for the best miracles of all.

Add audiobook version to your Goodreads shelf

Audiobook Purchase Links

Less than $7! (You can listen to a sample on the following sites, as well.)

Amazon | Audible | iTunes

Author Bio

Amber Stokes - Star Gazer PicAmber Stokes works as a content writer (marketing services) for a Christian publisher. On the side, she self-publishes inspirational fiction depicting the seasons of life and love. Her passion for books compelled her to earn a bachelor's degree in English and to run her own freelance editing and publicity business for over a year. Happily, this new chapter of her career takes place in the Pacific Northwest—a part of the world she's always considered home. Learn more about Amber’s books at

Social Media Links
Twitter: @SeasonsHumility
Goodreads: Amber Stokes
Google +: +AmberStokes

Narrator Bio

Patrick Mahaney is a comedian, writer, and performer living in New York City. You can follow him on Twitter at @patrick_mahaney.


Experience How a Star Falls as you’ve never heard it before! Enter to win one of three digital audiobook copies of the novella using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to anyone who can access (Prizes will be distributed using promo codes through that site.)

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  1. I love listening to audio books! Especially when I am cleaning. It makes cleaning a lotmore fun!

  2. I clicked that I had joined the street team, and I was planning on doing ti, but I don't have a blog!

    1. Thank you for your interest in joining my street team, Sierra! The reason I initially set up the form with a slot for the blog URL is because a lot of the promotions I do involve blogs - cover reveals, book tours, etc. But there have been others who don't have blogs and wanted to join the team, and I don't want to exclude anyone who wants to help however they can. :) I believe if you just include any URL in that slot (for example, my site's URL:, you should be able to complete the form just fine! If I see that URL, I'll just assume you're a non-blogger who would still like to review books on non-blog sites. :)



      P.S. Music and stories can both make cleaning a lot more fun, for sure! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

  3. I really enjoy listening to audiobooks- they're great for when I'm knitting or in the car. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Audiobooks are definitely awesome in that way! Thanks for entering the giveaway, Sarah. :)


  4. Jaye, I SO appreciate your support of this book and your friendship! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the audiobook version and the narrator's interpretation of Derrick's voice. :) Thank you many times over for your review! *Hugs*


  5. I love listening to audiobooks--that way I can "read" and do other things as well! :)