AudioBook Review: Brave: The Junior Novelization by Irene Trimble

AudioBook Review


If you, like me, are a fan of animation, you are aware of Pixar’s Brave, the Scottish Princess Merida and her attempts to put off a coming betrothal.  One of my favorite animations: Merida is strong willed, skilled and just a bit of a tomboy, with her riding and archery skills.  But, this is a review of the story presented in AudioBook form, a retelling of the movie plot. 

The writing does clearly delineate the story, and it is told in Merida’s point of view.  With Lucy Rayner as narrator, her brogue clearly evokes Scotland, and perfectly presents the story: with small adjustments in pacing and tone to indicate the different characters.

I enjoyed this version: Merida is a wonderfully capable young girl, and a great story of determination. Her misstep with the witch’s curse and her protectiveness in caring for her mother in bear form, as well as her determination to right the wrong she had done bring her into danger – danger she faces with strength and courage.

Perfect for kids who loved the movie, but when you want something different – car trips, quiet times without the television or computer games, even just as a bedtime treat over a few nights.  The production quality is what one would expect from Disney, and I found myself imagining scenes and expressions from the film as I listened.


Stars: Overall: 5 Narration: 5 Story: 5



AudioBook Review: Brave: The Junior Novelization by Irene Trimble

Title: Brave: The Junior Novelization
Author: Irene Trimble, Walt Disney Company
Genre: Children's Literature, Historical Fiction
Narrator: Lucy Rayner
Published by: Blackstone Audio
Source: AudioBook Jukebox
Pages: 123
Audio Length: 2 Hours: 46 minutes
Rated: five-stars
Get Your Copy: Amazon AllRomance iTunes Kobo Downpour IndieBound AudibleTantor Audio Direct from Publisher
See this Title on Goodreads

Pixar Animation Studio's 13th animated feature film,Brave is an epic adventure set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. Determined to carve her own path in life, a skilled archer named Princess Merida defies a sacred age-old custom - and inadvertently unleashes a beastly curse upon the kingdom. To set things right, Merida embarks on a perilous quest and discovers the meaning of true bravery.

Brave: The Junior Novelization retells the whole exciting story!

A copy of this title was provided via AudioBook Jukebox for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) (commonly referred to as Disney) is the largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue. Founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt Disney and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, the company was reincorporated as Walt Disney Productions in 1929. Walt Disney Productions established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and travel. Taking on its current name in 1986, The Walt Disney Company expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theatre, radio, publishing, and online media. In addition, it has created new divisions of the company in order to market more mature content than it typically associates with its flagship family-oriented brands.

The company is best known for the products of its film studio, the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, today one of the largest and best-known studios in Hollywood. Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, and ABC Family; publishing, merchandising, and theatre divisions; and owns and licenses 11 theme parks around the world. On January 23, 2006, it was announced that Disney would purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion. The deal was finalized on May 5. On December 31, 2009, Disney Company acquired the Marvel Entertainment, Inc. for $4.24 billion. The company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since May 6, 1991. An early and well-known cartoon creation of the company, Mickey Mouse, is the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.