The Queen of Tarts review of the audio for Red Tash’s Troll Or Derby + Contest!!!

trollorderbyaudiobookwithearbudsQueen of Tarts Review of

the audio book for

Red Tash’s

Troll Or Derby

I love to listen to audio books. I am in a long distance relationship (gahh!!!) and being able to “read” on the road is a life saver! When Red Tash approached me about reviewing her new audio book for Troll or Derby I jumped at the chance. I don’t give five stars very often. I actually hate to give stars on thars and all that cause it’s all so subjective… BUT Troll or Derby is one of those stories that ranks at the top of my list (if I had a list 😛 ). Click HERE for my vlog review.

I loved this coming of age tale set amongst trolls, fairies and rollerderby. It was unique and has stuck with me. The audio version didn’t disappoint.

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Audio clip from Troll or Derby

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“Roll away with Deb and Harlow”

◊ Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Deb! She’s feisty, fun and fierce and not a quitter. The narrator does a great job of expressing Deb’s determination and sometimes confusion as she finds out more about who she is. Deb Rocks!

I actually love Harlow very much too- But well… have you ever read a book then listened to the reading and the voice didn’t quite line up to the voice in your head? I felt that Ms. Bentley’s voice for Harlow in Deb’s chapters was too gruff… But I was able to get past that when he had his own chapters and told the tale from his perspective.


◊ What about Stephanie Bentley’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed how Ms. Bentley used very different voices, tones, accents etc. throughout the reading. I was never confused as to who was talking. I thought she did a great job with an intricate story.


◊ Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Red Tash’s storytelling makes me laugh and wince equally. Troll or Derby is not for the fainthearted. It demands attention and passion. The telling (and listening) makes you care viscerally for Deb and Harlow and ache for them to survive… to more than survive. To thrive and kick butt! 😀

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

◊ Audiobook provided for my honest opinion

trollorderbyaudiobookwithearbudsTroll Or Derby

Narrated by: Stephanie Bentley
Recording Release date: October 24, 2013 |
Listening Length: 7 hours and 58 minutes
Genre: Urban Fantasy, YA,
Red Tash (Author)
Format: AUDIO
(eBook and print available too 😀 )


In Troll or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and for being different. When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she’s grown up, and rescue her. Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel. But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price. Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll? Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and this magical new realm, forever?

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Red Tash is a journalist-turned-novelist of dark fantasy for readers of all ages. Monsters, SciFi, wizards, trolls, fairies, and roller derby lightly sautéed in a Southern/Midwestern sauce hand-canned from her mama’s recipes await you in her pantry of readerly delights.   Y’all come, anytime.


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3 Replies to “The Queen of Tarts review of the audio for Red Tash’s Troll Or Derby + Contest!!!”

  1. Received – a shirt that reminds me of Sheldon on TBBT. / Given – I shared some books with my dad that I wanted to read with him.

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