Journey to Jumbalot by Ryan Wakefield

What A Cute Story

4.25 out of 5 stars

Journey to Jumbalot by Ryan Wakefield is a delightful YA/Pre-Teen story that captures the imagination and touches the heart. It follows the courageous Alby, an ordinary housecat who must transcend his feline limitations to embark on a thrilling adventure to save his mysteriously vanished owner.

One of the standout aspects of the story is its endearing characters, with Alby stealing the spotlight. Through Alby’s eyes, readers witness his transformation from an average housecat into a hero willing to face great challenges to rescue his beloved human. Alby’s determination and loyalty are truly inspiring, making him a lovable and relatable protagonist who had me smiling.

Wakefield’s storytelling skills shine brightly in this book. The narrative is filled with heartwarming moments and laced with humor and captivating plot twists that engage readers of all ages. Despite being aimed at a younger audience, Journey to Jumbalot effortlessly captivates readers of all ages, including those who may not be the book’s intended demographic.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Journey to Jumbalot. It is a charming and entertaining read that has the potential to ignite a love for reading in young readers, particularly those who adore cats. With its mix of heart, humor, and irresistible characters, Ryan Wakefield has crafted a tale that is hard to put down and leaves a lasting impression.

Bill Lord nailed the performance, too. He really breathed life into the story, making it fly off the pages.

Book Description:

Journey to Jumbalot by Ryan Wakefield

Kindle Edition currently available with Kindle Unlimited

A glowing doorway. A lost friend. Will one loyal pet turn out to be the hero of the hour?

Alby the housecat has no desire for adventure. Rescued by the kindly Professor Wizoom, he’s grateful to be safe and lazy. But when his master vanishes through a magical door, the scaredy-cat summons what little courage he has and races in after him.

Stuck in a strange land of mixed-together animals, Alby teams up with an irritating froguar to locate his missing owner. But when he’s mistaken for a spy, the lonely feline finds himself caught in a war between wolvaraptor pirates and noble tigeroon knights!

Can the timid feline conquer his worries in time to save the day?

Journey to Jumbalot is an action-packed fantasy audiobook based on an award-winning novel. If you like talking animals, daring deeds, and enchanted worlds, then you’ll love Ryan Wakefield’s imaginative quest into a strange new world.

Read by the award-winning narrator, Bill Lord, download Journey to Jumbalot today and listen to an adventure unlike any other!

  • 2022 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award: Gold Medal for Children’s Preteen Fantasy
  • 2021 Royal Palm Literary Award Competition: Gold Award for Published Fantasy
  • Mom’s Choice Awards: Gold Recipient for excellence in Family-friendly Media, Products, and Services
  • Global Book Awards: Silver Medal for Children’s Action and Adventure Category
Journey to Jumbalot by Ryan Wakefield
Narrator: Bill Lord
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
Published by Self Published on April 18th 2023
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
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