Beauty and the Basement is a children’s audiobook about a young girl who finds herself trapped in her basement after hours. Through her own strength and resourcefulness, she manages to escape without help from anyone else. While harrowing at times, the story ultimately celebrates courage and survival skills.
For who is this book for ?
Olivia Snowe’s audiobook is for children who are interested in adventure and suspenseful stories. It is perfect for readers who want to feel like they’re the hero of their own story, facing down danger and escaping unscathed.
- The story is suspenseful and exciting, keeping kids engaged the whole way through.
- It teaches resilience in the face of danger and adversity.
- Beauty and the Basement highlights feminine strength in a genre that often sidelines girls into passive roles
- The book may be too scary for some young readers.
- It does not have a lot of dialogue or characters to engage listeners.
- The story is somewhat predictable and lacks suspense.
Learn more about the author
Olivia Snowe is a children’s audiobook author and storyteller with over a dozen titles to her credit. A graduate of the University of Oxford, she has worked extensively in theater and audio production. She lives in London with her husband and two young sons.
“This is an excellent story! I’m so glad my daughter found it. It’s well written, suspenseful and has a positive message.”
“Beauty and the Basement is a wonderful audiobook that will keep children entertained while teaching them important life skills. The heroine, Beauty, is brave and resourceful, and her journey from basement to freedom provides an exciting story with a positive message. I would highly recommend this audiobook for any child who loves adventure stories!”
“Snowe’s narration is brisk and assured, with plenty of action and suspense to hold listeners’ attention. A satisfying adventure story.”
“I’m not a big fan of scary stories, but I really liked this one. The girl is so brave and resourceful.”