Thursday, March 7, 2013

Storytelling Fun for the Entire Family

Compact Disc Review

Turning Point: Almost True Tales

Written and Performed by Janice Davin

Available directly from Janice Davin at .


$12.00, plus $2.00 shipping and handling.

Reviewed By Linda Goodman

Janice Davin's CD of original stories is witty, unique and full of surprises. I cannot remember the last time that I had so much fun listening to a CD.

In Jeremy's Prayer, about a boy who lives in a neighborhood where he has only girls to play with, Jeremy prays that God will give him a playmate who enjoys wrestling, basketball, and dangerous tricks. Be careful what you pray for!

Hazard's Leash is a ghost tale about two boys who break into an old man's house in search of a mysterious leash and get much more than they bargain for. One must believe in order see, and what is explained away by one boy becomes truth to the other.

Reggie Baxter has a secret in Dare to Dance. Unfortunately, a mean spirited classmate shares Reggie's secret with his classmates. Does that stop Reggie? Of course not! There would not be a story if it did.

Set in Union County, North Carolina, where “friendly neighbors care about, look after, and occasionally spy on one another,” Henry Wilson's Fortune is a true gem. Henry's desire to give away a large sum of money leads to unexpected developments and sets two young people on the path to true love. In spite of the unexpected twists and turns, last wishes are fulfilled and Henry Wilson is doubly blessed. This story is expertly written and skillfully told.

If you enjoy fireworks, you will delight in hearing Red, White, and BOOM, a flight of fancy that had me laughing so hard I had to pull off to the side of the road (I listen to CDs in my car). Illegal fireworks lead to hilarious hijinks in this tale centered around a birthday celebration.

The sound on this tale is surprisingly good, considering that Janice's recording studio is in her closet. Truly, she is a woman of many talents. She also understands the hearts and minds of her listeners and knows how to incorporate those things into her stories in delightful ways.


  1. I have enjoyed Janice each time I have heard her tell! I am glad to see that she has a CD out!

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