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Review of SauraCorps: Salvation by Derek Borne

Updated: Aug 13, 2023

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Blending image of purples to orange like a sunset for background with SauraCorps: Salvation cover for book and audio featuring a large cargo ship behind a whooly mammoths above a circle of light surrounding the book title and young man and woman at the bottom in front of a city scape. The girl holds a dodo bird.

Do you love dinosaurs and adventure? Then check out this review of SauraCorps: Salvation by Derek Borne with the audiobook narrated by Isabella Tugman. It's a perfect listen-to or read if you prefer for a wide audience.

Review of SauraCorps: Salvation by Derek Borne

Audiobook Narrated by Isabella Tugman

SauraCorps: Salvation is the second installment in this series of young adult fantasy stories following main character Kam and Liv. The story takes place after some time has passed since their first adventure into the past, where they faced dinosaurs and huge creepy bugs.

We meet our characters while on a trip, and Kam is planning something huge. Of course, the universe has other plans for these two when they stumble across a dodo bird while visiting the zoo. This catapults them and their friend, former antagonist Sebastian Sharp, back into the chaos of dealing with time.

I’m going to avoid any spoilers as much as possible, but this book is what anyone with romance in their heart dreams of when they finish a story wondering about what if the characters― you know? I loved that Borne gave me that with these two, and the ending was magnificent.

Kam and Liv are two very likable and realistic characters that kid nap readers' hearts with their humor and fun bickering. They stick together when things get difficult, and I have enjoyed seeing them grow from best friends at the start of book one through this second story to even more. The way they handle the dinosaurs and Borne showing that they aren’t perfect after their brush with the past, is refreshing.

This story is suitable for younger ears in that there are only a few curse words throughout, and the scenes fade to black when someone is being eaten, etc. I listened to this story via audible and enjoyed every bit of it with my younger son. He listened to the first book with me as well, and both are among my top favorites.

This book is a fast-paced story and doesn’t leave readers bored. It’s filled with action, suspense, friendship, family, and second chances. The narrator, Isabella Tugman, does an outstanding job bringing this story to life. I couldn’t imagine anyone else portraying these characters and voicing the various dino noises.

I highly recommend this book and give it an easy 5 of 5 stars.

Book Synopsis:

SauraCorps. Once a criminally covert operation for trafficking dinosaurs to the present, the reformed company now fights a seemingly futile battle to keep dinosaurs safe and out of the public eye.

High school grads, Kamren and Vivienne, are navigating their new relationship status while on a cross-country vacation.

Until a dodo bird waddles into their lives. Being thrust back into the world of prehistoric creatures and those who use them for nefarious purposes causes a rift between the teens. What will it take for Kam and Viv to save the dinosaurs…and themselves?

Head shot of author Derek Borne against a moss coated tree wearing olive green shirt

The Author, Derek Borne

Hey hey! Derek Borne here, and I'm a Canadian author of Sci-Fi novels. When I'm not writing, I spend time with my lovely wife and moody bearded dragon Ziggy (She's always looking at me like I'm an idiot). Other times, I'm eating pizza, belting out Broadway showtunes, playing guitar, eating pizza, watching anything to do with Marvel superheroes, and making movie references daily. Oh, and eating pizza.

And for added emphasis...... pizza.



Twitter: @dborneauthor

Narrator Isablla Tugmen wearing blue top head shot from within her sound booth

The Narrator, Isabella Tugmen

Isabella “Izzy” Tugman is a professional Voice-Over Artist, Actor, Singer, and Film Producer based out of Phoenix, AZ. She has also lived and worked in the Los Angeles, New York City, Austin, and Kansas City markets.

Izzy has a Bachelors Degree in Music from Thomas Edison State University. In addition, she is a graduate of a rigorous two-year college performing arts program from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles. She also spent two years as a Vocal Performance major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where she studied to be an opera singer.

Having spent a lifetime acting and singing on the stage, in front of the camera, and behind the microphone, a career in voice-over harmoniously blends her talents for voice, acting, story-telling, and language.

Isabella is an incredibly hard-working individual who is committed to quality. She works consistently to improve on her talents and her business while maintaining a strong sense of integrity and a positive attitude.

When she’s not pursuing her career goals, Izzy loves to sing, dance, read, practice yoga, play video games, travel, and indulge in spicy foods. An animal lover, she has two cats and two small dogs that might as well be cats.

When looking for a Voice-Over Professional, Izzy is the Voice of Choice!


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