Just A little bibliophile!
This is a very touching and poignant sequel to "If I Stay"- richly detailed and told with heart as the story reveals the truth for Adam and Mia in alternating slices of the past and present. In an interesting turn, this follow-up is narrated with gut-punching honesty from Adams perspective. The author keeps her reader in suspense until late in the story and does not make it predictable as to how things will actually turn out for the two main characters. The audio production is better than good, they engaged just the right voice to portray Adam...it is pretty much exactly what I would imagine he sounds like. A don't miss, in my opinion, particularly if you are a fan of the original story.
This is a story to go to if you're looking for a little escape with a tale of two young people who fall in love while on the run in difficult circumstances and facing dangerous angels...all the while they don't like each other at first. In fact that's the plot device that almost drags on a little too long. Sounds entertaining, and it is, since some scenes play out better than others. The narrative (and dialogue) is not quite as artful and compelling as some other great books I've read (or heard) lately, and is a bit repetitive at points throughout the story. However, I came to like the characters enough that I will read the next book to see what happens; they are fairly well-developed and fleshed out. The narration is pretty good, and for the most part matches what I feel is the tone of the story.
I did read the series, and really love the story which is actually why I also supplemented it on my IPOD in audiobook. S. Meyer's tale of Edward and Bella is sweet, and compelling...the characters become like friends you want to spend time with. It has it's romance, dramatic moments, and there are times when you shake your head at the behavior of or a choice a character makes, (Usually Edward or Jacob), but you love them anyway. The narrator's voice is perfect,(not too young, not too old) she has a nice voice and is spot-on as Bella. She even sounds a little bit older as you go through all four books....natural progression. For those other unknown reviewers who gave her voice a "thumbs down", I must say, I disagree and I humbly suggest you have your ears checked. I would like to hear what does sound like a "good voice" to you. Ms. Kedushen sounds lovely compared to some of the other voices I've heard in samples, ..some of them unpleasant enough or inappropriate enough to the story to keep me from purchasing a story I might otherwise like.
Another home run for John Green. Looking for Alaska, Abundance of Katherine's, and Paper Towns were amazing. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed his other work.