Researcher/oral historian and fitness enthusiast from Austin, TX, currently residing in San Diego. I love to read, but traditional books require a person to be sedentary while reading. Audio books make it possible for me to increase both my physical activity and reading quantity.
I enjoyed this book for the story; I thought the story was original and interesting though it did drag in places. I did not like the narration. Normally, I'm not very picky about narrators and performance and I don't expect good acting or specialized voices; I just want someone to read well. Though the narrator read the book well, she read it in a very annoying computer/android voice. It literally sounded like my computer was reading the text to me. Then, when she wanted to portray different human female characters, she made her voice simpering, weak, or whiny. Most of the book is written through the view-point of a "rational", "logical" alien who is stuck in an emotional human body, so I get why the narrator was trying to sound like an android for those parts and like an over-emotional whiner during the human female dialogue but I didn't like it at all. Oddly, the narrator did an excellent job with the male characters; the only time I wasn't annoyed by her narration was when she did the dialogue for the male characters.
Woman, 33 years old, Attornay at Law, DK. In order for a book to be truly great, it must inspire, intreague and a keep me up till dawn.
I have loved Stephanie and the Twilight books forever, but this is just wrong!! I could not wrap my head around it, and I forund the story not only repulsive but even worse extremely dull! You could cut out every other page and not even notice it... Stay away before it really ruins your relationship to Stephanie Meyer all together.
It kept my interest. I had to get used to the readers voice, but it eventually fit well into the Sci- Fi setting of the book. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie that will be coming out soon.
My girlfriend downloaded this, and I was out of books, so I listened to it. It was engaging, had a unique plot, suspenseful moments and good character development.
When I finish a book, and don't have another in mind, I look up other books by the authors of books I found good, as I'm sure everyone does. I was shocked, and extremely horrified, when I saw the list of books this author had written. Thankfully I found this out after I listened to The Host, since I once tried to watch the movie based on the series that must not be named, and I had to gouge my eyes out, which is why I have to listen to audiobooks now. My only complaint is that was a touch mushy for my taste at times, but considering Stephenie Meyers' previous titles, not nearly as bad as it could be.
This book was not what I expected after reading her other material. But it was a great take on the paranormal. It was worth listening too. :)
The reader was so dramatic. I couldn't get passed her voice so I couldn't finish it.
yes just never with this reader
I am enjoying both. I bought this on the Daily Deal forx1.99 and got the Audio from Audible for less than $4. Before this was so recently available I listened to the book I couldn't put down using my E-ink Kindle Keypad using "text to speech" I love this Audible awhyspersync option only when it's affordable. I would NEVER purchase the book and the audio if they were $8 for the book and. Over$10 for the Audio to waste my $15 monthly Audible credit.So thanks for getting together and making my raeding affordable and more enjoyable. Your company gets some $ I can afford..even if it's not what you'd normally charge. Some $ is better than no $ so I bet you are making a lot more money now than a year ago.
It reminds me of Body Snatchers (alien parasites) AND District 9 (predjudice against intelligent peacefully aliens.
Great descriptions of the mind talk/ memories and sharing between Wanderer and Melany.
I smiled often and thoroughly enjoyed it. It'd. Make a great movie.
Its much better than the atwilight Series.
I didn't read the print version
Uncle jeb, he was firm, yet fair
I don't know
The story is creative, intriguing, intense in some parts, and very well written. I love the authors ability to create memorable characters that you care about. The unbreakable bond of family love is an over-arching theme throughout the book. I loved it and highly recommend both the read and listen!
I had read this book a long while back, and with the movie coming out soon I wanted to revisit it. The audiobook seemed like a good option. I'm rather particular about narrators. I recently purchased an audiobook and began listening to it and the narrator was so awful I abandoned ship and picked up the actual book (because I was afraid I would forever hate the book if I had to keep listening to it).
This narrator has a lot of different characters to portray and she does a great job of making the voices distinctive without being over the top. Well done. This made my "reread" of the book very enjoyable.