Very different from Stephenie Meyers other works, BUT just as amazing. I would recomend this to anyone who liked Twilight
I definitely was trying to hang on because the first few hours of listening was a pretty slow start for me but after that it was completely addicting! The narrator was perfect for this book!
I thought this book was very well written. It was a little slow to get into the first time, but once started it was hard to stop. I loved reading about humanity having to start over again with the basics, without all the modern technology. The relationships between Wanda and all the other characters was wonderful and rich. I recommend it, and wish she had written a sequel to it.
The narrator killed this one for me. Although I love Kate Reading in other settings, she was a bad choice on this one. I have tried "The Host" several times, only to give up for bad delivery. If I revisit this selection in the future, I will try paperback or ebook, but not the audio.
Can't win them all.
I consider myself a well-read SF reader...no fantasy please! So it is with trepidation that I try a new author. I can't stand bad writing. Stephenie Meyer wrote this pretty well. It is a very unique approach. I'd fault her for not quite separating her alien thinking from her human thinking ( for that you have to read Cherryh), but the base concept is good and she keeps this big 'ol novel going well. I enjoyed it. Some good emotional stuff too. Bravo.
I read everyone's reviews and was hesitant to get this audiobook. I like Stephanie Meye's work so I decided to ignore most of the reviews. I am so happy I did. I found the narrator to be a tough to listen to at first, very monotoned but realized that was on purpose to fit the character. After a few chapters I really got into the story and into the main character, Wanderer. I liked how the story was told and by the middle of the book I found myself anxious for my drive to be able to listen to the book and even trying to listen to it on my ipod at work. I enjoyed the story and I really hope that Stephanie writes another book to pick up where this book ends.
I went into this book without many expectations. I have never gotten into sci-fi stories before but thought "what the hell?" I gave it a whirl and was pleasantly surprised. Even though I was told Stephenie was writing this for a more adult audience than the Twilight Series I still felt the story was a little young. The story line was somewhat predictable. But it was still a good story and well told. It kept my interest until the end.
I'm glad I stuck it out to the end. It had me tearing up and wishing for a sequel by the end. My only complaint about the narration is that all her young male characters all sound like charter members of AARP which I found very distracting.