I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
It certainly is not the worst book I have read, but this story isn't what I would call a Kids or Young Adult book. The events of the book are far from what I want my young children reading. When the book was over I was relieved. I find the research to be good but the presentation was lacking.
I am a massive fan of fantasy books.
Fun, Unique, Excellent.
Eona and her dragon Eona finally making their union.
I have not listen to any of Nancy's other performances however I enjoyed what she did with Eon so i will be looking for more of her later on.
Main extreme reaction was what happened to the dragoneyes at the hand of the Rat Dragoneye.
I recommend this book, in audio and paper form. A good read.
This was an interesting take on the fantasy story, taken more on what I would imagine is the Asian view of dragons vs. The European view with a little feminism thrown in.
I liked this book in spite of Nancy Wu. I felt her voice was a little high pitched and monotone...it grated on me at times. An odd choice.
Yes, but only after a couple chapters.
I felt the story sucked me in more than I expected it would from the start. There were a couple of minor things that bothered me. When the narrator reached a climax in the story she got all high pitched and monotone which detracted from the story. There were some very odd word choices, like the author was not a native speaker. Some other elements of the story bothered me..the lead being crippled, the world hierarchy, etc. That being said I ended up really liking it.
the narration of this story was perfect, Nacy Wu has perfect timing and her ability to fluxuate her voice for the characters added depth. That said, she had an excellent story and beautiful writing to work with.
Alison Goodman uses Eon, a crippled girl disguised as a boy, to bring forth a world of spiritual magic and political intrigue. Eon goes through struggles with personal beliefs, greater good, and the heart. She chases her desire through lies and doing what one has to while trying to form bonds and keep them.
That's the short of the story. The long is that you just have to read it. I found myself engaged with every character, none of them stereotypical in any way. The book also doesn't rely on magic to carry it through to the end. If anything, magic is like power and money in the real world, a corrupter if sought with no regard to those around you.
This book is magnificent for young adults, and I would argue that adults and younger children would benefit from some of the deeper emotions and thoughts within, as they read it together. It shows the up and downs to pursing a greater position in life and following your dreams. There is always a struggle and ethics are never black and white. What would you compromise in yourself to get to where you believe you need to be?
I have also read Eona, and the two book series does not lose momentum, it builds powerfully upon itself. The language within the pages is well turned and paints some beautiful pictures when the dragon eyes bond with their dragons.
It was open-ended.... It nearly forces you to have to read the 2nd book. Not impressed.
I think for the most part- although it was not as strong of narration as I have had in the past with narrators of Rules of Civility, Pillars of the Earth and Cutting for Stone.
fizzeled at the end book two is worse
determination of eona
she couldn't have been that stupid
It wasn't a complete wast of time, but I don't think I'd listen to it again if I could go back. I understand that Eon was in a hard spot, but honestly I can only listen to so much winnying before I'm just annoyed.
The courtly wit and banter that could have add some much the book fell flat. The book is missing something, I really don't I'll bother with the sequal.
I didn't have a problem with her in the beginning but she started to wear on me the longer I listened. Maybe is was how it was written but the narrator didn't help Eon sounds like a winy little girl most of the time, at times the narrator even gave her a differant voice. But the worst part is listening to the narrator's mouth noises, and you could hear the creck of a chair.
sure if you liked the first one.
I enjoy reading Asian-inspired fantasy, I liked it even though I had problems with some of the characters seeming a bit underdeveloped. Very good book none the less.
Very entertaining story, not boring, and quick. The reader was nice as well and very easy to understand. The recording of the reader how ever could have been a little better. At time listening to it on my Iphone the recording sounded as if it was a recording of a recording. But still very easy to understand and enjoy