I really enjoyed listening to this book and loved the narrator. I can't wait to listen to the rest of them. Very enjoyable.
The best feature of this book is that it's far less predictable than you'd think. The story is good, but I found it to be slightly too teenage angsty/ fairy tale-like for an old fart like me.
Marr is great. She's a wonderful storyteller and a good author. Her characters- despite the fantasy world- are real and compelling. Neither of the male leads is my type, but even so I found myself rooting for one of them. The narrative is also quite good, and I always love a strong female lead. This one is especially good, because she explores the contradictory ideas of fate and volition and tries to reconcile them.
Great story, interesting and beautifully descriptive. I love the take on how the seasons are controlled by something magical and the power struggle between the good and wicked.
That narrator though.... Yuck!!!
I got through this audible only because I paid for the book and have a hard time walking away from an unfinished book. At this point, I'm undecided if I'll even continue with the series.
The story is ok. It was the narrator that ruined the whole experience. She smacked her lips or on gum the entire time. It was beyond irritating. Her extreme long pauses weren't necessary. I could hear every swallow she did. I even heard rumblings like a stomach growling at one point. It made listening to this book very hard.
The plus side to continuing the series? It's a different narrator.
The second half of the book. I completely lost interest. I still finished it though, so that's worth noting (I think). The first half was REALLY good. I was totally hooked into the story and the characters...but then, all those things started going down hill, characters included. They just lost their zap. Even Seth (who was the most interesting dude in the book) became a lackluster character. *place exaggerated sigh here*
Nope, it actually made me want to read the Iron Fey series, which I might add, are much, much better.
I won't be picking up book the next book. Adios Faerie Amigos!
A teen book that has a forward thinking grandma who doesn't seem to have an issue with teen sex. But hey, she is, after all, raising her unwed daughter's love child, so what ev! And while were at it, let's explore how cool body piercings and tattoos are...That aside, I had a hard time listening to this storying, because it just didn't seem to flow for me. The story itself seemed to move slowly, exaggerated by the narrator and her endless pauses. The dramatic use of pauses and tone to try and add emphasis to the story just made it stilted. Although in my library thanks to my daughter, I won't bother to read the rest.
Ilyana Kadushin, Cris Dukehart, Stephanie Wolf or similar, with a much younger voice, who would better represent a 17 year old female protagonist.
The narrator was good but I don't think it affected the story at all.
The characters and the subject matter
Yes. If the book is also something Im interested in.
Don't stare at invisible faeries.
The book by Melissa Marr is great. The narration by Alyssa Bresnahan is also excellent. This recording was just poor quality. There an odd amount or crackling white noise in the background. It sounds like a cassette made into digital. Its not an old book, published in 2007, so Im not sure why this is the case. Its just a bit odd and could be distracting for some people especially if your expecting high quality audio.
Actually, yes. The narrator is good and the weird fae words get an official [more or less] pronunciation.
I like the faery mythos and the feel of the writing makes the story seem so much more of a big deal than it really is.
Oh I have no idea. There were inflections, but there wasn't really anything different about the character voices. But if I had to chose, Donia, I guess.
I don't know if anything moved me, exactly. It's not a heartbreaking or heartwarming story like some other things I've read recently. It was just cool faery stuff.
The narrator, despite having cool faery words to say, some of the more mundane English words were said strangely. I can't remember what ones they were, but she's say them and then I'd have to think about it whatever it was she said. I don't like it when easy, normal words are said strangely.