I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
The narration, and the story....I really liked the narrators!!
I liked the love story and the characters...they are well built and you will want more of them by the end of this book...
No,but I would and probably will...well I know I will because I a about to start book 2! lol
It made me smile a lot...and a few tears...its a very sweet book!
I didn't know if I was going to like this book at first...and then about 5 short chapters in it sucked me in..and then I didn't want to put it down...a very sweet love story, with likable characters and an ending that makes you want to immediately read the next...I really love it!!! 2 thumbs up!!
Jolyn in LA
I've listened to it twice so far, and it just keeps getting better. I've also listened to Linger and Forever, the other books in this trilogy. Maggie Stiefvater is a poet masquerading as a novelist! And, in the audiobooks you soon learn that she is also a musician!
Grace and Sam, of course! Without giving anything away, they are so polar opposites, but are meant for each other.
The beginning. No, it's the middle. No, no, it is definitely the ending!!!
AND NO, I will not spoil this book for anyone! Read It! It is ALL in the words. It is why some great books can never be translated into movies. It's the words.
I was hooked from the first chapter... and yes, there is some crying envolved. So if you don't like getting all emotional, don't read it.
I took a chance on a novelist I'd never heard of, by narrators I'd never listened to, in a genre of books (YA) that is not my age group, and I was greatly rewarded! There is nothing better than that! Thank you Audible! Thank you Maggie!!!
The voice changes were great, and not one monotone voice.
The story line was good. And great for teens.
I like Shiver... that is a perfect name.
This is not my typical genre but I found this story to be pretty enjoyable.The story was quick moving and kept me pretty engaged but there were moments where I was really aware that I was listening to YA romance (probably why it got 3stars overall). I did like the story itself and I thought the performance of the narrators was great.While I wasn't wowed by the story, I am invested enough in the story and characters to finish listening to the series! I look forward to seeing where the story goes!
Based on how successful the novel has been, i expected more from it and that may have been my downfall. I just didnt feel that the characters or the story were organic. The mother for example, her character was not well developed and i felt the other characters fell into the same trap. It felt more as if it was written to contrive a rection from the readers rather than it came from a place inside the author.
I dont know. I did like the opening sequence but it lost me soon after that
No. David read the part well but I found Jenna sounded far too young, even for the age of her character and it really threw me off. I felt like i was listening to a 12 year old.
It wasnt really that it needed to have scenes cut etc it was just really predictable, i didnt enjoy it at all and i usually get sucked in pretty early on but i struggled to finish the book and i didnt become attached to the characters as i usually do
I loved the cover
I would not. I loved the story but was very disappointed in the Lord's name being taken in vain over and over again. I wanted to finish the series so badly but my conscience said no because of that language!
Their performances were great!
Liked using both characters - gave a "boost" to the story.
This is for teen girls.
Once in awhile I like to listen to young people books to keep up with what is new in their genre.
I like that both the male and female narrators very much, really enhanced the story
Great narrators, as they narrate both characters not just their gender, well done
I love books!
Shiver is a different kind of werewolf story. In this story young werewolves get to be human during the warmer months of the year and are werewolves for the winter. It is primarily a story of Sam the werewolf and Grace the teenager that was bitten bitten by wolves when she was a very young child but never turned into a wolf. She is very attached to watching the wolves that live near her home....most of all one beautiful wolf with amber eyes...Sam. I do not want to give the story away but Grace and Sam get to know each other when he is forced into his human form during the colder part of the year. I think this is a very well done YA story
One really small thing I really loved in the book is at one point Sam is reciting part of a poem by Rilke. The scene only lasts for a few minutes but I liked Sams reading of the poem so much that I searched on Audible for readings of Rilke but the narrators of Rilke poems on Audible are not as good as David LeDoux.
I enjoyed the brief interview with Maggie Steivater after the book and I wish more authors would share their own thoughts on the books they write.
I believe I will read the other books in this series but I will wait a while before I start book 2
The author tries to make a "over the top" mature 17 yr. old in this story, but writes in romantic childish ideas throughout the story. The first part seems to be rushed together and lack development, for example, the idea that two people who meet in the flesh for the first time would sleep in the same bed together that first night is too unbelievable. Not realistic. Another point in the book the two decide to make quiche with music that is asked to be turned up, and the two dance in the kitchen while someone is forced to wait to find out what has happened to her brother. Not mature behavior...childish romantic ideas. Also, the two readers do not go together well, talk about creapy when she shounds like a 16 yr. old teen and her counter part sounds like he is 28 or 29, and the readers are suppose to be 17 and 18 yrs. Definately creapy to hear.
I will only bick up the next book if I am having a dry book spell.