I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
This is a great start to a new series. An interesting circumstance when a mother feels she has to send her daughter away from the safety and comfort of their home to embark on a quest to find her true calling and capabilities. The story has a lot of unfolding chapters for the main character. Her luck brings her a very loyal, traveling companion and they both have to be smart to avoid entities that would wish to harm them.
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I liked this book enough to continue with the others in the series. The narrator has a quirk where her voice goes up and then down at the end of sentences and on certain words. It can become annoying at times but I enjoyed the story and plan to continue with the series.
When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,
The First Truth was a wonderful audio to listen go. Kim Harrison did a wonderful job when she created this work of art. Also, Marguerite Gavin's performance brings this audio to life. I recommend this book and the rest of the series.
I listened to all 4 books and let me tell you I am sad she is not writing more about Strell and Alyssa. I loved loved loved this story and will listen over and over again, something I never usually do with a book. Completely recommend the book and the narrator as a positive experience.
An epic adventure.
The characters felt real and well developed. Each trait felt closely relatable to my own feelings... whether it reflected either positively or negatively.
Yes, if I could manage it.
The author was familiar to me as Kim Harrison but as Dawn Cook I didn't know what to expect. She didn't disappoint.
Marguerite Gavin is a fabulous narrator and I have listed to several other performances of hers prior to this one.
Did not finish...not for me.
I have listen to this series at least five times (I have not kept track) and I am listening again. I simply love how Marguerite Gavin reads this story. She give a unique voice to each characters and her male voices are believable. The story itself is great and I highly recommend it.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. The story is pretty good and I love Marguerite's narration. I found myself wishing my commute was longer so I could continue to listen. I purchased the book with a credit and I would do it again.
That being said, I did occasionally get tired of the juvenile behavior and reactions in the book. I have a two year old daughter and I want her to read books with positive female characters. I get tired reading about heroines who make bad decisions and behave inanely on occasion.
I am going to purchase the next book in the series to see what happens but I hope we see some of the characters maturing.
Well written, but obviously a learning author. Gavin's reading was awesome like usual. I'm sure as the story continues, Cook's story telling will also become more complex and entertaining.