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.
I'm a midwestern girl that loves to travel, spend time with family and read a good book!
The story is nice but also feels a bit juvenile. The characters have some really good story lines but then at some points it feels a bit flat. But I did get the second book!
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.