As a lover of fantasy, mythology, engaging plots, vivid scenes, and memorable characters, this book was much better than I'm used to reading/listening to. Unfortunately I already listened to another book not knowing it was part of a series so some of the surprise was stolen from me. Regardless, it was an outstanding piece of work, and since I know what's going to happen already, I can recognize, and respect the excellent foreboding hints dropped throughout the book. Not to mention the heavy sarcasm does a great job of building a unique and rememberable character. The author did a great job of setting the scene and describing thoughts and portraying emotion. The plot had direction and the subplots helped develop the characters and further the main story. The narrator, in my personal opinion, was great. The main characters were distinguishable and the reading was practiced and understandable. That being said, there were a few rare times (two or three throughout the entire book) where I believe the narrator could've portrayed the intended emotion just a bit better. Just my personal thoughts.
Tl;dr, it was a great and detailed story with memorable characters with defining traits and a narrator who has obviously done this before. Will I get the next book? I've already downloaded the entire series.
I'm addicted to Audio-books!!
I liked that nick gets to talk to his future self.... if only we could all do that
I liked all the characters... simi is funny
I am a new listener to this series, however, I am a long time fan of Sherilyn Kenyon and her Dark Hunter series. So, I was shocked to hear that she is letting her main character's name be mispronounced throughout the book. It is jarring and irritating.
The story is fun and definitely geared to a younger audience, but still hits all the humor and drama notes that Sherilyn is known for. Overall, I think it is a great listen, but I am seriously disappointed in the editing.
Yes, i tried reading this to my son but just couldn't come close to getting the characters to come across as well as Holter Graham.
Love that we got to hear more about Nick from his point of view and Cherise is sooo loveable even when being obstinate about Nick, but absolutely adore Nakota and actually all the Characters, even Stone (grrrr to him)...
I love all his different voices for all the characters. Cherise is the main one that when i tried reading it out loud to my son i just couldn't get it right so we ended up listening to the audiobook together just for the voices alone :)
Action, Adventue, Bubba, and Zombies. This has it ALL!!
I am a huge Sherrilyn Kenyon fan and am soooo greatful to get an in depth look into the beginning of Nick coming into this strange, unusual and absolutely awesome world