Linger was good but I must say that I enjoyed Shiver (the first book) more. Linger did just that...Linger. I enjoyed the overall story plot but wished it could have been condensed somewhat. I would only recommend reading if you have already read Shiver.
I read Shiver but decided to go with the audiobook for Linger. One of the reasons I loved Shiver was the dual points of view we get from both protagonists, Sam and Grace. This method of storytelling was new to me and I felt that I knew both characters better by the end of the book because of it. In Linger, Maggie Stiefvater increases the number of unique points of view to four. At first, I felt cheated with having to "share" Sam and Grace time with two other characters. I am glad I stuck with it because Cole and Isabel are excellent foils for Sam and Grace. Maggie Stiefvater remains true to each character's unique personality throughout Linger. The narrators were all outstanding as well.
I really enjoyed this audio the multi-voice was just perfect all the narrators were spot on.This was a great story that you didn't want to turn off .Just wish I didn't have to wait till July 2011 for the next in the series and I hope that the next one has all the same voices.
The narration in this book is so much better than the first. SO MUCH BETTER. I was on the fence after reading Shiver and I think because the author decided to live in that mindset that we as young adults have. This is the first time we are feeling or understanding this so it is a big deal. A huge deal in fact. Grace and Sam have fallen in love and no matter what her parents say she feels like she will die if she is not with him. That is the intensity that Maggie Stiefvater kept going through out these stories. It becomes a little exhausting after a while, but if you connect to the characters i think it is worth the credit. So if you enjoyed Shiver i think you should get this.
I love hearing the voices of Sam, Grace and Cole, but not Isabel.
When Sam was made to leave Grace's hospital room, and said "my life is in this bed"
Jenna sounds like I imagine Grace would. She's a great voice actor.
Cole made me laugh, and Sam made me cry. I was blown away when Shelby killed Olivia.
Really dislike Emma Gavin's voice, Isabel would not have sounded like her.
I don't think I would finish the book or series...
It did, the narration was not the issue; the story was.
I did not finish this book or series. I have a friend that read it with me and did not like it. I think the story is there but the execution was not good.
The story was still really rich and well thought out. The performance by Jenna Lamia was still fantastic. The addition of the other characters and narrators was amazing! It made the story so incredibly rich, I couldn't believe! The story was full and meaty and left me extremely happy that I'd already downloaded Forever so I could go right into the next part of the story!
The story was really such a nice pace for me. It kept rolling forward but lingered in places where I felt like was warranted. I would have liked a bit more intimacy between Sam and Grace--not necessarily sex scenes, but I felt like it was lacking at times (though it was warranted at other times).
The addition of Isabelle and Cole's voices were great and I really enjoyed their development and tension to the story.
I read the book ...twice but I wanted to hear the poetry read and I wanted to hear Sam's song. I especially love the readers for Cole and Isabel they lent the characters just the right amount of snarkyness ( I am sure I made this word up).
Cole, continued to surprise everyone, even himself.