Mostly using audiobooks when my concentration is so bad that I can't read text. Or sometimes when I feel the need to practise my [listening] english even more. I'm not very picky when it comes to stories, so can listen to practically anything – and have a knack to find SOMETHING in each story that I like. *smile*
I rather enjoyed the story. The storyline with a human girl growing up in a werewolf pack was pretty nice, the plot of the story was dramatic and I liked most of the characters a lot.
A bit much repetition of some words and sentences for me though – it made me lose my concentration at times when things were repeated too many times.
Another thing is that since I know too much about wolves (I'm working with dogs so wolves were heavily included in my studies) I'm a bit damaged about how wrong some of "facts" were. As long as I kept firmly in mind that it was all about fictional werewolves (meaning the creature is half human – messing it up a lot) and not actual wolves I could work myself through it though. *chuckle*
Overall it was a good story that really captivated me at times.
Maybe the reader, not the author.
No. Unlikely that the same author would produce any better, basic character profile stinks.
I am not sure about trying different voices to identify who is speaking, but I may try another book read by the same reader and may have a better experience.
Alot of the repeating "blood, blood, blood" and other of the main characters repetitive thoughts.
Young people and young women in particular does not need this type of heroine. I would reckommend Pippi Longstocking, honestly. At least she has some fortitude. Brin is a stupid and self centered girl, more than most teenagers, that plunge ahead and create havoc around her, again more than most teenagers. Her "gift" is what saves the day, wereas most teenagers do not have any gifts but rather alot of resources that encouraged certainly can help them a) not get into trouble and b) if trouble strikes use them instead of hoping for a miracle. In addition I would say that this type of female protagonist is old hat, very old and very mouldy and very unappetizing old hat.
Give the sample a listen to hear the readers version of a male voice. If you think you can stand listening to her force her voice to an unnaturally low pitch for every male character in the book, you're stronger person than I.
Honestly the only redeeming feature of this book is that when I was describing it to my wife she introduced me to a new term that describes it perfectly.
Spunky Agency: Trope usually displayed by female protagonists. To show they are strong and powerful and independent and have agency, these women will defy all the menfolk around them and do what they want! Unfortunately, their plan/actions are so mindbogglingly foolish that rather than being empowering it instead just makes all the men look RIGHT and that she should just sit down, shut up and do what they told her.
Yes, I would. It's a new telling of a story that's been around for a while and I loved it.
It kept surprising me. It involved me. It entertained me. These are the qualities I value most in ANY book.
The emotional qualities Eileen Stevens brings are different from the way I would have read it and that is part of what was so surprising, and ultimately entertaining to me.
When "our heroine" started using her own special power.
I headlined this review "The One That Almost Got Away" because of the title of the book I almost didn't read it because of the title. I didn't take away any "stars" because I liked everything else THAT much.
Love audio when I'm on the go, but I will always love holding a book in my hand a having to turn the pages to read. I hope print never stops
This was the first "wolf" book I listened to. I have everything else and I thought I would use this as something "new". I LOVED IT!! It kept me on my toes and I loved the twists it had in it. The middle of the book was awesome and the end is even more better!! Can't wait for the next book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who just wants to "try out" a wolf series. And also check out Patricia Briggs "Hunting Ground" and "Cry Wolf" and "Alpha and Omega" for more wolf books.
I took a chance on this book (maybe it was on sale or something, I don't remember). I didn't realize it was Young Adult or probably wouldn't have gotten it. I am SO glad that I did!! I was hooked within minutes of listening and did not want to stop. I finished in two days.
It isn't just a "werewolf" book; it has a very unique story line. I don't want to give away anything in my review because the plot takes some interesting turns. The characters are great and Barnes did a nice job of making the villain very sinister.
The performance was great too! I think Eileen Stevens really enhanced the story with spot-on voices for each character with appropriate levels of emotion.
I can't wait for book two and hope the series continues!!
This book is AMAZING i have never read such an amazing book i can read it again and again and never get tired of it <3 i love this book and if u get it u won't regret it ever i can promise u that <3