Audio books are my new favorite thing, I'm catching up on so many books. If you know any good dystopia novels, please recommend them to me!
I really enjoy dystopia type novels and love getting behind the protagonist and cheering them on through their struggles. This book however, completely lacked any sort of 'light at the end of the tunnel.' It kept me listening and was definitely a new and interesting idea for a plot but I did feel that it was a bit relentless on the main characters. I'll definitely give the second book a listen, as I'm now so invested in Todd and Viola's strife, so hopefully this book will provide some sort of relief!
The performance was FANTASTIC too, I think I'd enjoy listening to this book more than reading it because Nick Podehl performs it so well.
Almost from the first page, is this story all about terrible things happening. It just rolls on and on and on and on.. (well you get the idea) There was no point during this book that I thought wow this is great, or even good. All I wanted it to do was end. Then the ending came and thats when I discovered something positive. With an ending like that, I have absolutely no compulsion to get the next book and immediately deleted it from my library!
Okay, of all the 100+ audio books I've I've listened to this is the first for a review.
This book starts out completely silly. I'm listening and laughing and before I know it I'm so hooked I can't put it down. Allowing myself to suspend all disbelief, I'm running through the swamp, looking for my dog and imagining strange birds and yackish creatures. I'm holding my breath, pressing for Todd & Viola to find safety. I quietly swell then weep when a boy finds and says goodbye to father - and when he meets his mother for the first time I sob. I warm as he begins to understand he's become a man - and feels the first vibrations of love. A book that has left me feeling satiated and wanting more...downloading book 2 now.
Say something about yourself!
I was enjoying the premise of the story but the swearing was so jarring i couldn't finish the book.
I thought the narrator was great, but in earnest I couldn't take the swearing. There are so many f-bombs in this book.
I would have found another word to use instead of the f-word!
My eternal best friend is my husband. I act my shoes size, not my age. I have a love for cartoons of all Disney/Pixar/DreamWorks/CN types. I faithfully serve in the Kid's Ministry at church. Hopelessly addicted to audio books with happy endings.
No Spoilers here:
Even though some cusswords come out abbreviated, there is A LOT of cussing.
It is a post apocalyptic story. All women are gone...or ARE they....I like the level of interest in which all the men have their inner thoughts exposed for all others. It is sociologically neat to see how different people handle the issue of being able to see/hear everything that men/boys think. However, (just like in real life) it isn't always so plain and easy to see what kind of person someone is just because you can see their thoughts. Ironic, no?
The downside of the book was that you have to read the second book, AND the characters are not terribly lovable. They make the story kind of dark and frustratingly depressing. Don't mistake my meaning, it is a good read if you want something kind of dark and very dramatically serious. No humor whatsoever in this book, and very few breathers from the terror and struggle. Hunger Games had more humor in it than this book.
The Narrator did a wonderful job giving the story layers. People have emotions and expressions that matched what the narrator provided. I have read and listened to this book, and it is definitely a better listen. Favorite Character: Manchie. Why? The narrator did such a good job with this dog's character voice that my husband and I were quoting him for weeks.
More sci- fyesque than I was expecting, but also more disturbing, dark and violent too. I wouldn't class it as a children's book at all even if the main character is a 13 yr old boy going through a coming of age experience. This book reminded me somewhat of the AMC show, The Walking Dead, not for the content, there are no zombies in this story, but for the pervading sense of constant peril the characters are in. The feeling that they can't relax even for a minute, anything bad could happen at anytime, and the unlikeliness of ever getting out of their situation alive
The narrator is excellent.