The story was fairly boring. Reminded me of The Giver-of which I am also not a fan.
At one point in time during the narration I could hear a phone vibrate. I was very confused as I was the only one in the house at the time and when I paused the story and then backed it up to re-listen, I realized that the vibrating phone was actually in the recording of the book. I also wasn't a fan of the music that was played in odd areas of the narration. Overall, with the odd narration and boring plot line I plan to do something that I almost NEVER do- I'm not going to bother to purchase the rest of the books in order to finish the series.
A good cautionary tale for our times about the dark side of a comfort zone. Also it is a story about waking out of childhood to find dis-illusionment in the Reality our adults have settled into. And finally it is about the driving power of love.
I have listened this many times. I think about it in real life often. Some things would be so simple with a world like this one. We live in such a free world. This book makes you appreciate the little things in life more.
The overall story is what I enjoyed the most! I was actually brought into Cassia's world and would just get lost in the story.
I loved this book. It was written very elegantly. The world building was done really well.
The woman who read this book did a great job. The music and sound effects that were added made the world so much richer and the words more touching.
Great book and great performance!
There wasn't enough of the story. The beginning was good but the end wasn't good enough to get me to read the second book. I'm ok with where the characters are in the story to leave them.
Was so disinterested by the end I kept getting distracted or falling asleep. Had to keep rewinding and started to wonder why I was bothering. I did like the dystopia wrapped in utopia take though
Read us a story.
I loved everything about this except the weird transition music. Could have used less mood setting... It was weird and caught me off guard each time.