I hear ya
The storyline is excellent. Detailed and fascinating. Believable characters and dialog.
excellent performance by Emma... but, I'm a die hard fan of the reader.
I would encourage Ms. Marr to continue weaving this story as it has enormous possibilities and an originality that is sorely needed in this genre.
This book reaffirmed why I don't like "dead people" books. I thought Rebekkah was a whiner and Byron was way too clingy. Their relationship was tedious and silly. The whole Mr. D and Alicia bit in the other world just didn't make sense. And what was with the last minute throw in with the Cissy character. It was like Marr's editor said to hurry up and wrap up the story and so she threw in that plot twist, just to be done with this overly long, boring story. I suppose if vampire/zombie stories are you thing then you might like this one - I did not.
The narrator did a fairly decent job. She made it possible for me to finish the book.
Sure, it's a decent book, the narration was nice and the idea was a good one. However, I tired of the same back and forth the two main characters went through in regards to their relationship. It seemed as though every time they were alone (which was often), it was the same conversation, over and over. He trying to make her see that they belonged together, she, fighting it. It was too repetitive.
Depends on the topic, but I'd try another. She does have good ideas.
Rebecca's initial venture into the land of the dead.
Definitely. I think the screen version would handle the relationship differently.
While listening to this book, I often wondered how Melissa Marr came up with the premise of this novel. Of course, the narrator was so awful that there was many moments of speculation...The entire concept of a Graveminder who minds the dead and lives in two worlds was so original. The hesitation of the main character to admit her feelings toward the male protagonist was frustrating but otherwise this was one of the most unique books I've read in a while. Try it but maybe in print or with a different narrator.
The idea of the world of the dead versus the town of the living.
Change the narrator. She was terrible. All the characters sounded like they were 17 years old.
So I ordered this one because it sounds super creepy, but not so much. There's way too much melodrama between two characters I care nothing about and not enough zombies. The narrator is pretty good though, so I won't complain about the performance, but the story is boring.
Emma Galvin does a fine job in narrating the story, which boasts a pretty interesting beginning and a solid ending. All the self-imposed love-denial stuff in the middle, however, got to me. This read a lot like juvenile lit, so if you are looking for a fun light zombie-read for chicks, go ahead and jump into this one.
A nice twist on what it takes to get the not so gently departed (dead) to depart from this world and go under. Well worth a credit.
I actually liked this story overall and would probably have enjoyed it a lot more if there had been a better narrator. Emma Galvin pretty much reads the entire story in a dull monotone voice that at times had my thoughts drifting elsewhere. It was hard to listen to her for extended periods of time since her voice just made me sleepy. A decent story overall though.