While a narrator change makes sense due to the shift to a male perspective, it was annoying. I had grown to like the voices used in the past three books (including the male ones performed by the female narrator). Also, the story really doesn't compare to the first three. You get the happy ending that was missing but I just couldn't get into the story that much.
I was disappointed with the choice of narrator. It wasn't that he was really bad, just I had listened to the previous books with the same narrator and now had to readjust to a male instead of a female and their interpretations of the characters. Also, I was unable to listen to the 2nd part of the download because it wouldn't play. I had to finish it on my Kindle. I called customer service and they were going to refund me but never did. Oh well, I have a lot of books and this is the first time the problem was not resolved.
I absolutely loved Andrews' performance throughout this story. He did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life and had me falling in love with both Ash and Puck. When I initially started reading this story I was skeptical about how I would be able to connect considering Meghan was no longer the narrator, but together, Kagawa and Andrews kept me inthralled. Kagawa even answered questions and developed people that I had been prepared to know nothing more about, leaving me pleasantly surprised.
I haven't read the print version yet but This was great!!!!
OmG the whole Ariella Thing!! Heartattacks!!
He wad very good!!
No but if i could listen to it in one sitting I'd be on that!!!
As someone who has read such books as the Game of Thrones, LOTR, Harry Potter, and the Dresden Files, I was pleasantly surprised by this lighthearted series' new depth in this additional perspective to the Megan Chase saga.
There's a softer side to the Winter Prince that only this tale can surmise. Normally the teenage boy made for a YA's female reader is a disappointing, melodramatic, emo-baby who can't stop complaining long enough to move the story along. Julie Kagawa did a great job of using the plot of this story to explain the why's of this character's jaded attitude while captivating the audience's attention with a well paced tale of enchantment and mortality.
Andrew's didn't fake the emotion the character faced nor did he overdo the torrent of emotion. The bi-polar like influx felt by the main character (justifiably so - for once) must have been a challenge to convey appropriately, but MacLeod Andrews nailed it.
Oh I teared up. Who wouldn't? Julie Kagawa brought YA's to a whole new level. I'm an adult in my mid 20's and this hit a realm of humanity that I haven't reached since Rand's The Fountainhead. It was impressive that a great tale with deep characters facing profound transformations could truly be captured in the literary range applicable to young adults. Kagawa raised the bar.
I found myself amply surprised by the plot twists in this book where I was thoroughly annoyed with the main character in the rest of the series for not recognizing the course of action necessary chapters earlier - but that could be due to my age and experience level (most likely it was appropriate hand holding required for the age group for which this series was intended).
The book itself is good. The narration for this particular book in the series just doesn't seem to fit. I really want to stop listening every time the narrator portray the cats voice.
Holter Graham may have been a better choice; mature voice and sophisticated but not stodgy.
Book is great, narrator not so much.
Kagawa - not again. Andrews the narrator - sure.
Not if this is typical of her writing style and characters. I didn't care for the overall feeling of depression and moroseness which seemed (to me) to permeat the story. The prince's character just kept reminding me in way of Thomas covenant (the unbeliever series).
I ended up fast forwarding through chapters a number of times and wishing the story would get more interesting. I have not read any of the other books in the series and have no desire to do so now.
I wasn't thrilled with the narrator's versions of the characters but not sure how much of that is due to the book itself. I'd give the narrator another try.
For me - no. For those who've read the previous books, probably. It continues the story of Megan and Ash (sp?). Though 90% is about Ash and his personal issues.
Glad I got this one sale :)
I really can't wait for the new series to come out involving the brother! This is the last book in the series and I was so sad that it was over. I love the Young Adult books because it has much more story to it instead of the sex fillers. I also like that there is no cursing in them. When I tend to listen to something over and over (like bad words) I start using the words. Not even thinking about it. This book was the perfect ending to the series and I love the interview at the end between the reader and author. Very insightful.
That the Knight finally got what he wanted and wouldn't let anything stand in his way.
MacLeod Andrews brings the characters alive! I used to read all the time but since my son introduced me to audible books I hardly ever pick up a tradition book. When I listen to these books it is like watching a scene in my head. The voices that MacLeod Andrews does is just perfect for each character. After the the other books the only character that was hard to get used to was the cat but the voice really was perfect for a cat LOL!
Iron will wins out!
As a Guy, I can not see myself going through all the deep emotional discussions and angony in my head that can last for pages. As far as I know, typical guys just don't disect our emotions like the book implies. For a cold blooded killer like "iceboy" he seems a little bit more feminie than masculine. I finished the book but it was definately a chore. I loved the reader though and thought he did a really good job, especially with Puc. My daughter loves the book and wants to hear the other books now....which sort of makes my point.
Ariella. Her self sacrifice.
Unique personal emotion.
A great youth fantasy. Looking forward to book 2