The first book is original, but the second is kind of predictable, so book 1 is better than 2.
I enjoyed the combination of magical and human aspects of the story. The twists and turns weren't all predictible. The characters could have been a bit more deep but overall a very enjoyable listen.
This was an excellent listening experience. The story was exciting and kept you riveted to the earphones and the performance was at the top. Christopher Kipiniak read the story so well, that you could tell who was speaking even before the book told you. This is a story I will listen to again in the future. This was the first book by Martha Wells that I have listened to and I am looking forward to the next.
Moon was my favorite because I can relate to him.
It made me laugh at times
Gripping story line, sardonic characters, laugh aloud funny in parts, believeable world and culture. Captivating, heart pounding.
Moon! Jade! Stone! Flower! Everyone!
This is the first of Kipiniak's performance but not the last
I think we forgt to say,
I enjoy fantasy with a taste of reality I don't think i will ever find a book as good as the Twilight Saga however I will keep searching
This is the first time I have listened to Martha Wells who made the female a heroine and traded places where the men usually are (the hero and savior) and I loved it. it was provocative and fascinating. waiting for more. it is a good way to get out of the world of reality and into the world of what could be, more of the way we believed as a child
The story of Moon and his search for his own kind is very well done and quite interesting. Definately worth the credit and of course I HAD to get the sequel ! Martha Wells is a great writer ! The narrator Christopher Kipiniak has a very good voice to listen to and tells the story extremely well.
Mostly use audio books in planes these days. Know I really like a book when I find myself with earphones still on from home to hotel
Let me start by saying this is unlike almost any "fantasy" book I've ever come across. It reminded me A LOT of Avatar in the setting initially, but the more the story continued, the less similar it seemed. I must say I really did enjoy this 1st novel. Have no clue what the title means as related in the book, but the plot is very good and very unique.
Starts with a loner who is trying to fit it with people who aren't like him, but you're not really sure why. The author takes her time setting up the mythology, but once all the pieces are in place and the main characters are fully fleshed out, it's actually a pretty excellent story.
This is one of those books I picked up in an Audible sale and I'm glad I did. It's quite a good read. While certain of the elements are predictable (when you read as much as I do most books have predictable elements), Wells combines many different fantasy devices to create a refreshingly new and interesting world. Her characters are likeable and realistic and the plot takes enough twists and turns to keep the reader's interest without becoming too fantastic for it's own good. All in all I really enjoyed the book and will definitely be getting the next book in the series.
Narrator: The book is well narrated. I would definitely listen to more of Christopher Kipiniak.
If you’re tired of the same creatures with the same story line as I was, then this is a great series. Once you get use to the sexual role reversal, the hero is insecure, emotional and cuddly the heroin is stoic, strong and protective the rest of it is a whirl wind of excitement battles and intrigue. Martha wells does a good job of building up the characters and getting you cheering for them, while still guessing at what comes next. It was fun and refreshing to listen to. Christopher Kipiniak did a good job with the different characters and accents while putting the right amount of passion and fear behind his performance.
The only thing I am disappointed about is that I am done listening to it and must wait for the next book in the serious to come out.
This is a far cry from what I've been used to with fantasy lit but this was a pleasant new world to explore and learn about. Loved the explanations of the characters which truly helped my minds eye to visualize them. Narration was great and the story line was well paced. Moving on to the second in the series and very hungry for more!