This is so far one of the best audibooks I listened to..
You get really sucked into the drama and action. And something is always happening :)
I can really recommend this dystopian book.
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I actually liked this story. It was interesting and held my attention the whole time. I am a fan of post-apocalyptic fiction. I will definitely get the sequel. The narrators were good. It took me a bit to get into the dual narrators, but I enjoyed it.
I would recommend this book to younger audiences. As a 28 year old guy, I thought the "young love" in the story was a bit cheesy, underdeveloped, and forced. My fiancée though it was great though. It definitely had some similarities in theme to The Hunger Games.
...just what I suspected.
I enjoyed having two narrators giving two different perspectives, but their voices were not my favorite.
In all honesty, there were several times I lost interest in the story.. But I drive a lot for work, and audiobooks are my best friend, so I kept at it and I'm glad I did.
This book is a great listen and you can completely imagine this after watching the first of the hunger games and knowing anything about post-war Europe. The book is compelling to finish and leaves you half expecting the end, yet missing just enough key points that the book stays interesting.
Fairly short listen, good narrators, somewhat predictible plot. Reminded me of the Matched/Crossed series.
I could give this book a 3-star rating because I was able to get through it without having to throw my MP3 player across the room. It was bearable enough and the narrators did an okay job. I listened to Steven Kaplan in "The Future of Us" and can say that he did a better job of that one than this.
The atmosphere, the general dystopian environment was okay. I might have enjoyed it more if the plot was stronger. Unfortunately, the plot was pretty weak and much of the story line was just too hard to swallow. I like dystopia, fantasy, make-believe, and even magic, but the actions and reactions of this book all felt forced and unnatural. Characters seemed to do things simply because the author told them to and not for any plausible reason.
The first flaw is that the main characters were unlikable. Let's start with their names. June and Day. The way each chapter was written does not play well on audio. Every chapter starts with "June" or "Day." The narrator doesn't say "Chapter one, Day." It's just simply "Day." These are terrible names and a terrible way to present them. Every time Steven Kaplan said "Day," I thought that it was no longer night; it was now day. It took a few moments to remember that that's the kids' name. June was even worse. Every time Mariel Stern said "June," I thought the month had changed. The flip-flopping back and forth were confusing. I'm not opposed to dual POVs in a book, it just didn't work well in this one.
Of the two main characters, I disliked June the most. She was so Mary Sue. Everything about her was supposedly perfect, except she was immature and incorrigible. For some reason this was tolerated within this unfair, ruthless, dystopian government. Hey, as long as she can climb, shoot, fight, do kung fu and dance a jig, they may as well put her in charge. What a great idea, to put a 15-year-old spoiled delinquent in charge of catching the most wanted criminal.
Speaking of the most wanted criminal, meet Superspiderman, a 15 year old kid who can climb up the sides of skyscrapers and leap tall buildings in a single bound. I actually liked Day at first. He left his family for their own safety but kept an eye on them for years to make sure they had food and money. He has to hide in the shadows, though, because he's a hardened criminal. He did something dreadful like shoot a water pistol or pull a fire alarm. I can't remember, but it was something trivial, not really things that those in power would spend years hunting down. I ceased to like Day the moment he kissed June. Everything went downhill from there. He didn't have a reason for kissing her other than the author wrote it into his script. The two of them hooking up after each was responsible for the death of the other's family was unthinkable. And completely unbelievable.
Please ignore any reviews that compare this book to The Hunger Games. What an insult to Suzanne Collins to even put this book in the same playing field. It's nothing like The Hunger Games. It's barely even dystopian. Dystopian fiction indicates a post-apocalyptic society that has developed an unconventional (and often ruthless) government model as a means of collective survival. The people in charge genuinely fear a repeat of the apocalypse and truly believe that how they rule is for the greater good. In Legend, no one appeared to believe in the greater good. Everyone was so mechanical.
Would I recommend this book? Not as a first choice. I would only recommend it if you've already explored all other options and have absolutely nothing else to read.
action, tragedy, and love
the main male character Day because he has a generally good heart and I would like him in real life.
Yes at times
I like love hunger games and divergent series and I also liked this one so that should give you an idea of the type of book it is. I only listen to books that are performed in first person as well which this one is.
Just a book fool.
They were both fantastic!
This book is a pretty simple story (one we have basically heard before) but the narrators put just the right amount of character into it to make it FUN FUN FUN.
The POV switch was smoother than it would have been if I had read this novel.
Not that I can recall.
Though I'm still confused about the world-building aspects of this novel, I enjoyed it very much. I'm usually not a fan of the POV switch, but this was done quite nicely and didn't feel repetitive. Now I'm jonesing for the next in this series!
Very good. I listen to this while I walk and it made me look forward to my daily installment.
The perspective it offered on viewing other people.