Finally, a book with a heroine, who is not only believable, but whom also possesses flaws that make her all the more likeable. Wendy is not the bravest, or most stunning - it is refreshing to read from her point of view. Highly recommend!
The very end! Also, her confrontation with her host mother at the insane asyllum.
She definitely has a different voice, much deeper/huskier and it really gives the listener a better idea of the main character's personality and uniqueness as opposed to the traditional overtly feminine and helpless heroines. Her strength and resillence can be heard in Plummer's vocal storytelling.
I was hesistant at first to purchase this book, but I am very happy I did! After listening to it, I immediately bought the other two finishing them over the weekend! Amazing story! I recommend it to all that love fantasy!
I just finished this trilogy and enjoyed it enough, obviously, to listen to all three books.
There was a lot I enjoyed, but one major thing that would keep me from recommending it to my friends. The book contains some swearing and mild sexuality. I realize this does not bother some readers, but it is just not my preference in a book. I tend to lean towards teen and YA fiction for this reason. If that's you, be warned that the series pushes this fence.
Having said that, there is much I enjoyed about the series. I really liked the characters, the alternative universe created by the author, and the romance. While the story line is clearly fictional, the feelings of the characters feel real and believable - especially the struggle the main character has in coming to who she loves. Also, as the story unfolds, you begin to see events that have already occurred with a different perspective. I really enjoyed that.
In summary - mixed reaction to the book. I really enjoyed it - except the swearing and sexuality.
This is just OK for young teenage girls, but even then, there is way better out there.
Definitely not any book from this series.
This book just gets more and more annoying the more you listen. Not really the performers fault, the book is just bad!
I thought that if I listened long enough eventually it would turn around and get good but what a waste! Definitely anger and disappointment.
Time you will never get back!
Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. There's a twisted Princess Diaries vibe that is just magnificent.
Therese Plummer capered the characters punctiliously. I loved listening to her performance.
The voice was great, I read the book some time ago and having it read to me brought the book to life again.
the expressions in the narrators voice
No I have not but I feel that I may get a book because of her if it is the type of books that I read.
Some parts of the book are sad as the main character learns and starts to grow.
This is only the first of three books and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series in audio.
Having enjoyed so many books meant for teens/tweens (Riordan, Buckley, Rowlings), which have successfully bridged the generation gap and garnered significant adult followings, I gave this one a try. I can see where an 11-13 year old girl would enjoy the story, but it is so specifically tailored to it's intended audience that it gets carded at the gates to the older side of the gap and can't get in. However, if I were an 11-13 year old girl, this would be a complete rave.
Did not at all like the first book.
The story in the first book was slow and made me bored.
No issues with the narrator
No, it wasn't the worst book ever written, but the characters are lackluster, and the plot in not remotely gripping. The main character is actually a bit unpleasant.
Probably the epilogue, it almost made me purchase the next book, it seemed as if it might actually have a plot to it.