meh. i dunno. i might have liked this book more if the performance was better. i think YA books should be narrated by a 20/30something, not by someone who sounds like my grandmother. the abrupt ending forces you to read book 2 if you want any answers & i dunno if i'm that invested in these character to invest in another book.
Maybe when I have time I'll read the book rather then listen to it. I made it to chapter 3 and the story seems to be okay but the narrator is awful. Based on the cover and the beginning, this is clearly a young girl yet the narrator sounds old and the voice she uses for the guys is so stupid. I'll pass on this audiobook.
I listened to the entire trilogy and I very much enjoyed it. The characters were really likable and I thought the world building was superb. I was hooked from the every beginning. I highly recommend the entire trilogy.
Unique concepts, great characters that you can believe in. So tired of the same ole stuff, just changed a little to make it a new story; so this series is definitely worth the purchase.
Maybe a little Divergent, mixed with a little Enclave!
No, but she did an excellent job. Having listened to audiobooks for 25+ years, a narrator can make or break a story so its always great to listen to someone who's great.
A great book doesn't just have moments, but is moving and exciting throughout. This book makes you want to keep listening to see what happens next and that is why I think it's worth the purchase.
I was constantly feeling like I was listening to the story as narrated by one of the Saturday morning cartoon Ninja Turtle voices. I can't honestly rate the story because I had to stop listening. This may have been an awesome story but the narrator killed it for me. The narrator sounded like a tween boy or an old woman trying to sound like a tween boy.
When I bought the audio book, I was just looking to listen to a good science fiction, post-apocalypse type of novel and not much more. However, as I kept listening, I was instantly hooked because of the wonderful romance! I honestly wasn't even looking for a romance book, but I really fell in love with this one. It had just the perfect balance of action, misery, and love. And the characters developed beautifully throughout the story. There were times when I thought to myself, "nah! Too good to be true... Peregrin is going to leave Aria and the book will turn into a giant sob fest." Not the case this time! The two main characters went through many ups and downs, and the author was careful not to let either of them forget their main goals, even through the hot romance scenes. I didn't want it to end!
Well I am truly sick of authors cutting out hot romance scenes (particularly dealing with sex) in their novels because they "don't want their teenage audience to get the wrong idea." That is a huge load of bull. Therefore, being the lovely romance sap that I am, my favorite part was the scene in the tree house. It was so tastefully done and I felt like the two main characters grew so much closer after that. Also, another of my favorite scenes was when Perry teaches Aria to pick berries... It was the first time that we get the idea that Perry might see Aria as more than just friends, and it allowed his character to show a sweeter, more helpful side. Not to mention it was really HOT. Additionally, (I know I'm getting wordy), I loved how the author just threw in Aria starting her period. That was so bold. I think it was a valuable scene for all of the characters and an important one at that. I admire Rossi's tenacity in ignoring the embarrassment some audience members might have at the subject, and including it regardless. I loved it!
I loved all of the characters performed by Flagler! My favorite was probably Aria, though. At first I didn't really like her because I felt like she sounded a little unintelligent, but within the first four chapters I grew to really like Flagler's performance as Aria. She is such a comic relief and balances the brooding Peregrin. She always has humor in her voice when it is needed the most, and when it isn't; she is perfectly earnest and somber. That's what I like about her the most!
I laughed so many times and blushed for more throughout this book. I never got to actually crying but I do have to admit, I teared up when Perry has to leave Aria behind at Bliss. That was a really intense part and the pure raw emotion displayed by Peregrin is exquisite and heart-breaking.
I would just like to give a huge shout out to Bernadette Dunne Flagler for her fantastic performance in narrating such a great book. She had the perfect pace and paused in all the right places. I say hire her for more audio books! She truly, truly brought the characters to life in my mind.
I like any books that hook you within the first chapter. If a love story is involved even better.
Yes, I have told many people about this book. This is the first book I have listened to with a split narrator. I now have found a lot of my favorite series are now doing this in the last few books. I love it. It is like hearing two stories at once.
I love Perry! How could you not love him. I am crazy about his voice.
My favorite was the compound they get to and Aria finds out that Perry is trying to help her.
After what they have both been through they don't want to trust or depend on anyone, least of all each other, but do they have a choice.
This story was unique and interesting and full of adventure. Parts were predictable but I still really enjoyed it. I had a hard time putting it down because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Narrator was annoying though. She sounded too old and the voices she gave some of the kids was whiny and just plain silly.
I liked the narrator. And I liked the idea of the story.
I love Roar. He's funny, strong and it's actively gunning for the main character. It's nice.
I like the scene on the roof where Roar is teaching Aria how to fight and Perry is just angsting over it all.
Not so much. It was interesting. But it didn't rock my world.
The idea of the smart screen was very intriguing. Fancy fancy technology.
yes.....because I like my friends
The overall story line and the building of the charaters. I liked them and cared about them.
No.She was ok, but I felt a younger narrator would have been better suited for this book. I never related her voice to any of the charaters.
It was hard to stop, I always wanted to know what was going to happen next....it never got boring.