I feel that the narrator was mechanical sounding and flat. It could have been worse, but it could have been MUCH better.
This story was much better than I had anticipated. I think I like the idea of the future with it's technology, etc. but living as primitively as possible. This concept makes the future seem more plausible, but then again, that's just my opinion.
I feel Veronica Rossi did a great job of developing the storyline, providing some relationship frustration, a huge plot twist at the end, and one hell of a cliffhanger. I'd be crazy not to read the next in the series to find out what happens.
I did have a hard time picturing a tanned blonde savage as Perry. Every time I tried to imagine a blonde, he was clean cut and clean, but when I incorporated the rest of his description, he had longer dark hair and had that beautiful dirty sheen to him. Oh well, my loss. As far as Aria is concerned, I'm especially excited to see that she has grown into her own, and although super naive at the beginning of the story can now survive on her own.
I enjoyed all the characters except those few we were meant to dislike, like Soren and his father. Although we haven't heard about Soren since the beginning, I have a feeling he will make an appearance later in the series.
I was really reading this as a "filler" until one of my preorders came out but I ended up really enjoying it. I will have to read the others!
Social sci-fi, vampires, and modern detective thrillers, oh my!
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book in the beginning but as soon as the plot started to form and Aria began to change, I was hooked! I'd like there to be two narrators for the male and female parts in the age group corresponding to the characters.
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.
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.