I had not heard of this author or this series before but my wife found the paperback in a used book store. And boy am I glad!
Britain creates a great world filled with wonderful characters. The action is compelling. For me, I simply MUST like the characters (good or evil) or a book is a failure, especially the main character. I loved just about all of them, especially the main character.
The writing keeps you engaged and the story keep you anticipating. The dialogue is natural and advances the story. In short, it's everything I can ask for in a novel.
Ellen Archer is a great performer! She portrays each character well and you never wonder which one is talking. Her portrayal of the male characters works and they do not sound like adolescent boys (a problem with some female readers.)
The true test: I already bought the next book in the series and I can't wait to read it.
I Loved The Reader- she was fantastic! I liked the story also, didn't love it, but I liked it.
The language was very clean- language ratings are important to me and this is one the kids could listen to.
The story moves along quickly and has a good pace, lots of adventure. The main character is likeable, she does all the right things, but leaves wanting her to do it with a little more style and you are constantly waiting for her to make up her mind.
The author does a good job of making sure everything is tied up at the end with just enough intrigue to make you wonder how the second book will start and then evolve. I believe I will get the next book in the series just to listen to the reader- she really is that good.
No. nothing new or exciting. THe story is slow moving and the characters not very compelling. The nartator was good though.
No. But she was very good.
This is a fun, well written book for adults and young people. It's not geared to children at all but there is no language to overlook and no sex. Now if that sounds a bit boring, don't let it turn you off, because Kristen Britain is a wonderful story teller and Ellen Archer is a fabulous narrator. She does multiple voices, each very different, well acted. This is a first book that has lots of room to grow in the future. The concept of the Green Riders is new and it mixes women and men together so it can be enjoyed by both. It has lots of intrigue, fast paced adventure, and fantasy. I am so glad there are 4 more books to look forward to!
One of the most amazing books I have ever read. The character development is fantastic and the store line is enthralling. Masterful presentation!
I drive for a living and listen to a lot of books. I enjoy the long series of books because I go through them so quickly.
I will read again. Very entertaining. I am putting in on favorites list, right up there with Tolkein.
Love this book. Wondered at first if it was more of a teen novel, but glad I kept reading. The more I read, the harder it was to put it down. I am on the last book in the series to date, and I will miss it.
Awesome job. So smooth, she makes you feel like you are right there in the story.
No, but the suspense of the denied romance is killing me. Hope it it doesn't end like that.
Yes, but only if that person likes Sci-Fi and Fantasy stuff.
The fight scenes at the end.
Although this kind of fantasy is not my usual style, I really enjoyed this story. The narrator was good and the story was interesting.
This book starts off with a runaway girl falling into the role of a Green Rider and the adventure begins from that. Alot of twist and turns with the character as she must struggle to overcome what evil has throw at her.
Most of the storyline is predictable sorry to say and I never really felt the main character in the story as in dire need of dying when in the middle of a enemy ambush. I had a feeling of knowing the script before it was even said. So , I wouldn't recomend it to a friend as I have a lot more patience than most to continue listening to a mondane dialog as alot is said which makes no sense in this story and you know it is for book two benefit to make sense.
I very much enjoyed this book. Although obviously written to the teenage female audience, still, the storyline was pretty good, and I found the magickal principles mentioned within it to be pretty sound, for the most part. I felt that the story dragged a little at first, but the more engrossed I got into it, the more I enjoyed the details that Kristen Britain put into her work, and I found myself sorry that it ended.
I thought Ellen Archer did an excellent job in narrating this book, and I look forward to listening to more of her work. As I enjoyed the book, I could not help but notice all of the different voices she so carefully crafted for each character, and how they so smoothly flowed from her lips.
I loved this book! It got my interest from the very beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Ellen Archer did an excellent job bringing each of the characters to life and I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series!