In the middle. It was a nice world the author brings you into. Which is why I wish it were longer. There is so much detail that the author just skims over and you're left unsatisfied, wanting more. The cadence of the book moves too quick.
The narrator certainly sounded way too bubbly for characters that are supposed to be dealing with plane crashes, starvation, and multiple life-threatening issues. She sounded like she was describing the annoyance of a hangnail rather than a near-death experience. Usually I can get past a narrator's performance, but this one annoyed me to the end. I also wish they had a separate narrator for TJ's chapters. The narrator never switched up her voice for different characters - never added different personalities whatsoever. If you tuned out for a second, you lost who she was speaking for. Two thumbs way down for her.
I really love the concept of the book - and thought the author could have done SO MUCH MORE with it. Carried it deeper. And they definitely needed a different narrator. But other than that, the story is great. And I thought it had a good ending.
This is not my "normal" book but the cover and idea grabbed my attention and I am so glad that it did.
TJ and Anna where real this was not a instant fall in love and everything is perfect story. Graves grabbed me from the first chapter and did not let me go thru the end. She wove a realistic love story between 2 unlikely lovers. The suffering just strengthened both Anna and TJ and inside and out.
It is defiantly worth your time and credit.
Where I liked the narrator's voice, this book is told my the male and female perspective. Her voice didn't change at all for TJs chapters and I had a hard time telling them apart. I did like the story but I think I would have liked it much more if I had read it.
Emotion were misplaced and misused. Her voice never broke. Couldn't tell when characters changed, and considering there was really only 2, it shouldn't have been hard. She was excited and "valley girl" when characters were mad and scared. She rushed through emotions, sex and conflict like it was a description of a mundane platter of vegetables. The story wasn't terrible, but the narration made it feel like it was written by a 13 year old.
One of the best. I loved this story so much and was almost disappointed when it was over. I was laughing and crying along w the characters.
She did the voices great. I usually have to adapt to the voices and get used to them but not her they sounded great.
Buy this one you will not be disappointed.
The story was not too deep & the writing was a little immature (at first, I wondered if it was from the teenage section), but it was entertaining & easy to follow.
Reminiscent of the Blue Lagoon. Interesting to see how people must become innovative on a deserted island.
The reader spoke clearly, but didn't give enough hesitation between concepts. She had a cheerful, upbeat voice, but didn't change her tone well enough when reading something serious, sad or angry. You could easily tell who was speaking because it was announced at each new chapter.
This was the author's first book. A simple, entertaining story, not a work of art showing mature writing skills yet.
This is a wonderful book. The narrator has a pleasant voice, but just reads way to fast.. And when I try to slow it down in the audible app I get a very annoying echo.
Only if she slows down.
I was hoping for an adventure-type novel. This is NOT that kind of read. Romantic, sappy and predictable. The narrator's voice was also a bit annoying.
This is a sweet story with decent character & plot development. The narrator was just okay. There wasn't enough variation in the narration of each character. This made it a bit difficult to follow.