Yes. Despite it's length, it's a great book. There's several POV's, so it takes a bit to establish every main character and their stories, and that makes for a very slow build that drags for a good 4 hours of the story. My mind wandered away many, many times while listening to this 25% of the story, and I considered giving up or fast forwarding just as much. But stick around guys, it's worth it. I promise it gets really good after that.
She did an awesome job, creating unique character voices and accents, bringing them all to life in a very realistic way, which you wouldn't get from reading the book.
Some readers are turned off by Evie (one of the main characters), because she has some negative qualities to her. I agree that she is a bit of an atypical character. She's attention-seeking and self-centered (among other things) but the author made Evie likeable in spite of her negative qualities, and that's not an easy thing for authors to pull off. Evie is funny and lively, and though she is selfish, she does have a heart, and she learns and grows throughout the story.
I also loved Jericho and Sam. And Naughty John, our villain, was amazingly creepy.
Bottom line: It's a long book, and it drags quite a bit at first. But once it gets going, you are in for a fun, creepy, flapper-tastic ride through a vivid 1920's NYC setting.
I absolutely loved her first trilogy... I'm far from a teen, but the genre just gets me. After all these years, Libba Bray came through!!! I need more!!!!! Turn this into a series ASAP!
I was weary going into this because of my love affair with the Gemma Doyle trilogy that she wrote previously. I loved the series so much I read/listened to each book multiple times and feel the tinglings of need for another read through. the main character has some similar characteristics as Gemma and her friend Theta is remniscent of Felicity from the Gemma books. very captivating story. absolutely loved it.
everything was amazing!
i can't even imagine another book this comprehensively terrific.
I love the LaVoy uses her intonations and voices.
My reaction was to get completely sucked into the story, the history, the fear, the suspense and excitement. I listened to it twice, shared it with my adult daughter, and we both plan on listening to the sequel together.
One of the best I have listened to
Finding out who is and who isn't a Diviner
Not only did she sing the songs but she did them in the character's voices
Really great story and highly recommend it
I have waited for a sinister spooky story set in the era when mystery, ghosts, government cover-up, and seers sparked society's entertainment. I couldn't stop listening. I wanted to know the rest. So excited there's a second book and anxiously waiting. Libba Bray has never failed and this is another notch for her better of wonderfulness. (yea wonderfulness!)
Reader, writer, teacher, consultant. I read mostly Young Adult and Genre Fiction, especially with a mix of literary style and commercial pacing.
This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. The narration is so well-executed, the writing is superb, and the production is fantastic.
Walking under the train tracks, UGH.
I loved Theta.
Definitely. I was lost in the roaring twenties and the eerie supernatural world on the streets of Manhattan. I'd get chills listening to it.
This is a great listen, kept me on the treadmill just to hear more of the story. This book took me to another place and time, characters were .....well fun. January LaVoy is the best reader I have heard, I could see the different characters just with her tone. Loved the whole enchilada.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to.
I loved the characters.
Everything!! From the raspy scary voice, the preaching, and the singing. Well done!