This is everything good about the Hunger Games and everything great about Twilight all thrown together in one big pot. No longer do you have to worry about Bella, the self depreciating heroine, you get a fantastic story with a strong main character you can actually like!
QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!
Many of you maybe familiar with the Amazon Daily Post. If your not, it's a free blog posted on the Kindle Storefront page. I browse though it every so often, mostly to see what's new and to read all the different author interviews.
Like many of you, my fellow audiobook "readers", I enjoy reading the story behind, the story.
So, imagine how excited I was to read about a new book called Angelfall by Susan Ee. With already, over 400 Five Star reviews, I knew, with a certainty, that I was about to buy (thanks to WiFi and One click purchasing power) the next BIG thing! And hopefully, I was buying it before any of my friends or family (is that bad?)
Angelfall was hailed to be the next Hunger Games, for Heaven Sakes, a Twilight on the horizon ...... So where am I going with this review? Well I have read Hunger Games, and Angelfall is no Hunger Games.
In the long run, I did end up enjoying Angelfall, the narration was good, the story was gory and quit violent at times. But because it is in the YA section, we don't have to endure any "real " sexual content. Thankfully. I mean, flesh eating demons are one thing, heavy petting is another.......this is America, is it not?!!?
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
This is one of the most offensive, poorly-written, stories I have ever read or tried to listen to! Here is an example of a halfway-good idea very poorly executed. The main character is an unpleasant, unintersting person whose very tone, attitude, and stream of conciousness is consistently mean, trite, and offensive. I can't believe this got published. Much of the narrative is inane and nonsensicle. The very phrasing the author tries to use to make comparisons and describe things at many points just makes no sense at all. The fact that there is some violence and gore in this story is not what I have a problem with. What I do have a problem with is that it's conveyed in such offensive language and with no sense of artistic taste. This author has absolutely no skill in trying to tell a story wherein a person/character might exhibit distasteful or violent behavior but yet it is not offensive in the way it is written or told. (Think Hunger Games or Divergent) .Those two authors understood the fine art of doing this, and of potraying the humanity of their characters. This author includes several lines or scenes that are in very poor taste, such as a reference to "an old fashioned chaining", the use of the D-word (male anatomy sex-toy), a scene where the girl is bullied in a sexually-harrasing manner by a brutish young thug at the camp where she ends up. Even the mention of young male characters' references to (even the idea) of two girls kissing she manages to make just as creepy as possible. I am not a "prude" or easily shocked, and I have read MANY books. Let me say again this is offensive and very poorly written. This author managed to write and have published a story that contains absolutely no poetic sense, artistry, grace or good taste. If you want good stories about Angels, run don't walk to pick up the Angel Burn books or Hush Hush series.
I have to say in closing as far as the audiobook experience, the narration was good. I felt her voice was right for the main character and the story, even if her voice for the male lead was an unfortunate affectation throughout most of it.
The action sequences are fun to listen to, but the dialogue is painful. The narration makes it worse.
I didn't care for the narration.
Interesting storyline and a good plot. Decent character development. Raff and Penryn make an interesting pair. Given the way book 1 ended, I wonder what is in store for us in book 2.
Such a good story. Read a few angle books and this one is surprisingly different. Not a love story. But a story of loyalty and survival. Definitely will read next in series.
I love how Angelfall keeps your attention from beginning to end. It's an intense story that keeps you involved with the characters. The first person characterization is spot on, and I give the narrator a 4 of 5 - there's potention there even if it wasn't the best performance, it was still very good1
I loved the vivid imagery. The descriptions bring you into the story.
More emotion in the performance! She wasn't monotone, but it was a bit flat.
When the angels come, will you survive?
Pretty interesting book, never heard of author and don't typically read these types of books but I enjoyed it and have purchased all.
This is my first Post Apocalyptic novel, and I loved it so much. The first tried I read it, I couldn't for the life of me get into it that I had to put it down. I'm so happy that I decided to give it an second try. Now, I cannot wait to read the next book of the series.