This is the best narration I have ever heard. The narrator made me FEEL the story. The story itself is spectacular, but it is brought to life by this incredible narrator.
The second book in a trilogy is always the worst. The protagonists are at their lowest, and it is mostly a downer. But not this one. I am awed by this author's talent. If I wasn't certain I am twice her age I would say that I want to write like her when I grow up! Well done!
I really enjoyed this book! It was subtle in
how much happened. I kept me going and then, and then, and then just like from "Dude, Where's My Car?" I didn't want to stop listening to it. I had high points and looks points and they're all great :D Totes a favorite!!!
Fabulous follow up to an already excellent start! I LOVE how the author brings out the story by splitting the events between the Seraphim and the Chimaera. So many interesting twists, and definitely several moments that had me gasping in surprise or excitement. As with the first book, the narration is a delight to hear. Each character has a unique voice that seems to be so natural. Can't wait to start book 3!
Buried in Books
Guilt, danger and redemption
Obviously Daughter of Smoke and Bone since it''s the first in the series. The writing is so superb that I'd liken it to the Throne of Glass series. The characters are written phenomenally. So rich with background and complex emotions at work. And then there are the political machinations and the underlying shame that runs through the work. Shame and guilt.It's an amazingly complex story.
I could never picture Zuzana or Mic's voices and I love hearing Zuzana's pouty voice. I love it!!
No laughing or crying but I adored the book. I will listen to it again. I experienced some fear for Karaou some times at her situation.
I highly recommend this novel! I think I'd go back and listen to the first book in the series even though I read the book. I can't wait to listen to the next book!
OMG! This book was so amazing. I didn't think that the second installment would be as good as the first but it's still exceeds my expectations. It is heart wrenching and funny and just such an amazingly told story. All I can say is that I loved this book and I am looking forward to the next book.
The story begun in Daughter of Smoke and Bone continues to unfold interestingly, but as in the first volume, things get a bit heavy a bit too often. Key characters, expertly voiced, provide some relief, but not as much as I might have liked. It was engaging enough to draw me forward through this and into the next volume, but lacking enough that I yearned for a tighter, leaner narrative.