This is a tough question because I think I get different experiences with reading a book and listening to one. I love reading a book because I set my own pace and it's a bit easier to understand. BUT I love audio books because it lets me re-experience the book without having to read it. So it feels like it's the first time.
The ending was my favorite part of the book because it kind of summed up the whole book. I liked that the author threw that in there and it made me love the series even more.
I love her as a narrator. I found her pace perfect and she was Ava to me in my mind. She's not too girly, but she sounds like a woman. You can tell she's a seasoned narrator and I'm looking forward to listening to her for the rest of the series.
This is kind of like the other question, but the main moving parts to me where all the parts where the main couple grew. Every time Gideon was exposed or every time Ava reflected, it kind of was a turning point in the book. This book had me in knots, but in a very good way.
Full Book Review
I love this series so much.
Sigh …. 5 I love you Gideon Stars
Reflected in You is probably one of my favourite books in the series. I love all the books, but this one pretty much gutted me and I loved the direction Sylvia Day took it.
As Gideon and Ava continue with their relationship, they obviously still have issues. Gideon is closed-off, but loves passionately, even if he doesn’t tell Ava it. I’m not a big fan of angst and I wouldn’t say Reflected in You had a lot of angst, but there was definitely tension.
What I love so much about this book are the problems between Gideon and Ava. Even though there are problems, they still try to work it out. To me, it feels like a realistic couple and I was rooting for them to the very end.
Ava’s past love comes back and it causes more tension. I don’t always agree with Ava’s actions, but I can understand them. She’s a woman, an emotional one and she thinks with her heart first. Gideon tries to open up, but something prevents him from fully exposing himself and it drives Ava insane. It drives me insane too, but honestly it’s the reason why I loved this one so much.
Gideon’s love for Ava is the stuff I crave for in books. He would do anything for her and yes, he has many faults and you want to smack him around a bit, you can’t help but love the man and want to be in his arms.
I did an audio re-read and it’s my favorite form of re-reading. I love the narrator and I’m happy to hear her voice for the whole series. She is Ava to me and I could listen to the book again after I finished.
I love books! Discovering Audible, I've fallen in love with characters even more that I once read aloud to myself!
But it's hard to. After book one, I had to get book two thinking if I read the second book, I'll have a better understanding of what was wrong with her (I know the basics, but my God, her character, to me, just didn't develop into a mature woman). Her attitude came off as indecisive, love/hate, whinny and childish.
I love Gideon, not because of everything he is, but because he's a bit more of an adult in the relationship than Eva, like the whole trust bit. If you love someone so much, trust the damn guy! He hasn't given you a solid reason not to for Christ sakes! Of course he doesn't want to tell you his past, some people don't just open up so fast and tell you everything, patience is a freaking virtue Eva, get off your high horse and just be there for your man, even if he doesn't feel like opening up! When he's ready he will, so lay off! Jeez, sorry for the ranting but it just kills when I read about a female character scratching to get into a man's core - some female leads need to back off and not be so needy. Anyways, it's a good read. The writing seemed non believable, like when he says her name during sex, just didn't sound right or maybe the narration wasn't believable but hey who am I to say, just an opinion. I wish there were more male narrators....that would be awesome. I don't think I'll continue this series, I wasn't drawn after the second book.
Happy listening all!
This book was a stressful read (listen)! (I found myself commenting out loud on more than one occasion). It was so much going on, so many ups and downs and I never knew for sure what was coming next. It was dark in some places and there were a few things that were simply disturbing. I know it’s “just a book”; but it can be seen as a reflection of some real life, unhealthy, struggles some people have. Maybe it bothered me more than other readers because I’ve experienced some of these struggles. If you’re good a staying in the mindset of realizing it’s just a book, I’d say go for it; otherwise, I’m not really sure. I enjoyed the book; some parts were just really hard for me to get through. Think Fifty Shades Darker... but much darker.