This book and the performance was difficult to endure but I try to finish what I start so I listened until the very end. As mentioned in other reviews, there was a lot of background noise in the audio version that significantly detracted from the enjoyment of the listen. However, the story was exhausting and unoriginal so it didn't have much going for it anyway. Unfortunately the performance was only mediocre; she had some good female voices but the male voices were completely feminine. I am NOT drawn to listen to any follow up books, I'm just not interested.
This review is provided by an avid audiobook listener who has not been compensated in any way.
Love love love this series!!! I have read the series multiple times and each time I still get enraptured in the story and can hardly put it down. Amazing love story!!
The most detestable fucking main characters you'd ever want to know.
Authors have managed to write compelling books about serial killers and you mean to tell me you can't make 2 immature, lust driven assholes the least bit like able. SC Stephens has just confirmed, for me, that authors buy their way to "Best Selling" status.
You'll hate the heroine more than you hate Snape.
You'll hate the heroine more than you hate Daisy.
You'll hate the heroine more than you hate Elizabeth.
You'll hate the heroine more than you hate Bella.
You'll freaking hate immune deficiencies less than you'll hate the heroine.
And you won't hate the heroine in the "the author wrote so well that she drew these real emotions out of me" way. You'll hate the heroine bc you know the author tried and failed miserably at getting you to relate to awful people. Try. Again. Study actual human behavior and try. The fuck. Again.
Don't waste your money. Just...Just trust me on this one.
Also, let's not forget that god awful amateur echo during the entire recording. Everyone should go. I should get my money back and everyone should just leave.
It's all about romance. My favorite.
The book was ok for the most part but at times you think can young people be this insensitive about relationships and the feelings of others in matters of the heart. The heat is in the book and the story keep me listening just hoping the charter would wake up and surprise me about what is right and wrong in life. It happened at the end.
I don't think it has turned me off to this genre but maybe this author.
Narrators performance was good as it kept me listening.
I don't think I would have cut any scenes. Each of the scenes reinforced how completely thoughtless the main character was to the feeling of the men she so called loved. Maybe I would have called it Clueless.
If you are looking for a great love story keep looking as the book just kept me thinking no one is this heartless (Thoughtless) in life. Not sure why I finished the listening experience.
I busy myself living life, chasing smiles, and enjoying adventures!
Pick One Already!
Kellan - He is honest and genuine and real.
Excellent voices for each character (A+ on Denny's accent!) She sped up and slowed down when appropriate and truly brought the story to life.
Griffin... Sure to be lots of laughs!
The back and forth made me crazy! I was not thrilled with the endless mind games and indecision. I felt bad for Denny but I loved Kellan. I was so sick of watching her play with their heads and hearts... but, I couldn't decide who she should chose! I was glad to see a break from the wealthy business man who sweeps the simple girl off her feet and throws her in a room of pain to sex her into submission. This is a realistic human love story that was heart wrenching and frustrating as hell! Very well written.
Will do anything for books!
So seriously this is a great series, but the first book is the beginning of Kiera's growth so this book is so annoying, probably just as I was at that age. Now this is a great story but honestly there are times I want to just pull my hair out. Kiera is learning to be unselfish and has a huge decision to make! I know that I'm making it sound bad, it really isn't it's just that you have to get through the turmoil to get to the great parts. The story is well written, there are lots of hot parts and the storyline is good. Lots of great and interesting secondary characters. Kellen is so awesome, ups and downs but of course we love him.
I cannot freaking believe anyone can be as naïve and stupid kind of person.... as Kiera is and the constant blushing.... ugh- I have to force myself to finish this book- I was up to chapter 10 and then looked and there were 16 more chapters!!!! yes, this book is way too long- sorry this is NOT Beautiful Disaster- even though beautiful disaster is not a great book that you remember years afterwards, it is 90% better than this one- I came to the conclusion that Kiera must be mildly retarded because the things that she is shocked or amazed about are incredible for a 20 year old, like when she is shocked that Kellan gets excited when she is between his thighs and is moaning!!! And what about the part where Kiera just watched as Dennis kicked Kellan mercilessly without doing anything? There are so many parts of this book that I could not believe were happening or the things that were said, or crossed Kiera’s mind. i think the love for these books has to do with the fad of the innocent girl (ala fifty shades) and the bad boy with a painful past, but the other girls are not selfish, egotistical, cheating, liars b....es like Kiera- both Kellan and Denis are wusses - how blind can you be not to noticed the awkward silences and stares between Kiera and Kellan especially after she is not touching him anymore or having sex with him? – this was an experience that I would not like to repeat. Needless to say I am not reading/buying the other two
diminish Kiera's first voice- too much description- to many repetitions, make it shorter- don't use 4 sentences when one can say the same
The heroine is PAINFULLY annoying. Having said that however. I could not put the book down. Could anyone be that indecisive, that immature and that lucky?Maybe this book should be reclassified as "fantasy".
I think a fitting ending would have been that both guys dump her and move on with "healthier" relationships? Started out good, but the middle to ending is painful. There are however some really great scenes in the book that makes it compelling and you keep reading hoping at some point that she would just GROW a spine.
Not worth a credit unless you are totally bored!