Addicted to Audible.
The accent was hard for me to listen to. It felt like Charles Dickens meets Harry Potter and the Amulet of Samarkand. It has a lot of reflecting on specifics on the culture and structure of the made up world that I really do not enjoy.
Nothing...it obviously needs a heavy English accent
None, the characters are all needed.
The main character is Irish so getting a narrator with an Irish accent was crucial. Let yourself go with the pacing of this maudeline tale. It's slower than a lot of American novels. Trust me, what you relinquish in speed you more than gain in richness and depth. This story will haunt you long after you've set the book down. I finished this in less than 24 hours.
Almost stopped listening but somewhere after the middle really started to get involved in the story. it's a complicated story to follow with sll the different types of psychics. But it developes into a story of love and loyalty. i really want to know what happens to these characters next.
Love her take on the voices/accents for this story. I read the story off a kindle first and it does it NO justice. This is one book to have to hear to experience.
Definitely credit worthy. I highly recommend! Great character development, lots of action and a really great narration. I can't wait to read the next one in the series
I'm torn with this book.
It feels very similar to other books in the same vein; a "special" female protagonist tackles a dystopian world. However, it does it far better than many others, and with slightly more mature content. I really enjoyed the world building in this novel, and Paige feels complex. That being said, It occasionally feels forced that a first person narrator would go through the facts of the world in such a linear way- wouldn't she already know them?
Despite this, the book is compelling, and I finished it shamefully quickly. I loved that Alana Kerr felt so specific to the story. The book won't change your life, but the story's really good.
This is a book you need to pay close attention to because of all the details. I did not like the story at first until I realized this. Once I paid close attention the story was fascinating. The detail and the story were captivating and at times I was frustrated because I was to busy To be able to listen.
I felt that the performance was good but because of the accent there were times that I had to stop and rewind because I could not understand the word or phrase that she was saying but she does have a lovely voice.
I am looking forward to the next book in this series. It is already on my wish list.
This purchase was not planned - I had accidentally purchased the second book in hardcover thinking it was a stand-alone. What a great surprise to find the series on Audible and be able to get the first in the series.
I loved the narration; her performance was perfect even down to gorgeous regional accents. I especially liked that she moved seamlessly from Irish to northern to American. Flawless.
I'm not usually predisposed to alternate divergent history stories, but I was quick hooked in and in this case, it allowed the story to unfold without the burden of too much world-building; leaving more space for story and characters.
Grey book and great performance!
While I don't often go for the supernatural/ethereal type of stories this one sounded interesting, and the story was heading in a good direction. Unfortunately I cannot get past the narrator. The sad whispering monotone voice destroys any life to the characters. Her breathy indifference deflates the story and any interest or connection to the world. With a different narrator perhaps I could've enjoyed the story.
This was my first time experiencing her books. The world seemed interesting and the story moved at a good pace. Reading might be the best option in this case.
The depressed, disconnected and indifferent voice never changes. Eventually it just feels whiny and annoying.