Great narrator. It is a good story but with fantasy comes all that none familiar and made up vocabulary & definitions to remember and follow. p.S. I bought the sequel and am looking forward to it but I had to re listen to remember the jargon
I enjoyed listening to this story, but there was a bit of unsubtle foreshadowing, telling instead of showing, and unsurprising turns of plot. The portrayal of certain characters (or the main character's attitudes about them) seemed inconsistent, and again weren't always backed up by our experiences with them.
However, these critiques did not significantly lessen my enjoyment of the story. I think it's a personal thing whether you will just notice or actually be bothered by such things. I liked the narrator a lot, but she was rather subdued, so listener preference would come into play.
I really enjoyed The Bone Season and immediately preordered The Mime Order. The world Shannon creates is vivid and engaging. That said, there were times I wanted to throttle Paige. In that way, I guess she is a believable 19 year old. Kerr's narration was great.
this story really pulled me in. the narrator has a lovely accent which was a bit monotone. if you are sleepy she could put you to sleep. there are a ton of details which I would stumble over if reading. otherwise great story with a bit of romance built in. looking forward to the next edition!
I love to multi-task whenever possible and audible allows me to keep up my voracious reading appetite while doing other things!
Yes! I gave this book a try because of the ratings and hype. I nearly didn't continue beyond the first few chapters, but wow was I enthralled by Paige's strength and story. It really picked up for me once she made it to the prison and beyond that point I really could not put the book down! In recommending this book to a friend, I would say that it is worth the time even if outside your preferred genre.
I would compare this book to the Hunger Games since it features a strong female protagonist in a futuristic,dystopian society. I have also heard of reviews exclaiming it to be the start of the next Harry Potter. Yes, Shannon is British. Yes, there will supposedly be seven books in the series. That's about it for similarities between The Bone Season and the Harry Potter series. Further, the Bone Season is an adult book. Equally as violent as The Hunger Games, but with a much more adult vocabulary.
I loved Alana's Irish accent - fitting for the character of Paige. I only wish that her voicing of other characters had been a bit more varied. Conversations - particularly in parts when several characters were speaking could be a bit confusing at times.
I loved Kerry's performance of Paige. It was spot on.
No. This book is quite long in the print format.
I read this book when it first published and decided to download and listen to prepare for book two. The narration on this book is PERFECT. It made me love the story even more.Note regarding comparisons to Harry Potter: The author's book deal has been compared to that of JK Rowling's book deal for Harry Potter. The story itself is only comparable as it deals with sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal people - good vs evil.
No they were both equally amazing.....the fact that the character was Irish and the narrator had the perfect Galic accent was marvelous. She made it to my Top three favorite narrators.
Nothing out there has s similar plot as this book.
The accent...perfect character change pitch ...you could hear the pain or joy and every feeling the author was trying to express. I enjoyed having her being the pages to life.
Yes I would listen when ar wotk then switch over to the book at home I couldn't put it down I was swallowed up i up a sea of in enveloping mystery and can't wait till january
This author may well be the next Steven King of her era and genre....best book
I have read in three years hands down...
I have nothing to say about the book, because the content was lost on me due to the dull reading of the book. I've never heard anybody sound so bored reading a book like this narrator does.
There is no distinction between character voices and normal dialogue. This is definitely one of the most boring readings of a book I've ever experienced.