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.
Probably a much better and completed story. I HATE SERIES.
Very nice voice and character.
I was not aware that this book is just a first in a series. I find it actually appauling that authors nowadays dont write a book, they write series. It turned out that I should listen to another who knows how many further titles before conclusion. Thank you but no thank you....I should have returned the title.
Social sci-fi, vampires, and modern detective thrillers, oh my!
I didn't have the same preconceived notions as many other readers. I never heard of Shannon being the next Rowling. It was a popular fantasy book, I listened, and wasn't disappointed. There are very human and historical themes intricate to this plot--(mild spoilers) discrimination, segregation, and slavery...bringing about a dystopian feel, my favorite! The book is very heavy on the fantasy. I've read about my share of vamps and witches but this book takes the cake. Every chapter is steeped in the supernatural. There were some areas of stalling where I said "get on with it" but that doesn't make me any less excited for the next installment. If you like Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, or even Veronica Roth, you'll like this book.
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Yes, it's a very different world with a lot of different elements to take in. It is brutally detailed but the story keeps pace and it is thoroughly enthralling!
Everything is new with no frame of reference to another fantasy realm, an unusual and interesting experience for the reader.
She manages to bring each character out within few lines and makes the action pacy and enjoyable
I wanted the next book...now! Fabulous story...more...more...more!
There were several interesting characters. Change came to them slowly.
She has a lovely accent but it wasn't so heavy as to make It difficult to understand. She didn't differintiate her voice for the various character and sometimes her voice just became a drone.
It was confusing at first, trying to get a grasp on the alternate/future earth, but I qickly became absorbed.
I want to hear more about the characters and what will happen.