but once you get into it - you need to know what's going to happen next. I think my main problem was with the narration as it she sounded bored to be doing this reading which in turn made it SOUND boring. I wouldn't say mono-tone but close - so serious inflection changes.
As far as the story line goes - I liked it. I liked the world she described and could "understand" it.
Will I jump for the second one? No, honestly I won't - but I may listen but it's not on my must-have list.
I would recommend this book to any reader who likes to emerse him/her self into a rich World of remarkable persons, emotions, power struggles, intrigue, mystery, half hidden plots within plots and more. All of this in a fantasy World that is refreshingly new even though it has many ties to many classics.
I love to have my assumptions and preconceptions challenged and be forced to regard Things from a new perspective - and boy does this story deliver a sucker punch to many of my preconceptions!
I could not stop listening - he only warning you'll get from me on this title is: ensure you don't have something important to do that would prevent you from finishing it :-)
I could not finish this book, and I have rarely not finished a book. The narrator was boring, I had to go back periodically so that I could hear what she had read again. Her words often faded towards the end of a sentence. I just couldn't get into this book probably because of the narrator. Having critised the narrator, I just couldn't understand what was happening, with the story, at the beginning.
The storyline was great, the narrator was excellent. This book keeps you Intetested from start to finish and weaves and incredible journey into the future. The ending was unpredictable and I wanted more,
This is Samantha Shannon's first published novel. It is possible, that with competent editing and experience, she could write a novel worth reading or listening to. Until then, I don't plan to try another book from her.
The characters are not well developed. There is plenty of atmosphere and action, but I don't "get" Paige.
The reader was fine. She gave a very dramatic, even breathless reading. There is a limit to how much even a very fine narrator can do with material that is not worthwhile.
One of the best books I've listened to in a very long time.
When Paige and Warden began trusting each other
Amazing, captivating, engaging
Every part was great!
She is a very passionate narrator and she brings the story alive.
It made me teary at some parts.
I LOVED this book. I hope the author decides to write a series with this story line.
An engaging and well developed plot line, likable characters and a descriptively created coherent world.
Not have written it. It's terrible.
The reader was good. But her great accent couldn't save a poorly written story.
I wish the hype would die down, so the reviews can dissuade anyone else from buying this book.
Altough the narrator's voice is sweet and nice to listen differentiating between characters was difficult. The narrator didn't offer a main voice nor did the tone or pitch change when switching from characters.
I listen to quite a bit of YA supernatural or dystopian novels...i.e. your Hunger Games, your Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices, your Pures, Lunar Chronicles, Shatter Me's, Divergents, etc. The Bone Season fits in well to the genre. I didn't love it as much as I loved Hunger Games or Harry Potter, or the Pure series, but it exists in a really cool world with an almost film noir feel to it.
Sometimes, especially in the beginning, I had no idea what the hell was going on in this universe. I am not sure but I think there was a kind of map or chart which shows the reader the different kinds of clairvoyants, or something to that nature. I didn't have that, so I was SUPER confused as to what she was talking about...
That being said, once she gets to Sheol 1, I started getting a better idea of the different kinds of clairvoyants existing in the Bone Season universe.....but...i could still not tell you the difference between an Auger and a Clairomancer or whatever......
I did really like the book though. I am excited to see what happens next to Paige and the seals.