Why am I always late to the party? I knew that Connected had great reviews, my friends loved it, so why the hell did I wait so long to finally read it? I am kicking myself but so glad that I finally found the time to show up.
The narration was done well, I really liked the voice of Dahlia, I think it matched the characters personality perfectly. River's narration while good made him sound a bit older than I pictured him in my head (maybe it was the deep voice) but I still liked that there were the dual voices. Anyway.... as I briefly mentioned above the story was awesome, the characters well thought out, the emotions described perfectly (I may have shed a tear or two), the steam factor was HOT! and the plot which I originally thought would be your typical broken girl fixed by sexy soulful rocker turned out to have so much more depth, heart and one crazy twist.
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This book is so terrible. Maybe it's me, seeing the rest of these reviews, but I feel this one all around sucked. The narration made Dahlia sound so fake when she had dialogue with River, and I didn't feel that her character's thoughts and dialogue belonged to the same person. The plot made her fiancé seem douchy, despite all his redeeming qualities, which I felt cheapened the story. And if I hear the adjective "adorable" again... Well, let's just say Kim Karr should invest in a thesaurus. No masculine hero of a book should be called adorable all the time, or adorably hot, adorably funny, adorably gag me! Not worth the credit. Can't even finish it.
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This book was so heart breaking especially when you can somewhat relate to the pain. KK did a great job of keeping you wanting to know more and more about the characters, while thinking it really is too good to be true. River not answering his phone made me wonder if he was trying to hide something which kept me guessing....... and the comment he made about wondering if Caleb knew what River knew did about Ben.......
Veronica and Christian both did a great job!
Well spent credit!
NO! The narration was so bad I could barely finish this. I bought the e-book version of the second book of this series to find out what happens. I couldn't stand to hear another book by these two narrators.
Yes, not ever listen to these narrators again.
The story was ok, not great but worth reading if you have nothing else in line. I wouldn't buy this in audio though.
I really loved the story line, what I hated was the change in narrator. Veronica was awesome in both Dahlia and River. Christian on the other hand, sucked at both, it really ruined the book for me. I turned it. I don't have time to read, which is why I have audible.
What the freak was that? ! The story just Ends? 11 hours I will never get back and now I'm roped in to buying the next book to find out what happens? I hate this book for that reason but loved it for everything else. The book was great up until the last 2 or 3 chapters, then it just made a sharp left and punched me in the face and said HA HA SUCKER!
If you love cliffhangers this will be the best book you've ever read. this is one of the best/worst cliffhanger books I've ever read. Also just fyi the male narrator only reads the last couple chapters so if you're looking for a dual POV narrative, this is not it. Definitely worth a credit/$ but only if you plan to invest in the next book and maybe the whole series.
This is one of those stories that tries to hard and gives you to much in an attempt to draw emotion out of you. There isn't that natural flow that makes a good story. It just felt to forced.
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I love series books. Especially when there are lots of books in a series. I know I will stay busy.
I started this one and instantly loved it. It had all the makings of a good romance book. Love, angst, heart ache... All of it. I wasn't expecting the twists and turns or the big boom ending.
I did find there to be a few lulls in the story where I felt like it was just filler, no meat but then it would get back on track and I'd forget I was getting agitated. I also felt like there were a few too many directions the plot was attempting to go. Like let's pick 1 or 2 themes and not have all this other stuff that makes you feel lost if you were to try and write a synopsis.
But again, it would get back on course and all was forgiven and forgotten.
I wasn't thrilled with Veronica's performance. Her regular narration was really very good, but the second she would use her "Dahlia voice" it was like nails on a chalkboard. Making her sound ditzy and flighty. I don't feel that was the appropriate tone for this character. Also I feel a little duped because I originally chose this book based on the fact that Christian Fox's voice does stuff to me, only to find out he is only in the last hour or so of the book. Not cool!!
So... Let's sum it up. All in all worth a listen for sure. Don't expect to hear too much of Christian Fox and be prepared for a little whiplash with the plot. But just hang out there, it all comes together in the end and you will be happy you took the time to listen.