I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. It is not high action, so I'd be sure to let them know that this story unfolds very slowly and carefully.
The most memorable moment was when Commander Ren Daiyan has his army poised to take back the Capital City, but he receives orders to withdraw. It is a very tense moment, while he decides if he will follow the command or his heart.
Simon Vance has a good voice, however, in this case, his pace was just too slow and laid back for some scenes.
River of Stars would make an interesting series because it incorporates so many characters and rich imagery 12th Dynasty China. There are so many characters and different stories upon which script writers could draw. I don't think it would play out as well for a movie.
There are many other books I would suggest first, but I would not dissuade friends from this book.
The ending was good. The author wrapped up the story well.
I thought the narration was great.
I would go this as a movie. I kind of pictured Scarlet as Jennifer Lawrence though out the book.
Yes, it is a sexy little tale of a Succubus who is trying to be a good girl
I would recommend it to my friends who enjoy girlie paranormal reads
I think she captures essence of Georgina rather well
I really like the interactions between Carter and Georgina. They are unlikely and there is clearly more to the story than is being revealed at this time.
I would recommend this book to my friends who enjoy urban fantasy. I like the world building of the series, and there is a lot action.
Rachel is such a strong character, but when it comes to men she is an emotional marshmallow. I'd like to see her toughen up and be smart in her relationships.
I have listened to Marguerite Gavin's narration of the previous books from this series and also Pride and Prejudice. I think she is a fantastic narrator.
Out-wolfing the wolves
breath taking adventure
There are so many things to love about this story, the depth of intrigue and adventure, the complex cast of characters, the range of emotion....it is just a great tale.
I have only ever listened to Mary Robinette Kowal's performances on other October Daye novels. Her voices are consistent among the books. She does an especially good job of portraying emotion and creating distinctive character voices.
I definitely had trouble pressing pause when listening to this book. Between the story and the narration I did not want it to end.
This is a new favorite series of mine, thus far enjoyed primarily via audiobook.
I would listen to Kitty's House of Horrors again because I enjoy this series and the narrator is especially good at bringing Kitty to life.
I would compare Kitty's House of Horrors, and the Kitty Norville series, to the Sookie Stackhouse world, but much with much better writing and more consistency. What makes them similar is the strong theme of how society reacts when they become aware of the existence of paranormals.
I have really enjoyed Marguerite Gavin in several other of the Kitty Norville books. She does a particularly good job of capturing the DJ vibe to give voice to Kitty. Recently, I also started The Hollows series, also narrated by Marguerite. The narration has been just as good in this series. She does a fantastic job with creating distinct voices for a broad range of characters.
Who are the true monsters?
I give a lot of credit to the narrator for my enjoyment of this series. In previous books there have been a lot of "on air" scenes. Marguerite makes what could be boring scenes interesting and lively.
Yes. The narration was wonderful, doing justice to an excellent new fantasy story. I am very likely to listen again prior to enjoying the second book of the series when it is released.
Vaelin al Sorna was an excellent tragaic hero.
I loved the scene when just Vaelin and Nortah are not able to go to the festival. The scene when Vaelin realizes what is happening and he rushes to be there for this "brother" Nortah (despite their differences) is both moving and action packed.
It was rather long, so I was unable to listen in one setting, but I did have difficulty in pausing the story when necessary.
This is a vast and truly epic tale. I hope the rest of the series lives up to the standards set so high with the first installment.
I consider Redshirts above average in terms of audiobooks to which I've listened.
Oddly, my favorite character turned out to be Nick Weinstein, the inept screen writer who creates the problem of the red shirt by writing awful screen plays.
While I am a big Wil Wheaton fan, I felt that he could have done a better job in differentiating his characters. He was not terrible, but sometimes it was tough to determine who was speaking.
I thought this book was hilarious. I loved how it made fun of some long standing scifi tropes.
This is light and fun, a quick listen.
Listening to this book was time well spent. While I was not thrilled about the narration, I love the story, and the audio book allowed me to "read" when I might otherwise not have been able (while driving).
Heart of Iron has the same feel as the first book in the series Kiss of Steel.
Probably, but not for this same series. I think she'd be better suited for a first person performance.
Definitely! But, I say this knowing that the third book in the series comes out this fall, and I am looking forward to it.
Regarding the narration - the narrator did capture the prissy tone of the female lead very well. However, she did not do as well with the male characters and their accents. They all came off sounding like grumpy old men. This was disappointing, but not awful.
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