I enjoyed this audio book quite a bit.
There were several several amusing asides that helped to keep the story upbeat as well as expanding the characterization. The main character is endearing and relate-able. The plot has a good pace, too. It moves forward fast enough to keep the reader's attention and not so fast as to trivialize the important points.
The story does use the foreshadowing method of "If I had realized then...", which I find fairly distracting. It's used less than half a dozen times, though, so not too bad.
The mystery aspect is nicely done. It's nothing so difficult as to keep you from figuring out the basic idea of who done it, but the exact details needed are withheld to the very end. I found it a bit simple, but not distractingly so.
I found the narration to be very good. The narrator has a slightly airy, very relaxed tone, which I find suits Abby extremely well.
This is a very good, fun listen. The characters are great. If you enjoy books like the Stephanie Plum series or Undead (Betsy the Vampire Queen) series, you will almost definitely enjoy this book
This was an enjoyable listen. The story was fun and fairly quick paced.
The main character does the stereotypical insane jealous female bit. It's suppose to be funny, and it is a little, but I find that sort of thing annoying. It's not too badly overdone so not a big detraction. It's used as a device to create conflict in the romantic sub-plot.
The murder of slang by a supporting character is adorable at first, but starts getting old. It never gets to the point of annoying, more just to the point of not as funny as it was.
The other supporting characters are quite enjoyable throughout. Gilly is absolutely adorable.
There are other bits that stand out as the physics or timeline being a bit questionable. Nothing glaring, and I found these bits to be easily overlooked. The predictable, unexpected, and 'expected but do not occur' events are balanced nicely.
I consider the time spent with this book time well spent. I didn't feel it was a "wow" book, but it was fun. It doesn't merit an immediate re-listen but I wouldn't rule out a re-listen in the future.
Overall, I would recommend this book. I plan on picking up more in the series.
Absolutely. It's an easy listen. The plot is straightforward enough, but there are lots of extras that could be picked up on a second time around.
This story does well on walking the edge of the absurd. It stops just short of too much. It never becomes silly or stupid.
The word is very well thought out and quite detailed. The reveal of all the intricacies is long and woven in with the story, letting you come to grips with all the differences slowly.
Each chapter starts with a bit of law or knowledge from the world, and it is always something funny. A part of one lists the conditions in which the chicken is considered a vegetable (to help meet the dietary needs of vegetarians, of course).
Bones is voiced incredibly.
After finishing this audio book in only 2 days, I listened to it again in nearly the same amount of time. The characters deep and well developed. The plot is strong and the reading is just incredible.
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