I love Jessica Park. She is an author after my own heart, which is why I probably follow her on Facebook and laugh hysterically at 95% of her posts. Truth be told, she writes the way she posts and for me that translates into very real characters who are incredibly flawed and messy and all the more beautiful.
Arielle DeLisle seemed to channel Jessica in her narration. As I listened, I felt like I was really there on the beach or running on campus. Her ability to bring such great writing to life is an incredible talent.
This book had a terrific idea, and I think I would have enjoyed it; if it didn't have such prejudicial overtones. I mean, I get that it was crucial to the story line, but honestly... the heroine spent most of the book complaining about reasons she couldn't be with the hero that sounded (to me) racist against shifters.
The first part was okay, the second part we really found that Casey blossomed. The third part I found to be too hedonistic for my taste.
I love Grace Grant's performances.
No. While the lead female was interesting and the story about her engaging, I felt the male lead was rather "blah". Being described as not the most attractive man I've ever seen, or average in any sort of way makes me not want to picture the character.
How very involved in the life of the main character we became.
No. Her voice did not fit the male parts for me. She has a lovely speaking soprano that was great for female and children's roles, however.
Additionally, I feel it is important to learn how to correctly pronounce the areas that you are reading about. Being raised in the Harrisburg area, it was a bit disconcerting to hear the River mispronounced repeatedly.
Lip biting suspense.
The cliffhanger ending.
Melodic, expressive, ranged
I was no more drawn into this book than any other.
This was my first audiobook and it was a whopper. I wish I would have known that the story was the first in a series yet to be completed, I may have saved the book for later when I could devour them all together!
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