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I read Blood of Eden first and then when this audio was available I got it and I realized I made a HUGE mistake. This audio sets you up for the first book in the series. When I listened to Dawn of Eden it was good but I wish I had listened to this first. I was confused quite a bit. The story was good so there wasn't any problems there. I think and this is my opinion that if you have read Blood of Eden then don't bother with this audio unless you want to know what happened to get things the way they are in Blood of Eden. Its a must read/listen to before reading the first book in the series. The story was well written and it lets the reader know how things happened to get you ready for the first book.
I love how the author brought this book together. The first book THE ISLAND could be read by itself and this story,THE WAVES was written the same way. They really don't have to be read in order. I consider them to be books that stand alone. However, I do recommend that you read/listen to both stories. The first installment, THE ISLAND was from Leia's prospective. The second installment, THE WAVES was told by Walt's point of view. It focuses on Walt and his life in Hope Harbor. I really love that these two stories can be read out of order or you can get by reading just one of them and not the other. I really don't recommend that because you would miss one of these main characters vital information. I really do think that both stories should be read. They both have their own story to tell and I enjoyed them both.
In this story we learn about Walt's life, how they live in Hope Harbor that just so happens to be on other side of the wall. Everyone that lives on the other side of the wall believes in Annabelle and that one day she'll come on a ship to take them away from Hope Harbor. Annabelle is considered a Goddess to the people. Everyone living there has been told great stories about her and have been raised to believe in her. That is, everyone believes in her except the Unbelievers. The Unbelievers are people who believe they can do everything themselves. They don't have faith in the Goddess. Stories have been told about these Unbelievers to scare people, keeping them going to the temple and living there in Hope Harbor.
Yorrick, is family and next in line to take over the books. He tells Walt about his beliefs and about building a ship to travel and see if other people are living somewhere. Yorrick is killed on the day he planned on telling his intentions once he takes over his dad's book keeping job. Walt sees how Yorrick dies but he's too afraid to tell anyone. Walt decides to carry out Yorricks plans and finish building the ship. What Walt really wants is answers, he has doubts about Annabelle, and he wants to know if there are other people living somewhere out there.
I absolutely loved the second book as much as the first, maybe even more. I will admit I was lost in the beginning of this story because I didn't really realize it was Walt's story and from his prospective. I continued on and the story began to intrigue me and I was hooked. I really enjoyed Hope Harbor. I felt Jen gave readers more details in this story than in the first installment, The Island. I found that the societies are very different. I think another great addition was when Minkman killed off Yorrick, by doing this it added some mystery to the story. Discovering that change lurks in Hope Harbor keeps you glued to the story. I love the details and all the additions Jen writes in this story.
I enjoyed the narrator as well. In this story the narrator was a man by the name of Matthew Mickenburg. The first story had a female narrator by the name of Coco Bell. I thought that Matthew did a superb job performing this story. He made it enjoyable to listen to. The story flowed from within him. I understood who each character was by the way he distinguished his voice accents. I will be looking for more work by this narrator and also referring him to self published authors that are looking to get on Audible.
Jen Minkman did a wonderful job as did the narrator of this story. I really loved learning more about Walt. I found Walt's story captivating especially getting to know how Walt lived. I also found it a breathtaking discovery of how he was before meeting Leia and how his life changed after the two met. I have listened to both stories and in the order in which they were written. I did go back and I listened to them out of order also with The Waves first and The Island second. In my honest opinion the order doesn't matter but I do highly recommend listening/reading both stories because they both share important information and details that you will need to know. Overall, THE WAVES was my favorite out of the two stories. I think it was because it gave more detail in the story and I felt that life on Walt's side of the wall was a better life than Leia's life.
I highly recommend this story. This is a must read and if you're going to read this story then you have to read The Island. The Waves was written wonderfully, fast paced, it held my attention throughout the entire story, and I felt this story had some life lessons. I rate it five stars for everything, even the narrators performance. I was gifted this audio book. This has nothing to do with my opinion on this story or my opinion on the narrators performance of this story. I would still love, really love to see this made into a movie or a full length book that adds into a series with other characters along the way as we meet them.
Meghan left the village about six months ago and returned studying all over the world. Meghan is now in Costa Rica studying the medicinal properties of the plants located there. Since spending time in the village she's changed for the better. She watches what she eats now, especially staying clear of meat. She eats what's grown from nature. Everything she does now she does it thinking of the people in the village.
Kiernan hasn't seen or heard from Meghan in six months since she left. He has been focusing on his people and trying to find a way for them to survive, and to start having children again. He's afraid if things don't change soon his people, including himself will die out. Kiernan's best friend Wish is different than his people. He believes Wish is the answer to keeping his people alive. Kiernan thinks that if he can learn more of Wish's magic it could save his people.
Kiernan could't believe his lick when he sees Meghan. He never imagined that she'd be in Costa Rica. He's so excited to see her, yet he doesn't go over to greet her. Wish doesn't hesitate and runs to her and tells her how things have been and why they came there. Kiernan truly can't believe that once again they have stumbled upon each other. This isn't the first time either and he doesn't know if it's fate or destiny.
Kiernan finally gets up the nerve to talk to her and asks if she would like to accompany Wish and him as they go in search of people he's been told might be able to help him in his search. He's so surprised when Meghan is there the next morning waiting to go with them. Even though his feelings for Meghan is strong he feels he must keep a distance for his brother Avery and because of the danger he's put her in.
So many things happen in this book that I'm going to let you listen or read it yourself. I must say if you read it then you should go ahead and get the audio so you'll get that wonderful experience as I did. This story had it all, it was filled with adventure, magic, mystery, danger, discovery, and so much more. This story that you need to listen to yourself to fully understand the enjoyment.
Meghan Lewis does a superb job in performing this story. Meghan narrated the first book, Wings of Shadow and did a magnificent job with the first story and she performed this story with the same dedication. She uses great details as she changes her voice with every character. She doesn't just tell a story, she performs and acts rather than narrating. She is very enjoyable to listen to. The story is brought to life as Meghan performs and acts out this remarkable story. She does a wonderful job as she changes her voice with character. I would definitely listen to more of her audio books.
Anna Kyss did it again. She wrote another enjoyable book that grabs your attention, never wanting it to end. She uses great detail when writing her stories. I thoroughly enjoy books about the Fae and Elves but The Underground books are different than any fae book that I've read or listened to. Anna has so much talent that it pours from her mind, with an enormous and vivid imagination. She writes using great character development and writes the type of story that you never want to end.
I switched back and forth between reading and listening to the first book, Wings Of Shadow but I enjoyed listening more so than reading. I can guarantee if you've read either story or both then listen to the audio books because I can guarantee you'll enjoy this trilogy more so by listening as Meghan Lewis performs these two stories. If you've enjoyed The Underground books then you have to listen or read Cerulean. Honestly, all three books are wonderful to listen to.
I was gifted this audio and I promised to post a honest and truthful review. I highly recommend all three books on audio format. I guarantee you will love them and you won't be disappointed. Please don't let the length of the books persuade you from getting these audio books. If it does keep you from getting them then I can promise you you're missing some of the best stories that I've listened to in a long time. I can't wait until the third story in The Underground Trilogy and the second book that goes with Cerulean, another book that Anna has written and is available right here on Audible.
After Therese was sent back she went ten months without seeing Than. Therese is mad st Than and is determined to see him just to tell him off.She learns from Vicky, a friend at school about this drug that took her to the UnderWorld. Vicky wants to go back and she tells Therese all about it. Vicky tells her about the drug and how she can get it but she doesn't have the money to get it. Therese realizes that this could get her into the UnderWorld so she gives Vicky the money to buy the drug.
Some really bad things happen the night Therese and Vicky take the drug. The Gods are even mad at Therese and want revenge. Zeus decides to give Therese a number of challenges, things that Than's afraid she can't complete. He knows God's have been killed and he has doubts that a mortal could do these challenges when God's haven't. He goes to her and tells her about the challenges. Therese agrees to go and Than tells her what will happen and more about the challenges.
I was blown away by this book. Eva Pohler has written some amazing books thus far. This is the second book and I look forward to reading the rest of the saga. I think but I could be wrong that there will be a total of six books to this saga. I'm definitely going to miss learning about the Mythology and about all the God's. I understand that all things end and I will be excited to see where her mind takes us next.
The narrator did a wonderful job with the performance of this story. I enjoyed it immensely and I felt I was in the story at times. I understood the characters. The narrator did a perfect job distinguishing each characters voice. Debbie Adreen did a superb job and she kept my attention held throughout the whole story. I would enjoy listening to her perform again. I call it a performance because it's just like acting except you can't see it. I envisioned this story sometimes as she told this story.
As much as I enjoyed the first book I must say the second book was brilliantly written as the first book, if not better. I loved the Mythology in the story even though I hated it in school. This book intrigued me with the Mythology that was written in the story. I understand that not all of the things in the story was real when it came to the Mythology but it did peek my interest. I highly recommend this story and I give it five stars and I can't wait to listen to the next story, book 3 The Gatekeeper's Daughter. I was gifted this audio book for an honest and truthful review. If you enjoy audio books, a good story then don't hesitate to get this story but make sure you get the first book first and dive in and enjoy. I can promise you won't be disappointed.
I enjoyed the story but I must say it was way too short. I think if I had read the entire story and I'm sure there's a whole story. Anyway, it was a very good short story. It was a little spooky and supernatural. But, it was way too short and I don't really understand authors that put such short stories on audio. This book reminded me of a great campfire story.
The performance was great! I loved it and I even got goosebumps on my arms. It was a freaky, spooky performance. It was like hearing a scary story. The storyteller made sure you felt it and was spooked and David Stifel did an absolutely perfect job. I help authors all the time pick and choose narrators so I have added his name to my list. I definitely will be recommending this narrator. f your looking for a short campfire story this one is perfect and I recommend it for camping and telling a short scary story.
Chey's people retreated under the sea about a hundred years ago. Chey knows nothing about life above water, is there people, land, anything. Her people have been told nothing exist above the sea and they're the only one's that live today. Her people begin disappearing, her best friend and the abandonment by her parents but she has questions.
One day while venturing too far from where she wasn't suppose to she meets a boy in the water. She finds out his name is Jesse and they agree to meet again. She gets in trouble and she can't go anywhere without an escort.
The day the giants come, (whales) she's allowed to go listen to their song as part of a school lesson. What she hears them sing just brings more questions and she has to know the answers. So once again she sneaks away to find Jesse. They were suppose to meet again.
A wonderful short story that I absolutely loved. I was saddened by the length because I felt I had to know more almost as Chey does. I hope there will be more to this story. I'm sure there will because of the way it ended. I would honestly love for this to be a novella as in 0.5 book and a full length book come from this. This story is just that good to make a full length book and I'm sure that it would be a huge seller.
Melissa Moran did a wonderful job narrating this story. Her talent in telling the story was superb.I understood who each and every character was, even the men. She did a wonderful job. I felt as if I was there as she was acting out this story. I think she was good enough to be used again for the next story in this new installment.
Anna, wow all I can say. I thoroughly enjoyed The Underground Trilogy but this book was simply breathtaking. I loved the whole concept of this story. Your vivid imagination brings out so much detail in this story. I really loved it and I hope you really consider turning this into a full length book, about an 8 hour audio book. This story has so much potential and it's simply one of the best stories that I've listened to in awhile. I beg, I am seriously begging that you don't leave everyone hanging and that you please write a series of this story. It almost has a dystopian feel to it as well but it's a very different dystopian take.
Inola Walela is the only Native American police officer on the Bryson City police force. The stories setting is in North Carolina which I truly love. Inola often feels like she has to work harder than others to prove herself to them. When a routine traffic stop occurs everything she's worked so hard for begins to tumble but she can't set by and do nothing.
Steven Hawk is Inola's fiance` but he's also a sheriff in another district. To get to the truth about everything that's happened she must defy rules from her police captain and from her fiance`. She has this continuous nagging that there's a child out there and she must find him because no one else believes or is willing to do anything to see if she's right. Inola sets out to do her own investigating and find the truth, the boy that she knows exist, and what really happened to have caused this traffic stop to go so wrong.
A wonderful story with a great story line. The character development was really great. A page turner, if you enjoy reading. It's action packed from beginning to end. I was hooked from the start and it has a lot of on the edge of your seat action. This book is filled with lots of emotions and it will surely intensify yours as well. It's a fast paced and quick read that I'm sure anyone would love, no matter if you're reading or listening. You will become hooked as you see and envision the story unfold. At times I found myself lost in the story so much that I felt as if I was there.
Any author that can make you feel as Deborah J. Ledford made me feel did something right. Great character development, a wonderful story line, and the origin of where the story takes place could all be true. I have to give five stars for everything. The narrator did an excellent job. I knew who each character was by hearing their voice. Christina Cox did a wonderful job in her narration of the story. I knew who each man was at the times they spoke and I could tell which woman was speaking as well. Christina mastered her role at performing this story. I can only hope that this author considers in adding the first two books to Audible. I know that this can be read or listened to as a stand alone story but most people that will come across this book will wonder where the first two books are at. To be honest, the majority of people won't get the audio book because the first two books aren't available. I highly recommend giving some thought into adding the other books to Audible. After listening, I would get the first two books. I promise you that and others would also.
I highly recommend everyone to read/listen to this story. I'm confident that you'll enjoy it as much as I did. I know you'll also enjoy Christina Cox's performance as much as I did as well. I was gifted this audio in exchange for an honest and truthful review. I hope anyone that looks at this audio and sees that it reads book #3 won't let that stop you from purchasing it. This is a stand alone book and can be read without reading the first two books, so please don't let that stop you from getting this audio book, you won't be disappointed.
This was a very enjoyable novella but it was worth the time to listen to it. This is also a youth or teen Dystopian audio. I just recently started reading Dystopian books but I've enjoyed everyone so far.
This book is about children leaving home at the young age of ten to live among other children on an island. On the island a wall is up separating them from the Fools. That is what they call them because they believe in illusions.
Some of the people have questions and they want answers and it seems one young man is the one that they all listen to. I did find it somewhat difficult trying to figure out their age. I know they were sent away from their home and parents at the age ten for those who had parents. Then it jumps forward and their years older, certainly not ten anymore.
As they get older they have questions that they've been told is all in a book. This book, does it really exist and if so, whats's really written in it? Leia is intent on getting her hands on this book and finding answers. One night she happens to run into a Fool who has crossed the fence. After the encounter with the Fool Leia decides to meet again to talk to him.
Once a meeting occurs, she discovers that they've been lied to and she wants to know why and let the others know the truth. It seems the Fools know even more about the past and the truth than they do. They have been lied to all their life.
I really loved the short novella. That's why it's called a novella because they're short but normally it's the beginning to a full length novel that comes next. This story has a great storyline with great character development. I will say it's the first dystopian I've read that's been about children and no adults. So that's a plus if you ask me and it shows. Jen, the authors writing skill show by creating a story that's different than any other you've read/listened to before.
I will be watching for this author to write more stories but more importantly a full length book, the first book to what I hope will turn into a series or atleast six books from it. It contains strong character development and Jen has a unique imagination to write even just this short story and that's why I can't wait to hear more about this book. I want to know where they all end up and the one's that stay behind if anyone will come back for them.
If I changed one thing about the audio it would be the narrator. I'm not familiar with this narrator and I don't want feelings to be hurt but I have to be truthful and that's what I'm doing. The narrator spoke clear and I could understand everything she said. The problem I continued to hear was she always sounded like a female. With the male characters she sounded like a female or someone trying to be a little child in a sixteen year old body. A good narrator you can tell every character, especially the females and that wasn't the case even with the females. Most narrators change accents or change their speaking style so you know who each and every character is without hearing their name.
I do hope there will be a book 1 to this novella. I hope it won't still be called The Island. The title is perfect for the novella but I'm hoping it will be a different title for book one. I think with some communication with the narrator she could still be used. I've helped lots of self published authors with getting their books on Audible and giving them the email addresses and phone number to ACX. I've listened to the auditions and I've told the author what I thought needed changed and through communication they kept the narrator and changes were made and every audition that I listened to afterwards was wonderful. If you think it won't work out then get another narrator but sometimes that's not always the best idea and that's why I recommend talking to the narrator first.
Jen, this was a very good novella and I really enjoyed it. This dystopian novella was written differently than anything I've read or listened to before. I am going to recommend it to some groups I'm in, especially a certain group that the author participates in and has written several dystopian books but all they read are YA books and I know they will love this short book. I highly recommend this audio book and it's written for all ages. I received this audio book as a gift. In return I promised to give an honest and truthful review.
I had some difficulty trying to get into the story when I began. I actually stopped and decided to listen to another book. I sometimes find it helps me and then I picked it back up and started it over from the beginning.
I started listening to the story again with an open mind and after the third chapter things went smoothly. I began to enjoy the story and was shocked because it was surprisingly good. I finished listening to it in one day, rather late at night.
I did find the ending rather weird and can't see it becoming a series. The ending just felt like the story was over and there's no reason to go on and write another story about the Others.I don't know because there's a lot that can be made into another story. There is plenty of characters. I'm extremely interested in the majority of all the characters, especially the Elements and Tess.
Bishop didn't disappoint. It was very enjoyable even though it took me to the third chapter to begin really enjoying it. She created some amazing characters and used great character development. Bishop has a vivid imagination and it shows with this book. I am looking forward to read/listen to the next book. I hope Bishop will write a story about each character with every book she writes in this series. I fear I may have a long wait. I highly recommend this story. If you happen to be like I was and don't think you like it, please get past the third chapter because I'm sure you'll discover as I did, that this story is wonderful and brilliantly written.
I absolutely loved this audio book. This was the first historical romance that I've read/listenened to since I was eleven years old. My mom wasn't a reader and never paid much attention to what I was reading. Looking back not all books I read were age appropriate but certainly not as bad as the majority of today's books. With Wild Montana Sky age isn't an issue. If my daughter was eleven and asked to read this book I wouldn't have any problems at all letting her
This book is clean, it wasn't filled with profanity, sex, or anything that you might consider vulgar. It was a very nice, clean story that is hard to find today. I don't have issues with sex and profanity in a story. The majority of books I read or listen to are filled with profanity and sex. I just find it extremely nice to find a clean book for once that's enjoyable. I do listen to clean books but they're all YA, rather teen books. Wild Montana Sky is not a teen book it's a book for older woman but it's so clean that teens can read it.
I loved listening to the story. I found myself in the 1800's, seeing how the people dress and live. Elizabeth is a woman living with her brother in Boston. For reasons, she decides to take an offer from a friend and move to Montana. Nick a gentleman was sent to ask Elizabeth to come stay with her friend Pamela and she tells him she'll go. She packs and Nick escorts her to her friends ranch in Montana.
Elizabeth grows so much living in Montana. She was somewhat a snobby person that comes from money. She had servants that took care of everything. Moving to Montana was hard at first but Debra shows the character develop into a strong woman and her strengths as she grows more in Montana.
Debra, the story was very good. The book was written with great character development, the characters are likeable, most anyway. The story is very believable because during that time life in Boston wold be different than life in Montana. It was an easy and enjoyable audio book. I envisioned myself there and I also found it to be a one of the most relaxing stories I've listened to in a long time. Thank you so much Debra for the enjoyment this story has brought me.It also took me back in time and that was a gift.
If you are a person that enjoys historical romances then this book is for you. Also, if you like a clean book without anything vulgar then this book is for you. There's no sex or profanity in this story. It's a nice, clean book that I enjoyed immensely and found to be a very relaxing read. I highly recommend this story.
I really enjoyed this story. I not only listened but I read the kindle book as well. I switched back and forth between the audio and kindle version. I didn't read what the story was about when I started and as I listened I really thought the story was about vampires. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Meghan receives a gift to travel abroad to England. During her travels she meets a young man named Kiernan. They go on a date and he takes her to a place that she didn't know existed, some club that's hidden somewhere in London. She then finds herself held hostage against her will and Kiernan's father forcing her to be cut so his son can drink her blood. Meghan doesn't know what to do and is scared for her life.
When a chance comes for her to escape she flees. Meghan soon finds herself seeking sanctuary with Kiernan's twin in a village that's hidden from others. There she meets more of Kiernan's family and learns more about their lives.
The people in the village weren't keen on taking Meghan in but a meeting was held with the council and after they discovered that it was the queens son who was holding Meghan captive the council realizes that the village is the safest place for her. Meghan soon learns that these aren't people but Fae and the wings she thought was fake are real. She grows to love it there.
Kiernan and his twin brother have to help one another to help save Meghan once again. His father captures her and they have to put their differences aside to free her once more. The two of them have come to care about this human and they know personal loyalties have to be set aside to save Meghan and get her back.
I really loved this story. I mentioned I thought it was about vampires and I soon realized I was wrong. The story tells why blood was being drank from Meghan but you'll have to read it yourself to find out why. The story was filled with adventures, excitement, and even a bit of love. It was enjoyable to listen to as well as read.
I listened more to the story than I read. The narrator did a wonderful job with changing voices. I love a great narrator because without a talented one the book would be dull but this narrator did an exceptional job. I understood the characters that spoke. The narrator was extremely talented, so much I understood who was male and who the females are. I understood who every character was even ones that didn't have a major role in the story. I loved listening to the accents that some of the characters have. The narrator did a wonderful job telling the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I can't wait to listen to the second book. I haven't looked but I hope the next book has the same narrator as Wings of Shadow. The author Anna Kyss did a superb job when writing this story. She has a vivid imagination and it shows in her writing. I definitely recommend this story and age doesn't really matter. I'm not a teenager and I have a twenty year old son and a sixteen year old daughter. I love reading YA books and recommending books to my daughter. I will be getting this book for her to read because it's that good. I am going to read Wings of Memory next, it's the second book in The Underground Trilogy.
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