The most interesting aspect of the story is how Edgart deals with his curse and how he overcomes it.
The least interesting is the authors' long winded way of storytelling. Sometimes it seemed like it took forever for something interesting or relevant to happen. All of the action happens in the last quarter of the book.
My favorite scenes are when Edgart has a swordfight/confrontation with the "Stranger" and the last few chapters of the book. Edgart's transformation or recovery from his scar is timed well.
This book was hard to listen to all in one sitting. I took breaks, reread some of the reviews, and stuck with it to the end. Many people said that it gets better as the story evolves.
The narrator Jonathan Davis was fabulous. He was the reason I stuck with the story, instead of abandoning it. His style of narration made me feel like I was sitting around a campfire listening to the tribal elder or tribal storyteller weave a tale passed down through generations.
I loved both of the main characters (Day and June). They were both strong individuals with heart. Although, it did seem like their ages should be a bit older to match their actions and history.
I thought Steven Kaplan did a wonderful job of narrating the male lead character, Day. He was believable. I had a hard time matching Mariel Stern's interpretation/voice for the female lead character, June. But, Marie Lu's story was so captivating I quickly got over it.
This book motivated me to exercise, as I mainly listen to audio books when out hiking. I was eager to get out on the trail, so that I could get back to the world and characters that Marie Lu created.
I hope there will be a sequel. The ending left me wanting to know how things will develop or get resolved.
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