I think this is a good story. Maybe it was just hard to read about people who refuse to grow up. But then there is that destiny thing in here also. I would really hate to think my fifteen year old was doing the things this girl was doing...alot. First impression was this was for a younger crowd but no I don't think so. I suppose it revisits the angst of being young, having too much want, hormones, availability, and like most girls messing that up. It was well written but I'm still not sure I liked this book.
I have been looking for books based in France. Being severly visually impaired I loved the concept presented of a 16 year old blind girl, her father built a replica of Paris, she memorized it. Only in a book. But this book was about mans inhumanity to man/women/children, I couldn't handle it. It was mental suffering for me, also I couldn't keep some the characters separated. For me, it was just too depressing.. the writing seemed good. I couldn't handle the content.
I don't think I realized how short this story was...I may not have wanted to use a credit for it. However it was worth the credit for the pleasure. Loved this narrator hope I hear her again. This is a fantasy and it allows you to enjoy it. I loved it. Rock star happens to meet girl...love at first sight. Dreamy.....
The storyline is not a new. But it has a different angle I guess. I just really enjoyed the love story part of these two characters. I am not so young so the sex became a bit much. I wanted to know how they worked things out. It is worth the credit. A good listen. A good narrator. I love good dialog and this one was good.
I enjoyed this book. It was about a magical lineage. I found it to be quite interesting. 3 women, their lives, the challenges. It was a really good storyline. The narrator was also very professional. I liked it and it was worth the credit but something I cannot put my finger on was missing. I have no idea what. I listened in one sitting. The beginning captured me.
Good story but not memorable. This book takes on an old legend of the seals. It reminded me of a lot of books from my 20's and that was a while ago. It was good, the author knew how to bring it to a tense climax! Worth the credit, Good narration.
I am not always a series person. Stage Dive is so good. Each story has its similarities but the differences are more interesting. The dialog is smart and sharp. Love this strong, independent women that know how to love. The romance is lovely, the sex is not overdone, the drama is not overdone. This author has the timing down just right. She know how to write a memorable love story and I love that! Great narration.
This is an interesting book. And those far between. It has a story, a mystery, and intrigue. I think I will need to listen again because the ending really threw me for a loop, in a good way. The drinking, smoking, tatting, piercing I think is becoming interesting to me. This writer knows how to write a story and I love that. The dialog is good, and it is real. I didn't feel that boring sense of the writer went down a check list. All these character are interesting. Young, quick to react, I was there once. I really appreciated the timing in this book. Some of you may it frustrating but I found it special. Good narration, but some the voice were not enough different for me to figure it out right away. Overall I believe you will enjoy this story. I am going to look forward to the next installment.
Many novels are depressing, angst ridden. This one is long on angst. I find it too frustrating. With the exception of the language & sex I would label this YA.
Narration; It seems the last 3 books I have purchase have this new way of using two narrators. Before the male voice did the male voice/the female doing female. In my opinion David Baldacci's producers do this the best. I do not like this switch back and forth male voice doing both then female doing both voices. When you are blind you have to assign the voice to the character. This story was not as difficult to separate/figure out. But the other two were confusing for me. I just do not care for this and hope it is not a trend.
I ultimately enjoyed this book but in the beginning I really didn't care for the dialog. I also didn't realize being soul mates (as not in the vampire; shape shifter, or anyother way) in the manner we commonly use it was a paranormal activity. I also didn't think the book was served by using the two narrators, both of them are wonderful but I think the book would have been better served with one voice. I have listened to Jeffrey Kafer many times and really love his narration. The story became better as it moved along.
This book is probably not for you if you like your books fast and erotic. I loved it. It is a long time mystery, with a little magic and the right characters to draw you in. I enjoyed the timing but it is not a flash. I am counting this as my summer beach read.
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