Great world building and interesting 'origin' stories for two protagonists, i will have to read it again when second part comes out.
It's hard to tell. Story is original and in style more adult than her previous books. Little steam punk but in feeling closer to Mistborn than steam-punky books.
Narration is very unobtrusive, clear and enjoyable. nothing feels forced and characters are well defined.
It seems like we got new great fantasy series. Just beware, it IS first part of trilogy, not first book in a series with separate stories. After it finishes you get the depressing waiting period till second part comes out.
Its good for what it is, a romance without pretending to be something else. It has no silly story that annoys you by being slapped over the main topic.
Having the characters working together on tour.
not really, It was bit like telling a story to small kids. Too sweet.
Please don't do it, it's sweet story, but it would be boring as a movie.
If the leads in the book weren't such morons, that you actually want them to get killed
i might if it is just a romance and isn't about supposedly smart people
Ii didn't, but it was good
Every single one with main characters acting like unruly children
there is nothing worse than 'smart' characters that every single thing they do or say is wrong.
Better narrator. This one speaks so slow, that it seems like a joke. He has pleasant voice, but makes the book at least few hours longer than it warrants.
It is very distracting, you forget first word of a sentence before the end!
He read the book like he wanted to put us in bed. Slow quiet voice/murmur.
The story is just fine.
Better read than listen to...
The story is again very short, like someone cut everything out of the book. The sex scenes feel like it was mandatory to put them every 30% of the book, first time they don't fit. It's like reading abridged book with parts not making sense or feeling flat.
Add a storyline between first part and the second.
I enjoy her narration, hard to say since i never read erotic novels.
Honestly it was bad enough for a low budget adult movie.
If you must, then listen to it. If you didn't get addicted to 20previous books, then stay away.
Unlike many sequels or long books in general, this one stays on course.
While one day somehow took 40hours, we didn't get some unedited work, its material for three good books in some other sagas.
I don't know how long will we wait for next part, maybe again three years, but if the result is of this quality and quantity, then its worth waiting for. Story stays focused, it is surprising, evolving and growing. Surely best time/money audible i have seen thus far.
Its fair to say that the book is a good 33hour spent. Characters are interesting, and their motivations, goals and perspectives are very different from each other.
That being said, the story goes nowhere. We have time passing, but no destination to travel to. While a story does not need a 'good guy', it needs some sort of threat or villain. As it is now, everything can happen with no real impact on the story anymore. Authors' inability to generate a real threat to everyone, leads to consecutive volumes with no beginning or ending.
We can pretend that the threat will finally materialize and all characters will have to somehow interact and reunite to face it, but its 6years late already, and we aren't any closer.
In fact characters grow so apart that they become irrelevant entirely.
Don't get me wrong. If we do get ending in near future, that binds everything together, then its well worth listening to, but as it goes now, its bit like serious character chronicles without particular purpose.
The more you care about characters, the more you get frustrated by their lack of importance to the story itself. One begin to wonder if it was ever meant to have an end to it.
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