Definitely. The story is meant for a younger audience but it was wonderful to listen to.
The characters and their personalities. They all had their quirks and the narrator did a wonderful job at bringing that out.
If the threat of rape wasn't the first encounter the two love birds had in the story.
The relationship between Charly and Reyes is superficial and without depth. I don't see why you want them to be together.
The main character, Charly, she doesn't have any depth to her and wines about everything, I'm not sure if that was the point of her character or if the narrator did a bad job of interpreting the story.
I wasn't impressed with this love story part, the paranormal part is a great concept. I didn't feel like Charly and Reyes should be together and that I should root for them. The author tried to make Reyes an unlikely hero, the bad guy that is really good. I don't like Charlies first encounter with Reyes and I don't see how she can be head over heals for a guy who threatened to rape her when they first met then just basically did via her dreams. I don't know if I want to see how their story pans out, the beginning is bit to nuts for my taste.
**SPOILERS BELOW*** I was really looking forward to this book. The story is definately unique, I mean "winter is coming"..... I loved the mix of magic into the stories and the complexity of characters and their lives. For some reason the story did not grasp me like others I've listened to/read. I lost interest when Ned Stark was killed. I realized in that moment that any characters could be taken out at any moment, especially the ones I liked the most. Most women in this book are decently smart but as in most stories are not taken seriously much, which is a disappointment.
I had issues with a 13 year old girl being sold off to marriage. Daenerys is much more mature that most modern 13 year old girls that I would forget she was only 13 years old. I understand this kind of thing happened back in the day, but I wouldn't be so issue ridden if she would have been say 17 or 18.
There seems to be a huge underlying story about bastards, everyone seems to hate them. I suppose it has to with King Roberts son being his brother-in-laws (the Queens brother) bastard and in later books it might have even more meaning but it's just plain weird how "bastards" are emphasized and needlessly pointed out all over the place.
The whole incest thing was a major turn off. Really? Is that necessary? I mean really???
The only characters I really liked were Ned Stark, who was killed off. Jon Snow, who is Ned Starks "bastard", Arya (Neds younger daughter) and Daenerys Targaryen who is the rightful heir to the 7 kingdoms. I was hopping to have been enough curious about Arya, Jon and Daenerys' futures to want to get the next book but that was not the case. Maybe I will grow curious later but from what I understand in the reviews for the other books...the "good" guys just don't get a break and I'm a softie at heart...I need something to root for and if my favorite characters are either killed off or constantly getting the short end of the stick then there's no point. The series is too long and possibly too painful to get through for a slight possibility to a glimpse of a light at the end of this tunnel.
I have to admit I saw the movie before listening to the audio book and even though I expected differences I was a bit taken aback. I was a bit annoyed with Pat seeming child like with his thinking, I don't know if that had to do with his mental illness or what but there was a great deal of effort into writing about his thought process, perhaps I missed the point of the story. Overall the story was fine, I didn't like the narrator too much though. He seemed very monotone no emotion. Again, perhaps that was the books tone.
Yes, the narrator does an amazing job and the story, although not entirely "adult" is very witty and kept me interested.
The moment when Alexia is told that she is being told that she had been told for far too long that she was unworthy. It was very touching.
She did a great job with Alexia and Ivy. They seem to be two extremes in that day and age. Alexia so very intelligent, sarcastic and Alpha female and Ivy who is dense, a bit slow and prone to faint.
It made me giggle and laugh. I really enjoyed the interaction between the Earl and Alexia, their playful bickering like a couple who has been together for years and then being caught in compromised situations, for that period of time was really entertaining.
No, I really really disliked how the narrator portrayed the male characters voices. Jericho Barrons is supposed to be this hot, strong, masculine man every woman fantasizes about...the fantasy died with Joyce Beans version of his voice. I'm still pushing forward because Phil Gigante is in the last two books.
So far Jericho Barrons, he's mysterious, strong, smart...what's not to love about him?
OMG It could have been a million times better with Phil Gigante doing the mail voices. I would purchase this audio book and listen all over again if Phil Gigante narrated the mens voices.
I started out listening to ICED and fell in love with Natale Ross and Phil Gigante. This narrator was a disappointment but knowing Natalie and Phil are narrating in the last couple and hopefully all future, books, I'm willing to listen to the story.
Clever, fun, enjoyable.
The personalities he attached to the characters was great. I loved listening to this mans voice.
Yes, I couldn't wait to work out or drive long distance so I can get my listen in.
This was a great ending to the series. The end was a surprise to me there is part that just brought tears to my eyes and I wish it could have been different. And I wish there was just a little bit more in the end...a sort of "10 years later" kind of thing. You see all the characters in their final evolution in these books and you see the strength in the friendships and bonds. In general the book, even though it is fantasy, gives a great message about friendship and society. This series is on my top ten favorite books and the author is on my top 3.
Yes, I think the narator did an excellent job of playing all the characters, the story is interesting and the characters in general kept the story alive.
Maybe to the golden compass, because of the threat of a power hungry, self righteous "authority" who wants to dominate the world.
Morbidly, I liked the scene when Haydrian and Royce reach the princess after they find out they were tricked. How Haydrian comforts the princess. You begin to realize that something is there even though they themselves are not aware of it yet.
The series in general is great. I've read some negative comments about the characters but in this set you start to understand them much more. You see them change, evolve and grow into real heroes...something they were not expecting of themselves.
I haven't read the book but the audio was wonderful.
It doesn't really compare to any other book I've read yet. This is a great adventure story which made me giggle, warmed my heart and at the same time made me root for professional thieves, of all things :)
I loved the different voices and how he brought forth the characters sense of humor. He did a brilliant job.
Most definitely yes!
I loved how the author focused on the adventure and even though every character was real and human in their own way he didn't write this book like others taking place in similar "times". There are many authors who, with the understood attempt of making their characters "realistic" to the period or situation, write hard moments and make many characters, especially men, into pigs. I like that this book is very "grown up" but it was tasteful when it came to "adult" situations. Can't wait to listen to the others!
The snarky remarks. Sometimes the characters down right made me laugh out loud.
Their voices and interpretations of the each characters personalities. I LOVED the narrators, they did an awesome job!
At first, you'll want to give up on this story. You'll question the author writing about a 14 yr old, hold on and keep listening. It makes sense and you'll not regret it!
Relieving, Engrossing, Awesome.
I liked that Bella and Edwards relationship became kind of normal after everything they went through.
It had to be the scene when everyone sees how powerful Bella really is. It was jaw dropping great.
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