I haven't read the print version, but I truly found this book to be exceptional, by far the best book I've read on audible.
I can't compare this book to any other, it's unique and stands alone. Sometimes you come across a book that transcends what you expect and desire from a book by such leaps and bounds that you can't compare it to anything else. It stands alone in it's own category.
I had not listened to Khristine before, yet I feel that this performance was flawless. I was ready to give up on audiobooks after attempting to get through 50 Shades of Grey and suffering. This book was amazing though and I give great credit to Khristine Hvam's performance for taking a stellar book, to the next level!
Yes, it was highly addictive and I couldn't stop listening.
I would recommend this book to everyone, even if fantasy isn't your genre, the storytelling and richly woven details will make you a fan of Laini and Khristine.
Unexpected, Adventurous, Enthralling
City of Bones is only my second urban fantasy book, the other has been the Iron Druid series, while I wouldn't say the books are very much alike, I do enjoy that they're set in modern day with things going on that the "mundanes" aren't even aware of!
Ari was a good performer, especially her scenes as Isabelle, quite funny!
What can you believe, when even your eyes fool you?
While I think the ending needed a bit of work, the plot twist wasn't well received by me, I still throughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to start City of Ashes.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to everyone. Not only does Kevin Hearne craft an amazing story in such a unique way, but Luke Daniels brings these characters to life vividly.
Hounded is virtually incomparable to any other story, but the series in general is right on par with my other favorite series book 1, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Luke Daniels ability to give such a distinct voice to each of these characters and make you forget that he's the sole voice, is utterly unique unto him.
This book has so many moments where I burst out into laughter and just as many where I was on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what's next.
Must listen for any fantasy lover!
Exciting, Fun, Different
What I liked and enjoyed most was how vastly different this book is from the very famous film. Dorothy and her friends truly embark upon a journey that takes quite a long time and leads them to encounter things that weren't at all like the movie.
Anne's acting background is ever present, to be honest I think this may be her best acting performance to date.
It was, but since I started it at night, I listened to it in 2 sittings instead!
I truly don't think the film did justice to the amazing brilliance of the book. So much was lost in that adaptation and sadly I feel like many people won't bother reading the book because they think they know the story, they don't at all!
Exciting, Fun, Mysterious
I think the storyline of Elena and really fleshing out the details of the characters past, prior to the book, really was my favorite part. Giving much needed background and explaining why the character is the way she is, was very helpful.
I hadn't listened to any of Rebecca's performances before, but that said, this was a great performance.
I think the CW already did that, "Catch VD"
Very different from the tv series, but that only made it more exciting to read!
Develop and maintain a plot that isn't ONLY about sex. Sex is fine, I'm not a prude, but to make a book that is this explicit and doesn't have a decent plot line to back it up isn't a great plan.
No, Becca Battoe's performance was dismal, it only made worse an already poor novel.
It had the potential to be a good book and interesting, but instead of furthering the plot and fleshing out the characters more, it got lost in the sexual encounters.
I really tried to give this book a fair shot, I kept listening when both Becca and the novel had lost my interest. I found that instead of being drawn in and caring about these characters and wanting to find out more, that I was instead having the opposite reaction and found myself only listening further so that it wasn't a waste of a credit. I was excited for a new trilogy, but this book didn't hold my interest enough or develop the characters enough to make me want to read the other two in the series.
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