I listened to this book and it was the most dramatic studio presentation I have listened to so far. It had sound effects and original music scores that made the listening a real joy.
I found the book original and the story compelling. There is visual imagery that will linger with me for weeks and characters that I quickly identified with and grew to love. I enjoyed the excerpts that bring the reader back to the civil war. I love anything with time travel and flashbacks. I didn't care for the way the authors under estimated the readers ability to interpret what was going on, even if it is a young adult book it doesn't need to be "dumbed down". Overall it was a great book and the love of libraries and classic literature rang through the whole book and struck a strong note with me.
I must say that the movie recently released didn't do the book justice and they missed so many opportunities to really capture parts of the story that would have been spectacular on film. I know movies are never as good as the book but they really missed the mark with this one.
If you like fiery, strong spirited heroines that are not afraid to stray from the conventional, you will like this book.
If you like brooding, arrogant, pig headed heroes with a hidden broken core needing repair from a clever female who can disguise her interventions, you will like this story.
If you can recognize the brilliance of Kate Reading's flawless narration, you will like this story.
Personally I adored it all!
Once again, Kate Morton delivers an epic historical tale with sublime characters and a gorgeous setting and prose beautiful enough to make one weep. Mysteries are unraveled in an unpredictable and delectable fashion. This book moves a little slower than some of the others but that just served to the extend the pleasure.
While the accent of the narrator was more Australian than English, she did a terrific job and enhanced the story with her performance. I own this book in three formats, that's how much I like it!
This is a fun little romance with excellent protagonists. While the story is a little predictable and cliche it was a pleasure to read. I am eagerly waiting for the next in the series.
DO NOT listen to the book because it was possibly some of the worst narration and horrific accents I have heard. It says something about the quality of book that I was still able to enjoy the story even when it was being butchered.
This is an absolutely extraordinary book by a brilliant author. Don't miss it. Absolutely spellbinding! The narration is done by Jack Davenport who lends the perfect voice for the characters. Although to be honest I could listen to Davenport read a phone book and be perfectly content.
I Loved everything about this book. I swapped back and forth between reading and listening. Great fun just don't get too attached to anyone character. Delving into the next one now!
This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. I love Susanna Kearsley's writing style and the beautiful characters that you come to love. She has her stoies flash back from modern times to some point in the past fluidly. I always am disappointed when it is time to change centuries but quickly become enraptured with the current tale and forget I was ever disconcerted.
This book all revolves around finding out the history of a small figurine called The Firebird. The story travels between London, Scotland, and Russian and the reader gets to experience it all like he is there because of Kearsey's wonderful imagery. There is romance, family ties, faith, and a touch of supernatural that makes it a perfect blend for me.
Katherine Kellgren does a spectacular job narrating this book and handles a variety of accents with perfection.
I am a huge Jeaniene Frost fan. I favor the Kat and Bones series best but this is a really good spin off. I enjoyed this book even more than the first. The heroine even outshines Vlad which I would think possible. It's definitely worth a listen but be sure not to miss out on her Night Huntress series.
I never read James Rollins or Rebecca Cantrell before but heard so many rave review that I had to give it a go. I LOVED this book. A mystery wrapped in history, religion, and the supernatural. Right up my alley! My only complaint is that this is book 1 and now I have a lot of waiting to do.
Jane Yellowrock is a wonderful character. She's a shapeshifting Cherokee woman in the modern world. This book is action packed, fast paced, filled with beautiful imagery and pearls of wisdom. The story is exciting and one can't help but love Jane. Khristine Hvam's narration is fantastic. I have listened to every book in the series because the story is so much richer on audio.
If you love The Hollows series by Kim Harrison you will adore this series as well!
This is an original take on the urban fantasy genre with Weather Gins. It has a strong start for a series and piqued my interest. The narration is wonderful and I plan on listening to the rest of the series.
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