Altogether, this was an acceptable book; I didn't get really interested in the plot until the first half was almost over. Other reviews have addressed the shortcomings and good parts of the book, so I won't repeat them. I do want to point out, because it isn't clear in the other reviews or the summary of the book, that there is a LOT of homosexuality. Nothing particularly explicit, but very intimate. If that is something you don't want to hear about repeatedly, then you should avoid this book.
The word choice was truly awful. There was a vast quantity of profanity that became distracting, along with some odd use of words that was repeated so many times as to be annoying. Like,
The story itself was interesting, and that was the only reason I kept listening. I wanted to find out how she resolved the problems she posed. I thought her premise had amazing potential. In the end she didn't even show that the heroine survived the birth; although, one assumes she did. I suppose she left room for, God help us all, a sequel.
The narrator did as well as could be expected from such abysmal material, but if he'd scaled back the tone of breathless panic substantially it would have improved.
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