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Josephine

Auckland, New Zealand | Member Since 2012

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  • Firelight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sophie Jordan
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (532)
    Story
    (540)

    Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a drakia descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Took my breath away"
    "Try hard"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Firelight better?

    Its seems a little try hard, like it's trying to get the same market as twilight and vampire academy, but it doesn't do as well. Also it's trying to hook the reader into a series but could definitely leave it.


    What could Sophie Jordan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Character development and different characters, less of the forbidden love


    Did Therese Plummer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I felt she did a great job


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18762)
    Performance
    (16967)
    Story
    (17105)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Great fantasy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Divergent in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, different and interesting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tobias, cause I'm not quite sure what he is about or where he is coming from and that made home really interesting.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/a


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This fiction is fantasy but it's not the same as the other fantasy novels, it's a new idea and written well. I enjoyed the story and character development. Also this novel doesn't necessarily take you where you think it will.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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