The storyline was intriguing at the outset, and the characters were certainly interesting. But the unfolding of the story didn't quite live up to the expectation that was set with the description. Eventually, the story got to the point where it just went on and on, and I was wishing it would just wrap up and send everyone home!
The narrator spoke well, and with good enunciation. She was youngish-sounding, however this fit well with the book and I think she did quite a good job.
The character of Kitty is one that I immediately liked and this had me hooked into the story right away. The narration is great - good pace, beautiful enunciation, and the voice is perfect for the spunky radio host - deep and smooth, but beautifully clear.
This book has a strong plot and is written with a simple, clear language that is a perfect foil to the characters. Definitely worth picking up, and a perfect summer listen!
This series is a great listen, and I quickly picked up the rest after finishing this one. A great plot, fun characters and narration that portrays each well, and sets off the storyline without overpowering it, as some narrations can. Evie's evolution into something new and unique is wonderful to follow along with. I think the only complaint I can make about the series is that her own personality and character doesn't seem to evolve with her changes. I don't get a strong sense of why she is such a riveting character, outside of the simple "rule" that angels are drawn to her - and not all are. So it's a strange dichotomy.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys young adult-style fiction with a definite supernatural twist. I'd listen to this again.
This enjoyable collection of 4 intertwined stories stand alone brilliantly, yet flow into each other just enough to immediately draw you into the next. The characters are realistically rendered and led me to want more - this is a great series to whet the appetite of zombie fans! I also found the short-story very convenient for busy lives! (just had to throw that in there!)
CC Hunter takes her brilliant Shadow Falls series and focuses this time on Della, the vampire. After listening to the others and Katie's excellent narration of them, this followed int he same great path. The character of Della comes shining through and is so consistent with the past stories that it is easy to slip into her tale. She is abrasive and sometimes rude, yet her prickliness doesn't prevent one from liking her. A very enjoyable book!
Jacky Faber comes to life once again with a whole new saga! Jacky and her school mates are trapped in the belly of a ship, and the zany adventures continue, despite most of them being confined to one room! It is a testament to the author's creativity that she can craft such a gripping tale with such limited scenery. The characters are all too human and very realistically portrayed. The story of course, isn't plausible, but that's what a great story is all about - making the impossible happen and pull you along in the tale! And well, with Jacky, anything could - and does - happen. A great continuation of a fantastic series. Don't miss it!
I love it when the rest of the series holds up to the standards set by the first. The crazy antics of Jacky continue, and her ability to land in possible situations - and make them seem actually plausible - makes this a captivating novel! I was dubious on getting this one as the main description is so brief it seemed a cop-out, but don't be fooled - this book is so fantastic it doesn't need an elaborate introduction. Katherine rocks it like no one else can, and brings a vivid and entertaining story to messy, zany, heartwarming life!
Start at the beginning of this series! This book is brilliant all by itself, but I really encourage readers to start with Kushiel's Dart. Jacqueline Carey has a brilliance that to me, is unparalleled in modern times. She crafts each sentence with an evocative mastery that is breathtaking. And out of her mind comes a parallel world that draws together elements of common cultures in a fantasy that is truly uncommon. Set aside prejudices and perceptions, and this book will pull you into a tale of political intrigue, impossible love, sacrifice, and the best villainess ever conceived (IMHO!).
And Anne Flosknik nails it. I wasn't sure about her as a narrator for my favourite book series, but her performance was exceptional!
I really enjoyed this book - so much that I have the third in this series pre-ordered and can't wait for it's release! The tale is well-crafted and draws one in right from the beginning, and is very memorable. Perfect listen for a summer getaway!
This was a very easy listen, and one that was strangely realistic for a book about magic. The characters came across as authentic, with all their faults and appeal, and the story drew in just enough of the right elements - mystery, intrigue, romance and humour - to make for a satisfying treat! The narration was well done, and the two-recipe PDF was a lovely complement! I enjoyed that the setting was a bakery with a little bit extra.
I ripped through this one, and then immediately picked up more of this series. I can't express just how terrific this book was - I have made others listen to the incredible performance by Katherine Kellgren. The story was fantastic all by itself, but the narration was what made this book and series come to life. The indomitable character of Jacky Faber is impossible not to like, with her sense of drama, showmanship, cleverness and unfailing loyalty. The descriptions of maritime life in the 1700's is vivid and believable, while the series of events Jacky tumbles through is so impossible, I just had to shake my head and enjoy the ride. And it's a wild ride - one you won't regret "hopping aboard" and joining Jacky in!
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