Best to listen to this book if you are very familiar with the Mallory saga. Otherwise it gets very long to listen to characters you don't know have their own side story. I know them so the story was great.
I know the narrator was just doing her best but I do have to say I cringed when ever she did the Chinese accent. It was akin to putting on black face paint and singing "Mameee" or "Ol' man river".
I wouldn't have been able to get through the print version. This type of story isn't my usual taste.
Catniss. She was the only character with depth.
She read it just fine but there was a few recording glitches and background noises.
This story is good. However it reminds me of what schizophrenic person must feel when off their meds: People always watching, magical parachutes falling from the sky, grandiose skills. If it wasn't an audible book I couldn't have done this story. I liked it, but there were believability issues I needed to suspend in order to do so.
So tedious. I hated this book so much that I am angry at my self for continuing to give it "just a few more minutes" of my valuable ear time. This story was so pointless! .Yoga for vampires, wine tasting, and tea making! Was she joking?! This book was insulting really. There was no attempt to connect with the reader at all. Also, the vapid research the author obviously did made me just want to cry for her wasted time. I hate this book.
There are stages of development that adults pass through before they are 30. It is important that we go through these developmental stages or something is perhaps wrong. I didn't care for this book because it didn't ring true in the face of human realities. The character is naive in way that doesn't make sense unless she has been exposed to a sheltered super ultra religious compound in which all women are sequestered. Which she has not been. I know that this is a paranormal romance but I can't be expected to suspend all understanding of humanity.
While the story was very good and the jokes were funny the out and out stealing from the Sookie Stackhouse books is too much. It just bothers me so much I can't let myself just enjoy. If you can just ignore that little detail then it is fine.
I am too old to get into this magical type thinking. YA novels generally stem from the idea that "You see, I wasn't just a dork. I was actually someone special all along. And all those adults really are stupid and I really do know it all." And as I am an adult now I understand the world very differently. I have no interest in going back to a different stage in my life. This book is aimed for the under 18.
I love this book. I hate how it was chopped into bits. Only worth listening too if you want to be reminded how good reading the book was and not to enjoy the story.
I hated the voices used by the last narrator. This was much better.
You can hear when the recording stops and restarts because the quality of the voice is different And most annoying is that pauses between passages and sentences are demolished by poor editing. It is like the narrator is talking over himself. The narrator is not to blame. He does a fine job. It is definitely the person mixing or editing the thing.
Story is OK. I can break it down for you. Wrong guy and the perfect girl get together after a very brief and uncomplicated courtship. If you were hoping this was a romance book you would be mistaken. The romance obviously must bore the author because she spends very little time on them.
This book required someone who was comfortable with using hip-hop slang easier. He sounded like white bread toast, no butter.
He was proficient but not enticing.
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