I've enjoyed mostly all of my audiobooks, but this one is near the top.
The authors came back and followed up on loose ends from the last book that made me so happy. I like how they all can focus on the events going on in the Cascadia area and have linked everything. I can't wait until the next book comes out later this month!
I was also pleasantly surprised by the cast of readers being I listen to books on my commute to work. LeVar Burton brought be back to my childhood sitting in front of the tv watching Reading Rainbow. I loved watching him read to me! But I also recognized Jonathan Flakes which brought me back to Star Trek when my parents watched it. And I investigated and realized all of the readers for these 6 short stories were from that show. Great choices.
All I have to say is WOW! I was drawn to the first METAtropolis because I am a writer and I appreciate several writers coming together to create the world and then branch off to create the characters. I was a bit skeptical and not sure about how I felt about some of those stories. But they are doing a great job at keeping consistency with quality.
I don't usually re-listen to books, but it was pleasant.
I was looking for a story to relate to about how three women come together because they have had horrible relationships. But the plot twist took me to a place that while unpleasant, is somewhere that is real and I did enjoy the story.
I enjoyed all of her voice overs particularly her Brooklyn accent, but I really enjoyed Samantha.
This book started out as one thing, three women having male issues, and turned into something completely different. I am like Samantha in the fact that I am a crier. This story is definitely something that put tears in my eyes as well as choked me up. The women came together in unlikely circumstances. They lean on each other for moral support and it was not the kind I thought they would be looking for. I applaud Mike for writing Brooke because she will not be understood my most, but there are definitely people out there who can relate to her. And I mean that in two ways, how she has found the perfect love of her life as well as how she could keep such a secret from him. I do appreciate Katherine but I have more to say about Samantha. She is inspirational in her driven spirit. I wish to attain the focus that she finds.
I put it story near the top. The story was great and the reader's did really nicely!
I have been to Kyoto and have seen the nightingale floors, shrines, and various customs of the Japanese people. It was very enjoyable to read a story about the feudal era. I had been looking for something a bit more historical, but this was very enjoyable. The descriptions about the floors were pretty accurate and being that I also lived in Okinawa, I really enjoyed the author making it a point to note the earthquakes. She did not go overboard but they are definitely a part of the terrain.
This story was surprisingly fresh and well written! Being that I lived in Japan, I can attest to how the earthquakes do happen quite often and how one does take note of it. The descriptions of the various Japanese etiquette such as bowing low and the tea and deference all seem well written. The feeling was very Japanese and I was surprised to learn that the author was not Japanese herself. Their culture, while different to Westerners, is very pleasant and I would definitely recommend this book to others! I can't wait to read the next one.
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