I will probably listen to this again next year. I really laughed so hard that I was tearing up!
I LOVE Keillor's dry sense of humor. I'm so glad that he read it because he delivers it so well!
I really like this series, but I have to say that this one tops the first. This is mainly due to the fact that the world has built, the stage set. So you can easily slip back in and enjoy the ride.
I love the way Meyer takes the traditional Fairy tale elements and turns it all on it's head. The female characters are not weak. They are not waiting for their prince to come save them. And I love that.
Even though it's set in the future this book has a steam punk feel. Maybe it's the overlap of the fairy tale tropes......
I went through this book in two days and nearly cried when it was done. I wish I had paced myself better. It was over too quickly.
I tried to listen to it in all one sitting. I hated to stop it for anything. It was fascinating. I spent the entire book trying to figure out how reality and fairy tale would intersect. The characters were so real and vivid, as was the setting. I was completely swept up. I even felt cold when the frigid setting was described. This is a fabulous book!
I have listened to this audio book three times. I love vampires, wine and genetics, so this is book strikes a very strong chord in me. But the characters are what really make it a joy. Diana and Matthew are so well drawn and complimentary to each other. Listening to them fall in love never gets old, well not yet anyway.
Harkness build a very tangible and authentic world. Even though it is fantasy it meshes well into the real world, and I find myself lost in that world.
I would love to hear more from Jennifer Ikeda. This is my first that she narrated. But if I like a narrator I will try anything she/he reads!
I was listening to this at work one day during a boring data entry day, and became so engrossed that I jumped when a friend came to my desk for lunch. I had fallen in completely. I gasped out loud at parts and urged characters to not put themselves in harm's way.
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