I believe that this story was just as good, if not even better than the first. It starts where the Hunger Games pretty much left off and it was exciting to the end. I can't wait until the third book is available.
The only thing that made this book less than exceptional was the narration. The narrator made the main character sound incredibly whiney and almost like an air-head. She really didn't portray Katniss as the strong-willed young woman that I believe her to be. I had to keep imagining how she actually SHOULD sound like in order to be able to continue listening in the beginning. To be honest, I almost stopped listening after the first few chapters.
But the story held its own and after a while I got lost in the story itself and drowned out the narrator's voice.
It is a really great story and it kept me riveted.
I really like how it wasn't a typical love story. It wasn't full of sex scenes but a lot of depth. It really made me think and I enjoyed the story line along with how it was written and read. The whole thing was absolutely enjoyable.
I loved the main characters, Ambrose and Fern. They were just good people that deserved one another. But I think the best character was Bailey. His zest for life even through his disability was inspiring and caused intropsect. Plus, he had a great sense of humor.
I was skeptical at first because I'm usually not fond of male characters narrating a romance audiobook and trying to emulate the female characters in them. But Rob Shapiro did such a great job that I was so lost in the story. He was amazing.
Yes! I think I need to listen to it again, as well. It really made me think about my own views on beauty and how the majority of people view other people as well as themselves. I think this really made me grow as a person. I'm still reeling with all the lessons, which is why I think I will need to re-listen again.
Get it! It is not a typical romance. It's so much more than that. The characters had a lot of depth and it has a story line that is atypical of the average romance books out there. There aren't any heated physical scenes--just a lote of G rated stuff--but you still feel their attraction for one another none-the-less.
I love this story. I could literally not stop listening to it until I reached the end and even then, I wanted more!
The author somehow pulls you in and gets you so emotionally involved that your heart hurts when the main characters' hearts break as well. Colleen also puts in "clues" or glimpses to what may happn in the future books that has made me over-obsess with the possible outcomes. And sadly, I'm so drawn in to the story that my heart hurts to believe that it may end badly!
It is probably one of the best audiobooks I have listened to in a while and well worth the credit. I am so anxious for the next in the series.
You won't be disappointed.
This was a very enjoyable listen. The short quips and jests that the main characters traded with one another were quite amusing and made me smile and at times laugh out loud. It has a cute love story and I would probably listen to it again when I feel the need for a little light-hearted romance.
This is a funny listen! I just loved the main character and how she just seemed to be a magnet for disaster. Although the characters did not have much depth to them, It was still a fun listen. It's a shorter audiobook than I usually listen to but it was fun and I believe worth the credit. I enjoyed it.
Jeaniene Frost and Tavia Gilbert make a great team. Each Frost book that Gilbert narrates is great and this one is no exception!
There were equal parts of humor, drama and suspense. Jeaniene can really engage her readers into knowing the characters and where they come from which makes the storyline so much more intriguing to the reader. It makes the reader empathize more with the characters making the reader go deeper into the story eventually getting lost into it as opposed to just listening.
It was fast-paced from the beginning and the relationship between the main characters kept me enthralled. In the other books, I was introduced to Vlad but I learned to really like him as a character in this one.
It is a great book and a wonderful addition to Jeaniene's writings. I can't wait to see what else she has in store for us. She has not disappointed me yet!
Deborah Harkness does a great job of intertwining the genre of fantasy into actual historical events. I loved how she somehow made it an almost historical romance while still keeping it rather modern. She has a great imagination.
The narrator, Jennifer Ikeda does a great job on the accents and I had no trouble at all distinguishing between the characters.
The story was very interesting from beginning to end and I found myself unable to stop listening. I believe this is a great story and I can't wait for the next book.
Probably not and I'll tell you why . . . the story itself was great and the narration was awesome. But I found part of the story when the main character Kelsey was just too much to handle. She acted so much like a pre-pubescent immature girl that I found it hard to get through that part of the book. If it wasn't for that, I would probably listen to it over and over.
The whole premise of the story was interesting and the adventures kept me intrigued. I also liked how it introduced me to the culture of India. It made me want to try the foods Kelsey was tasting and touch the fabrics she was wearing. Now I really want to visit India!
Their inflections and accents brought a great deal to the story. As well as how Annika portrayed the voice of Ren. She made him sound and speak like a sexy, kind and sensitive man. How she did that is amazing. But I would never have captured that voice in my imagination. She did a great job.
It is a great book. Just get through the few chapters at the end of the book where Kelsey acts like a brat and you will enjoy it immensely. I hope that the future books in this series portrays Kelsey in a more mature light otherwise I'm not sure I can handle listening to any more!
Jeaniene Frost is becoming one of my favorite authors. She writes with humor and depth to her characters. I also love how Tavia Gilbert narrates. The characters were very easy to identify with. It is a great love story and it is easily one of the books I would listen to again. Definitely worth a credit!
I love all of the books I have read from Susan Elizabeth Phillips so far and this is one of the better ones. I love how she really creates depth to her characters. It was entertaining with humor and a great story line. This book is so great to listen to also because of the narrator, Anna Fields. She really makes the book "pop" into life. I highly reccomend this book and all others of SEP's works with Anna Fields as the narrator. It's an awesome combination.
I couldn't help but roll my eyes on a lot of the circumstances and interactions that the main characters found themselves in. Some of the reactions were just unbelievable. I honestly had to force myself to try and finish it because I didn't want to waste my credit spent. I suggest not wasting your credit.
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