Ok so...This book was listed on a forum that said if you liked Hunger games and Divergent you will like this.....nope! This is written and performed in a very cheesy way, the actor speaks like it is 1910 again. They say things like "Father, may I take Gabriel into my room for his slumber tonight so you and mother may get your necessary and vital resting time?" "oh, Lilly-Billy" "He listened politely though not very attentively while his father took his turn, describing a feeling of worry that he had at that day at work" If that wasn't enough, you can hear the performer swallowing and smacking his lips throughout the performance. THEN you have random times of music playing in the back. I am trying to listen to what is happening and then random orchestra music plays at very weird times during the scene. It's abrupt and distracting. Don't listen to this book unless you like stories written in the old English and if you like endings that abruptly cut off with no explanation.
No and this will be my last. I am not going to continue with the series. Apparently the second book has entirely new characters and a new setting. I want to know what happened to Jonas. The ending was abrupt and in the middle of intense situation. It was a terrible ending.
You can hear his lips smacking, him swallowing and him breathing during the performance. I've never heard that in any other books I've listened too. He sounded like he needed a drink of water the whole time.
The plot of the story was actually a good plot. It was the way it was written and performed that just ruined it. I regret using my credit on this story.
Cheesy. Old English. Bad performance. Bad and unnecessary music. Lip smacking. Breathing into the microphone. I have listened to and loved Hunger games series, Divergent series, partials, legend, and inside out series to give you a better understanding of what I like and I hated this performance.
I like the mystery of the first book, you go along with the main character as she herself discovers this new world. The main character and you will both be wondering what comes next and both trying to figure out what things mean at Mythos.
The main character as there are not many likeable characters besides her grandma in the first book.
No, like I said in my headline this is no divergent or hunger games. This is more of a juvenile book and I can't imagine male readers enjoying it at all. I read YA because I don't like to read, listen or watch anything gory. I don't like to see any violence against children, women or sexual assault and I don't like swearing. Sometimes, I sacrifice maturity of the plot and writing because of that. The first book is pretty good where it is somewhat of a mystery but very juvenile in context. The second book is the same thing but I am still enjoying the mystery more than I am rolling my eyes at the juvenile writing. I plan on listening to third book.
Overall, I do recommend this book as long as the "texting, clothes, popularity, rich snobs" context doesn't make you roll your eyes. The mystery and action scenes are worth the overlooking the other stuff.
Well if they are strong divergent fans then of course this is a fun little short story. There are no real surprises, if I was asked to write Four's story this is probably what I would of thought to write. From reading the books this is what I gathered had happend but it was still fun to listen to.
Yes, I plan too. Because of all the good information. You will learn more about depression than you ever thought possible. I found myself saying "oh my God I do that!" over and over again. I found out more about myself and why I think or do what I do! I began seeing a difference in my depression within 1 day of listening to this book. I began simply with Omega-3 vitamins and once I felt better I worked my way up to sunny day walks. I am now socializing again and feeling the happiness I once felt. I plan on slowly getting off my depression pills within the next week because I no longer feel I need them. Sometimes all it takes is the right vitamin and the right words. This guy "gets" me more than I got myself.
My two fav's are divergent series and hunger games series. I am not sure where virals is but I am excited to listen to book 2 of this series!
The wolf dogs.
This book wasn't for me but its not a bad story. I love "mutants" but this had werewolves, witches, fairies, shape shifters and the main character can just see ghosts. Not new or exciting. The story is more of a love triangle mystery than thriller or action. Even amongst witches and fairies there were very normal things like divorces, cheating, and hook-ups. The narration was meant to have a "Texan" accent but she comes off more like a southern bell from 1880. The parts that are male sound more like a grandma. All the girls have the same voice except the vampire. Her mom and camp counselor sound the exact same. Also, the writer has some weird obsession with boobs. I don't want to bash the story too much because it was a great mystery. If you like lust, werewolves, vampires, and mysteries then you'll probably love this book. It's not about love its about lust. The main girl is more confused than brave. Overall, I'm not going to continue the series but if you like very juvenile books or are a child then this is a good one.
It's probably in my top 5.
The voices and performance match the characters perfectly.
June and Day find themselves in situations that you think they are just simply not getting out of this one..... and then they do, sort of. The ending to the second book is shocking and you will either hate or love it. I can't wait for book 3!
The way the story left you hanging on the edge of your seat!
The sudden change in one of the main characters.
At first I thought the idea was ludacris, that parent's would essentially murder their children. But as I compared different religious practices and heard more about the background of how unwinding came to be, I could believe it. After I could believe it, then my emotions ran strong with this book.
The only bad thing is that the series isn't on audible. Just this book. But I am going to read the other books because this one was that good.
Pure is probably one of the best, once the story gets going and you begin to understand the setting it gets really exciting. It's confusing at first trying to picture her environment and what she is trying to explain but once you get the scene in your mind it's a great book.
It was a great performance I loved the different character voices.
It was one of the darkest books I have listened to. I am usually not a fan of the dark stories but this one was good enough to tough through the gory scenes though I would of preferred a little bit less gory book.
I liked the voices and performance of the reader. I liked the story line. It starts off very slow and it's very poetic so if you are not into that like I am not, then listen to it on 2X speed and it should be fine. I almost didn't finish listening to this book because it was so slow to get anywhere in the beginning and I hate poetry but I am glad I stuck it out because it turned into an X-men thriller with a wonderful romance.
The super natural powers of the main character and how she discovers herself along the way.
She does a great job with all of them!
No, the poetry tends to drag the book on more than it should. I listened to the whole thing on speed 2X.
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