Only if my fiance enjoys them. It's always nice to have another book to share.
I would recommend it to people first starting to read as a hobby and don't mind this genre. It's an easy read and it's story is as basic as a TV show.
Emma Galvin's performance doesn't need to change, she did a fine job.
On my own no, but my fiancee made me... It didn't make for a good movie.
The lazy writing tricks are tough sometimes, for example: At the start of the book the main character walks around the world as if it's all new to her, as if she hasn't been living here her whole life. She even starts off looking in a mirror, so the writer can explain what she looks like. The forced secrets get cumbersome too, why can't anyone explain anything, because we need a mystery here, that is the definition of contrived. The most distracting, especially in the audio version is the complete lack of contractions, which instantly makes all conversations sound stunted.None of this will bother new readers. The story is good enough to push past them if you do see them, but barely.
Mysteries have never been something I greatly enjoy I did finish this one though.
The author will spend chapters giving flat factual information histories and bios, that never amount to anything. The leading story arch is so slow to even be shown then even slower to move. There are no dynamic characters.
What really killed it for me was the author???s insistence in presenting the most important scenes as recaps. He???ll open chapters with a spoiler. He???ll tell you Spain won the World Cup in the first line, then give you highlights, and fill a chapter or to with the names and bios for every player.
The text is great fun and the narrator does a very good job. My one and only complaint is more about the John Scalzi's style of writing. His repetitive use of "he said", "she said" can very be passed while reading, isn't so easy to ignore when read aloud. It was noticeable the whole way through but only near annoying a few instances.
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