Actually very enjoyable if you can get past the fact the heroine is far to normal to be completely likable, she gets better after the first few chapters. The plot is interesting enough and if some listeners found it boring I think that is most likely because the characters are written like everyday people, even though there is the fantasy of the "Realms". It's not as fast moving as other teenage magic books, nor are the characters as noble, but it has an air of reality in it that sets it apart.
Twilight was not good. I read other people's reviews that warned of how the entire book was about how Edward was too beautiful and far too good for Bella, the fairly corny I vant-to-suck-your-blood scenes, and yet I purchased this book and the next in the series, New Moon, because I had a very long car drive ahead of me and overall the book has great reviews. It is SO HARD to listen to 15 hours of how beautiful and unhuman Edward is, not very entertaining at all, however with nothing better to do on my trip I started New Moon as well, that one is so much better! Finally Bella seems to become a real person as the authors talent seems to mature. The rest of the series is great. I'm writing this review to anyone who bought or buys the first book and is totally disgusted to let you know it does get better, MUCH BETTER! I'm a 29 year old mother who's favorite book series are the Outlander seriers, and yes Harry Potter, if this gives you any insight of if this review would match your taste at all:)
After seeing all the good reviews on this book I had hoped I'd be in for a treat, I was sadly dissapionted. The characters were all disagreeable and unrealistic. The women were all silly, constantly getting "the vapors" or going into hysterics, other than the main character who was so straight laced that she was dull. The relationships had no foundation, you never got to see the people fall in love, they talked to each other very little and thought they disliked each other until that magical moment when they realized they were in love.
The narrarator has a great talent for doing voices, but the ones he picked were all wrong for the characters. The 24 year old leading man was extremely nasal and sounded about 75. The people who had accents were very difficult to understand.
Even for this genre of book this was saldy lacking, if you want to read an incredible romance get Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, it is amazing!
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