I have not read the print version, but I imagine the audio is better only because Jim Dale narrates in such a way that brings stories to life.
I have greatly enjoyed Jim Dale's performance of the Peter and the Starcatcher Series. This narration is just as good. He is excellent at differentiating between characters and when the children talk and eat, I have to laugh out loud at his performance. Dictionary is an especially interesting character that Jim Dale portrays.
When George remembered his last interaction with his father, I was brought to tears. It reminds me of my mother and really touched my heart.
This is a wonderful story! The detail and interactions of the characters and their surroundings really amaze me. I enjoyed the author's metaphors and descriptive prose. The phrase "No you don't!", was used quite often and that did bug me a little bit. Otherwise, I am very happy that I purchased this book and plan to get the rest of the series.
I honestly cannot believe that this book was written by the same author for the same series. When I began to listen, I immediately felt something was "off". I could not get into the story like I could with the previous books at all. I had to try to pay attention to the story, but it became very difficult and I almost did not finish the book. I wish I hadn't.
The science in this science fiction was truly fiction. As someone very familiar with DNA, inheritance, & mutations, I was gobsmacked at the lack of any kind of basic research done by the author. To be the main reason (and a shoddy one at that) for the "experiment", Roth could at least tried to understand basic genetics. This whole trilogy feels like nothing but a sham!
The writing was such that even with a male and female narrator one could barely tell the difference between Tris and Four. Sentence structure was so short and basic at time, I felt like I was listening to an elementary primer. Really, I don't know what happened here.
Ugh! I don't think I have ever been so disappointed in a trilogy in my life. It's possibly the worst ever. I'll be skipping the movie, for sure.
Action and sex scenes were about as exciting as watching grass grow. The narration was monotone and soft, though clearly spoken. I felt no emotions when listening to this book.
The storyline, while promising, is very predictable. The descriptions of eye color and other adjectives are overusd, as well as the words b*tch and f--k.
Her voice was soft and monotone. I felt little difference with character shifting and could not differentiate between anger, sadness, or elation.
The storyline is compelling and I see a lot of promise in it. Gin is a complex woman who I feel will grow into a brilliant character.
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