This book was an overall win for me. Not only was the story enchanting and engaging, but the narrator was absolutely perfect! It is an urban fantasy, but the setting and the characters are not your usual run of the mill. I also loved that the author made the characters so complex, no one is entirely evil or entirely good. I hated it when I had to stop listening and now I can't wait for the next book to come out! I hope that they keep Ms. Hvam for the series - her narration really added to the experience and I don't think they could have made a better choice!
It really is a young adult urban fantasy but it is so different that I can't really say it compares to the others I have read.
I loved the scene where she sneaks into the Chimera's world and gets caught by Brimstone. It was very emotional.
The author really makes you care about the characters. So there were times when I felt very sad for them and other times when it was comical.
Fantastic author. Absorbing story. It was perfect. I didn't want to stop listening! If you love a well written horror story this is the one for you.
Ugh, This is a long book. It needs to be because it takes forever to get to any kind of a point. I found the main character to be arrogant, judgmental and rude. I just couldn't warm up to her. I am definitely returning this one.
Number9Dream starts abruptly and takes you on a fast paced trip through many different scenarios. I have found that you need to really stick with the author as his beginnings have at first confused me a bit. The thing is, the more I read, the more I become immersed in the story, the more I love his writing. I don't normally gush about an author, but David Mitchell is by far one of the best modern writers out there. His stories are so complex, layered and full of meaning. Do not pass up the chance to listen! Once you give Mr. Mitchell a chance you will become hooked!
I loved the complexity of the characters in The Hollow Ground. No one was all good or bad. Love doesn't necessarily conquer all, but hope can survive and thrive in terrible circumstances.
Brigid embodies determination, unconditional love, and hope. She faces the truth down and still is able to hope. I also loved the character of Gram. But really all the characters had depth and complexity. When you wanted to hate one for what they had done, they would should another side which made you change your mind, along with Brigid.
No, but she is a wonderful narrator and a perfect fit for this story.
It would have something to do with fire obviously and survival.
An engrossing story, interesting characters and a great narrator makes for a highly recommended choice!
This is the second book I have read by David Mitchell. I am so glad I stumbled upon his work. The Cloud Atlas, for me, was so inspiring and moving. I have re-read it and it is one of my top ten books of all time.
His new book, The Bone Clocks does not carry the same feeling for me, which was initially disappointing. Yet as I stayed with it I found I loved this one too, just in a different way. I would recommend his books to anyone who truly enjoys a good story, but would caution to them to be patient and stay with it as it is a large book that builds slowly. It is a true joy to see the bigger picture begin to develop. His characters are so rich and varied you begin to really get to know and love (or hate) them. The time spent with this book is truly worth it in the end. Stick with it and enjoy the storytelling. This will appeal to readers who are interested in fantasy, sci-fi, or just good storytelling with depth.
From the first book, I have been hooked this author. She has a way of telling a story that slowly, almost imperceptibly pulls you in until you don't want to leave. Each book seems to build on the one before even though each story and each main detective is very different. I love the look she gives us inside the internal life of each of her characters. She switches effortlessly between the mind of complicated teenage girls, to the minds of the detectives, building up to a surprising ending. The narrators perfectly complemented the story. If you are looking for something that will draw you in and stay with you after it's finished then please do not pass this up!
What a great read! Once I learned it was a trilogy I quickly picked up book 2. Now that I've finished I just downloaded the last book. I have to know what happens next. Blake Crouch is a master of suspense. My only complaint is that he ended the book on a heck of a cliffhanger! Fair warning, if you get sucked into the story you will want all three books and you will definitely need to listen to them in the order they were written.
This is not a literary masterpiece by any means, but it is fun, fast paced and never boring, making it a great car trip book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes suspense or science fiction. It is a very enjoyable listen.
I have become a huge fan of A.J. Hartley and David Hewson. Having studied Shakespeare as a student I am familiar with the stories, but this is not just another rehashed version. They take the story line and while remaining faithful to the basics, add life and depth to it in a way that is never boring. It is a thoroughly enjoyable read whether you are a fan of Shakespeare, historical fiction, or mystery. Richard Armitage was the perfect pick as narrator. Definitely worth it! I can only hope they will continue their partnership and bring more of Shakespeare's stories to life.
If you like this - then you will love their version of Macbeth - don't miss it!
I would definitely recommend the audio edition over the print. I didn't have to struggle with pronunciations and could just relax and listen.
Er Lang - who turned out to be a surprise (at least to me). I really enjoyed his personality.
Yangsze Choo was an excellent narrator. I loved how she performed each character and made them different.
Li Lan, of course, being the main character!
The author does a tremendous job of drawing the reader/listener in to her world. I loved the way the author described each scene in detail, It made me want to learn more about why the author wrote it and if any of the portions of the book were based on actual customs or folk tales.
I love Stephen King and Peter Straub - Mr. Muller however was not my favorite narrator.
It is in some ways like Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" in that both include travel and alternate worlds.
No. His reading was so off it was distracting. I had read the book before and loved the story, but his narration really ruined it for me.
Yes. I am not sure -
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