I enjoyed this audiobook. Although I got the sense it could have been condensed into a shorter, less wordy version. It was hard for me, a modern woman, to suffer through the way women of that time were being treated (as the property of their father/guardian/husbands). But sticking with it proved rewarding.
This narrator really wasn't bad. But I've been hearing Carolyn McCormick do all the voices through the whole series. I would say it was equal to tuning into a favorite TV show to find that they'd subbed out all the main characters. I was confused about who was talking when. Carolyn McCormick's voice is Lindsay Boxer to me, as she the books are read from her point of view.
I wanted to actually be educated before making the statement that this book was an awful lot like The Hunger Games and is probably riding on it's hype. But I couldn't find much online saying whether this author could have been influenced by The Hunger Games or not. I liked both. Both kept me listening. I just think this genre is the hype of the moment, though. Overall, a good, compelling read.
Definitely! It's the kind of story that draws you in from start to finish.
I recognized right away that Carolyn McCormick is also the reader for James Patterson's series Women's Murder Club. I very much like her as Lindsay Boxer (the main character from whose point of view that series is being told) but I think she may not have been best suited to be Katniss Everdeen. I kept hearing the characters and same voices from the other series in her voices for this one. I also think it could have been a hair better with a younger reader. But I like the way Carolyn McCormick reads and didn't find it overly distracting. I was still quickly and completely drawn in.
I finished it in two days. I couldn't stop. I didn't even want to sleep.
This book has been an incredible tool in building my faith and relationship with God. It has some commentary by the author and quotes by other authors but mainly scriptures in the form of prayers. In my experience, this book had far more than what could be caught just by listening in the car or while doing something else. It is probably best to follow along in an actual book or listen first to get the general idea and then study with an actual book.
It's amazing the things the Holy Spirit can teach you and bless you with when you are praying scripture!
The writing was up to par. But I think it's the narrator that really pulls me into audiobooks. I thought this one did a really good job with the voices. I could tell who was speaking by the way she did the voice without even having to listen to the narration to know. Was it just me or was she even doing an Alaskan accent for the characters from Alaska? :-)
I didn't realize the sexual scenes would be so graphic but I liked this one.
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