San Diego, CA, United States | Member Since 2010
This is my first time writing a review since becoming a member a year ago. While I've thoroughly enjoyed many of these audio books, this is one of the first that completely pulled me in. I'd been trying to multi-task and take care of the dishes as I listened to the book, but gave up after the third time I found myself standing there with a dish suspended over the sink for 5 minutes. I've really enjoyed the other two Scott Westerfeld series I've read (Uglies, Peeps), but this is by far my favorite!
It takes a highly engaging story to keep me still for more than a few minutes ~ and even more so to keep me up well past the witching hour.
I really loved hearing Alan Cumming's deliberate and enchanting character voices. Daryn's personality came across so crisply, even while switching between "he/she" references as a girl airman. And Dr. Barlow - what fun!
For those who've enjoyed other books by Westerfeld - you won't be disappointed. For anyone who enjoys a good steampunk and/or alternate history genre - I'd highly recommend this as well. Heck, if you have even a squig of interest in concepts pertaining to biomechanics or fabricated animals - read up!
I was not expecting a really detailed story-line or even really well-developed characters - but I got at least part of a good package from this book. It was more than steamy in several parts and while I was skeptical about the narrator initially (due to her almost whispery/sultry tones), it added a lot to the chemistry between the main characters. I also thought the main characters were decently filled out, but was somewhat disappointed with some of the secondary characters' development and motivation - and felt let down by the 2-D quality of the villains.
If you're just looking for something light and yummy - it's definitely worth the listen. And maybe a re-listen.
After reading the reviews and listening to the sample I thought this would be a decent light read. The story was fairly entertaining, and the ending was very funny - but I really enjoyed the character development. Jody is not your typical vampire and Flood is hard to pin down, but very silly and endearing. I had a little trouble with the reader - a few times not using the right character voice - but she was decent.
This is not one of my most favorite listens, but definitely near the top and worth listening to again.
I have listened to this book several times and I still find most of the material hilarious. I laughed so hard the first read through that I had to pull over on the shoulder and wipe my eyes. I will say that some of the stuff that particularly tickled me would not necessarily be as funny to some guys (since it's "girl stuff"). Even so, anytime I had someone new in the car with me during a roadtrip, I would play part of the book and got equally positive reactions from them. Tina is such an excellent writer and her performance is perfectly timed. This audio book saved the sanity of myself and three friends when we suddenly got stuck in traffic from 3-lane closures for over an hour. Thank you, Tina!
I think a friend had recommended this story to me a year ago, but I never got the chance to pick it up at the library. When I saw it listed on Audible, I had to give it a shot. I'm not usually a big fan of zombie stories, and while I enjoy Jane Austen - I typically don't have the patience to stay completely interested in the story to make it through in one sitting. In this case, I LOVED the zombie aspect and was impressed at how Seth managed to thread it into every aspect of the original story. What a strange, but entertaining concept. Seth also managed to keep the characters true to their original imagining - but with the addition of zombie slaying skills mixed in. The narrator was highly entertaining - making me laugh out loud in several places.
Thanks to Seth and Katherine for making such a wonderful piece of audio entertainment!
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