So far I have listened to 10 audiobooks and this one ranks closer to the bottom than to the top.
The older American sister was my favorite character. She was fun loving and willful and I look forward to learning more about her in the next book in the series.
She brings an additional level to the characters that was a treat to listen to. With a minor inflection, I knew I was listening to a completely different character. She did a great job.
Not in particular.
As far as romance novels go, this one had stronger characters and a believable plot. Parts of it were quite predictable, but the author did such a great job creating a relationship between the wallflowers that I plan to listen to the next book in the series.
I liked how the heroine was not a nubile virgin. She was a businesswoman with her own home and her own past.
I also liked how we were introduced to her love interest before getting to know their back story. I felt it gave me as a reader a chance to size him up, before the heroine did.
When she shares embarrassing details over speaker phone to Jack and her brothers hear.
I have not, but I really enjoyed this one.
No, I listened to it in segments while I cleaned the house.
The way the Golem and the Jinni complimented each other. They're conversations really illustrated how different their temperaments were and yet, there was a common thread between them that I think often exists with such odd pairs.
There were many fragmented moments that held great potential. However, there was no scene in particular that gripped me.
I think my favorite scene was when the Golem, the Jinni, and ice cream man Sala all end up on the front steps of Sophia Winston's house. Sophia, although bombarded by almost strangers, kept her cool and treated her guests with hospitality. I also appreciate that she used a situation that could have been quite destructive to her benefit and found a way to have her parents consent to her traveling the world.
In the city of New York, the magical world of the immigrant comes to life.
Elizabethan, paternity, and corruption.
The young pickpocket and Ms. Mary. They add a bit of humanity to the book that may have otherwise been missing.
For the most part he did a great job. There were times I found it difficult to separate his portrayals because their voices and mannerisms were quite similar, but for the women he did a pretty nice job.
I don't typically read Steve Barry books, but I purchased it for a road trip I was taking with my husband. I found the action packed narrative to go quite well with my cleaning schedule.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook. I found the story to carry a message of hope that strengthened my spirits. This book used two points of views, one from an adolescent perspective, and one from an senior perspective, which gave it a unique ability to deal with the both the emotions and wisdom that come from life's difficulties.
I liked the relationship that unfolded between the two protaganists. It gave me hope that love comes in all forms and when you least expect it.
Viv was my favorite character. She has both a whimsical and steely aspect to her personality that made me care about her experiences.
Duchy was the most memorable character. His character seemed to have a lot of heart and I really like the scratchy voice the narrator used for him.
I have not read the print version of The Cuckoo's Calling, but I really enjoyed the performance.
Meeting the designer. His character came alive for me and I could just picture him sauntering around and complaining about Lulu's family.
How he changed the pace and tone of his voice to line up with the characters.
Not particularly. I would categorize this book as a light read.
I think the last paragraph of the epilogue was a message from J.K. Rowling to her readers. Such a mystery in itself.
In this case yes. I think the narrator did a fantastic job with the voices. She had a jaunty and fun accent that emphasized the nautical feel of the book.
Bloody Jack was of course. I'm now an adult but this story is so great for females who long to read about adventure on the wild seas. It was really interesting to read about Mary aka Jackie's transition from girl to boy to girl.
There were a lot to choose from. Ultimately my favorite scene was when Jackie got her first meal on The Dolphin. Her excitement, pleasure, and contentment with a full meal was palpable. She and the others seemed so pleased with such questionable cuisine (it might have been horse meat, but one is never quite sure) that it made me smile.
Yes. I listened to it on a 400 mile drive and I was reluctant to leave the car when I finally arrived at my destination. I wanted to know what would happen to Jackie!
If you want fun and entertainment and hints of depth, then I definitely think this book fits the bill. It's a great adventure book.
Cinder fits snugly in the middle. The narration is strong, but sometimes the female characters were grating.
The melding of science and fantasy was really fun. The otherworldly component of the Lunar was great. The feudal system still in place seemed a little out of sync with the technological advancements.
Her male voices and android voices were dynamic and believable. Her portrayal of Audree and the Lunar Queen were a little over done (angry vocalizations peaked early with nowhere to go).
Is the plague the only cure?
Way to be creative and try melding new technology.
It depends on what my friend wants. This book provided a great distraction and there were parts of it that I thought were extremely compelling, but overall a lot of scenes were fell flat and I was left wanting more.
The most interesting part of this story was the secret identity of the heroine. I thought it was extremely creative and it was fitting of a great fantasy novel.
Sadly no. I found her voice rather annoying when she played the male roles.
I think a follow-up book has potential, but I am not hankering for more. I think the story stands well on its own.
I think that the greatest part about this book was the creativity and the really fun character development. One thing that I would fix or improve upon or expand upon is the dialogue. I just kept thinking that there were things that these characters would not really say in real life. They were too corny or just not realistic enough and I found this detracted from how I felt about the characters.
I love the narrator's dynamic reading. His rendition of the dwarf songs added a layer of magic to the book that one can only get by listening. (I always skipped the songs in my readings because I am not musically inclined).
I'm rather fond of Gandalf the Grey. I think he embodies boldness, grit, and wisdom that engages my attention in new ways each time I encounter this story.
I have not, but I found this one enjoyable.
No extreme reactions, but it was great fun.
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