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.
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.
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.
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.
The storyline was slow starting. Four hours into the reading I still felt like I was waiting for something engaging to happen. I wanted to be interested, but couldn't find anything about the storyline that was compelling enough to keep me listening.
The character development seemed lacking. A lot of attention was paid to the landscape and the history, but I could not identify with the characters.
I have not, but I thought the narration was well done.
Considering that this book has been a movie, I am not inclined to go and watch it.
I have not read the print version, but I did find this book very suitable for the audio environment.
For me, one of the most memorable moments is when they discover that one of their own is a ghost. It was fascinating.
His performance for Blue was a little off-putting. He did a great job with the guys, but whenever he acted Blue's part, I felt pulled out of the story for a moment. It may be due to the timid, wavering voice he assigned to her.
Yes. I had to stop at the end of Part 1 because I finished my drive and had to wait a week before starting Part 2. It was worth it though.
I cannot wait for the next part in the series.
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