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Ashley

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  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rae Carson
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (242)

    Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will. Now, on her 16th birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king - a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic,are hunting her.

    Alexis says: "Lovely fantasy!"
    "LOVE. love."
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    Would you listen to The Girl of Fire and Thorns again? Why?

    I have already listened to The Girl of Fire and Thorns numerous times! I just can't get enough. And each time I listen to it I find something new I missed before and I'm equally enthralled listening into hours of the night. Sound crazy? No, just a crazy good book. There is so much movement within the story that it feels like you're listening to a whole series at once, but yet it still goes by so fast!


    What other book might you compare The Girl of Fire and Thorns to and why?

    There is no other book of the kind. It's part book of Revelations- yet with Spanish culture and religious influence- with a dash of futuristic "after this world" magic- and a little Lord of the Rings.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Ikeda – was your favorite?

    My favorite character in this book in the series is the main character- Elisa. I really couldn't stand her much at first but the writing was so good that I was captured into her world. Slowly Elisa changed, and so did my view and opinion of her. She became someone that would likely be my friend if she were real and someone that I would admire and respect. A great example of a humble servant ruler, not afraid to get her hands dirty, and certainly not a girly girl.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Through the Ever Night: Under the Never Sky, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Rossi
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (311)

    It's been months since Aria learned of her mother's death. Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.

    Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It's a moment they've been longing for with countless expectations. And it's a moment that lives up to all of them. At least at first. Then it slips away. The Tides don't take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry's control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?

    Katheryne says: "Way beyond my expectations! Amazing sequel"
    "Great story and narration!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really liked the first book in the series, even though it felt like it was too short. This book had plenty of movement within the story, and was even better than the first!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author does a good job at making everything seem real in a world that is completely unlike our own. Super human senses and a world where the climate has gone wacko seems entirely believable when phrased and described like she does. I also enjoyed the further development of the two main characters Aria and Perry and their relationship. The author doesn't do the typical "split up/now they hate it each other for some reason that isn't even true" that many authors do in the second book in the series. She doesn't keep it all hunky dory either but it's enough to make me happy. Kudos to one of my favorite books this year!


    What about Michael Goldstrom’s performance did you like?

    Michael Goldstrom has a smooth manly voice. At times he has to narrate as Aria, the main female character and does more than a believable job! (A hard thing for a man to do I must say.)


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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