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thanks to some unique plot elements, and a compelling heroine - I'm not normally a fan of first-person POV, but I really enjoyed this story. Kaylee wrestles with some real emotions and difficulties without crossing into whining, and her sense of humor provides a great contrast to the darker elements of the story.
Looking forward to the sequel!
I have not read the print version, so cannot answer this.
Vin - a strong female lead with a unique moral code, she's predictably unpredictable, and I enjoyed her evolution.
As always, Kramer enhances the story and never detracts from it. One of my favorite narrators.
When everything you thought you knew turns out to be a lie, how will you know what's right?
A different ending than I expected, but it felt logical and right. I LOVED the magical twists in this book...never saw them coming.
(Now excuse me while I get a kleenex...*sniff*)
YES! Absolutely; despite being an admittedly long book, I was so involved in the story and invested in the characters that I didn't want it to end.
Kaladin, without a doubt. Flawed and strong, and very well developed throughout the story. You don't just see his character evolve - you feel like you're along for the ride.
I'm a big fan of Kramer's narrations, he brings life to the character's voices without going over the top. Kate Reading is new to me, but I enjoyed her version of Shellan, and she does a decent job with the male character's voices as well.
Yes - which presented a problem, as it would have required two days of my life doing nothing but listening! As it was, I listened over the course of a week, during which I became extremely antisocial and grumpy whenever I wasn't listening...
The "interludes" were annoying at times, because I resented being taken away from Kaladin. (I'd have happily spent the whole novel in his POV...although I did come to enjoy Dalinar, Adolin and Shellan as well.) However, rest assured that these interludes/short stories DO connect to the plot eventually...some of them at least, and that makes me curious to see what happens in future installments in this series.
Absolutely! Great blend of character development, ACTION, and intricate worldbuilding.
The fight sequences towards the end of the story - I had to stay up late listening!
I've never listened to a Kramer narration before, but I enjoyed it! His style isn't overly dramatic, but he brings good depth and distinction to the character voices. Very enjoyable to listen to.
Laughed more than once, and teared up a bit towards the end. Sanderson's writing draws out the reader's emotions, but the story doesn't feel melodramatic or overdone. The emotional struggles of the characters continue to resonate after the book is finished.
I was downloading the second book in the series within five minutes of finishing this one! Great story, and excellent listening value for a single credit, too.
Yes - at least the next in this trilogy.
Nora's taken her classic "trilogy" formula of 3 plus 3 and given it a nice little twist. I enjoyed this cast of characters a lot - lots of snark and heart.
Smooth, rich, warm.
Absolutely! I was hesitant because I have been disappointed by the last few Nora novels I've read, but this one is worth the credit. The darker feel of this story reminds me of Nora's Sign of Seven series - if you loved that one, then this is certainly worth the listen!
There's a LONG prologue for this story, so be warned. I almost stopped listening because I thought I'd accidentally bought a period novel...rest assured, it's just a lengthy setting-up of the back story. Things improved substantially after the "real" story started.
Another great story by Patricia Briggs. I had high hopes for this sequel to Cry Wolf, and am not disappointed. The plot twists and turns, and the fascinating relationship between Anna and Charles continues to evolve - never a dull moment!
Another excellent narration by Holter Graham as well - the unique voices and accents of the multiple characters are really brought to life.
The story is intriguing, the relationship between the primary characters is engaging and a compelling component of the plot - but NOT the only plot; there's lots of action and suspense here too.
Good world-building, and interesting secondary characters. Definitely worth a listen. (Or more than one!)
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