After reading Cinder, and with the way it ended without resolve, I was frustrated and teased and wanted more. I grew so attached to Cinder and Prince Kai and I wanted then to find happiness, and give the Queen her due. Luckily Scarlet was available and I jumped into that right away. Scarlet did not disappoint.
The new characters, Scarlet and Wolf, are a great addition to the ensemble already created by Marissa Meyer. The story is just as enveloping and intriguing.
Rebecca Soler's reading is still solid and what's important was her unaffected ability to differentiate the tone and voice of each character.
Unfortunately, this book also ended without resolve and now I have to wait until the next installment. For me, an unseasoned reader of series books, I'm not comfortable with no resolution at the end of the book. I would like to have had some resolution and some cliffhangers.
For an easy, fast read that doesn't require too much thought, for a plane right this is perfect as a book. The story moves quickly enough to keep interest.
The narrators were not cast properly. Ron McLarty sounded like he was a pretentious college professor giving a lecture, even when the characters were conversational, and casual. Orlagh Cassidy was OK, but not convincing, even when she had an English accent.
I think someone like Gwyneth Paltrow could have worked for the female voices and Hugh Jackman for the male voices. At least he would have tried to have an English accent when portraying MacEvoy.
Not a complete waste.
The worst feature about this listen is the sound effects. Not necessary and incredibly distracting. In fact annoying. For me listening to a book is a replacement to the reading. Adding sound effects kills the use of my own imagination for the scene as well as takes away from the story itself.
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