The idea of the story is very good but the dialogue between characters in the book seems a little stilted. I just can't imagine people in the real world talking to each other like that. Also, there seems to be some production quality issues early on in the recording. I swear I can hear some background noises like pages being turned in the first hour.
Despite all that this was a very enjoyable listen. While listening I kept imagining this book as a movie like The Crow. I look forward to listening to some other Mark Edward Hall books.
This was a truly enjoyable urban fantasy. All of the elements that make for a great listen are there. The narrator did a great job with pacing and differentiating the characters. There is just the right amount of mythos, action, and humor to make the time fly by.
The parts for a truly great story are there: an ancient curse, an interesting heroine, and and exotic venue. The problem for me was when things got too lovey dovey and the solid steel spine of the heroine turned in to a noodle that couldn't be even be called "Al Dente".
I can see where this type of story would be very appealing to a YA female audience and this review would be quite different if I was a 14 year old girl.
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