What I loved most about this and the other two audiobooks is that unlike so many, there were two narrators. It may not have been the authors intention but the fact that these books are written as a narration makes them perfectly suited for audiobooks.
I would compare them to Rick Riordans other works.
Not to give anything away but I particularly like the Walt/Anubis hybrid story arch. Nothing like a well written love triangle to hook me.
The Narrator that read for Carter was absolutely flawless, however Sadie's narrator has a less than ideal British accent. I did eventually get over it, but at first it was hard to imagine it coming from a 13 year old girl.
I'd heard good things about this book and knowing the subject matter was going to be hard to get through (or thinking that it was going to be) I put it off on my wish list for a long time. The humor in this story its honesty was what made this story so enjoyable.
Gus and Isaac, I know Hazel was supose to be the loveable one but there 'bromance" was amusing and refreshing despite there respective cancers.
No I haven't heard this narrator before but after this book I would be happy to look her up.
There where many moments that moved me. The biggest one was trip to Amsterdam; i won't spoil and of it but its the first love all teenagers should experience. Its been a long time since a book actually made my cry. You know going into a book written in the first person of a 16 year old dieing of cancer its going to hard to hear; but I wouldn't call this book hard. You knew from early on that our heroine has "never been anything but terminal" yet you still hope for a miracle, just like with real life cancer.
What I loved the most about this story was the real-ness of story. Its a 16 year old girl dealing with the teenage related emotions all the while knowing that he cards been punched and her days are numbered. It doesn't stop her from living and that's an amazing thing. It doesn't tell how Hazel Grace "faught valiantly" because through most of the book shes pissed off at the world for her cancer and she has ever right to be.
I love how this story addresses that the characters where not dieing from cancer but living with it. It's an important differencation.
I know I will come back to this story in the future and ponder on it for quite sometime. Been a long time since I've read such an enjoyably real piece of fiction.
These books have been a very enjoyable listen. I would definately listen again. Luke Daniels is a perfect narrator.
I've been enjoying all of these books, as far as what especially makes them the most enjoyable has to be the narrator.
Its a solid enjoyable novel as enjoyable as the first 5.
Oberon. Always Oberon.
This story was intense to say the least. But the subject matter does hide that fact, I wasn't sure if this was gonna be an extremist anti abortion story but honestly it doesn't seem to favor either side of that issue.
Luke Daniels is one of my favorite narrator. What I love after listening to all 5 iron Druid chronicals is that his voice has enough range that this book sounds very different,
I wouldnt put this audiobook in my top 5 or even my top 10. I did enjoy it to enough of a degree to finish it.
Anything in the harequlin romance style.
This mans voice was just incredible silky and sexy. He sounded exactly like locklin(sp?) he was the audiobook equalvent of chocolate cake, sure you can go back to vanilla afterward but why would you. Just incredible.
not sure about a tag line, but I do know it'd need to be rated XXX
I shoulda realized this just from the sensual cover art, but I really thought there'd be more storyline and less sex in this book. I wasn't nessarcily disapointed, but in the first hour, more than half of it it near rape level sexual activities. I did kinda roll my eyes a few times at Emma's "Recluance" to sleep with him. By the end of the story she'd only known him a month and was pledging undying love to him (As would be exepected form this kinda book) and Considering the other things he was doing to her, sex was not that far off.
This is the first audiobook I have ever not finished. My husband had read the series and suggested it for me. It was the most cookie cutter fantasy I have ever had the misfortune of listening to. Dwarf raised by humans wants to find his birth family, epic quest with a rag tag group leads to more questions...
It was also a 15 hour book... 10 hours in, I had already figured out the ending and called it quits.
I'm more a Sci Fi or modern age fantasy than this type of fantasy.
Honestly, nothing sticks out in my mind as particularly noteworthy.
I maybe a bit harsh, i can't say this book is badly written or that the narrator isnt great, i will actually give the narrartor serious credit, im sure i would not have read that far on my own. just the story itself is rather uninspired.
Yes, I definately would, with the understanding the female narrator is a bit rough.
I did enjoy Kevin R Free's voices and narrarion. Katherine Kellgren took a bit of getitng use to but by this book I did also enjoy her side.
I had more than one laugh out loud moment. The story is very well written and the sibling rivalry that develops between Carter and Sadie is very amusing.
As an adult listening to a book series designed for children I have to question how violent and intense this series (as well as the authors other books) maybe for the targeted 8-12 year old audience. I would put this closer to a teenage/YA age group.
Yes. Definately. I've read the first and 3rd hunger games books twice each. This one I went out and purchased in audiobook as well, and have already listed to it twice.
What I love about this book and the repsective movie is that it's mostly character development. Yes, there is another Games, and yes lots of death and distuction but we get an insight into how her very crappy luck is effecting her mentally. We also get to see other past victors and how no body gets out of the barbatic games unharmed and really there are no winners.
Carolyn McCormick was not my favorite narrator, but since I liked the story so much I let it go. I have the same gripe most people did. She sounds much to old to be 16 year old Katiniss Everdean, perhasp someone younger sounding, such a Emma Galvin would have been a better pick? I will admit bias on my side though...
Yes. definately, almost did, but really who has 12 hours to sit there and listen at a stretch?
This was an audiobook i could really get lost in. The narration was flawless the voices for other characters uniform and truthful sounding. The story was a wonderful combination of serious, magical and comic relief in the form of Oberon the wolfhound.
The Narration. Luke Daniels sounded exactly as you would expect a "21" year old 2,100 year old druid to sound. He 'blended' into the current times with the hint of maturity peering out throughout the story.
I almost did.
My only qualm was that I usually don't spend money on audio books under 10 hours in length, but considering i got the first three on sale for just over $20 (didn't use my credits for these) which is what i woulda paid in paper back I am very pleased with my purchase.
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