There were no Audible reviews available and so I downloaded this one on the reputation of the authors other books. BIG mistake. The story in this book is slow, the characters are poorly developed and the narration is ordinary. In future if there isn't an Audible review I will check out the reviews for the print editions on Amazon.
I haven't read the print version and so I am unable to comment.
This book stands alone with its impact on me.
I have heard other books narrated by Kai Kennicott and to be honest wasn't that impressed. But with Statistic Kai seems to have come of age. Her narration was well paced and certainly added to the intrigue of the book
My extreme reaction came with the epilogue. I have listened to it a couple of times and I am still dumb founded by it.
This audiobook doesn't make my top ten. The story contained a lot of background thought by all characters and I found this frustrating. I just kept thinking 'will you please get on with it'.
This was a happily ever after story and it didn't fail to deliver.
The three characters in the book finally coming to grips with the depth of their love for each other.
I felt that the book was let down by the continual overthinking and musings of the characters. I realise that it is good to know what each character is thinking but it shouldn't be to the detriment of the story.
Listening to this book was like listening to fingernails down a chalkboard. It certainly wasn't time well spent.
I liked the story enough to purchase Requested Surrender as an ebook for my Kindle. I am interested to see where the story goes. The characters appear to be interesting and as this is a prequel it sets the scene nicely for what is to come.
The performance - here goes. It was really difficult to concentrate on the story being read because of all the background noises. I could hear footsteps - was she walking as she narrated the book. The music in the background was positively grating. The narration was soooo slow.
No. I hope this book is out as an ebook.
I thought long and hard about how to review this book. The author has put a great deal of work into the book and I think it will be a worthwhile book to read, but the narration is the big downfall.
Diana Gabaldon and Amy Harmon (my favourite authors) have written some amazing books and I rank all of their books equally at the very top of my listening tree. Written In My Own Heart's Blood is a book I have been eagerly anticipating for four years and it is everything I hoped it would be.
At first I was going to say that I haven't read any other books that I could compare to this one but that wouldn't be true. The first one was named Outlander and was the story of a time traveler named Claire and a young Scotsman named Jamie.
I had many favourite scenes but there were a couple of notables that I keep thinking of over and over again. One would be when Bree was reading the letter she found from Frank Randall. It showed just how much he loved and treasured Bree and how he had done all he could to prepare her for the life ahead. The other scene would be the tragedy the family suffered just before leaving Savannah. Absolutely heartbreaking. And then there was William! Oh and of course Lord John.
This book is amazing in that it brings together so much of what has come before. I think I will need to listen to it a couple of times to pick up all it has to offer. Did I want to listen to it all in one session? Hell yes! I wanted to know it all. But realistically with a book that spans 48 hours of listening time that was never going to happen.
Any book that can leave you constantly thinking about what you have just read, about the decisions the characters made and the way their lives evolved is a gift to be treasured. But now I find that I need to go back to the beginning yet again because I realise that I didn't pay enough attention to what was written before! Well done Diana.
This book is set in June 1778 when Joan McKimmie travels to France to enter a convent. Joan is accompanied by Michael Murray son of Ian and Jenny. Michael is mourning the recent death of his wife and his father. I won't go into the story other than to say this book will answer many questions raised thirty years before and is the perfect book to listen to whilst you wait for the 10th of June. Absolutely fascinating!
Davina Porter's narration is amazing as always.
This series has been very cleverly written and I will be listening to this book many times. There are so many hints to what lies behind the story and another one comes to light each time the story is read.
At first I compared this book to Consequences but after reading this second book in the series I think it has a flavour of its own. It's obvious that JS has his own agenda and I am so intrigued to find out what that is. Lily is going to need to think so much smarter if she wants a chance to outsmart him. This man is ruthless.
Amy Johnson's narration is as intense in this book as it was in Uncovering You 1.
For me the most telling part in this book was in the early chapters when JS turned on the purple light to show Lily how easily he could control her boundaries. When he whispered 'run' my heart dropped - I almost gave up then. I thought 'this man is mad - how will you ever bring him down'.
Scarlett Edwards is an amazing talent. She has been able to continue the tension created in the first book through to the second and I am so looking forward to the third. I just hope our heroine keeps fighting back!
I was absolutely glued to this book from the very beginning. The development of the characters and the depth of raw emotion made this a one sitting listen.
I guess the only book I have read that would compare to this was Comfort Food.
Amy Johnson's performance was amazing. Her narration was full of emotion - making me feel like I was also living this nightmare.
This is a series of books - too early to make tag line. But when I do it will be something that conveys the battle that is about to be waged.
This was only a short listen but it was well worth the effort. Hopefully all other books in this series will be available on Audible.
Wow! Where do I start. It is difficult to review a book like this without spoiling it for others.
A Different Blue is a story with so many layers. We meet Blue as a twenty year old working her way through her graduation year of school. Her life takes a massive change when Darcy Wilson, a young history professor, comes into her life. His take on history - how it moulds who we are and where we going, forces Blue to confront her own past and future.
Would I listen to A Different Blue again? This book is awe inspiring and I know I will listen to it again and again.
We all remember that special teacher at school - the one who made learning seem worth while - the one who made a difference. Darcy Wilson was that person and more. For Blue he was the one who made it all make sense.
I have listened to other books narrated by Tavia Gilbert and I think this was on of her best, although I do think she could work on her British accent.
I did have an extreme reaction to this book. A Different Blue ran the full gambit of emotions. Without spoiling it for others this is a book that will leave your heart full whist at the same time giving your emotions a heavy going over.
This is a story that can be read by old and young adults. Each of us will take something different from it. Amy Harmon has has bravely written a story that that confronts some of society's saddest and happiest events. Well worth the credit.
I guess I would rate Making Faces as one of the top ten books I have listened to this year. The book has substance, characters are well developed, the story is intense and thought provoking.
Making Faces tells a story of how we see ourselves and how others see us.
This is the first time I have listened to a book narrated by Rob Shapiro and I was very impressed. The character I will remember the most was Bailey - his love of life despite his difficulties was inspirational.
Life is what you make it!
Making Faces is my first Amy Harmon read and it won't be my last. This book is a romance but not 'hot and sweaty'. This book has left me thinking about my life and how I sometimes take my fortunate life for granted. Well worth a credit.
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