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Joe Frazier

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  • The Shining Girls: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (204)

    Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable - until one of his victims survives.

    L. O. Pardue says: "You will either love it or hate it"
    "The Shining Girls: a brilliant & gruesome thriller"
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    This is one of those books that I read simply because of the author; reading about a serial killer is not a natural draw. I've heard countless praise regarding Ms. Beukes writing and became more acquainted with her through interviews she given. So I found myself with The Shining Girls; its characters are memorable with a tightly paced story-line, brilliant setting and deftly applied phrasing and dialog. As a writer, Ms. Beukes does not disappoint. Despite this, or rather because of this, it was a difficult book for me to read. I had to take the story in doses. Part of her goal is to show us the ugliness of violence against women; she succeeds. This story is about the strength of a women (Kirby) whom a time-traveling serial killer (Harper) attempts to kill, fails and comes back to finish. Kirby is befriended by Dan, a jaded newspaper man covering sports because he burned out covering the crime scene

    As I often do, I went back and forth between the Kindle and the Audible version. It was a well cast with special kudos to Ms. Hvam as Kirby and Mr. Snyder as Dan. I think they handled the drama without over dramatizing and the pacing and hand-offs between dialog went well. If you enjoy audiobooks (and serial killer thrillers) you like this recording.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-xN

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  • Time's Edge: The Chronos Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rysa Walker
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key - one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy - her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene.

    Tajmoni says: "No Slump! This takes you full speed ahead!"
    "Rysa Walker subtly and seriously ups her game i"
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    I like Timebound, the first in the Chronos Chronicles Series. I really do. I like its premise, relationships, characters and narrative. It a good book and a good story (as I indicated in my review of it). In Time’s Edge, Rysa Walker takes all of that ground work and creates a book an order of magnitude better.

    The trick is that there’s no one thing that’s starkly different; there’s no smoking gun or clear area where you point to it and say “Whoa — that’s tremendously better!” Rather she takes every single element and polishes corners, creates layers, and embeds textures that, taken as a whole, produce a stunning sequel. So this will be a little different review. The first section will be a little about the Time’s Edge story and how it fits into the series. The second section will dive a little more deeply into why it seems this “breathes” as a better novel. I’ll also briefly review the audiobook (performed by one of my all-time favorite narrators, Kate Rudd). Finally, I’ll go in a bit deeper, using spoiler material (I’ll warn you). to make my point. This may well be the gold standard for a sequel.

    Kate Rudd perfomance is simply amazing! Performing as Kate’s not much of stretch but her Kiernan is surprisingly fabulous. I love her Trey as well. As always, her pacing is terrfic, consistency in characters is professional and her inflections spot on. She’s always a delight to hear read. If you like audiobooks, you’ll love this one.

    For the full review: bit.ly/TimesEdgeReview

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  • The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Matthew Mather
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Nick Podehl, Angela Dawe, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (151)

    In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources.

    Amanda says: "Remarkable."
    "A Clever Tale from a Projected Phuture"
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    Matthew Mather sets up an ambitious project with this novel. He tells a story of a future when, through nanobots (smarticles) and virtual intelligence, we're able to move from material consumption to virtual consumption and do so on an immensely rich scale. We can live within dream worlds while being green. So goes the theory. The books structure mirrors this future of placing splinters of yourself in various places simultaneously through provide vignettes that follow a single perspective where these vignettes overlap each other chronologically. The point-of-view shifts that overlap the next all come to crescendo of a single narrative flow as the novel concludes with some of the core cast of characters collapsing back to a single person.

    As I often do, I went between the Kindle and the Audible versions of the book. As I indicated above, the narration was brilliant (Olympia's narration a little too brilliant) and all of this incredible voice talent was used well. Unlike some multi-cast books, these narrators primarily took on a character but voiced everyone in the vignette presented from their character's point of view. A challenge indeed and must, therefore, commend Mel Foster for keeping it all together.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-10n

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  • Silvern: Gilded, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Christina Farley
    • Narrated By Greta Jung
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Jae Hwa Lee is ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life. Until the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her. She escapes with the knowledge that Kud is seeking the lost White Tiger Orb, and joins the Guardians of Shinshi to seek out the orb before Kud can find it. But Kud is a stronger and more devious god than Jae ever imagined.

    Joe Frazier says: "Revving up the Mytholog & Ramping up the Challenge"
    "Revving up the Mytholog & Ramping up the Challenge"
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    Christina Farley pulled a rabbit, or rather a Blue Dragon, out of a hat with Gilded; was there anything left in the hat for Silvern? You see, one of the things that made Gilded such a fun, fresh read was the use Korean mythology juxtaposed to modern day Seoul, South Korean and the international students populating this world. So, its sequel, Silvern, had a bit of a challenge; the world Christina Farley created so well is now, comparatively speaking, old hat. Can Silvern generate the same level of excitement with that newly minted shine dulled a bit with use? No, no it can't. Instead it goes even further, generating a whole new level of intensity with established relationships going deeper, a much more involved romp in the Spirit World and a foray into North Korea. It is a slightly darker, more intense world with our protagonist Jae Hwa having to deal with issues and decision making with which no 16 year old ought to have cope. If you thought Jae Hwa was between a rock and a hard place in Gilded, she's between mountain and fire in Silvern.

    As I often do, I went between the Kindle and Audible versions (using Whispersync for Voice to keep a smooth transition). Greta Jung did a fine job narrating especially within the dialog. I loved her Marc who came off with a bit of smooth, cool voice without being arrogant. I did notice that the fluidity of the dialog didn't always carry over to the non-dialog reading; I don't remember this being an issue in Gilded, but the pacing within the non-dialog parts could be a bit stilted and awkward. I'm not sure if this was to help clarity, but I didn't hear as much nuance and emotion on the non-dialog narration as when there was dialog between characters. Overall, however, Ms. Jung narrates the work well, conveying both the English and Korean cultural elements well. I look forward to Ms. Jung's narration of the rest of the series.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-ZM

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Bob Johansen
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    What future forces will affect a leaders ability to lead in the next year, five years, 10 years? We are in a time of disruptive leadership change. In a VUCA world - one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity - traditional leadership skills won't be enough, noted futurist Bob Johansen argues.

    Joe Frazier says: "Suggestions for Leading in an Uncertain World"
    "Suggestions for Leading in an Uncertain World"
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    Leaders Make the Future provides the insights of Bob Johansen, Fellow and former President of Institute for the Future on how leaders can cope with changes coming over the next ten years. He indicates that the world in which leaders must operate will be increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) and that leaders need to apply vision, understanding, clarity and agility to move forward effectively.

    The book is mainly attempts to persuade based on reasonability and examples rather than marshaling arguments with evidence for its points. When I evaluated the evidence for a) the main forces of change in the future and b) the best skills for leaders to develop to work well within the challenges our future presents it seems pretty weak.

    While I appreciate the book's ability to provoke forethought of what leaders need to do now to prepare for leading in the future, I also see a dearth of evidence that the proposed skill sets are the best way to flourish in the future.

    The future my be fraught with more VUCA and the skill sets outlined may be the best approach to flourishing in a VUCA world, the lack of evidence that this is the case limits the impetus for implementing focus and programs around the skill sets described. At this point, companies serious about preparing their leadership team for the future would be well served by seeking more data for what works or diving into what is working well for similar companies (or companies similar to where the want to be) and pursuing those. It may be that IFF or other organizations also have more data to substantiate the ideas presented here.

    I augmented reading the book with listening to the audiobook narrated by Brett Barry. While Mr. Barry does a nice, clear, and consistent job narrating the book, the audiobook is a version back. The differences aren't huge, but it does present some challenge.

    For the full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-YO

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  • Hidden Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Orson Scott Card, Rusty Humphries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (218)

    In this sequel to Card's best-selling novel Empire, Averell Torrent has become President of the United States, with enormous political and popular support and, if people only realized it, a tight grip on the reins of both political parties. He has launched America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance.But Captain Bartholomew Coleman, known as Cole to his friends and enemies alike, sees the danger Torrent poses to American democracy.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Must Read Sequel!"
    "Red State vs. Blue State-> Benevolent Dicatator?"
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    Orson Scott Card does nothing if he doesn't thoroughly analyze a topic through his novels. Some may be pure fiction, such as time travel analyzed in Pathfinder and Ruins, stand-ins for the non-fictional such as the Ender series where he analyzes hatred of and hostility towards those who are different (Ender's Game), then dealing with the consequences of how you treat those who are "other", alien or different than you. In Empire and Hidden Empire, Mr. Card reflects on the political chasm of those who are conservative and those who are liberal (red state vs. blue state), a civil war that results from the chasm and a potential leader who views the only solution to that and other global problems is to become a benevolent dictator, albeit one who keeps the form of democracy.

    As is my typical practices, I went between the Kindle and Audible versions of Empire but the Audible version only of Hidden Empire. Mr. Card provides the narrative introduction to each chapter while Stefan Rudnicki narrates the core of the story. Mr. Rudnicki is a consummate narrator and he brings his golden voice, deft pacing and perfect inflections to bear on these stories. He ranges from a Southern soldier and an eastern-seaboard house wives / political wonk to an Hispanic soldier and a Nigerian boy; now that's range. An amazing job, as always. Rusty Humphries joins the narration effort in Hidden Empire and does fine job essentially playing himself. If you enjoy audio books, you'll like this version.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-Yu

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (792)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (226)

    Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near-future scenario: a new American Civil War. The American Empire has grown too fast, the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point, and the war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war.

    Andrea says: "Good pace, weak premise"
    "Red State vs. Blue State-> Benevolent Dicatator?"
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    Orson Scott Card does nothing if he doesn't thoroughly analyze a topic through his novels. Some may be pure fiction, such as time travel analyzed in Pathfinder and Ruins, stand-ins for the non-fictional such as the Ender series where he analyzes hatred of and hostility towards those who are different (Ender's Game), then dealing with the consequences of how you treat those who are "other", alien or different than you. In Empire and Hidden Empire, Mr. Card reflects on the political chasm of those who are conservative and those who are liberal (red state vs. blue state), a civil war that results from the chasm and a potential leader who views the only solution to that and other global problems is to become a benevolent dictator, albeit one who keeps the form of democracy.

    As is my typical practices, I went between the Kindle and Audible versions of Empire but the Audible version only of Hidden Empire. Mr. Card provides the narrative introduction to each chapter while Stefan Rudnicki narrates the core of the story. Mr. Rudnicki is a consummate narrator and he brings his golden voice, deft pacing and perfect inflections to bear on these stories. He ranges from a Southern soldier and an eastern-seaboard house wives / political wonk to an Hispanic soldier and a Nigerian boy; now that's range. An amazing job, as always. Rusty Humphries joins the narration effort in Hidden Empire and does fine job essentially playing himself. If you enjoy audio books, you'll like this version.

    For full review: http://wp.me/p2XCwQ-Yu

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Paper Magician

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Charlie N. Holmberg
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she's bonded to paper, that will be her only magic... forever. Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined.

    Joe Frazier says: "A Delightful Story Whose Magic Draws Us In"
    "A Delightful Story Whose Magic Draws Us In"
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    Charlie Holmber's The Paper Magician presents an astonishing level of polish, comedic timing and ability to generate poignant moments in a first novel. Early on in the book, I found myself alternately smiling and chuckling at the protagonist, Ceony Twill, and her interaction with Magician Emery Thane, the magician to whom she's apprenticed. Set in turn of the 20th century London, Ceony has just graduated from well-regarded school for magicians and now must take up her apprenticeship. In Ms. Holmberg's well-constructed world, magicians must bind themselves to a material such as glass, metal or paper and may practice magic only with it. Mg. Thane is a Folder (bound to Paper) and that's considered about as sexy as it sounds. Ceony did well at school and would normally have a choice of materials among which she may bind herself. There are, however, a dearth of Folders, primarily due to the aforementioned lack of sexiness, and so the school assigned her to Paper. She is less than thrilled.

    Ceony can come across a bit haughty and more than a little forthright in her dealings with those in authority. She certainly doesn't back down. Mg. Thane keeps his cards close to the vest, betraying little except through his expressive eyes. Through her ties to Emery, Ceony becomes embroiled in an adventure, risking life and limb, against the nefarious Excisioners.

    As is my typical practice, I went between the Kindle and Audible versions of the book. Amy McFadden did yeoman's work through her narration. I particularly like her Emery with a mostly calm voice often infused with a hint of amusement. Her Lira's syrupy condescension and self-satisfied humor as she is about to harm or kill is also brilliant. My only nit is that the tone of Ceony's voice seems to waiver from posh Etonian English to a much more common flavor from time to time, again without circumstance seeming to warrant a change. I don't believe Ms. McFadden is a native of the UK, so maintaining the dialect throughout was quite a feat. Anyway, the flips are rare and didn't distract from a good narration of the book. I'm delighted she is also the narrator for The Glass Magician and anticipate her narrating any other additions to the series.

    To sum up, the comedic touch is perfect, the action and danger well executed, the relationships are believable, nicely developed and drove the narrative, and the actual writing is spot on. Simply put, it was a fun read that was over all too quickly (even though this did save me from multiple sleep deprived nights). I'm seriously looking forward to The Glass Magician which is out November 2nd and which I've pre-ordered. I highly commend The Paper Magician for your reading pleasure.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-X4

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Timebound

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rysa Walker
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (982)
    Performance
    (884)
    Story
    (890)

    When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future.

    Lessa says: "Completely Enjoyed It"
    "Timebound: An Unbounded Beguiling Book"
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    What? you say. Another time traveling novel? Haven't we seen every permutation of that idea there is? Possibly, but it still makes great drama. That's a little like thinking- hey, another love story - didn't Romeo & Juliet cover that? Rysa Walker uses the time traveling plot devise to propel us into a compelling story of power, love, loss and broken, complex relationships. Our teenage protagonist, Kate, finds herself caught up in a world of gifted time travelers using this über cool Chronos Key which can be controlled by your eyes. One of the real benefits of the time traveling is that it allows you to become immersed in history (or play with future predictions). This is used with particular effectiveness here. Ms. Walker is a historian (and a fellow Caryite, who knew?) and does a marvelous job bringing and 1893 Chicago and The World's Columbian Exposition (AKA World's Fair) to life. She was even able to bring in the nefarious H. H. Holme's, the first documented serial killer in America and the murders he committed during the World's Fair (see Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City for all of the seedy details of this sick man).

    Typically, I flip between the Kindle and Audible versions of books, but I listened to the whole audio book since it's performed by one of my favorite narrators, Kate Rudd. A couple of my other favorite books she's performed are The Fault in Our Stars and The Mad Scientists Daughter. Her voice is a natural for Kate. I love her Kiernan and actually love the fact the Trey and Harry sound similar. The boys our daughters date should, in part, remind them of the Dad, right? As always, Ms. Rudd's timing, inflection and clarity are all spot on. lf you enjoy audiobooks, I highly commend this version to you.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-Vv

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  • Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1391)
    Performance
    (1276)
    Story
    (1278)

    Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.

    Jennifer says: "Not sure if fault lies in performance or story"
    "Scarlet Ups the Game for the Lunar Chronicles"
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    Marissa Meyer takes her Lunar Chronicles to the next level in Scarlet with a riff on another fairy tale, Litte Red Riding Hood, added to the series. In this sequel to Cinder, Ms. Meyer has two storylines to manage, each with their own set of characters and geography. (The Cinder storyline takes place in New Beijing and Scarlet takes place in the French countryside near Toulouse and Paris.) Along with the new storyline, she has the challenge of increasing the stakes for Kai, the Eastern Commonwealth and the whole Earthen Union. Ms. Meyer handles all this with aplomb making it seem natural and effortless, which, of course, is indicative of lots of effort.

    What are some of the things I love about Scarlet?

    - The characters: Iko shines in her new role, Wolf is cool, although some seem annoyed with Cinder, I like her and Scarlet as well.
    - The storylines and how they come together. Each storyline is good in itself but the two together are marvelous.
    - The broad use of the world; I like that we now have Europe involved as well as Asia and that American, Chinese and French are all in it. It adds local interest and overarching sweep.

    What do I not love?

    - The Lunars seem almost too powerful. I guess this will play nicely towards the end, assuming Queen Levant can be defeated. It's looking pretty hopeless right now. Maybe that's the point.
    - Yes, Kai is just a little too perfect.

    As is my practice, I went back and forth between the Kindle and Audible versions (using the magic of Whispersync for Voice to keep moving), although I leaned toward listening due to Rebecca Soler's fabulous narration. I continue to love her emotional Iko; ships with personality are always interesting (just ask Dave). Her own subtle lilting accent plays very nicely in the internationally flavored SciFi/Fantasy. Her pacing continues to be be spot on providing a sense of the urgency and excitement of the story while being readily able to follow her. I'm look forward to her narration of Cress.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-TP

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  • Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2164)
    Performance
    (1952)
    Story
    (1960)

    Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

    Staaj says: "Surpised by how much I enjoyed it"
    "Fabulous Fresh Story on an Familiar Fairytale"
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    Marissa Meyer rides a tight wave between creating something completely new and fresh whilst acknowledging a well known fairy tale. She rides the crest with panache and perfectly brings the story home; this story is loosely based on Cinderella, which for Ms. Meyer, turns out to be just the right amount. I've been on a YA spree of late and am perfectly happy to remain in it with writers like Ms. Meyer. Her blend of SciFi, adventure and romance is spot on. She uses well written, tight dialogue to bring out and develop her characters, deep and rich description to build her world, consisting of a future Earth and Lunar (Moon) and number of difficult scenarios to build interesting relationships. All of this wonderful writing however, is just so much gas for the engine of her fabulous story. Ms. Meyer is fundamentally a storyteller - it is the narrative arc that compels us to stay up much too late into the night reading her novel

    As is my practice, I went back and forth between the Kindle and Audible versions (using the magic of Whispersync for Voice to keep moving), although I did a lot more listening than reading given the fabulous narration of Rebecca Soler. She has definitely entered the pantheon of beloved narrator. Her voice is a natural for Cinder so her talents truly shine when she voices Dr. Erland, Prince Kai and the impolite tones of Queen Levana. I also love her enthusiastic Iko. She maintains each character's voice in the the quick give-and-take dialogue Ms. Meyers uses. Overall her pacing gives you a sense of the urgency and excitement of the story while being able to follow it easily. I'm really glad she narrates the other books in the series.

    For full review: wp.me/p2XCwQ-Rl

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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