I really did enjoy the story, but it is shorter than I like them. I would say to anyone thinking about buying this audio book to wait and see if the second one is released in audio form as well, because the first story ends rather abruptly.
I was very surprised after hearing the male narrator's voice, because he sounded older than what I would have expected. I think both narrators were able to convey the emotions of the characters pretty well.
I really liked this book. I thought with it being almost 27 hour long that it would drag. Howeber, between the narrator and the plot itself, I thoroughly got into this story. Parts made me laugh, and parts made me cry. I think that is a good sign that the author is really capable.
I have to say I absolutely loved this story, and immediately got the 2nd, 34d, and then the 4th book. I have fallen in love with some of the characters, and I think there are some great world building in this book. the narrator is really good as well, because she sounds like she enjoys reading the books.
I was happy with the return of Laural Merlington as the narrator, since she read most of the series in the first place. This short story reminded me of why I started listening to the series in the first place. I was very happy with this story.
Sometimes narators can make or break a story, and I have to say that although I was happy to know more about how Adam and Ellie got together, the narrator experience was not one I particularly enjoyed. Her voice sounded pretty flat to me.
I really liked this story. It totally gave me the shivers all the way through it. I have a twin sister, and I called her afterwards to tell her about the twins in this story. I think it was just the right length for the story. I am sometimes reluctant to get short stories because I am afraid the plot won't be resolved. However, that isn't the case with this story.
the only major bummer about these books is that they come out once a year. I really wish there could be two books a year from Elantra.
Well, Kaylen has grown a lot since the first book, and she still has a long way to go. I think the one thing that astounds me is that given all the death and short lives around her, Kaylen hasn't just said to herself: look, I'm going to decide on who I love, admit it to myself and to him, and go for it because life's too short. But in thinking about that, it's probably not a Kaylen sort of move. I did miss the dragons, but loved getting to know more about the Barani.
The one thing that drives me a little nuts about the series is the constant switching of narrators. this one definitely took me some time to get used to, although I do think he did his homework with the Carpathian pronunciations. It does help lead up to Skylar and Dimitri's story, so I would read this one first definitely. And I can't say I was bored at all during the hours I listened to it.
I was worried I wouldn't like the book, because you pretty much know who the suspect is from the very beginning of the book. And man, I could picture something like that happening. I think what I love most about these books, and it has been reconfirmed in my brain, is just seeing how the characters continue to grow throughout the books. I especially loved the very ending scene with the letter; it mademe cry good tears.
Granted, Maurice was supposed to be hooked by it, but I could totally picture not being awake and grabbing the first thing you can to defend yourself. And so I began my thorough enjoyment of this first book in the Monster Haven series, where things that might look frightening aren't, and things that seem harmless can be.
This book had a lot of twists and turns in the ;ot I could never have foreseen. I also laughed even more while listening to this book than I have the previous two books. I look forward to discovering even more about Zoey
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