A less predictable storyline, better narration, etc.
Yes, maybe, if the book was cheap. I think with audiobooks, a lot of the time the narrators can make or break the experience. If you don't like listening to them, you're kind of out of luck with the story, because it detracts from the whole.
The girl was fine I guess. I think she was annoying to me because the character was annoying. So fine, she did her job. The man irked me because the character he was portraying was supposed to be this tough, deep-voiced, sort of alpha male, while the narrator was higher pitched and it just didn't work.
It's hard to pick certain scenes. The story kept changing and escalating into completely different things. It started as one story, then all of a sudden there was a whole new mob plotline...
Some people really might enjoy this one, it just wasn't for me.
Katie McGarry's books are all set in the same universe--characters that are connected, etc. I love them all! Such drama, such incredible character building. Amazing! Read them all, loved them all.
They both do a good job bringing across not only their main characters, but the different personalities of the supportings as well.
Hmm... There are so many parts of this book that seriously had my heart racing and cursing the end of my commute--I just wanted to keep listening! Beth was frustrating because I wanted so much better for her and she was self-destructive. I felt for her!
Amazing. Never regret using credits for Katie McGarry's books!
Yes. Maybe just to see where the story would go. Will it get better? Less schizophrenic?
I think that the main girl could have been more realistic. She was just so naive and perfect, it got a little irritating.
She worked well with what she was given, but I think because I didn't like the main character, it was hard to like her. Sorry,girl!
Yes. Because I have a weakness for books-->movie adaptations. Sigh.
Not the worst book ever, honestly. I just had super high expectations because I love stories of nephilim and angels, paranormal, etc.
Hmm. No, I wouldn't recommend this book. It was insanely predictable and the story kind of made me angry. The main girl is whiny and kind of spineless--except she isn't that much, she just always comes across like that.
I knew exactly what was going to happen because it was so predictable, so it wasn't the big shocking twist that I think was supposed to happen. Sigh.
The narrator was okay. She did her best with the material given her. Some different voices to distinguish.
Nope. Except maybe grumble that I had wasted a credit on this book.
I'd say save your credit.
Hmm.. If I was on a long roadtrip and got bored with the same music over and over on the radio, yes, I would listen to The Selection again. It wasn't awful, it just was... annoying? Not even that harsh, but it irked me, although I still had to know what would happen next. Exactly like a guilty pleasure TV show.
I would try to make the main character more likable. The whole love triangle aspect, too, seemed a little forced.
... I actually can't remember a specific scene that I was like, "OMG this is so good, let me remember this one for my review"
I did want to continue the story to know what would happen next, but I wasn't anguished by the thought of stopping like I am with other books.
I've only listened to a handful, so this would probably rank as 3/5.
My favorite character was Bitterblue, the little princess with moxie. She was such a little trooper! I wanted to like the main character Katsa, but she was almost obnoxiously obstinate and naive at times.
I liked that the narrator would do different voices for the different characters.
If you had the power to kill with your bare hands, what would you do?
I only wish that this book wasn't as predictable as it was. I pretty much could figure out what would happen, even though it was treated as some big twist. Sigh. Still, it was entertaining and fun. A good read/listen regardless!
Captivating, Entertaining, Thought-provoking
Main character, Ismae. She is relatable (emotion-wise, not the whole assassin/ Death's daughter thing). She is so well written that her actions and thoughts seem like it could be anyone. She is torn between loyalties, and doesn't know who to trust, believe, etc. She doesn't know whether to trust her heart or her mind. Plus--she's a badass assassin who doesn't take anyone's crap!
Okay, the narrator was amazing! She did different accents, voices, and more. She was great!
Probably the tagline of the book: "Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?"
Definitely glad this popped up in my recommendations.
The narrator seemed to be really into the story, which of course adds to the experience. Then, the plot, characters, drama, etc. all were fantastic. The heroine is amazing: strong, humorous, badass, and relatable (maybe not the mad skills but her humanity).
Maas does a great job creating a whole world. It's a well thought-out fantasy universe and the characters seem real (real to that world, obviously it's not set in our time/world, etc.). The main three characters are the best, and although there may be the start to a love triangle, that's not the main focus to the storyline. It's more about a girl who was raised to be a killer, who was imprisoned for said killing, then gets the chance for freedom--and what she'll have to do to gain that freedom. Along the way, the reader gets to experience her thoughts, emotions, experiences, and more, and it's extremely well done.
I don't want to give away spoilers, but I enjoyed the action sequences. They were well written in the way that you could really imagine what was going on, like watching it through your mind's eye. Also, I liked anything where Calaena and the Crown Prince were together.
I listen to my audiobooks on my commutes, and sometimes I would take the long way home, desperately wanting to continue the story.
I've only listened to a handful of audiobooks so far, but Enclave is definitely up at the top.
The story was good, if a little confusing at times. The characters sometimes seemed a little unreal, but that was part of the reality to the world created by Aguirre. Something happened topside, and people were forced down below for safety from the dystopian universe. Then, decades go by and new generations don't even know any of the old ways. So, it was a very intriguing story. We go from underground, to questioning the new ways, to topside, with a healthy dose of suspense, intensity, and danger mixed throughout.
I haven't listened to any of the narrator's other performances. But this one was fine.
I did want to keep listening. The whole story was so fresh and unique that I couldn't wait to want to know what would happen next (even if I was good at predicting what would happen).
Nice little romance that wasn't overwhelming or overbearing to the story--it just sort of wove in without being forced. Seemed realistic enough.
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