stop reading reviews and buy. you won't be disappointed. the British accent just makes Max hotter, if that's possible
meh. i dunno. i might have liked this book more if the performance was better. i think YA books should be narrated by a 20/30something, not by someone who sounds like my grandmother. the abrupt ending forces you to read book 2 if you want any answers & i dunno if i'm that invested in these character to invest in another book.
i don't know a man alive that would put up with this girl's... issues.
i think my reaction to her being kicked in the head pretty much summed up my feelings for this book. i actually hoped it knocked some sense into her & would FINALLY put an end to her wishy-washy decisions. at times i felt like my 6 yr old had a better grasp on her emotions than this chick. no body is that oblivious.
i thought the performance & audio quality were better on the first book. the story is just more of the same. at times i wanted to slap America for being blind to what was going on. overall, this series is ok. not the greatest thing i've ever read, but entertaining. i wouldn't necessarily recommend it to anyone i know.
so, apparently, i don't care for an Australian accent. nothing personal, Australia. i probably would have liked the story more if i had read it instead of listened. the way the author describes the art her character sees around her makes me want to paint or sculpt or draw or create anything with my hands.
narrator sounds like a lifeless computer but it's tolerable. this book has some harsh reviews and low stars. no, it's not the greatest book i've ever read but it was still entertaining. i saw a review that said it was The Bachelor meets Cinderella meets The Hunger Games & i'm completely agree. there's really no better way to describe it. i will read the second one b/c i need the closure.
Love, love, love narrator Kate Simses. She does an amazing job. Her performance is incredible. The story is so good. The way Mafi writes, you want to devour her books. Do yourself a favor & read the Shatter Me series - even if its just to read how Mafi describes the drinking a glass of water. Its like listening to art. You won't regret it.
i don't like giving negative reviews, but... seriously, this was a 22hr audiobook & the "action/drama/plot" didn't kick in till around hour 18. i'd say about half of the story coulda been cut out & readers still would have gotten the complete picture. in fact, you could probably start reading at the last 1/4 of the book & be completely fine.
words i'd use to describe this book: long, redundant, predictable, flat. i wanted to slap Taryn more times than i could count. my eyes couldn't roll back far enough in my head at some points. i'm honestly surprised i finished it. i'm gonna pass on the 2nd book.
The narration performance & audio quality were perfect.
Love, love, love narrator Kate Simses. She does an amazing job. Her performance is incredible. The story is so good. The way Mafi writes, you want to devour this book. Do yourself a favor & read the Shatter Me series - even if its just to read how Mafi describes the drinking a glass of water. Its like listening to art. You won't regret it.
The poor quality of this recording is the only negative thing I can stay about this story. I found a few times where the audio would loop - like they re-recorded some lines but forgot to take out the original. There was also a lot of 'white noise' in the background (can't think of any other way to describe it) as if the audio was turned up too loud or something. I don't know - it was just a poor quality recording.
That being said -- the story was great. I loved the characters, the twists and drama. The characters are real/relatable and I was quickly invested in their lives. It ended to soon (and I mean that in a good way). I don't want to spoil any of the plot so I won't say more.
Overall, I feel like the poor quality of the recording was worth tolerating for this story.
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