Well, I enjoy reading the books on my own so the characters can develop and find a voice in my head on their own. I am not a fan of using someone else's thoughts to paint the characters for me..however, once I have read the book I thoroughly enjoy listening to the audio versions while driving and during my lunch breaks at work!! While the audio is wonderful I will always be a paper page reader first!!
I am a huge fan of Percy of course!!! I am also coming around to Hazel.
I love the life that he puts into his characters they are spot on, fantastic in my opinion.
I was devastated when....sorry I don't do spoilers!!! Of course there were moments that moved me!!
Love, love, love listening to this series as performed by Mr. Swanson!!
Another Awesome Adventure
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the series thus far. I am afraid to say much about the parts I truly loved to prevent any spoilers...just know you will not be disappointed by reading this installation!
Probably not, he does not have a wide enough range for the multitude of characters he is suppose to be preforming. Also I do not find his reading tone enjoyable it a very crass to my ears.
I am afraid to say too much I'm not a fan of spoilers, but yes I found a few areas of the book moved me.
While I was delighted by the performances on this series predecessors I found the voice actor led much to be desired. I would greatly appreciate a version with Joshua Swanson reading this book!! I would even pay the same price again for a second and what I am sure would be a much better rendition.
Instant must read
The Hunger games, both books are about an artificial future utopia that is set in place by a government. Both stories have unassuming strong female leads that inevitably bring or help to bring the imposing government rain to a stop.
No this was my first experience with her as a reader.
Most definitely, It was very hard to push pause and to give up for the day and go to sleep. I craved the story and wanted to listen to more. I purchased Insurgent immediately following this stories conclusion.
Not necessarily. I am a strong advocate for audiobooks there are readers who struggle with words and audio can help them overcome barriers. I prefer to use audiobooks while having the print version in front of me as well.
It was all very memorable. I loved watching the relationship between Tris and Tobias grow.
Tris will probably always be my favorite.
Yes, of course!! It was torture to have to push pause or go to sleep!!
Highly unexpected finale
The end of this story was mind blowing.
I am not sure which was my favorite but I was not a fan of how the author handled the end of the story in regards to the main character.
Yes, I was instantly upset, and while this trilogy was definitely and instant must read from page one of Divergent, at the conclusion of Allegiant I wish I would have never read the series...since then the shock has worn off and I will listen again, it might be a while though.
This will definitely be a repeat offender for our families play list.
All of the characters have an appeal about them. Jason is fantastic and Hera/Juno wiping his memory was the epic attention getter for this book. I was instantly hooked and had to know more about him. Piper is a walking contradiction trying so hard to not be what she inevitably is. Leo, while a third wheel at times is integral for this books success. They are all my favorites!!
Joshua Swanson is a wonderful reader. His inflection into the character voices help us to see new sides of the characters in the story.
My family loves the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus stories. They are full of excitement and have helped my children develop a love of reading. We will definitely listen to this story again.
This story helps children develop an interest in mythology and an interest in researching to find out more. In my opinion anything that helps children gain an interest in thinking and wanting to learn more is a WIN!!
Joshua Swanson is a wonderful reader. My kiddos really like the voice that he brings for Hazel and Frank's Grandmother.
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