I never heard him come after me and even as I climbed the slope and stumbled onto our shaded back lawn, I didn't look back. It was like the day the gnomes chased me all over again, but this time I was not escaping some horrible little creatures, I was fleeing from an incredibly good-looking guy who could very well understand me completely. I was either saving myself from that serial killer I always imagined lived down in the swamp, or I had finally gone over the deep end....
Meghan Elam has been strange her entire life: Her eyes have this odd habit of changing color and she sees and hears things no one else does. When the visions and voices in her head start to get worse, she is convinced that her parents will want to drag her off to another psychiatrist. That is, until the mysterious Cade MacRoich shows up out of nowhere with an explanation of his own. Cade brings her news of another realm where goblins and gnomes are the norm, a place where whispering spirits exist in the very earth, and a world where Meghan just might find the answers she has always sought.
©2014 Jenna Elizabeth Johnson (P)2014 Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
I loved hearing this book for the first time. I was already a fan.
The story would be better if it wasn't so heavy handed with the teen mooning. My teen daughters were bored with it. The speech affectations of the narrator are irritating. She can say the T sound clearly but omits it in the middle of words like "impor - ant" for no discernible purpose. The ending is obviously made to lead into the next episode, but it is rather a thud.
This was a surprising delight of Celtic mythology and story telling. The lilting voice of the reader adds a delicious gooey caramel coating that enhances the experience.
This reader thoroughly enjoyed emerging herself in the world Ms. Johnson has created. And onto the next...
although the story was decent, I thought there was a lot of building, only to be left hanging with no real ending. The narrator should be sued by the author for destroying the listeners ability to focus and enjoy the actual story line. she spoke in the same monotonous voice with the inflection of every sentence sounding EXACTLY the same. I found myself daydreaming and then suddenly realizing I had missed huge chunks of the story and had no idea what was happening, forcing me to rewind and struggle to pay better attention. if I could have rated the performance with 0 stars that still would have been more than it deserved. I will be very careful with future purchases not to buy anything read by Christine Papania. I want my money back. =[
Narrator terrible. She read every sentence like it ended with a question mark. Made main character sound even more desperate and pathetic than the poor writing made her out to be.
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