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Persona Audiobook

Persona

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Publisher's Summary

In a world where diplomacy has become celebrity, a young ambassador survives an assassination attempt and must join with an undercover paparazzo in a race to save her life, spin the story, and secure the future of her young country in this near-future political thriller from the acclaimed author of Mechanique and The Girls at Kingfisher Club.

When Suyana, Face of the United Amazonia Rainforest Confederation, secretly meets Ethan of the United States for a date that can solidify a relationship for the struggling UARC, the last thing she expects is an assassination attempt. Daniel, a teen runaway turned paparazzi out for his big break, witnesses the first shot hit Suyana, and before he can think about it he jumps into the fray, telling himself it's not altruism, it's the scoop. Just like that Suyana and Daniel are now in the game of Faces. And if they lose, they'll die.

©2015 Genevieve Valentine (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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    Meredith G. USA 08-03-15
    Meredith G. USA 08-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This Book Isn't Designed for an Audible Read"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Very little could have been done to make this a better experience. I took a look at the physical book in the store and confirmed that there are several lists and threads of consciousness in the storyline that, unless you're reading the physical page, are very hard to follow in an audible format.

    I enjoyed the voice of Genevieve Valentine. She did her best to read Persona aloud, but unfortunately it's not a book that was designed for audiobook format.


    What other book might you compare Persona to and why?

    I'm not sure, exactly. It certainly isn't as bad as 'A Clockwork Orange' would be if that were read aloud, but that gives you a bit of an idea of the confusion experienced.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Very little could have been done to improve the performance. I took a look at the physical book in the store and confirmed that there are several lists and threads of consciousness in the storyline that, unless you're reading the physical page, are very hard to follow in an audible format.

    I enjoyed the voice of Genevieve Valentine. She did her best to read Persona aloud, but unfortunately it's not a book that was designed for audiobook format.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Persona?

    I would have actually ADDED text. For example, I would have added words like "s/he said" or "s/he thought" to convey that we were switching from one person thinking or speaking to another. I also would have added section breaks to convey we'd leaped from one location or plot line to another.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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