Thirty years ago, civilization collapsed. Few survived. Ten years ago, the aliens arrived…and stayed. One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy. Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do anything to get him back.
In 17-year-old Jax Mitchell's world, humans are nearly extinct and alien settlers have arrived.
Until recently, the E'rikon have remained segregated in their city and ignored the few humans who have tried to engage them…but now they have taken Jax's brother. To rescue him, she forms an uneasy alliance with a teenage E'rikon left stranded in the woods. She agrees to guide him to the city if he sneaks her past the human-proof barrier. Too bad it's not that simple.
Jax, who cannot stand to be touched, finds that's she's drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales. And he's equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn't know the alien's true motives and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems.
In this world where alien and human are at odds, the connection forming between the two has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets a chain of events in motion which threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.
©2014 Theresa Kay (P)2014 Theresa Kay
I'd recommend this to young people or anyone interested in getting introduced to the sci fi genre. An easy read (or listen) with a fun concept.
Vitrad makes for a fun villain. He's calculating, vicious, and out on a mission to get you. (add maniacal laughter)
Andrea enhances the story and is a natural fit. She personifies Jax and the rest of the cast by beautifully rendering them with her voice.
Not one moment in particular but Jax's relationship with Jace was very moving.
I have listened to many audio books with many readers. But the reader of this book is excellent. Her choice of voices and accents made it seem as if I were sitting inside the story. I will surely purchase more books with this reader.
I have always enjoyed Sci. Fci. Book , this one was very good.
There are many surprises and thrills in this story that keeps a reader interested.
Nothing at all. The Narrator was very professional , articulate and had a very pleasant speaking voice.
I always prefer a female narrator as a male trying to sound like a female or child doesn't really make it for me.
The narration by Andrea was great. She voice for the main character was lovable and friendly as the character seemed to be. Truly a good fit. Her voices for other Female characters were all enjoyable. Her male characters we good too, I liked the ex-priest's voice. I had fun listening to her narration but the story was pretty boring. The character's panic attacks and complaining really started to get old, she is a character who is tough, a survivor and is all around a very capable person but acts like she is helpless or freaks out. Also the love subplot between her and the Alien really was lame and felt unfinished. I think overall the book would have been much better if they focused on the rescue story and had a more confident lead character. I hope to hear more from Andrea as I really enjoyed listening to her perform the book and bring life to the characters but I doubt I will listen to or read more books by Theresa Kay. Also the story has a very anti-climatic ending that is just setting up for a second book.
Theresa Kay's 1st book in Broken Skies series is narrated by 1st time narrator Andrea Emmes. Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 10, 2014)
Andrea has the perfect voice for the lead character and voices the other characters from old to the very young both male and female very well. Theresa Kay has given proper respect to each genre in this Science Fiction, Young Adult, and Dystopia collaboration.
The story starts off quickly and catches you up along the way with details as needed in this fast passed audiobook. Jax Mitchell's world has been a little crazy. Her mom died at the birth of her and her twin brother and their father died after raising them through their early teens.
The earth was deveststed 30 years prior by man made biological weapons and then 10 years ago the E'rikon arrived. Aliens who created their own domed city where they lived not helping or communicating with the people of earth.
Until now... When Jax and her brother see an E'rikon craft land in a field she climbs a tree to investigate. After being seen her brother acts as a decoy so she can escape. When the E'rikon take her brother and leave a disabled one of their own behind Jax will do anything to get her brother back. Even if she has to work with the unknown alien to do it.
This story and direction of this First book, in what I hope will be a continuing series on audiobook, is a great attention keeping book.
This book was gifted to me for an honest review.
I loved Theresa Kay's world and how I got swept into it. It was familiar yet different enough to captivate the mind. The characters had depth especially the main character, Jax. She was tough but broken, just like people in real life.
I'm not really sure. It had hints of several sci-fi books and should appeal to those who like dystopian as well.
She was amazing. She got Jax's panic attacks down perfectly and the accent she gave the alien characters was so much fun to listen too.
Yes. It propelled me through multiple loads of laundry.
I listened to this in two days and it was the perfect way to get away while still getting work done. I can't wait for the sequel.
This is a sweet YA story! I enjoyed it so much. I was given the audiobook in exchange for honest review by the narrator Andrea Emmes and in all honestly amyany other voice and this would have been ruined. Emmes youthfulness in voice matched the young lady of the story. The writer made the smartest decision they could ever make to allow this narrator to give voice to this book. Well done!
Andrea Emmes' narration of the story really soothes you into the book.
I wasn't too keen on the story itself I'm afraid.
Her calming voice is by no way jarring to take you out of the story.
Although well-written, the voice and sound of the narrator helps convey the feeling of the main character, her thoughts, and the flow of written words.
This is my first and it won't be my last, now that I've heard this one. I really enjoy the story more because of the movie-likeness animated feeling to the voice.
Heart and feeling. I feel more connected to Jax and more in touch with her emotions. The voice has emotion and hints into the main character, who makes me excited and emotionally attached to the adventure at hand.
I blushed at the romantic parts and laughed when Jax struggled with her emotions and realization of them for Leer. I was amazed with how diverse her capabilities were to help me believe in the world and feel like I were watching a movie.
The voice engages me better than words on the page. There are words here and there that I know I would need to look up but the way the narrator reads and expresses the line makes it easily understood and addicting.
The beginning, when the main character, Jax is introduced.
Yes, excitement. Overall, this is an interesting story, and worth my time listening to.
I actually enjoyed the plot of this story, and the way it was performed.
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