Enter the world of the Avengers' iconic master spy.
Natasha Romanoff is one of the world's most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow's infamous academy for operatives.
Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average. The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments - until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn't really the big sister type. Until now.
When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rumors of smuggled Red Room tech light up the dark net, Natasha suspects her old teacher has returned - and that Ava Orlova might be the only one who can stop him. To defeat the madman who threatens their future, Natasha and Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava's dreams....
Black Widow: Forever Red features all the heart-pounding adventure listeners expect from Marvel, written by number-one New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. Uncover a new side of the Marvel Universe that will thrill loyal fans and newcomers alike, as Stohl reveals the untold story of Black Widow for the very first time.
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Doctor Who, James Bond, Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Gaskell, but mostly just Doctor Who.
I really wasn't expecting to like this book. I'm a hardcore Scarlett Johansson fan, but I do go for anything Black Widow, so after staring at it for a while, I decided to give Forever Red a listen. It felt surprisingly like Black Widow, to the point I forgot I wasn't watching a movie or TV show. Occasionally, the narrative did feel a bit out of character, but I was too absorbed in the story that it really didn't bother me. The story was well done, and although I'll take the plot points as an AU or something, I'm really glad I bought it and will probably listen to it again.
This story, and the characters within it, will stay with me. I found it intriguing and credible, scarily so.
I'm an Air Force Veteran that loves Star Wars and Marvel comics. I am really enjoying letting the inner geek in me out.
The story line and performance was great. I felt that repeating the same information 38 times was annoying
Pretty bummed about this audible book, I feel like I wasted a credit. The narrator is pretty bad. All the male voices sound like dumbed down retards with no charisma at all. If you are going to voice Tony Stark and Agent Colson, you have to be somewhat charismatic. Basically all the male characters were voiced in a typical generic oaffy/ dopey sounding voice that came across as a woman's attempt at making fun of a stupid mouth breather jock. I am a huge Marvel Universe fan, and this was just a terrible attempt at fan fiction. I was really hoping this could be the start of a whole, more in depth marvel universe for audio books and novels stretching beyond comics and graphic novels, but this novel/ audio book might have killed the genre before it even started. It wasn't just the narrator, the story in general was pretty bad. All too predictable and all the obstacles the characters face have all too convenient solutions. Very much in the realm of the good guys needing to steal a car, and the keys just so happen to be under the visor kind of thing. Over and over again. Just too much to bare. I recommend using your credit elsewhere.
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