To be or not to be.
.When a minority race of telepaths is wrongly suspected of causing a near-devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court—and into a PR nightmare. To ease racial tensions, the Emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus….
But Kaylin works her best magic behind the scenes, and though she tries to stay neutral, she is again drawn into a world of politics…and murder. To make matters worse, Marcus, her trusted Sergeant, gets stripped of his command—leaving Kaylin vulnerable. Now she's juggling two troubling cases, and even magic's looking good by comparison. But then, nobody ever said life in the theater was easy….
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©2011 Michelle Sagara (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I have enjoyed reading the stories of Elantra by Michelle Segara for several years. Each year, a new one comes out and I sit up all night to finish reading it.
I have often wondered what it would sound like as an audiobook, and I was completely and delightfully surprised by Ms Hvam's narration. She completely captures the voices, nuances, and attitudes of the characters.
I have just finished listening to all four audiobooks currently available ("Cast in Shadow", Cast in Courtlight", "Cast in Shadow", and "Cast in Fury") and I can recommend all of them.
Looking forward to hearing the other books in the series as well!
I enjoy this time and consider it well spent exercising my imagination. I now have these other worlds to tell you about. I have value.
I will listen to this series again . This book in particular took me along with Kaylin through the adventure of this investigation. Then it got me in trouble with my self for the lack of sleep it caused. But I couldnt put it down,
The battle with the outcast dragon mage was absolutely spellbounding. Totally enthralled I was suprized again . Action, mystery and envolvement are not in any small amount here.
When the tainted baby was accepted into the foundling halls to be raised by Marin I was happy ,forgetting this was a fictional story.
You will enjoy this I am quite sure.
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
I was low on credits and looking for something new. I tend to stick squarely to romance novels, and vampires, witches, and werewolves. Needless to say I was browsing free novellas and came across Cast in Moonlight. It was soon that I was hooked, it still was a fantasy and it dealt with a side of the supernatural I had yet to consider. I have now read every book in the series, and I am aching for more. What a good storyline. I feel like I know Kaylin I am empathic to her cause, and I still feel on the edge of my seat with each new book. It's such and interesting way to picture a fictional world, and what it would be like to have to deal with the day to day in a time an place unlike ours. The storyline is deep, and funny, giving way to a strong willed child and her life as see grows into a formidable women. Each new book builds on the last, however unlike most series of books, the ending doesn't leave you hanging. Michelle closes it up in such a way that you want more, but you also know that this portion of Kaylin life is complete.
I really enjoyed this book because it let us learn more about leontine culture. I am also really appreciating just how much the characters are growing. No one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes, and everyone learns to live with the consequences. I also enjoyed how the author addresses fear and the way fear is dealth with.
the narrator did a great job with the book. The one thing I noticed was that the dragon outcast didn't always have the sibilant voice, and when he did, it reminded me very much of listening to Ender's Game and other books with the queen. I am looking forward to CAST IN SILENCE now.
It's hard to say how many of the word slips are the result of the narrator mispronouncing things, or if she faithfully read poorly edited copy; regardless, the producer should have caught them. In at least one instance, the fault likely goes to the writer (and the lack of editing pre-publication) -- our heroine removes her magic-limiting bracer with great fanfare, only to remove it once again a few hours later (same day in the story, only with a scene/location change), again, with great fanfare.
But given how much of this book I had to re-listen to because I fell asleep and couldn't remember enough of the content to tell where I'd left off... I guess I shouldn't be too critical of those responsible for the production. To be more fair, half the time it was the story putting me to sleep, half the time it was the app crashing on my phone.
I keep hoping the arc of the story will prove it worth my time, but the promise laid in the first few books has faltered in this one.
I have been listening to these books since I received an Audible deal on the first one. They really have caught my interest. There are a few missteps by the author like using "phoned" instead of "mirrored" but they are a great listen. The narrator's performance add depth.
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