I LOVED this audio...the story line is a good one and the characters are, for the most part, believable. Caden and Ever's lives are forever and always..Show More » connected through a clever and skillfully crafted idea. I must admit to getting a bit weary of the angst and the 'overdone' letters (too many...we got the idea early on) but the story of how they met as teenagers, went their separate ways, only to stay connected over many years is quite well done and quite lovely. I still contend, as I have for many of the YA/NA books, that teenagers do not have the emotional maturity that is granted them by so many writers...however, given the events in both Caden's and Ever's lives, they maturity is slightly more acceptable. The book does progress through time as does their relationship and when they finally meet again, it is explosive and wonderful. Be forewarned, the book has a cliffhanger ending that will have you screaming for the second installment of their story. The second and third books are not out in audio yet but should be soon. You may want to read some of the reviews of those final two books of the trilogy before pursuing. The problem is not with Ms Wilder's writing skills at all. She is a gifted and powerful mind. It is the story.
As for the narrators/readers, I love both of these folks. Piper Goodever and Gabriel Vaughn read the wonderful Wilder books Falling Into You and Falling Into Us. Ms. Wilder and Audible know a good thing when they hear it and this book is no exception.
This is a very worthy listen...just be aware that there is a price (emotionally) to be paid at the end of this book and with the next two. I read/scanned them and wished I hadn't.
Books that tear at my heartstrings are sometimes easier for me to listen to than to read. So I've been ever so patiently waiting for the release of t..Show More »his audio book. I was pleasantly surprised when it was available right when I was at a break between listening to books and I started in the day it was released.
Jasinda Wilder always connects to the emotion of a story. I didn't take the time to go back and listen to the last chapter of Forever and Always (Book One) to refresh my memory like I normally would. Instead I dove right in. And I immediately remembered where we left off.
After Forever was full of angst, want and need. Full of the struggle between living and not, wanting and trying not to, taking and giving. From go, the struggle was deeply imbedded into the story line.
Because apparently I read things into every story I read, I predicted a few of the twists and turns. But that didn't make it any less enjoyable...if that's the right word. This book left off right where I figured it would, and oh how I can't wait for the final audio book to drop. I have the ebooks on my Kindle and have since their respective release days, but I fully believe that Piper Goodeve and Gabriel Vaughan add something special to this story, and I intend to wait to listen to Saving Forever, to let them bring it full circle.
Kudos to Jasinda for delving into a subject that could be considered touchy for some. As always, she provided the exact level of story to make the listener connect with and care about these characters. I need to know what happens in the final book. I need to know that Cade and Ever, and even Eden are okay. I hope that we see a HEA, but that's what I always hope for. Jasinda will tie it all together with a perfect little bow, and I can't wait. But alas, for now I must.
I loved the Ever series. I mostly listened to it, but ended up wanting to know how it finished, so I read the last few chapters.
I got what ..Show More »I wanted! Early on in the third book, I had an idea of how I wanted everything to play out. And exactly what I thought, is what happened. At the risk of being spoilery, everyone makes mistakes, but everyone deserves a chance at happiness too. I'm glad Eden and Ever found theirs.
The only thing keeping this from being 5 stars for me is the time line. It seemed like some sections of each part happened simultaneously, but then a different POV in that part would clearly be a continuing where it had left off. But it didn't take away from the story, my analytical mind just kept trying to rationalize it.
My recommendation...of course read it. But listen to the audible version. These narrators mailed the emotion perfectly!!!