I'm listening to chapter three... and wish I was reading the book myself.
The reader is very monoton.. she has or uses very little intonatio..Show More »n and doesn't pause. I-mean-she-reads-every-sentence-as-if-it-were-a-single-word! She's in a hurry too, so there are hardly any pauses between sentences.
The reader can't 'do' different voices either, but to me that is a minor issue!
I just wish someone had coached her, the voice is not unpleasant.
The story itself seems well crafted. But I hesitate to judge, since the reading performance biases me!
My review of Book 1 in this series including a long rant on the bad narration. I thought it fitting to start with narration for Book 2... BIG IMPROVEM..Show More »ENT!!! I would like to think the author read feedback given and tried someone new, if not then let's thank our lucky stars. This narrator actually differentiates between characters. She can give the story the correct emotions when needed.
Now for the story. It's a song 3 star book. We have a strong female lead who is forced to decide between the man she loves and saving a country. Her morality both helps and hurt her through her journey. I do question why she rarely thinks of Colin who she befriended in te first book. If your only 2 friends in thw whole world are taken from you, one would think they would be on your mind constantly.
The love story in this book is not the greastest. The two haven't even dated, made love, nor was there a big build up of emotions. They only knew each other a month and she hated him the first two weeks. The only time there was heat between them is when he kissed her for 2 seconds. Not even a french kiss. I mean, really? A whole month and she is risking her life and possible the lives of her countrymen.
The best part of this story is learning of Draewold and his daughter. They have an interesting back ground that is revealed.
Lastly, I was delighted in the turn of events with Miles. Hopefully, we dive into his background more in the next book.