Fire Country follows a small village of hunters who live in post-apocalyptic America hundreds of years after a meteror strike. The main character, Sie..Show More »nna, is a girl who is an outcast and ultimately doesn't want to follow the path expected of her by her father or her society.
This book is full of action and some mystery. It not only covers Sienna's struggles, but also her village being in several battles and attacks from those who mean to eradicate them. Most of the characters were very interesting and some showed some amazing growth. A few were somewhat flat the whole way through (Sienna's father, for one). Unfortunately, Sienna's situations are often of her own doing, and she doesn't grow quite as much as she could of.
The novel tries to tackle a lot of complex themes like family, law, what is expected of you, choices one must make to survive, etc.
When I first heard the narration, I was taken aback by the very strong southern accent. It wasn't at all what I expected of the character and I found it quite distracting. However, after a few hours I got used to it and Ms. Hvam actually did a great job expressing SIenna's sass and those moments of extreme duress.
This is one of my favorite series and only gets better in future books.
Ice Country is the sequel to Fire Country and starts out with Dazz, a fun-loving Icer who loves to brawl! When Dazz's little sister gets kidnapped, he..Show More » embarks on a quest along with his best friend, Buff, to find and rescue her. Along his journey, he meets up with a band of Heaters from Fire Country.
As usual, Estes' descriptions have me experiencing the world of Ice Country side by side with his characters. While listening to Ice Country, I was bundled up in my blankets shivering and when Dazz and Buff wander into Fire Country, the next thing I know I'm throwing off my blankets feeling as warm and hot as our beloved characters. Estes has a knack of bringing out many different emotions in me throughout his books. And as always, the antics of his characters have me bursting out laughing no matter where I'm at causing some strange looks if I'm sitting at the coffee shop!
This is the second time I've read Ice Country, the first time was in print. Listening to Macleod Andrews as Dazz was an even better experience this time around. I adore Dazz and hearing him brought to life by the talented Andrews was amazing!! Although to be honest, Skye wasn't quite my favorite voice. All in all though, the narration was very well done and I enjoyed it immensely.
I have Water and Storm Country already downloaded and queued up and can't wait to listen to it. Two of my all time narrators are performing so I'm really excited to begin!
I like the story as it is developing, I enjoy the female characters, and Dazz and Siena etc. The only thing I did not like was the emotionalism of the..Show More » young Storm Lieutenant. Way too much for a young man. It was like he was always on the brink of an emotional break down. Good story line, I hope the character can mature up in the next book.
Usually don't leave reviews but I've waited so long to listen to this book. I wanted to listen to the country series before I listened to earth dwelle..Show More »rs and I'm very glad I did.
The dweller series in my opinion is a big 5 stars I really enjoyed the characters and story in that series. The country series I'd give a 3.5 stars. The first two books were good and made sense but the 3rd water and storm country made absolutely no sense being apart of these two book series. All the sudden there's a bit of magic and a future reader it was all just very out of place and had very little to do with the earth dwellers book. It Was def a book made to drag out that series because the story and characters of water and storm country are very different then the other 5 books. Other then that I love the two different series coming together in earth dwellers i enjoyed both and would recommend them to anyone.