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  • Murmuration

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

In the small mountain town of Amorea, it's stretching toward autumn of 1954. The memories of a world at war are fading in the face of a prosperous future. Doors are left unlocked at night, and neighbors are always there to give each other a helping hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A well-realised fantasy and love story

  • By The Lovely Rod on 02-19-17

Excellent narration, mediocre story.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-17

I love, love, love TJ Klune's books. I absolutely love the narration of the books as well. This book, however, felt forced. The story just seems jumpy. I had trouble keeping concentration. I've listened to almost a every book available by TJ Klune, TWICE. But I can already tell you that I have no interest in listening to this book a second time.

I'm not a writer, but as someone who loves to read (and listen) to serial books, and authors with similarly themed books (such as Klune), this book feels like writer's fatigue. It felt like there was always a struggle to keep the story arc moving in an entertaining direction. And honestly, it fell flat.

TJ Klune usually does an excellent job of creating a story about how it could be or should be or taking fantasy and making it believable in terms that can related to by the modern reader. This book lost that believability for me.

Kirt Graves did an excellent job narrating. If Wolfsong was a 10 for his narrating, this was a 9. You have no doubt who's narrating as his voices are distinctly his.

I'm glad to have listened to the book, as it's an interesting story idea, but I was honestly left sorely wanting. I'm surprised that this low level of a book would come from TJ Klune this far into their career. I would recommend any other book to a friend, except this one.

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