Beauty in the Beast
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Journeying by steampowered sled to London's Frost Fair to perform, Tara and three friends are trapped in a blizzard in the woods. A gruff, handsome stranger offers them shelter - and wants one thing in return. Stories.
The travellers are glad to oblige. Their host, Rolph, is especially captivated by Tara's story of an orphaned girl raised by the Fae in the world of the spirits. Equally intrigued by Rolph, and aware of an electric pull between them, Tara encourages him to share a story of his own. When Rolph weaves a tale of a man who is doomed by his own folly to turn into a wolf at the full moon, Tara suspects there is more than a grain of truth in his words.
When the veil between the mortal and spiritual worlds is parted, and danger threatens, will Tara make the ultimate sacrifice to save Rolph?
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Strange mix of Genres
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The mix of different genres was most likely the most interesting aspect of this book. There was steampunk/fantasy with some historical/romance and fairytale. The book though fell flat near the end. For me it just failed to deliver.
What does Rebecca Wisocky bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I picked up this audiobook because of Rebecca Wisocky. I absolutely adore her narrations and would listen to anything she read. She is so good at crafting suspense and her pacing is marvelous.
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Great short listen
What made the experience of listening to Beauty in the Beast the most enjoyable?
What other book might you compare Beauty in the Beast to and why?
Have you listened to any of Rebecca Wisocky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When he saved her
Any additional comments?
Good story. Great narrator which drew you in and made you want to listen
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Very slow tedious beginning, could not finish
I listened all the way to chapter 4 before giving up. A group of performers gets stranded at the home of a stranger when a blizzard takes them by surprise. The stranger takes them in and they proceed to entertain him with stories. Not sure where this book was going but after about the 3rd story being told I'd had enough. The plot was lost in the beginning and I found myself asking where was it going? I grew bored with the constant story telling and kept waiting for the plot to be revealed. If you are looking for a Beauty and the Beast scenario....this is not it. If you wish to give it a try, be prepared for a VERY slow beginning.