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Children of the Pomme

Book 1
Narrated by: Justine Vannucci
Series: Children of the Pomme, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
4 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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After turning 18, Mark Argent has been dealing with the loss of his father. After a strange home invasion by an unusual girl with talents, Mark is pulled into a world where Perpetuals, people who have the power to live extraordinary long lives, and Mortals are in conflict. Being hunted down by an unknown evil, Mark must figure out his role in this new world before it is too late.

©2016 Matthew Fish (P)2016 Matthew Fish

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  • Maeson
  • Savannah, Georgia, US
  • 06-16-19

LJ Smith meets Jim Butcher meets RL Stine

Fun and adventure of your old RL Stine books mixes with the sarcasm and laid back style of Jim Butcher and the drama and feelings of L. J. Smith's Vampire Diaries.

when I began this audio book, I didn't much care for it to be honest, but I was so intrigued by this secret world I continued on. about halfway through, I began to crave the next scene of the book! Great job Mr. Fisher for such a fast and adventurous pace!

pros: fun, interesting world building, nonstop action, and many parallels to every young boys day dreams. it also had that youthful and laid back tone, without feeling silly or condescending. best part? You can definitely see yourself as the main character and get lost in the fantasy.

cons: the frequent switch between first and third person can be jarring and confusing until you get used to it, and mild not really a spoiler but just to be safe SPOILER AHEAD!!!!






mild spoiler that isn't really a spoiler is follows:
Emily is every single annoying thing about the manic pixie dream girl all rolled up in a big ball of "OmG sO rAnDoM and EDGY" which really turned me off of her character initially. thankfully, she mellows out to become a well rounded and lovable part of the story.



all in all, it was an enjoyable read with some fun moments and even if you're not so interested in the beginning, give it a chance.

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Too fast

Story feels too fast passed and not enough character is developed. Some more explanation to the story is needed.

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Great Story, but performance could be better

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. The story is original, and although the narration starts out rough it gets much better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Caeser. He was absolutely hilarious.

What three words best describe Justine Vannucci’s voice?

Bright, expressive, at some moments grating

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed throughout most of the book, but there was a part that made me bawl like a little girl.

Any additional comments?

I don't have anything to compare this to because it's that unique. There's a bit of obscure mythology mixed in with a solid story base. It's not high brow, but not everything has to be. It's fun. I wouldn't recommend this for children, though.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Very entertaining dark comedy

Would you listen to Children of the Pomme again? Why?

Yes, very entertaining characters and original storyline.

What did you like best about this story?

What started out as a what seemed to be slightly formulaic turned into a very well told story that made me laugh, but still had enough emotion and heart to win me over.

What does Justine Vannucci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The character Emily is voiced very well.

Any additional comments?

The narrator seems to stumble through the beginning but finds her place and does a good job of telling the story. The story might be rather offensive to some, but I enjoyed it for its dark humor while managing to tell an original and engaging story with some very human and touching elements and well written action scenes.

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Good Funny Story

What did you love best about Children of the Pomme?

Ceaser, anything to do with that guy was funny.

What other book might you compare Children of the Pomme to and why?

Honestly I don't have any other books to compare this one to

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narrator just sucked plain and simple. She did nothing to help the story along.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Oh so I'm terrible at these I don't have a single clue what a good tag line would be. Audible your question selection sucks.

Any additional comments?

Good funny story worth the read, or well you know what I mean. Narrator well she just plain and simply sucked at this no emotion or feeling. There is always something new coming up that makes you want to keep listening.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful