Life in the Sheen offers a glossy, pristine existence, as long as you take your meds, get married at 16, and don't ask questions.
Clara simply can't.
Her pills end up in the trash more often than not. No one knows her secret, not even Tate, the fiancé she adores and cannot bear to lose.
When she slips through a mirror and enters the Shadow, a world that values transparency and truth, she is given a choice. Stay and live authentically, but without Tate, or return to an empty life with the one she loves.
Wow...I absolutely LOVED this story! This story touched me in a way that no other story has before. It made me cry and it was a very emotional story. Anya Monroe has written a masterpiece and I highly recommend everyone should give this story a listen. I enjoyed the characters especially Blakely. He was a strong character who didn't have any trouble saying what was on his mind. Clara was my favorite character out of them all. My heart ached for her and I could see exactly why Clara wanted to go to the Sheen. I really think if everyone could go there they would. As for Tate, I think I fell in love with him at the end of the story. He's definitely filled with surprises. This is my favorite book that I've listened to by Anya on audio before.
Narrator Randi Larson did a perfect job! I can't recall ever listening to this narrator before but I will be looking for other audios that she has narrated. She brought so much life into the story and made it feel so real. She did a great job with distinguishing each characters voice and accents. I didn't have any trouble with identifying each character who spoke throughout the story. Overall, I give this story and the performance a perfect 5 star review.
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Well done! I am a mature adult (49 yrs) who enjoys YA books. This is an engaging fantasy novel that is an easy, enjoyable and uplifting listen. Youthful, but not childish. Just what I want in YA fiction.
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i teresting story. well writen and narrated. first time eith a story like this
What made the experience of listening to The Shadow and the Sheen the most enjoyable?
I was given a free copy by the author in return for an honest review.
Hearing such an amazing tale spoken as it was made me think of old oral storytelling traditions. Sure this book is in print as well; but having it told to you makes it feel some much more real.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I loved Blakely, honestly I was sort of shipping him and Clara. He's such a wry fellow; hardworking, ambitious, yet pragmatic and a bit overconfident. I liked how though he was argumentative, you could always tell he wasn't trying to fight. IOt's just the way he expressed himself in the Shadow.
Have you listened to any of Randi Larson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not. Though I very much enjoy her narration, I will definitely be tracking down more of her work in the future.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed, I almost cried, I almost crashed my car in shock. Yeah, it has some good moments and some hard moments. I wont spoil it though.
Any additional comments?
Randi Larson is an amazing narrator and does an awesome job bring this book to life. Such a strong story, with a strong reader makes this listener happy he took a chance.