My name is Hope and I'd like to introduce you to our world. Earth is full of two races, the Avoidables and the Perfects. I'm an Avoidable because I only have one arm. I was born that way, apparently. Because of my defect, my mother had to move to the Lower Side. The Perfects are humans that have no physical flaws. They live in luxury, while we live in filth.
Avoidables have defects ranging from looks to unexplained gifts. Some of us are half breeds. Dragons and animals were known to have bred with the human race thousands of years ago. We all live in cities, usually divided in two. The Perfects live on the Upper Side, while the Avoidables inhabit the Lower Side. We've been consumed by hate for a race that rejects us so heartlessly. We've become dangerous.
I like to sneak over to their side sometimes. It's fun to watch how they live. To watch their perfect gorgeous faces react to the one-armed freak. Until I met Jason, anyway. He ignored the fact that I had one arm, even daring to touch my shoulder stub. What happened when he did blew my mind. I was no longer an ugly Avoidable. I was much, much better than any Perfect.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would if they liked this genre...this is a very interesting story!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Avoidables: Serial 1: Episode 1?
When Hope reads the journal!
What does Anna Ferguson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I love her accent...she gives the book a more interesting twist....I just wish the audio would have been recorded better...it was kinda tinny....and I hate that!!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did...its short and too the point...no dragging it out which I also hate.....its a nice flowing solid story!
Any additional comments?
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
I enjoyed this, I enjoyed this enough to want more..and I hope we get another episode!
This is a story about a girl Named Hope, she was born with only one arm and shunned by a society who feels if you are not perfect, you need to be outcast to another part of town! They are actually called The Perfects and The Avoidables....how messed up is that? But the time has come where not everyone feels that way and both sides are sneakily trying to join forces and form a rebellion! There are Angels, and other cool things....and there is a bit of a love story starting and stopping, and perhaps starting again...and a bit of destiny mixed in here, in this short and very intriguing little story! I will continue this series! Well worth a listen!!!
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I liked the concept of THE AVOIDABLES and feel it has a lot pf promise. The story was good and had good characters. Hope is a great character who's an Avoidable because she has only one arm but she has wings. She meets Purple. I'm not quite sure about him yet. I'm uncertain if Purple is Jason. I like these characters and see this developing into a great series. Then there's Noland whose a likeable character.
A few places in the story left me wondering but I was definitely drawn in. I can see it developing into something really great. I look forward to seeing where Rachel Medhurst goes with the story. I liked the length of this one for the beginning of a series because it leaves room for so much more in the follow up book.
Anna Ferguson does a great job narrating the story. I like her voice and she has good voice inflections. She fits the story very well. The audio had a bit of a tinny sound but it didn't take away from the story or the narration. I'm hoping Anna continues with the series.
Audiobook provided for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I was hoping for less pre_pubesant love and more fight for equality. But it is what it is.
I really enjoyed this story, written by author Rachel Medhurst. I've never heard or listened to anything by this author but I will now look for other stories by her. I found it to be a faced paced story. I was drawn into the story immediately. I felt for Hope and the life she was felt. She is definitely a strong female dealing with discrimination and everything an avoidable listens to from the perfects. The author did a wonderful job in creating this story. She created a good storyline, detailed description, and some amazing characters. I wish the author had considered writing a more lengthier book though. This story is right there with the Hunger Games and others like Divergent and a longer story would have made it even better. I have high hopes that the author will consider writing longer stories about the Avoidables and the Perfects.
Anna Ferguson, did an enjoyable job with her narration of this story. She kept me pulled into this story. She did a great job with giving each character distinct voices/accents that help you identify each character. She did a perfect job at letting the listener feel the emotions from certain characters like Hope, Jason, Purple, and other characters in the story. I haven't listened to anything narrated by Anna but I'm sure I'll look for other stories she's narrated. Overall, a perfect story and a great performance by the author and narrator. This is a 5 🌟 rating! I received this audio in exchange for an honest review.
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Would you listen to Avoidables: Serial 1: Episode 1 again? Why?
I would listen again as i found this story to be very exciting and entertaining.
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favourite character was purple. I really like how he kept popping up and using his special powers and he always wanted to protect hope and do the best for her.
Have you listened to any of Anna Ferguson’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This is the first reading by Anna Ferguson that i have listened to. She delivers a tremendous performance and she really brings to life this exciting story. Her diction is superb and every word is enunciated beautifully. She utilises different voice for each of the charcters and gives each character a distinct feel which helps the listener to empathise and identify with the character. Her expression is also excellent and her performance adds to many of the exciting events and situations which take place in this story. She is particularly good at adding tension to the darker moment of the story and this will leave you on the edge of you seat during some of the bits which are quite scary.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I twould have to be the initial moment when hope first realised that Jason was not disgusted by her disfigurement and actually admired her and found her to be beautiful.
Any additional comments?
Highly recommended. check it out