Rei had lost it all: her family, a safe home, and, most important, her freedom.
Now, as Captain of the starship Kathya, she sails the galaxy stealing from anyone who crosses her crew's path, using the very power her former captors gave her. She's found friendship, a community, and adventure beyond her wildest dreams, but the ghosts of her past refuse to leave her in peace. Her old enemies are hunting again.
Still, when an old friend requests her help to secure ancient relics of knowledge, Rei can't resist, even while she's in danger of being captured. This is her chance to strike back. Her crew has the talent, the knowledge, and the motivation to help, but succeeding might be more transformative than she thought.
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The narrator characterizations, especially of the ship's engineer and the "always smiling" tone really detracted from enjoying the audio book. I would like to hear her normal voice. It's probably quite pleasant.
Rei is a girl on a mission, with everything taken from her she is a wild card. Now, she’s the captain of a starship she’s doing anything she can to keep afloat.
I don’t like to speak ill of anyone or anything. I personally did not like the narration of this book at all. I had an incredibly hard time getting into it because I found the narrators voice jarring. I understand that the character is a YA female, but the voice just felt forced and overly-animated. This is genuinely the first audiobook I’ve listened to in a long time that I could have skipped and read the story.
The story was great, I found it a quick read (it is meant for a younger audience) with some great characters in it. Rei was hard to pin down for me. I couldn’t figure out her motives throughout the book–which caused me to question why she was doing some of the things she was doing.
I’m not a fan of fantasy — I could go at length about the differences between Sci Fi and Fantasy and why they shouldn’t be categorized together. I’m usually a Sci Fi purist but, the author did a pretty good job keeping me interested even though she was mixing Fantasy into my Sci Fi.
This was another one of those books that has a cliff hanger ending/not-ending. I miss the days of a book that has an ending.
If you’re looking for a quick YA Sci-Fi tale with some Fantasy twisted in — I don’t think this will disappoint.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
At some point I may try to read this book again in Kindle format, but I had to stop listening because the narrators voice drove me crazy. The narrator really does make a HUGE difference when its an audiobook. I have the same issue with one of Stephen Kings books, and I'm sure that is plenty successful so if you read this narrator, I am sorry if I hurt your feelings I'm sure your a very nice person.
Would you listen to Forgotten Relics again? Why?
Yes. It's a fantastic science fiction story.
What did you like best about this story?
A interesting, unique main female character.
What about Maria Chester’s performance did you like?
Her narrative voice.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I received this for an unbiased review.
Great book. I felt as tho I was just getting into it when it ended. cliff hangers! Grrr! I want to find out what happens next!! I loved the performance!
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