What do you do when you are living a lie?
Lisa only wants to follow orders from her mysterious leader, Superior Mother, and get back to life in The Grey. When she is sent on her first mission among the humans, Lisa realizes she is more human than Superior Mother led her to believe. In her first mission for the Women of the Grey Lisa begins to not only challenge her orders from Superior Mother but everything she has ever known. Defiant and on a quest for the truth Lisa will follow orders no more while she creates a path of her own.
Starburst, book one in the Women of the Grey series, is mysterious and a fascinatingly creepy coming-of-age tale. The Women of the Grey series is new adult with some horror and science fiction that focuses on the relationships The Women of the Grey have with humans. It is an emotional connection that will have the listener questioning the depth of their character and of those around them.
If you like books that are wrapped in mystery challenging you to stop listening then Women of the Grey series is a thrilling audiobook just for you.
Buy Starburst today to start the journey into the dark and disturbing world of The Grey.
The story was intriguing and kept me listening. Molly king was able to create distinctions between the characters, but production sucked. One could constantly hear paper rustling which was distracting. At times it appeared that editing screwed up because a mistake might be made, it was noticed, and instead of editing it out, they had clips of it in. There was a moment I thought there was something wrong with the audio file because it repeated the same sentence several times... and it did not appear to be part of the writing technique. Those flaws made it distracting, and it was disappointing because it seems like a mature mistakes.
This audiobook has a little bit of everything, part horror and science fiction, with a dab of mystery added in. I liked the premise of the story more than the actual follow through and I’m not sure why. Trying to put my finger on the problem has been difficult. I found the story engaging at times and then it seemed to drift. I think it has more to do with the narrator than the writing.
Molly King narrates this fully voiced production. I found some of her character voices jarring and an uncomfortable listen. Other characters were voiced quite well and there’s no doubt Molly has talent. Perhaps it’s a case of trying too hard to differentiate the characters, I just prefer a more subtle distinction.
I am curious to see where this story goes, but I think I’ll read the book next go round.
This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an unbiased review!
Starburst was an intriguing story about seemingly random strangers who are brought together by Lisa for her mission to be advanced in the group of aliens who gave her the instructions. Well written and wonderful characters. I can't wait for the next book!
Where does Starburst rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is in the top tier of books. The genre and delivery are all in a stand alone category. Such a clever idea and the deep thought that has gone into each individual character really pays off. The listener gets such an insight into their minds and thought processes. How their experiences have shaped them. It blew my mind!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Starburst?
No one moment stands out. The whole book is totally absorbing
Which scene was your favorite?
Impossible to pick,every scene is so cleverly drawn with such intricate detail that I can't possibly say which was my favourite
Any additional comments?
This is not my usual genre, I like blood and guts and gore. I was very surprised to find how much I loved this. I don't ever go for books where there is a great deal of analysis, but this was so different. I thought having different narrators would be confusing but it was brilliant. Each character was drawn so exquisitely, they were so shaped by their lives and they all evoked a strong emotional reaction. I wanted to bundle them up and take them home to love and nurture. The whole book is unusual in that I can't think which genre it belongs to. It seems to straddle so many. It's a remarkable piece of work and I can't wait to listen to the next in the series. A thoroughly deserved 5 stars from me.