After brothers Timo and Eron are separated by the ritual of the Selection, they’re forced into vastly different lives. Accepting their fate, they make the best of their situation. But when Timo’s home among the Forgotten is invaded, everything changes.
Eron must decide if he will join the invaders or risk the life he’s earned and fight alongside the Forgotten.
Though hidden for centuries, the time has come.... The Forgotten must rise.
With good character development and a great narrator this is a entertaining read.
For fans of this genre it is a different variant of similar works in Film and T.V.
Listeners will enjoy the plot twists and adventure of this series.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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This is a nice sequel to The Selection, which was book 1 of The Forgotten Chronicles. It answers some questions and continues the story pretty much where it ended in The Selection.
The style of writing and plot development is pretty consistent with the first part. I did like this second book better than the first because it had more characters who had their own story line, which offered some nice variations.
I had the same issues as with book 1 (I refer you to my review of The Selection for those), including the narration, but when I encountered the same frustrations consistently, I decided to listen to it as if it were aimed at young teenagers. And that helped a lot, since now all of my issues were explained by it being aimed at that kind of audience.
So, if you're a 10-12 year old, or if you are a parent of one, this is a nice youth sci fi novel. Not much younger than that though, since there are some (very modest) references and hints to sexual behavior, and there is some violence that is mild for adult readers but not for children.
All in all a nice children's/young teen's book - and therefore in my (very humble) opinion not very accomodating to adult readers/listeners.
- I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I was not required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I am providing this voluntary review.
As a note, I have not listened to the first book in the series, so bear that in mind when reading this review.
I quite enjoyed this book, despite having not listened to the first in the series. In fact, I found myself enjoying the process of mentally piecing together the events that occurred in the first book. Approaching the book with this perspective, I found that the book stood well on its own.
The narrator was very easy to understand. The narrator's accent added to the overall enjoyment of the book, in my opinion.
**Some Spoilers Ahead**
Overall, I enjoyed the plot of the book. Though, I have to admit that up until the last 3 minutes of the book, I felt almost certain that the story was going to end on a cliffhanger. I was dead wrong and the ending left me with a smile on my face. In several parts of the book, it became more and more clear to me how deadly the planet in and of itself is to the inhabitants, regardless of factions. Despite the more dire threat of extinction for the Truth, all of the main characters struggled to some extent individually to survive against the creatures (and weather) of the planet. The book did drag in a few parts, with some loose plot strings at the end, but as a whole I found it to be a good listen.
I recieved this book free of charge for an honest review. I didn't really care for this, I got the impression it was a secret underground world, enlightened upperworld type book. what I got out of it was a game of cowboys and Indians on a different world with aspects of espionage and government lotteries. it wasnt a bad idea honestly I just not my thing, and would probably be easier to get into on paper.
The forgotten are humans that are effected by the planet.. it is a cool idea. The selection to reduce population, the wealthy and affluent main city, the derelict and starving communities- kinda reminiscent of Hunger Games. Despite this it is still a refreshing story.
I need to read /listen to the previous book. It took me a while to catch on to a few things since I’ve not listened to previous one. Soon, it was not a hinderance. There are still gaps that hopefully book 3 will fill in. This is definitely not a stand-alone.
This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. I like the world the author created.
This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would listen to another. He use different voices for the character including accents. Some are similar in tone but it did not create a problem for me. I thought they were well done.
There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review
This book nicely continues where book 1 left off and gets right to the chase in filling in the missing details and teased information book 1 leaves you with. Again, there are a lot of unanswered questions but you also learn a lot as the world the story takes place in vastly expands from book 1. I am definitely interested in learning more! For some reason it was a bit harder for me to get into this time but I still found the listen interesting and am looking forward to see where book 3 takes it. I think this may be due to some of the dialog feeling a bit forced or missing detail I was expecting. Overall though It was a fun listen and you definitely need to give it a listen if you enjoyed book 1.
Narration was pleasant with a nice pace and tone but for some reason the 'whisper' voicing bothered me a bit during this listen. What I mean by this is that some characters (not all) were voiced in a way that made it sound like they were whispering their dialog at a normal volume. Overall though great narration.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I really enjoyed this book very exciting and the. narrator did a great job I can’t wait till book 3 thank you for such a great book
This is a captivating story with an interesting way of introducing the reader to this new world. The narrorator is skilled and creates a captivating experience that truly makes you feel for the characters.
Forewarning, with will leave you wanting more.