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Great Companion Guide
I know that reviews of this title are iffy, but if you read the description of the book you will understand that it's a companion not a continuation.
I love getting all the backstory on the book/characters/places/institutions that make up the All Souls world.
I had high hopes for this book from the description and the fact that it was a werewolf book, but alas it feel short. I would have liked the action scenes to have been fleshed out more and the whiney brat who runs away all the time parts to have been put in the background rather than the forefront of the story. The underlying ideas had merit and I'm sure they are delved into deeper in the following books of the series but I have no desire to continue reading on.
The way this book ended was quite in unexpected. Mia (Chloe) was abducted and held against her will. This story follows the path of three main characters in the before and after of the abduction. I was pleased to have had the three different narrators, it gave it a much deeper perspective.
Sad the series is over
I've physically read this series but never got as swept away by the story then while listening to this narrator weave the story into reality. The book contents were fantastic, as I expected nothing less from Ms Harkness. The narrator had a form grasp on all the voices of each character in the book. Well done
Better the second time around
I read this book (paper copy) January 2017 and decided it was time to listen to it. The narrators voices were distinguishable and quite pleasing. I was able to learn a few more things by reading it a second time and looking forward to reading it a third time. This book is something that you can never get tired of.
Late to the game
I came to the Outlander series late to the game. I watched the series before I started reading the book so I came into the book "seeing" things unfold. But luckily I was surprised by little nuances that the show could not have given me. A feeling here, an action there. It was fantastic. Well worth the time the book took to read. I'm working my way through book two so I can try to catch up to the upcoming TV seasons. I want the little nooks and crannies.
OMG, don't listen while walking and with Bluetooth in
Morning walks are my favorite. I live in a small town. It's literally in the middle of the middle of nowhere. When you're out at 6am and the local transportation crew is starting their day, it's not advisable to be listening to this.
I walk with Bluetooth in, you know the truly wireless ones. Well, I digress....I was walking past the depot laughing so hard at the gummy bear review (approximately at 26:00) that I got the, "She must have forgotten to take her meds." stare. I'm sure it will be all over town wide grapevine gossip that I've lost my mind.
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So very inspirational
This has been the best 10 hours 57 minutes I have spent. Most of this was listened to whole walking and Mike made me forget what I was doing and want to stay out for just another 5 minutes. Hearing the wonderful words of struggle and triumph helped me to understand that I can encourage my children and grandchildren to push through any possible struggle and dream that they may have. I would be so honored to meet this man and to hug him for all he's accomplished, the dreams he's helped push along and the encouragement he's imparted. I'm so glad that the author read this book, it made it far more real to me than having someone else read it.
This isn't a book you're going to have to hang onto the edge of your seats for, but it's a delightful little story nonetheless. There were a few parts that read a little awkwardly, but not so much so that you wouldn't be able to enjoy the book. Kudos for the depth of characters and giving each their own unique types.
I enjoyed this book so very much. Having two readers made this book even more enjoyable.
The story was touching and moving. There were so many facets going on in the story line that I couldn't wait to hear how each one would unfold.
The ending was not what I was thinking it would be, and it tore my heart in two. Grab your tissues for the last 18 minutes.