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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Double Bound continues the story that started in Strings Attached, focussing more on Arthur's character this time. Nick Nolan's writing is a perfect mix of detail and plot advancing narrative. He eloquently and weaves a story you can't help getting wrapped up in.
Who was your favorite character and why?
It's hard not to relate to Arthur as central character in this book.
Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?
Luke Daniels is a pleasure to listen to. For no other reason than his Aunt Catherine is COMPLETELY believable, I would say she was my favourite.
If you could take any character from Double Bound out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Probably Jeremy Tyler, an old soul even at a tender age.
Any additional comments?
Buy both these books.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the first book in this series much more than I was expecting to and I was quite satisfied with where that tale ended. I had after the "happily ever after" scenarios in my head. When I saw that there was another book the in the series I was torn about reading it. On the one hand, I really enjoyed the first book and was eager to revisit the world and the characters. On the other hand, this book would inevitably alter the what happens after happily ever after fantasies in my head. And it did. It completely dashed all of those visions - shattered them irreparably.
The beginning of this book is confusing as there is some time-jumping that happens. It is also heart-breaking as we see where our beloved characters are, the turns and secrets and reality that contain them. Again, I love the weaving of a classic fairy tale over the latticework of this story. It is intriguing to figure out who planted the beanstalk, what is actually up there in the clouds, and who ultimately will have to chop it down again to protect the world from what is up there.
This story is enchanting, beautiful, dark, frightening, heart-breaking, hope giving and gorgeous. There was a point where I actually cried, and it was not, perhaps the part you would expect to bring tears. Once again, at the end of this story I felt completely wrung out but also completely satisfied. Now I have a whole new set of after happily ever after fantasies, and I've just learned there is a third book to demolish those. I might have to wait a day or two before I go on, but go on I shall. I have faith after the first two books that Nick Nolan will make the harrowing journey through the woods worth it at the end, and that maybe there will even be a Prince Charming and happily ever after to look forward to, even if I have to face some witches and curses first.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful