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I downloaded “Graveminder” because it was read by Emma Galvin (I fell in love with her voice when I listened to “Divergent”) and because the premise seemed promising – a town with restless dead who can only be quieted by a Graveminder and where the last Graveminder has just been killed. There was enough there to pique my interest.
Emma Galvin did the best job she could with the material at hand but the book dragged and dragged. The “reveals” were so slow that I became impatient with them. The book seemed to start several times. There was no narrative thrust to the tale.
“Graveminder” is peppered with good ideas and potentially interesting characters but none of them go anywhere.
I was left with the impression that Melissa Marr had come up with a great pitch for a book and then been unable to move it from idea to fully realized novel.
There was enough there to get me to think that other books by Melissa Marr might be worth a read but my recommendation for “Graveminder” is: don’t bother.
What made the experience of listening to Graveminder the most enjoyable?
The story line is so different from the norm, the words created so believable and detailed, it allowed me to slip into the book and be immersed in the story
Who was your favorite character and why?
The two young one, coming to terms with their new lives and relationship were my favourite, their interaction was honest and interesting
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Definitely, it was one of those that intruded into every part of my day as I raced to hear what would happen next
I found this book did'n't grab me or hold my interest within the first few hours, in fact i dreaded putting it on! I had no empathy for the characters and found them frustrating, the first few hours were slow, confusing and generally boring. this is the first audiobook I stopped before I got to the end and I wouldn't recommend it as a read.
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