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I am really sick of authors writing such long books and them being a cliffhanger! it's rude, inconsiderate and somewhat greedy IMO.
Other than that being extremely pizzed off about the cliffhanger.
The story was okay. The characters did over think things, and there was some filler nonsense.
The chemistry was good between the hero, Sebastian and our heroine, "Shea", and there is quite a bit of sex, not BDSM but somewhat erotic.
The story line and plot are good, however it seemed to drag on a bit (then the dreaded cliffhanger!). This is written in the first person from dual POV, but luckily not repetitive. (I am not usually a fan of books in the first person and this one is not that bad)
As for the narration, IT SAVED THE BOOK SO FAR (since it's not over) Sebastian York has the sexiest voice I have ever listened to. This is my first Andi Arndt and she did a great job. I feel bad for the people that only read this and did not get to enjoy the narration. They have to be even more frustrated with the cliffhanger than me.
This is the last page. "Sebastian and Shea's story continues in Drowning to Breath, Summer 2015".
So the author does leave a note that says "Leaving this book off here was a difficult decision for me...." blah blah blah..
My note to the author "Well, it was a bad decision". Just sayin....
Since the author liked to repeat words in the story like.
So many of them throughout the story.
Here is mine;
AHHH I feel better now, a little venting always helps
128 of 139 people found this review helpful
Performance was good (love how Andi reads stories). However, the book was hard to get into especially with the constant repeat of the same words over and OVER. It just lacked a background to the characters that left you lost in the beginning. I'm bummed! I
wouldn't have bought this book knowing it had another to follow.
29 of 31 people found this review helpful
I really really enjoyed this book the narration was perfect, the story well written and kept me interested all the way.
If you could sum up A Stone in the Sea in three words, what would they be?
PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT
What did you like best about this story?
I can't pinpoint just one thing, I liked everything, every single chapter was as beautiful as was the next, there were so many emotions in this story, but boy things are far from over yet!
What about Andi Arndt and Sebastian York ’s performance did you like?
I love both of them, they are professional to a "T" and they always produce a flawless narration. A stone in the Sea was no exception and each poured their hearts and souls into the job at hand. Regardless of having listening to them in so many other stories, every time they take on the role of the ML or FL and played it as if it was the first time you are listening to them. And come on who doesn't love these two! I melt with Sebastian's voice.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me sigh and cry and then scream at the end when I was left in shock and bewilderment at to where the story was taken me. I was desperate to know what was going to happen next so I have downloaded the next instalment.
Any additional comments?
Amy Amy Amy, you know exactly which strings to pull and how to drive the reader into the world of your characters. Each book is so well delivered so perfectly structured, what I love is that is not rushed, all the things are happening and developing at a perfect pace and corners aren't cut, its just magically crafted producing a solid story with the right amount of passion, obsession, angst and romance.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
As with other listeners, my experience of the author's penchant for repeating phrases and words three times over really grated after a while; not only was this unnecessary, it lent an amateurish tone to the writing. There was a good story to be had here but it didn't get told. I felt the author tried too hard to turn this into a literary piece with a lot of unnecessary filler and self talk which overshadowed the storyline.
What didn’t you like about Andi Arndt and Sebastian York ’s performance?
I didn't enjoy Sebastian York's performance at all. I agree with other readers that he has a great voice however I think it's better suited to documentary rather than erotic fiction. Andi Arndt's performance was okay but I would've preferred a voice that sounded like less like a little girl and more like a young woman.
Any additional comments?
This story has potential but, as is, missed the mark. It reads like it got the editor's sign-off a few drafts too early.