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I LOVED this audio...the story line is a good one and the characters are, for the most part, believable. Caden and Ever's lives are forever and always connected through a clever and skillfully crafted idea. I must admit to getting a bit weary of the angst and the 'overdone' letters (too many...we got the idea early on) but the story of how they met as teenagers, went their separate ways, only to stay connected over many years is quite well done and quite lovely. I still contend, as I have for many of the YA/NA books, that teenagers do not have the emotional maturity that is granted them by so many writers...however, given the events in both Caden's and Ever's lives, they maturity is slightly more acceptable. The book does progress through time as does their relationship and when they finally meet again, it is explosive and wonderful. Be forewarned, the book has a cliffhanger ending that will have you screaming for the second installment of their story. The second and third books are not out in audio yet but should be soon. You may want to read some of the reviews of those final two books of the trilogy before pursuing. The problem is not with Ms Wilder's writing skills at all. She is a gifted and powerful mind. It is the story.
As for the narrators/readers, I love both of these folks. Piper Goodever and Gabriel Vaughn read the wonderful Wilder books Falling Into You and Falling Into Us. Ms. Wilder and Audible know a good thing when they hear it and this book is no exception.
This is a very worthy listen...just be aware that there is a price (emotionally) to be paid at the end of this book and with the next two. I read/scanned them and wished I hadn't.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
This first book was good, though I hate the cliffhanger endings that authors are putting in multi-part books now. I enjoyed the story very much. I love the relationship between Cade and Ever. It was very emotional both happy and sad and the ending was just gut wrenching.
The multi-voiced narration didn't really do much for me, but it wasn't too much of a distraction either. I felt like Piper Goodeve could have done a better job. The way she pronounced certain words drove me up a wall for the first half of the book. Either I got sucked in and didn't notice or she got better as time went on.
However, when I found out that the other 2 books weren't on Audible, I started poking around to see if they had been published, then started looking at ratings on Good Reads. Both the next 2 books are rated very low. So I started reading some of the reviews and with those, got spoilers.
I won't spoil for anyone cuz that's not fair; but for myself, I don't think I can continue with the rest of the series knowing what's going to happen from here. If I'd gone blindly into the rest of this series I'd have been really angry. Now at least if I do choose to read, I won't be blindsided. I don't usually encourage people to look for spoilers, but in this case it might be something to think about.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful