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What was one of the most memorable moments of Zonaton?
When Zonaton requested to come back as a human after his death
What does Audrey Lusk bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Did not read the book. Audrey Lusk did a great job with the various voices
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I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review
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Zonaton, the male lead, chooses to pair, a rare action, with Emmala, the female lead, during her time for the "Walk".
As Emmala grows older, she and Zonaton develop feelings for one another.
I liked Emmala, she was a strong well developed character.
I wasn't to sure about Zonaton in the beginning but he grew on me.
The book was interesting but there was more focus on the villagers than the growing relationship between the two leads.
The story was not as carefree and fluffy as I had originally thought, there is some violence and references to child abuse.
Despite being a bit different from what I was expecting, the book left me curious, wanting to be provided with an update on the main characters and whether or not they can have children of their own. Is there a book two?
Audrey Lusk did a good job with the narration.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
The synopsis of this was interesting so I requested this for review and I was given this audiobook in exchange for that, an honest review.
This is the first book from Audrey I've listened to, and I think she did a great job with the character voices, actions and reactions. The guys were pretty gruff and distinguished, like Zonaton, I do think the only thing that got to me was sometimes the squeak on the women was a little high especially when over excited, I hated Emmala's mother for that... but it did give her a good trait I wanted to kill her for. haha horrid woman.
The world building and fantasy elements in here, were really interesting. There wasn't a lot of back story, or info dumping, and as Emmala grew up things were explained then when we were ready to know about it.
I did sometimes think the relationship between Zonaton and Emmala was a little creepy. Its difficult to understand how you can grow to love something like that, that isn't human, but as the story developed and the care, devotion and love they both shared deepened, it was more obvious to me, the reasons why and I understood it a lot more. I thought the Geron elders were right to be worried over Zonaton loving her as much as he did, but it was a very sweet love in the end.
There were a couple of parts that I cringed at, the berry field scene, it's not my first abuse scene, but it wasn't something I had expected in the novel. It really did evoke some strong emotions, I was horrified for Emmala. But it was very well written, it wasn't that explicit, and there was a good resolution from it, even if there were consequences for Zonaton and Emmala.
I would have liked more to the ending here. After all there was a lot going on, there's a lot to still go on for the world. Is it over? Is there any more in this series? I hope so. I'd defo pick up the next one, by both narrator and author.
Thank you for letting me listen, very entertaining....
The storyline was wonderful until I got to the end and felt like so much was left hanging. The book needed at least one more chapter or van epilogue to answer quite a few questions. At the moment it feels like it needs a sequel focused on another pair maybe, to see issues between the Gerron and Humans resolved.
Audrey Luss does a good narration job until it comes to villainous females when her voice makes them all sound like mean preteen girls which I found seriously annoying.
Overall a really enjoyable scenario and story. I'd read a follow up.