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The protagonist is foul-mouthed, cigar-chomping, kick** military sniper whose father just died. She is on the run from her own emotion (after the funeral) and then an avian, a winged alien. Throughout her journey, we come to learn much about her violent world, her disturbed past and begin to realize her bad attitude overshadows a few insecurities. There is a lot of action, although interspersed with some tedious data-loaded conversations. I think the next volume in the series will be greatly improved as hopefully the author will not feel compelled to repeat the voluminous information.
Despite, the occasional dull bit, the book is faced-paced romp through an intriguing universe. The big plus is Junco is not your typical teenage heroine. Highly recommend for any sci-fi fan tired of the usual teenage angst-ridden worlds of vampires, werewolves and fae.
The narrator does a good job with the various characters.
Due to the language, not recommended for a young adult audience.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Junco is complex. Her relationship with Tier the Avian is intense. The world that the drama is alternative, but very believable. I had read the book before I listened. I has a heads up that it is violent and bloody__but never gratuitous. It fits the world. I don't want to say more and spoil it.
I enjoy a narrative that when a voice is flat as stated in the book that it how it is played. the male voices are distinct which is a good trick for a women performer. I just bought the next two in the series just before I wrote this review.
Enjoy. You are in for a trip.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
love this book and this series when i read i so much better on audible love the voice too x
This series is amazing in book form, the best SCI-FI series I've read in a long time.
But like a lot of SCI-FI books they take a little while to get into, but not this audio.
From the beginning the reader sets the scene with her voice and expressions and you feel the passion she has for this character. You feel like you are in the war between humans and avians and you wanna kick some ass too!!!
It's safe to say I will be purchasing the next one