In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.
Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.
When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.
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Food for the mind. AWESOME!!
One of the main things I take into consideration when picking out an audio book is the narrator. What is his/her voice like? How does it make me feel? Do they read a script or do they actually breathe life into the written word? It has no bearing if this book is outstanding if the person reading it sounds like one of my high school English teachers. In this case, I liked out. I got a fabulous storyline AND narrative.
There are so many things that I liked that make it impossible to single out any one thing. Each chapter had a "best" moment. But I'm glad that there are sequels, that the story lives on, that the fantasy doesn't have to end when the narrator utters that last word.
A bit easier to answer, my favorite scene is actually TWO scenes. Jacob's harrowing exodus from Blackout and the decimation of the Regime's Hope factory.
YES, DEFINITELY! But unfortunately I had to settle with stolen moments. I started my day with coffee & HOPEBREAKER, snatched a spare moment or two throughout the day, and ended my day with a cup of herbal tea & HOPEBREAKER.
I had the privilege of reading HOPEBREAKER prior to listening to the audio version, so I already knew the storyline, had preconceived ideas about the characters - what they might look like, their character, etc. But actually having someone read the book to me added an almost magical element to it. The story came alive in my mind. I was able to relive every moment in more detail. And rather than two dimensional physical descriptions of the characters, my mind's eye gave them real faces. The faces of people I'd seen in film or in real life. I always saw Jacob resembling a shaggy haired Chris Pratt. Taberah looked amazingly similar to a fiery Jennifer Lawrence. And suddenly, as the narrator detailed the appearance & mannerisms of Teller, my mind envisioned my pizza delivery guy. Sometimes, everything in the world seems to come between me and my favorite books, but there's little that can keep me from listening. And that's the big bonus with narration.
- Sherry D. Hill "ShereeDawn"