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What did you love best about Ill Wind: Weather Warden, Book 1?
The story was intriging and easy to follow with enough twists to make it very interesting
Who was your favorite character and why?
David - you'll have to read the book
Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?
They were all very good.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, but it was also easy to break it up into smaller portions and not lose track
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Joanne Baldwin is a weather warden, on the run for a crime she kinda didn't commit and is on the hunt for a djinn the only thing that will save her.
Joanne was easy to like, this is a fun story, with lots of magic, heaps of action and just a hint of mystery thrown into the mix.
No the story is not that complicated, but it doesn't take away from the story it is a perfect choice for an easy listen but one which you want to enjoy.
At times I thought the narration could have been better, getting into the narration of the story was hard at the beginning, thank goodness for a long journey and one where I only had this book with me otherwise I may have missed out.
My advice is stick with it if you are having trouble, the story is engaging and soon takes over.
Anyone who like the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher then this is right up your street.
Give it a go I bet you won't regret it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I badly wanted to like this, but I couldn't even finish it. I got about halfway through.
Once the novelty wears off from the idea of the weather magic (this happens sooner than you might think) the entire journey boils down to -
Heroine drives. Has a lot of racy thoughts and ideas about every man she sees/thinks about. Some kind of attack happens. Heroine staves off the attack, and continues.
This pattern simply repeats on a loop. The frequency and similar nature of every attack reminded me of being plagued with random encounters in J-RPGs; I began to think of the car journey like Rock Tunnel full of Zubat.
The only thing breaking the monotony is occasional revelations about the past that led her to this point, but they are unsatisfying and repetitive, not giving enough information to make me curious enough to read on. Eventually, the tedium of the repetitive actions, the lack of likeability of the heroine, and the elusive nature of the larger plot combined to overwhelm my curiosity and made me put it down.
Audible kindly refunded my purchase of the other books in this series, since I didn't even get past this first one.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful