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James invites you in with an interesting premise, but soon drags you into the muck with over specific descriptions and details. Show don't tell is the name of the game, but there is also potency in brevity. I often had difficulty knowing what was going on in a scene because four lines would be used to describe an action when one would of done just fine.
It also does not help that the narrator sounds like she was just punched in the jugular, and then proceeded to light up a cigarette.. Natasha does fine with descriptions for the most part, though her narration comes off a bit try-hard. It's when she goes into character voice that I want to rip my ear buds out. Anna, who is the protagonist, has the most irritating voice in the whole audio book. Granted, there is reasoning for this in the beginning, but it doesn't make it any less irritating.
The story was intriguing, and so is the world James built. It's just bogged down by the heavy prose and narration (In my opinion of course).
If you do want to purchase this book, I highly recommend getting a print version or e-book.
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