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Clean YA/Teen Romance. I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The story is interesting and kept me wanting to find out what would happen next. It is a bit slow at first but it picks up towards the end.
Narration was good and it brought the story to life. Some of the voices were a bit monotonous but ok. She sounded like a machine at times.
The story is clever and unique. The way they travel between planets is unexpected but a smart idea. It was much better than I had expected it. I hope there will be a second book with a follow up of what happened to the princess. I'm looking forward to reading more books by this talented author.
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Eye on Orion is a YA paranormal/romance novel written by Laura D. Bastian and performed by Julie Kelly. It's my first time listening to an audiobook written and/or performed by either. I'm not sure if Ms. Kelly was instructed to read the parts of Jai, Amira and the others like robots, but that's how it came across. They were supposed to have moved from Scotland and, well, there wasn't a Scottish accent to be heard anywhere. I can honestly say that it was a grind for me to get through this audiobook because the narration drove my nuts. When Ms. Kelly was reading Holly's parts, it wasn't bad, but I just couldn't get past the robotic narration of the others.
The story was fairly entertaining, although I'm pretty sure that not enjoying the narration made the story itself less enjoyable for me. I'm not sure which books to compare the story to, though it seems that this story has been done before. I did enjoy the various characters and the way that they ended up communication between themselves was a new idea. Overall, I don't think I'll be listening to any future stories by this author/narrator combo, though I do think that this series could definitely do with a follow-up book, as I think that there is more to explore within the story. I would recommend getting a new narrator or revamping the terrible accent that the visitors have in future recordings. I think that I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.
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I really liked this book. However there is very little action. There is more explanation about the planet they come from and what is happening there. Would love a bit more information on the soul mate since I thought we did not get a lot of info.
I don't know if the author did this on purpose or if it was a coincidence but one of the character is called Amira and in Arabic it means princess. I thought that was clever of the author if she intentionally did it.
Would recommend to all. Looking forward to the next book.
The narrator is one of the better one's that I have listened to. She puts more emotions in the characters.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.