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I really wanted to like this audiobook. I liked the story and it was very fun and enjoyable for the most part but I really disliked the narrator's deadpan/monotone voice while she was reading. The narrator sounds a bit too old for this book. I think we need someone who sounds a bit younger and less monotone.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book had some very good sections.
I almost never skip ahead in an audiobook, but I did on this one, just to get it over and done.
Not all books make the transition from paper to audio well, and I suspect this is one of the others.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I hope there is a follow up book because I listened to this whole book in two days and really enjoyed it
The writer's prose is solid and the book flows well. Its a medium pace throughout with no overly boring bits. The tradition of the Fae is that they are mischievous and their motives are hard to decipher until it is too late. Ulterior motives were a constant theme in the book that kept things interesting; everyone the lead character meets seems to have an angle to play and seeks to manipulate her.
This is the first time the Seelie and Unseelie Fae courts have been explained to me which is a marginal knowledge benefit.
There are a couple of logical inconsistencies around Avalon and its nature but these did not jar the story too much for me. Its more of a teen book but the writing is good enough for this to be forgiven. One of these days I'll read a fantasy story without glaring love interests or over-fascination with the body beautiful. This story has these but isn't too lurid.
I didn't like that she seemed rather helpless throughout - too much of a damsel in distress. I would have liked to read a female character that has a bit more self sufficiency. The manipulators would have to up their game and that would be a more interesting story to tell.
Speaks very slowly and clearly, too slowly for me so I sped it up, other than that it was fine.
Single variable calculus is not very advanced at 16 but at say 10 years old it would be impressive.
I was split between giving this book 3 or 4 stars. I'd certainly say it was appropriate for teens because the writing quality is good enough for it to be educational and the story of benefit for teens. The lead character and story needs to be stronger for 4 stars. Jenna Black has only one story on Audible and I think there should be more based on the quality of writing in this book.