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I am a 55 year old father, as far away from the "youth adult / female" classification of this book as one can get. I generally listen to historical fiction and took a chance on this because of another adult review in Amazon recommnding it. It was one of the best audiobooks I have purchased ( over 400 and counting). It had everthing I ask for in historical fiction - characters to move the plot along, real history mixed with the story, and good enough writing to cause me to research the period ( the French Revolution) on my own. I have 2 quibbles. One, the character from the past is read by an adult ( Emma Bering), who sounds like an adult, and I had to continually ignore that - they should have used a teenage narrator as they did with the girl from the present (Emily Card), as that is the obvious intent - teenager to teenager. Second - SPOILER ALERT - the time travel thing at the end of the book, though entertaining, felt manufactured and unnecessary, a perplexing break the straight narrative that had been used to that point,
Other than that - wonderful. I recommend it for any age
28 of 28 people found this review helpful
I've bought probably more than a hundred audiobooks but not many of them is as good as Revolution. Both of the narrators are awsome. I don't want to make this too long but all I wanted to say is that this book touched my life and I'm sure it can touch yours too.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
I wasn't sure when I started it but it turned out to be fantastic and I couldn't put it down.
If you could sum up Revolution in three words, what would they be?
Intriguing, exciting, well-written
What did you like best about this story?
Deep emotions described with beautiful sensitivity, great knowledge abut the age and characters and a restless vivid imagination.
What about Emily Janice Card and Emma Bering ’s performance did you like?
They were brilliant. They made both characters come alive and talk to you as if they were the protagonists. I loved the narration - it added to the story and made it a real experience.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Don't try to escape history
Any additional comments?
I love the French revolutionary era and I really enjoyed the short time trip to 1790's Paris, the story made the sounds, characters and smells come to live.