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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
If the writing had been better; if the story had been better; if the narrator had been better.
Would you ever listen to anything by S. L. Morgan again?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Annoyance. A presumably intelligent woman who is in medical school pining over someone she hardly knows because 'he's so handsome', ad nauseum. There was endless descriptions of fabric, furniture, the color of foliage. Ugh. The big showdown at the end is a big flop where nothing actually happens. There is an alternate dimension on Earth with considerably advanced technology that resembles a cross between Jane Austen and Downton Abbey where everyone speaks English. Needless to say, there are lots of problems with the plot. Oh, did I mention the aliens with flying saucers?
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about The Legacy of the Key?
The reviews made it sound really good, but only one review on the page gave it low stars and they were the only ones that got it smack dab right. The narration was slow and the book was even slower and I grappled to see the plot.
What could S. L. Morgan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Chapters 5 through 15 could be completely cut from the story, they don't even expand on the love interest part. There was little to no plot and the first time it is kind of introduced is in chapter 16. The start is okay and then it just falls off in to shopping and details about people clothing. The world building got out of hand and I would like to see more substance. More plot. I felt like the characters were flat, didn't change or evolve or learn anything at all. It was very black and white and the bad character just gave herself away, it was all too easy with no struggle so when I got to the end, there really was no climax. Idea is good, world is good, but the story needs work.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Natasha Soudek?
I don't think the narrator was too terrible considering what she had to work with. I found the voices a little extreme and at times hard to understand. Every time Simone talked, I wanted to rip my ears out. She needs to mind her pacing, action scenes should be faster than the rest and it almost seemed like she was talking that slow on purpose, but I struggle to finish this book, but made it in order to give it a thorough review.
What character would you cut from The Legacy of the Key?
There is really only a handful of characters, but none of them learn anything or evolve or struggle. For instance, I would like to have seen Reese try to get along with Simone in the beginning instead of make a snap judgment and be right. The story would have been a lot more interesting if they were friends and then Simone betrayed her. I would have like to see Harrison have more of a role because he actually seemed like the only character with personality, maybe he fell for Reese too and had to battle Levi out for it. In any case, I feel that there was so much that could have been done with this book and it just kind of falls short of the reviews I read.
Any additional comments?
Romance is nice, but plot is important. Without the plot, the romance just feels like it is ill deserved. Make them fight for it. Tear them apart. Make someone lose an arm. It was just too easy.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Where does The Legacy of the Key rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
One of my top three audiobooks
What other book might you compare The Legacy of the Key to, and why?
Ancient Guardians uninvited (book 2) and Ancient Guardians The Awakening.
All three books are just as exciting as the next.
Which character – as performed by Natasha Soudek – was your favourite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I would recommend this book to anyone who as a passoin for true romance.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
loved it just amazing felt like I was there seeing everything how they met to falling in love