A while back, I reviewed a series narrated by Andrea Emmes and she quickly became one of my favorite narrators. So, naturally, when she approached me about reviewing another book she had narrated, I jumped on the chance (it didn’t hurt that I had my eye on it since reviewing her last narration).
by R.M. Mulder
Narrated by Andrea Emmes
Length: 7 hours 56 minutes
Publisher: R.M. Mulder
Release Date: October 25, 2017
Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Format Read: Audiobook
Source: Author for Review
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Disclaimer: I received an audio copy of this book from the author and narrator in exchange for my honest opinion. I was so hooked from the beginning that I then purchased the Kindle copy to go with it (I may have a teensy problem!) My views are, of course, in no way influenced by the gifting of the audio.
This book is definitely on my list of re-reads. While I absolutely enjoyed it. I feel like there was so much to this book that I am going to have to read it, maybe twice more, just to grasp everything. That’s not a bad thing. I love books that have so much going on, making them easy to dive back into without being bored the second time around. It did take me a bit to get into this book, just from the sheer amount of information and world-building.
I loved how this story unfolded in layers. Each time I thought I knew what was going on, something new was added. It left me continually guessing what was going to happen next, a definite plus in my book. The same goes for the characters. I enjoyed how they grew throughout the story, changing and sometimes revealing bits of themselves that you didn’t know earlier in the story. I wasn’t too sure about Lily’s character in the beginning but that was quickly resolved. As she continued throughout the story, she became one of my favorites. I also thought Alan was just a pushover in the beginning but that changed, as well. It was nice, as well, to be able to get into the villain’s head and really see why he thought everything should work out his way. It always shows great writing if the author is able to pull that off and really make you interested in the villain’s story, as well. Definitely happened here.
And the narration – Andrea Emmes, as always, did a spectacular job. I felt like I was dropped into Alan and Lily’s world, watching the events unfold along with them. Her pacing was such that I was able to speed the audio up (it’s one of my little quirks, don’t hate!) and it still sounded natural. And she is one of those narrators who makes it seem effortless to switch voices for the characters, giving each one their own special quality. I had no trouble knowing who was speaking in this book.
This is definitely one book I will be revisiting in 2018, to soak up even more!
A big thank you to R.M. Mulder and Andrea Emmes for the complimentary copy of this book and for adding yet another exciting read to my library! If you’re hungry for more, stop back tomorrow as we chat with the author and interview together!