Audiobook Mini Reviews!
I’ve been listening to a fair number of audiobooks and often haven’t felt up to reviewing them. Sometimes I feel like I didn’t pay enough attention at times so I can’t give the book a thorough rating, sometimes I’ve just been tired ;-). But I’ve had a number of you ask about how I’ve liked various audiobooks, so here you are :D.
Half Bad by Sally Green
I listened to the audio and very much recommend the narration, it added nicely to Nathan’s character and was just delightful to listen to. Half Bad is hard at times, but in the end not as depressing as I feared. I really enjoy unique and refreshing fantasy and Half Bad is very much that!
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
I read this in a read along and it was an interesting book to discuss with others. There are a lot of interesting fantasy elements tossed together and some I liked (necromancy serving as legality?) and some I could have done without (vampire). I would have been happier with just Tara’s perspective on things because she’s awesome. Definitely a fantasy to grab if you like unique fantasy and Law and Order ;-). I listened only to the last few chapters on audio because I got behind on the read-along. I really didn’t end up liking the narrator :-/.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Despite what you’d think from the cover, there is very little wearing of white cloaks and swooshing of magic blades and things. There is a lot of whining by spoiled royal children though. The narration of the audiobook was fine though he gave everyone accents but then narrated without an accent which seemed odd. What little of the magic we see is your typical elemental stuff so I was bored there. There are a lot of characters and switching views, which isn’t easy to follow on audio so I recommend against listening if you are debating on it. Over all just a bit disappointed.
Red Glove by Holly Black
This felt a lot like a second book slump. The plot was rather meh mostly because Cassel didn’t seem to care much and cleverly solved things easily enough. The focus was more on the romance really :/.
The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
I listened to this on audio so that I could finally get to it. I enjoyed the story and the very different perspective than the previous book though the audio narrator was not my favorite. While everything was very enjoyable and interesting, I didn’t think it quite measured up to book one. This kind of understandable given my absolute adoration of book one though ;).
So there you have it, the audiobooks I’ve been listening to lately but not reviewed here! You can see that my goal of using audiobooks to get to older titles is totally working as long as I don’t have review audios waiting for me. I am close to finishing a couple of trilogies now, so I hope to do that in the coming months. But currently I’m listening to Poison Study and REALLY enjoying it ;-).
What audiobooks have you listened to lately? Highly recommend any of them?
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