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so I started this book thinking it was one thing and ended it with a total other idea!!!
It was fast paced enough to keep me interested but not so fast that I had a big info-dump that gave it to me too quick. I finished it on a ??? which I love and can't wait for the next instalment. I base the greatness of books on how fast I listen to them and how many extra jobs and cleaning I do to give me an excuse to keep listening. I did this one in less than 2 days. I can't go too much into the story without giving too much away, but this is well worth a listen. It's like a mystery/sci fi/action & phycological thriller with a bit of romance all rolled into one. I can one million % see this as a movie!!!!!
Hope I don't have to wait long for the next instalment
What made the experience of listening to Undying the most enjoyable?
Not sure if this was my sort of book, but gave it a shot. Very well written and narration was great. Loved the way it was written in the first person, it made the story unfold very well as the chapters flew by. Book ended very well. I will be watching for the author for more any more books.
A young woman awakes at a special lab, where she is undergoing numerous painful tests. it is like torture. She doesn't know what she's doing there, or even who she is and where she came from. Nobody is giving any kind of explanation, but the strange memories she has don't make sense at all.
I loved this book from start to finish. It was one of those that I couldn't put down. It has a length of almost 16 hours but I finished it in just a bit more than two days. Corina Bishop has written an amazing story in a new world, full of details and great characters. The intrigue was what mostly kept me going. Where is Sintra? Where is she? How is this world that she is in? Are they telling her the truth? There are some surprises along the way, some expected, some not, but I can say that this has been a roller coaster, and the need of wanting to know more has made me lose some hours of sleep. During the time I was listening to this book I was completely obsessed with this world and the experiments carried out at this facility.
It was easy to connect to Sintra, even though I did not understand her reactions all the time. Bishop has an incredible talent for transmitting the character's emotions, and all the characters in this story, although weird in one way or another, feel like real people. There is a great world building too at play, even though there are still some unknown details that I'm sure will be revealed in future books. I just can't seem to get enough of it!
This is a book that almost deserves a five-star rating. And why am I saying almost? There are a few minor details that bothered me. First, when Sintra is being heavily tortured, she narrates the story saying that she feels her tears down her face. I haven't been tortured in my life, but I know what it is to feel much pain, and believe me, I don't think I would have thought about my tears running down my face. I think this wouldn't have been present in a more mature text. Second, one of the characters spells the word 'hell' (H-E-L-L), but this is referred in the text as wording out syllables. Mmmm, no. Hell has just one syllable, the other things are called letters. I think someone should have pointed this out to Bishop before publishing the book.
Laura Jennings really became Sintra in this story, transmitting her emotions and attitude. She also performed well the rest of characters, giving them unique voices and styles. I have a few things to say though. At the beginning of the book, there is a sentence said by Sintra but with Cordova's voice. I had to rewind some seconds because what I was hearing didn't make sense, and this was why. I found weird that Cordova had a heavy accent, but her twin sister Katerina had none. It's true that Cordova's accent was mentioned in the text and Katerina wasn't, but I would expect a similar accent from both twin sisters. The audio production was quite okay, although there were some volume changes and the 's' sounded saturated. This bothered me a bit at the beginning, but I got accustomed to it after a while.
I'm so looking forward to the next books, still unpublished, and what new things how Bishop has in store for Sintra and her friends. I hope Catherine Bishop will not make us wait too long.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
The story was written very well and the pacing was wonderful! I loved the parts at the beginning of each chapter that were cited as "Thoughts of a machine" and that as a reader, I didn't know where this was coming from until somewhere in the last half of the book. Very entertaining scifi.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful