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This did hold my attention and I listened until the end but it didn't make me want to continue with the series. For a fantasy novel it had very little fantasy in it, and instead concentrated on battles and weapons and kingdom politics. If you're into that stuff you'll probably like it!
I just didn't feel like I cared enough about about Mira's kingdom to be gripped, as saving her kingdom was the driving force of the plot.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Snow Like Ashes?
Throughout the story the main character continuously thinks about her feelings for young men and her father: I love him, do I love him?, how can I love him?, does he love me etc...
What will your next listen be?
Maybe: Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Rudd’s performances?
I don't think so, her narrator's voice is fine but all of her male character's voices are pretty much the same.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Not really, the reason why I listened to this one in the first place is because Nick Podehl part narrates the second book, but I don't think I will try it given that I struggled through this one.
What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?
Everything. I love all her work; she's awesome!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No. And that's exactly why I didn't give it a perfect score. I enjoyed it and it kept me entertained, but it wasn't anything to rave about.
Any additional comments?
It was ok. I don't think there was anything wrong with the book, I liked the characters, the pacing was good, it didn't annoy me (not once, so that is saying a lot) and it kept me entertained. I just didn't LOVE any of it. Maybe I was just not really into the actual plot of the story, with the seasons and the rhythms and the conduits and all that jazz. In any case, I won't be jumping off the walls to read the second, but I most definitely plan on reading it.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
The narrator can make a world of difference in an audible book. I have listened to this one before and was quickly reminded how every voice is the same. The men's voices are a little deeper but they all sound the same. A drawn out gravely sound at the end of each sentence. She also doesn't speak in sentences, it's word by word by word. The story jumps a lot. I thought it could have been so much more in depth to capture the listener but it just wasn't there. The narrator does have a very strong voice, she just needs to work at changing it up a bit.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful