- votes utiles
Red, White & Royal Blue
- A Novel
- Auteur(s): Casey McQuiston
- Narrateur(s): Ramon de Ocampo
- Durée: 12 h et 15 min
- Version intégrale
When his mother became president, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius - his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, US/British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals.
- Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2019-06-07
Worth the read!!
Évalué le: 2021-05-07
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I wasn’t expecting much going in, so it exceeded my expectations with some pretty stellar writing. The characters felt well rounded and lovable. The protag was impressive in the strong value for things outside of his relationship. He was idealistic, and exemplified the biggest realization process in a pleasing way.
Going in, you can expect some cliche romance tropes. This definitely follows some of those, but less than I thought it might. There was too much emphasis on the “this is my forever man” which made the relationship feel far less genuine towards the end and more fairytale. I liked that the book ended with a personal conquest for the protag though rather than something relationship related. My other qualm with it would be the amount of sex scenes thrown in, and the cursing felt a bit over the top sometimes given the rank the characters occupied (mostly looking at Henry). I don’t mind a good sex scene or two, and it wasn’t unrealistic in terms of their relationship, but I found I ended up wanting to skip over them due to a personal lack of interest.
The vocal performance was amazing! Nothing to say about that
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
- Auteur(s): Christopher Paolini
- Narrateur(s): Jennifer Hale
- Durée: 32 h et 29 min
- Version intégrale
During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope....
- Écrit par Beverly le 2020-10-01
Another beautiful work
Évalué le: 2020-09-27
The narration was solid but not overly engaging, the story itself had the same beautiful writing found in the Inheritance Cycle but parts of the story still feel very mystical and unrealistic. The beginning blew me out of the water for sure and the depth of technology, language, all that jazz- sensational!!