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Sophia Kelly

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I liked it

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-17

I liked the characters, and the story wasn't formulaic - interesting with growth and nothing too predictable.

better than most of her vampire books

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-23

more sophisticated writing and less formulaic writing that Harpers halfmoon hollow series. This story has some interesting world building and draws on Harper's skill with dialogue. Her characters even have more depth. I enjoyed it.

okay.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-30

I'm not sure if it was the reader or the writing, but I had a hard time engaging with the main character. her motivations didn't make much sense to me.

some of the stories were good

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-23

Some I just couldn't pay attention to and follow. I think it may have been the narrator, who was more 'reading' than narrating for intelligibility or acting out the story in a way that made meaning clear.

nice to see an urban fantasy set in Vancouver!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-03

Light, but good story, engaging. Narrator was good. I liked the strong and nuanced main character.

reader's voice is too level, doesnt respond to the

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-23

this book could have been interesting but i found myself losing focus a lot and not following it because of the reader's monotone. i felt she was reading rather than narrating. i would have liked voice inflection to help carry the meaning of the story.

books are good company

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-11

The books in this series have an unusual voice characterized by over explaining and unnecessary words, as if the narrator is neuroatypical. However, that makes it easy to listen in the background whike doing something else, so it works out. The author doesn't do it as much in her other books so I think it might be a stylistic choice for these books. The narrator takes pauses in unusual places, which makes it sound stilted and childlike, but I'm used to that too and its only occasionally distracting.

Narrator spoke too slow but was otherwise fine.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-11

I changed the playback speed to 1.3x and I could listen to it without getting impatient. The editor should have fixed the authors overuse of adjectives like 'revelled' (4x) and extraordinary, to make her use a more varied set, but otherwise the story was decent and entertaining.

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dense

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-03

If like me, biblical scripture stuff leaves you cold, you'll have to wade through a bunch of out in this book. the author just keeps throwing intricate works building things and different oddly named creatures at you so its sometimes hard to keep track of what is going on. She's clearly settling up for a longer series as much of mind wasn't relevant to the basic story line here. the party's I liked were the lead characters actual family and friend relationships, which made more sense than complicated and ornate traps, visions and goes. The narrator mispronounced a couple of words and could have done better at making the text more intelligible by phrasing it but otherwise was fine.

narrator takes pause at odd places

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-07

story was more richly developed than others in this series, but the narrator learned how to take pause from William Shatner, which makes the writing sound stilted and wooden.