Audiobook Reviews

Broadening horizons by listening outside of interests.

I haven’t done any audiobook reviews lately, and have been pretty slow on reviews in general since I’ve been reading a lot of old books this year. But I decided to do a couple of quick reviews on some titles that I listened to just for the sake of experiencing something new, even though I didn’t actually have any real interest in the stories.

The Selection – Kiera Cass

I wasn’t a fan of this one, but I didn’t really expect to be going in. I’ve heard this book explained as a cross between The Hunger Games and The Bachelor, and that is pretty much how I found it to be as well…except mostly The Bachelor, with just a little bit of dystopia thrown in. 

I got interested when America started her journey to Maxom’s home, but then it all fell pretty flat for me. However, for those who like love triangles and a Bachelor-esque plot with a bit of outside trouble on the side, this could be a good choice.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

This was a very beautifully written story. I was really invested in the first while, when it was fairly grounded in our world with just bits of other-worldy stuff thrown in. 

As the book progressed, I lost interest because it got very other-world focused, and it just didn’t appeal to me. The writing and narration, however, were lovely, and the romance was nice. For fans of the angels and other beings of other worlds, this would probably be a fantastic read/listen!

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