As my title suggests, this was my very first step out into the big brave world of audiobooks. It took me a fair bit of finding, but I could not have c..Show More »hosen better.
I had not read Finnikin before embarking on this journey, but as expected that did not seem to matter. Marchetta did a fantastic job of brushing me up on the events from the first book and helping me to love all the characters without being too pushy or potentially repetitive with the re-cap.
This tale is fabulous, and Marchetta has quickly hit my list of authors worth exploring, but other reviewers might be able to cover that better than I. I want to impress upon you the talent of the lovely Grant Cartwright.
I'm sure that I would have loved this read regardless but Cartwright's strong narration was absolutely addictive. His character voices and expression never failed to deliver impact and feeling in the correct measures. His pauses, the suspense, his fervour...Now I find it hard to imagine Froi himself without the help of Cartwright... He was a perfect fit!
It'll be a difficult road in waiting for the next installment, Quintana of Charyn, but if Mr.Cartwright is drafted in again I certainly won't mind it.
These books just keep getting better. Often you read a first book in a series and the following ones never meet your expectations, however this author..Show More » is a magical writer, they just keep getting better and better. New and old characters, it's great seeing the old characters continue after their happily ever after and get fully submerged into the lives of new ones. Fantastic book and really enjoyed the narration for these books.