The Story I went into this audiobook already knowing what to expect about the story itself. What I love about audiobooks though is having a new ta..Show More »ke on things, listening to someone else tell the story, and discovering things you missed or forgot about. The Reckoning is a test that all 16 year olds on the 1st July have to take, which determines which section they belong to, Trogs, Intermediates, Elites, or Members. From this group of teenagers, a few are selected to be an Offering, someone who is sent to Windsor castle to stay. What happens to these offerings no-one knows except that they never to see family of friends again. Reckoning follows Silver as she travels to Windsor castle as an Offering herself.
The Narrator I love the narrator, Kat Rose-Martin. Her accent to me fits perfectly with the story and the area that Silver comes from. She really brings the characters to life, and just like the book, I could not put this down. My usual sleep routine is listening to a book for about an hour, Reckoning was one I had on for just "half an hour more". Thankfully I was off work over Christmas so my very late nights listening to Reckoning meant I didn't get too tied for work. Reckoning audiobook is the perfect blend of story and narration mixed into one, and I really hope that Kat Rose-Martin gets to narrate the next book.
Final Verdict Loved every second of this book and I know it will be one I listen to time and time again.
I have loved this series from the moment I first read Reckoning. When I listened to the audiobook for Reckoning I loved it, and went onto Renegade wit..Show More »h Kat's voice in my head as Silver. When I got the chance to review an audiobook of Renegade I could not download it fast enough.
I really don't want to repeat myself too much with this review for Renegade, with my original review of the book on my blog. Going into Renegade I already knew what was going to happen in the end, but hearing them instead of reading them made them feel like a new event. I loved how it felt like it was a new story for me, how I was just as nervous as my first read of it. The Renegade audiobook sits proudly next to Reckoning, and I am really looking forward to listening to this series again once the next book has been published.
The Narration My review of Reckoning shows how much I loved Kat's narration for this series, and Renegade was no exception. To me she is the voice of Silver, and now when I read the books it's Kat I hear. When I was tweeting my progress for Renegade to Kerry, he told me that Kat's finest moment came near the end. Not only is Kat possibly the best person to bring Silver to life, but Kerry was also right. I knew what was coming, I knew the ending of this book and how it all played out, but having Kat tell me the story, listening to her voice and the emotion she puts into it made it a new experience. I cried......on the bus.....on my way to work.
Final Verdict Renegade is just as good as an audio as it is in a paperback. I loved every minute of this book and often found myself listening to it for 'just 30 minutes more' at stupid hours of the morning on a work night.