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Beautifully read - interesting heroine

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would not because I think that this is not as good as the other books in the series - it is still a good book and probably worth reading/listening to especially if you liked the others - it does have some satisfying twists and an interesting main character but it lacked something of the spark that made her earlier books so wonderful - I did really like the way that it was read however - it really brought the book to life

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have focused on the villain and made the struggle between the factions of faery and the main characters more central rather than focusing almost entirely on the human concerns - I felt that more magic might have added to this story

What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She brings an authentic accent which brings the main character to life and also I am certain I would not have been able to pronounce one or two words correctly such as geis

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really but then it was a very long book! I certainly enjoyed listening to it

Any additional comments?

I would recommend reading the earlier books

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Charming Story - Far Better Than Expected

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-13

What did you like most about Steelheart?

I thought the main character was charming - I don't always warm to the 'hero' narrator but the voice through which this story was told was very endearing, and this was helped by the fact that it was read so skillfully. I also enjoyed watching the story unfold with so many twists, many of them not obvious - it really kept one guessing up to the end and it was pleasantly dark

What other book might you compare Steelheart to, and why?

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud - Because something about the main character reminded me of the magician narrator in the trilogy - also because both books had a certain dark humour. -also contained elements of The Lies Of Locke Lamora

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scene where the main character first encounters the resistance and gets involved with the hit that they are planning - meeting the team and generally causing chaos

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment where Meghan is brought back to the base after being wounded and he finds himself caring about something other than revenge on Steelheart

Any additional comments?

I liked the character of Prof - he was very skilfully written - reminded me a little of X men but with more subtlety - I also really liked the idea that killing Steelheart might actually make things worse for most people in the city