I couldn’t take the accent!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 😠😘🤓
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Marlene – She was abducted by evil aliens and crash landed on an ice planet. Unlike many of the other women, Marlene is outgoing and spirited. She doesn’t show any fear, adjust very quickly to her new reality and goes after what she wants.
The Hero: Zennek – he is the most reserved of the sa-khui, and is quite a shy guy who sits back and listens to and watches the other, more outgoing of the tribe. He assumed that he wouldn’t resonate to any of the human women but is surprised when he resonates to Marlene who is his opposite.
The Story: Like the last few IPB books I have read, this one starts in the future and then has flashbacks to the time when the women arrived on the planet. This was ok once or twice, but I’ll admit that I am getting sick of it. I am not a big fan of flashbacks. I like things moving in a more linear order, but it could be worse.
This book was told in dual points of view via dual narration. It was narrated by Hollie Jackson and Mason Lloyd. They are the narrators for most of Ruby Dixon’s books and both of them do a great job. I like their narration style for these books and the audiobook versions are usually a pleasure to listen to. However, in this book the main character is French so Hollie did a French accent. Though she did a good job with the accent, I absolutely HATED it! I had to concentrate way too hard to hear what she was saying beneath the strong and annoying accent. I can’t say how much I HATED it. I apologize to French people but those are the facts. I missed much of the story because I couldn’t listen to it and my mind kept wandering.
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