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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Audible.com Release Date: August 28, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00930Q75U
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Towards the end of the book the author threw in a random curveball that A might be able to inhabit a body for longer than one day, but I feel like this part of the story was rushed and lacked clarity and purpose. It was like “Here’s a really interesting plot twist! Actually never mind” and then the book wrapped up surprisingly quickly leaving a sort of unfinished feel to some of the plot. It was kind of like you’d spent the entire book following along as A fell in love with Rhiannon, pined over Rhiannon, spent every waking minute longing for her and wanting to do anything to be with her. And then A decided it wouldn’t work and then he left her. Not exactly the ending I was looking for. But I suppose in a way A’s sacrifice is meant to be romantic? Overall there were definitely parts of this plot that I found frustrating, but at the same time it kept me reading because I wanted to know how it ended, and the ending was kind of disappointing.
What a brutal read! By the time I arrived at page 253, I had just about enough!
The story is getting old … same ol’ … same ol’; no action! No mystery! No creative twists! No juice! Just the same, only a different host body that lacks depth and interest.
The key, missing ingredient in this story is character development. The only driving force in the main character “A” is his/her/its, relentless crave to meet up with the first character in the story, Rhiannon. You will never get to know these two characters deeply or intimately because with every day, every new body waking up in a new home; a new location, the only action you will ever encounter as the reader is the trek that leads the main character “A”, back to Rhiannon.
I get it! I get what the author was trying to create with the idea that it doesn’t matter what we look like, what kind of host body we are trapped in, where we wake up or where we live, we are all the same inside. Where the author missed the mark, is the reader will never be able to grasp the story fully or immerse themselves in a story fully because it lacks development, intimacy and my favorite word of the day, “Juice”. There’s nothing to savor here.
Perhaps there are those who do not look for these qualities in a story. As a matter of fact, the staggering amount of rave reviews and the fact that the book made it to the movie screen seems to indicate that there is a strong interest and following.
So with that, I will say on a positive note that the writing in this story is pretty good. I would even praise the author for his intuition and insight into the psyche of people. He gets it! He understands how the human emotions play with our action and motives. He understands how facial expressions can either hide or plainly reveal the emotional being as well as the thoughts that we keep to ourselves and the things that we contemplate that set us free or paralyze us.
But … just when you are getting in touch with that, you are snatched away to another day, another body, another setting and another relentless drive for “A” to return to Rhiannon.
If the other rave 5-star reviews have you curious, I would encourage you to pick up the book and dive in and decide for yourself. If however, you are a reader who enjoys a read that you can sink your teeth into and get immersed in dynamic characters who reveal a part of yourself that you can identify with, or you appreciate a rich read where you may feel like you’re savoring, chewing and digesting a decadent meal, you may want to pass on this one.
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