- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 3 hours and 46 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Afterglow Productions
- Audible.com Release Date: September 29, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B015YED1UW
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Moonlight Audible – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
The whole story was just too sad, between the deaths of her Mother & of 4 of the 6 brothers, the strange romance, the emotional abuse on Xander by his father & brother, over all made this just too sad for my taste. I don't enjoy reading stuff like that. I also didn't relate to the names of all the characters, though they may be from the Celtic origins of the story, they were just to confusing & most were too similar sounding to follow, I kept getting confused of who was who. There were quite a few incomplete ideas or gaps in the story that left this reader puzzled of intent or what happened or having to backtrack to see if I missed something. Like who/what was Sylas Mortas? He could have been any kind of creature, but I wanted to know what, to help me understand where the story was going with him. What was the bargain that Aowynn made with him? I was very confused over that bargain, took me a ways in to figure out her silence meant no speaking. Or who/what was Crwys? How did she inhabit the body of Ciatlllait? Were they separate identities? & what did some of the pharses translate too, like "Go dtachta an diabhal thú"? I don't know if that's Celtic/Gaelic or whatever, but I need a translation in order to appreciate it in a book written in English. The overall flow was very slow & choppy, I almost put the book down. The characters aren't super likable, the majority of the brothers were not likable in my opinion. Princess Aowyn was ok, not the type of heroine I would have thought. Xander, just seemed odd until near the end. Just not enough background/world building to get more of a feeling for the characters to like them.
Her books are definitely suited to a younger audience with less demands made of them. However, I noted the writing style was a touch improved in comparison to her first book in this Crowns of the Twelve series.
This book comes about as the prequel to The Subtle Beauty, where we first learned about Xander and Aowyn, a princess by birth, and a short lived character in Miss Hunter’s initial book. In Moonlight we are permitted to see the glorious tale before it became a muted historical tale in Miss Hunter’s sandbox. Here we are introduced to Aowyn, the only daughter in a family of nine because she is blessed with six brothers. Yet, typically, Aowyn as our main character is quickly and predictably robbed of her mother. It’s not an uncommon trope when building background for a story. However, as with the previous book I read, I’m still left feeling all the characters are incredibly static.
If there is something to be said of this young adult selection, it is that Miss Hunter has captured the knack of writing natural dialog between characters. I could literally see two people exchanging several occasions of idle chatter presented in this adaptation of The Swan Princess.
Again, it’s a simple read, but I won’t ruin the story for those who prefer this short/quick burst style of writing. Peruse it at your pleasure, there’s nothing of which I believe a parent could arguably find fault with. It’s all very simple and childish, perfect for a young adult audience.
As said in the the synopsis….this is a retelling of The Swan Princess and what a retelling it is!!! It is also the love story of Xander and Aowyn (briefly told in her first book of the series: The Subtle Beauty).
I loved that again, Celtic lore was woven in the story. If I haven’t mentioned before, I love anything Celtic. This obsession started when I was in my teens and I haven’t lost my love for it over the years.
I loved Aowyn’s devotion to her brothers andand to her mother’s memory.
Would I read it again? Yes
Would I reccomend it to family and friends? Yes
Age range? Elementary school (4th grade) on up.