Tuesday, October 12, 2010
AudioBook: Fallen by Lauren Kate
The narrator in my opinion put too much inflection on the romance scenes, so much so I wanted to gag it was so Harlequin romance-like. I am always up for a little romance, but when it sounds so trashy in what should be a somewhat ethereal (aka spiritual or heavenly) novel concept, it really threw me off the whole subject of what the book is trying to portray.
I have decided that I cannot let my decision between audio vs physical book deter me from picking up torment. But I hope now that the story has started, there will not be another 200 pages of back story and filler information, I will understand for now that the first book needed all the extra back story to fully get the reader into the story. But I have always suggested to my fellow readers/bloggers give a book 30-50 pages before giving up on it. I did not follow my own advice with this book, because all the reviews I had seen said it doesn't get good until the end, which is very very true with this book. I hope the next book is better, and I will definitely be picking up a physical copy this time. If you are interested in audio clips of the parts I did not like in this novel please visit my Vlog Site on YouTube .