Wednesday, April 20, 2011
First Light (audio) by Rebecca Stead
I liked all of the characters and loved the dogs. Both Peter and Thea are likable characters and they carry the story well. The only character I was dissatisfied with was Thea's grandmother. I felt like there was something more to her character. And it also felt like part of the "fathers" storyline was dropped, like there was something missing to it. But neither of those things was essential to the story and the book moved along at a good pace and had a satisfying conclusion.
7 hours, 6 minutes
David Ackroyd and Coleen Marlo are the narrators for Peter and Thea. Though the book is in third person, the chapters alternates between the two main characters. Both the readers do a fine job and I enjoyed listening to them. David Ackroyd, in particular, had a nice voice and reminded me of the reader for some of the Richard Peck books I've listened to. He has an old-fashioned voice, if you know what I mean.
Whisper in my Ear