Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Narrator: Anna Gibson, Jordan Leigh
Series: Rook and Ronin #1
Published by Selfpublished on 22 August 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Length: 6h 23m
Source: Audible Purchase
Rook Walsh is tragic. Because life so far - just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…. Rook got a second chance. And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone - you grab it with both hands and run. Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she's got "The Look." The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive Tragic Media contract. Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he's everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn't.
Tragic is one of my favorite Huss stories, and it was a treat to listen to the audio – the narrators brought the characters to life perfectly!
My Tragic audioreview:
At the beginning of listening to Tragic, I had a little trouble with the male narrator, especially because his French accent didn’t sound French at all, but also because he made a very squeaky voice when he was sharing something Rook said, but from Ronin’s point of view. The female narrator nailed it, though, and most of the chapters were from Rook’s perspective, so I was completely gone in the story very quickly.
I read the whole Rook and Ronin series a while ago, and listening to Tragic brought some things to my attention that I hadn’t noticed when I read it myself. First of all, I thought Rook seemed much more fragile and vulnerable than she did when I read about her. And that brought another layer both to this story, and what I know will come later on in the series.
As get more used to listening to audiobooks, I also want more and more of them to listen to! I know the rest of the Rook and Ronin series will be released in audio at a later time, and I can’t wait. Huss has such skills when it comes to telling stories, and her characters are always incredibly flawed, which somehow makes me love them even more! Having narrators tell me the stories just brings out another level of enjoyment for me.
Some of my favorite Tragic quotes:
“I’m already undone, Gidge, I just hope you’ll stick around long enough to put me back together.”
Ronin might be a control-freak, but he has good taste in dresses.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
Oh, this makes me want to give Tragic a listen, Lexxie! Since I’ve been on a listening binge lately, I’ve been wondering how *different* actually reading a story is as opposed to listening. It’s great that hearing Tragic read to you made you see a few things differently.
Happy Friday, my friend! I hope we can connect for a chat SOON! I miss you! **BIG HUGS**
You should listen t it, Brandee! It’s such a great excuse to re-visit favorites, because it’s a completely different media 😀
I think it does change a little bit to have someone tell the story to me, rather than reading it myself, because the narrator brings his or her take on the story into the narration, if that makes sense.
Nice review. I’ve been wanting to read Huss for some time now but haven’t made the time. This one looks really interesting. I’m curious about the story, thanks to you.
I’m a huge fan of Huss, Shane, I have really loved almost all of her books so far 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
lol..squeaky voice, how amusing. I really need to try one of her books
ha, I didn’t find it all that amusing, but I get that for people who don’t speak French, because the voice definitely sounds different in French than in English, it might actually sound like that.
You should try one of her books – they are pretty dark, character-driven and I love her 😉
This looks like a great book. I haven’t done many audios with two narrators. I’m still getting used to them. Great review.
Some of my first audio experiences were with two narrators, so I enjoy that a lot. However, a very good narrator can do all kinds of voices and accents, and then it’s not necessary to have two 🙂
I haven’t read anything by this author-yet. I am just getting into listening as well and usually have trouble finding the time-I tend to read in bed and I am afraid I will fall asleep listening and lose my place :)I do have a bunch of books to listen to that I already have read and I enjoy them all over again-they are great on long trips. Sorry the male narrator wasn’t so great, but at least the female was decent 🙂
I love Huss, Lorna, and if you like reading New Adult romance, you should definitely check her out. I listen to audiobooks while I’m on the bus, or while doing stuff around the house – I don’t think I’d be able to listen at night, either, because some narrators have such good voices it would not help keep me awake if I’m tired 🙂
The male narrator didn’t have too much to do, as most of the chapters were from the female character’s POV, and it didn’t take away my overall enjoyment of the story, so all is good 😀