Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
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I have never been a big audiobook fan. Usually the narrator is too slow or I have trouble getting in to the story. I think Outpost just may have changed my opinion of audiobooks though!

From the instant I started Outpost I was transported in to Deuce’s new world. She has arrived in Salvation but the high walls aren’t just keeping the freaks out, they’re also keeping Deuce in. Forced to be something she’s not Deuce feels like a fish out of water and with Fade distant, Salvation is starting to look like it is anything but.

What I really loved about this audiobook was all of the action and the vivid freak descriptions. From the outset this story had me keyed up and on edge. I never knew when the next Freak attack would come, or if the attack was going to come from a human threat. This was something I also enjoyed about the first book in this series, Enclave.

I ended up rating this book a full star higher than its predecessor, and I can wholly contribute that extra star because I listened to the audiobook. The narration by Emily Bauer was truly well done and I found myself actually looking forward to my morning commute just because I’d get to listen to Outpost in the pre-dawn light. It added an extra layer of creepiness listening to freak attacks while driving through fog.

Overall, Outpost was a really fun listen. I enjoyed the non-stop action and the spot on narration. After reading the first book, and listening to the second, I can easily say that I plan to finish this series on audio. If you’re on the fence about whether audiobooks are for you the Razorland series is a great novel to test the waters with.

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