Narrator: Chelsea Stephens, Steve Campbell
Series: The Watcher #2
Published by Self-published on 12-10-18
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science-Fiction, Young Adult
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Strangers become allies. Lovers become enemies. And a destiny formed before birth unfolds.
Sawyer spent most of her life hunting the very thing she has now become. No longer the Watcher she once was, Sawyer struggles to make sense of her new identity. Though she now has the powers of a Carbon, she is also tied to the control Coleman has over all of his creations.
Desperate for help and answers, Sawyer travels to the United Isles with Max in search of an ally. Not only must she learn to harness her new abilities, she must find a way to mend a broken heart…if her past doesn’t kill her first.
The epic journey continues, and the war for the human race draws ever closer. Join the resistance in the next chapter of the Watcher Series.
Sawyer is on her way to the United Isles with Max in search of an ally but also to train her new abilities as a carbon. There is also the fact that she still has her real body alive and waiting for her, but she does not now yet how to do that.
The story is gripping and the characters get more developed than in the previous book. Nevertheless, secondary characters still remain one dimensional. There is plenty of action and some violence in this book that worked well for me, but should be taken into account for people not into it.
As a Young Adult book, there is romance and it is important within the story. Things get confusing here for Sawyer, but part of her heart problems will be important for the outcome. I am not into the romantic aspect of this kind of books, but accept it as an important part taking into account the public for this.
The fact that they are the only people left in the world was well explained in the first book, but it seems to have lost strength in this one. It was mentioned two or three times in the book, and each time it caught me almost by surprise. I think it would have helped to have more descriptions of the world, and more worldbuilding in general. There is a clear conflict in this book, it is just that I lost somehow a bit of perspective.
The narration was again quite good, with Chelsea Stephens and Steve Campbell transmitting the characters emotions and bringing them to life. Both narrators did a fantastic job, but in a couple of moments Chelsea Stephens did not clearly switch voices between character and narration. For the rest, it was an excellent experience for the listener.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by AJ Eversley. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
AJ Eversley is the author of the WATCHER series. A true north Canadian girl, AJ currently lives in Central Alberta with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found binge watching Harry Potter, quoting various movies in everyday conversation, and eating copious amounts of candy.
Chelsea Stephens has a long time love and appreciation for the performing arts, with experience in on-stage acting, singing and voice over. Her love for reading books and the pursuit of the story led her to narration. She enjoys unfolding characters and bringing listeners into new worlds. Chelsea is an experienced voice actor with a talent for mystery, fantasy and YA novels. She’s a mom to a gaggle of young ones living in the Midwest with her lumbersexual husband.
My first priority as a voice-over artist is to convey your thoughts and ideas in an entertaining and insightful manner; not distracting from your message, but enhancing your words. It is my personal goal to help your audience engage with the text in an immersive and memorable way.
As a techie with a passion for performance and a love of the written word, the voice-over industry called to me. I am now fortunate enough to be living my dream of audiobook narration from my home studio, in Calgary, AB, Canada.
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My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist a good novel. In 2015, while wait I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. If you see me with my Bluetooth headphones on, please be gentle, I get easily startled.
I live with my boyfriend, which I met during my six-year stay in Belgium, four cockatiels, eight lovebirds, and a hamster in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.