Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Children of the Different - SC Flynn

Nineteen years ago, a brain disease known as the Great Madness killed most of the world’s population. The survivors all had something different about their minds. Now, at the start of adolescence, their children enter a trance-like state known as the Changeland and either emerge with special mental powers or as cannibalistic Ferals.

In the great forest of south-western Australia, thirteen year-old Arika and her twin brother Narrah go through the Changeland. They encounter an enemy known as the Anteater who feeds on human life. He exists both in the Changeland and in the outside world, and he wants the twins dead.

After their Changings, the twins have powers that let them fight their enemy and face their destiny on a long journey to an abandoned American military base on the north-west coast of Australia. If they can reach it before time runs out.

CHILDREN OF THE DIFFERENT is a post-apocalyptic fantasy novel set among the varied landscapes and wildlife of Western Australia. 

My thoughts:
Setting:
A post-apocalyptic world. Most of humanity gone in the great madness. And there are Ferals, let's just call them fast "zombies" and you get the point what they sort of are. They will kill you the moment they see you.
Different groups of humans live spread out, but we only get the scope on Australia. For all I know everyone else might be dead.

Story:
Twins Arrika and Narrah go into The Changing. This means they either get powers, or become Ferals. Life does suck. There are dangers in the Changelands that will follow you out. I can't say too much about the story, spoilers you know. But there will be a dangerous journey. Revelations. Learning more about what is left of Australia (at least this part of AU). There are some minor characters too, but this really is the twin's book, and their journeys. It was an interesting story that had me hooked. There are good people, bad people, and people just wanting to survive.

Narration: 
The narrator did a great job with the book. And here is where I should say more. But you know, good narration. Nice pace, kept me interested. What a good narrator should do. A nice voice to listen too, he did well with different voices too.

Conclusion:
This was a good story, I liked listening to it, and I could easily stop in the middle of a chapter and pick up the next day (since that is how I roll). When it ended I felt like I would like to see more in this world, even if there was a good solid ending. But more can always happen. It was nice with an AY dystopia for once.

End notes:
I just wanted to say I jumped at the chance of reviewing this one via audible. I was all audiobook? Yes please! It was such a nice change for once.

Audiobook, 9 hours?
Published August 19th 2016 by The Hive
Dystopia, YA
For review



46 comments:

  1. I'm not that much an audio person but well I tried 2 of them and one this month, it's just too long to listen to

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    1. I get that, that is why I listen to 30 min/1 h per day. And I need to focus

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  2. I don't read a lot of dystopian but this one sounds interesting.

    I love it when I find a good narrator. They can make or break the book for me.

    Simply Angela

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    1. They so can. I tried listen to this fantasy once and he did this Russian accent and I was all..why did you make her Russian? It's a fantasy world...

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  3. I would read it just for the different setting. It sounds like a good one!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  4. Glad this worked out so well for you!

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  5. This sounds like a perfect October listen!

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  6. "Zombies"! I like it already. :)

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    1. Hehe, I explain things with simple things

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  7. I've only listened to one audio book and it just wasn't to my liking. I read fast and would rather read it. Thanks for the review.

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  8. It's always nice to find a good narrator :) Glad you had a good time with this one!

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  9. A good narrator makes all the difference.

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    1. True, a awesome book can become bad cos of it

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  10. Those are the kind of endings I like. No need for cliffies. This sounds like a good audio!

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  11. I've never tried audio butI don't think it's my thing. I don't even remember when was the last time I read dystopian...

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    1. Audio is fun, not all the time, but in the middle

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  12. Woah! Sounds like you really enjoyed it! So glad to know! 💓
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for the review. Yes, the narrator did a great job.

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  14. 9 hours isn't so bad. I still struggle though

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    1. Let it take a while, took me 3 weeks cos I listened 30 min/1h a day

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  15. It takes me about a week to listen to an audiobook that's more than 8 hours. I listen to a little each day, unless I'm off for a few days and can finish it the same day I start. I'm pretty much over YA dystopia but this does sound unique.

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    1. It was NOT like the dystpopias out there, you know, speshul awesome one in a love triangle.

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  16. Oooh, awesome, I had no idea this one had an audio version! Seriously, thank you so much for letting me know! My physical book reading time has decreased a lot these days, I rely on listening most of the time.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'd say it works so well in audio that audio really is the way to go :)

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  17. Sounds like a bit of an action packed read. Good to see you could get back into it anytime and not be lost.

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    1. That is a must for me, cos I am a sporadic listener

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  18. Huh... sounds pretty interesting, and a good audiobook. I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks!

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  19. This sounds like a really interesting world that the author built. And it is good on audio?? You've really peeked my interest. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. It was not so YA that some YA are, so cos of that it was nice listening too. Did not take much from me

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  20. Awwwe...not my cup of tea, but I'm glad you liked it.

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