The binge is done. I have no more new Kearsley audiobooks. *sob*
I started my re-reads even before the binge ended. I listened to Winter Sea again first, because I had to prepare myself for the re-read of Firebird.
Firebird was even better the second time, because I allowed myself to just sink in and wallow in it.
WALLOW. IN. IT.
My facial expressions while reading this book are even dopier. Except when I’m ugly-crying, and no one needs pics of that.
Also, I really need to go to St. Petersburg.
ANYWAY. Back to the first round. Every single book will be a re-read. A quick breakdown:
I am not kidding about this. Your life is incomplete without these books. Trust me.
Time-Travel for Serious Time-Travelers….
Only Kearsley can invalidate all my cynical skepticism about Serious Time Travel. These are full-on “sucked into the past unwillingly” stories, and she makes them work.
The ones I’m slightly iffy on, so I need to read them again….
These are more straight-up suspense that are almost…Hitchcockian with the MacGuffins and red herrings and bizarre dreams and whatnot.
Barbara Rosenblat (Splendour Falls) is one of my “I’ll Listen to Anything” narrators. LOVE HER.
Rosalyn Landor does a great job with Winter Sea, but she’s the voice of so many romances (Balogh, Kleypas, Garwood, Quinn, Milan), I wasn’t quite as enthralled on the second listen.
I did have some issues with Carolyn Bonnyman‘s narration of Season of Storms and Mariana. The performances are great, but her softer delivery and intonation make it really difficult to hear while I’m driving — I have to crank the volume to full blast to cut through ambient noise.
A huge round of applause for Kearsley’s design team, because these are truly beautiful and evocative covers.
Just in case Ms. Kearsley might see this…. I am being patient waiting for your next book. No, really. I’m not even going to email or tweet you.
I’m just going to leave these here, so you know that I am WAITING PATIENTLY.