This was the first audiobook I’ve ever listened to! I’m not really an audiobook fan, I have a hard time paying attention when they’re playing and I prefer to read the actual book instead. But I recently signed up for an Audible trial, there was a specific book I wanted to get, so I figured while I have the membership I’d see what else was out there. I came across this book and decided to try it out for a few reasons – the biggest reason was that it was a KJ Charles book and I became a big fan of hers earlier this year when I read The Will Darling Adventures. The second reason was that this was a novella so the run time wasn’t super long. I figured easing into my audiobook adventures with a short story from an author who I love was a pretty good bet. And as it turns out, I was right!
The plot had everything I love about a KJ Charles story – action, adventure, danger, and interesting, lovable characters. This may have only been a novella, but it had a lot packed into it and felt as developed as a full-length novel. I loved Toby and Miles! I also really enjoyed the narrators. As an American, when I read books with British characters I still tend to read them with American accents in my head because that’s just what I know. But having British narrators reading the book to me really immersed me in the story in a way that I may not have necessarily gotten if I had just read it myself. That being said – I think I may still grab the ebook when it’s released next year and read it through again because despite my best efforts there were still moments I caught myself drifting – through no fault of the book, it’s just my brain! It’ll be no hardship to re-read, though, because this story was a lot of fun! Meanwhile, I’m going to go back to the Audible library and see what other books I can listen to while I have the membership available to me!