Author: AJ Eversley
Narrators: Chelsea Stephens, Steve Campbell
Length: 8 hours and 13 minutes
Series: The Watcher Series, Book 1
Publisher: Author AJ Eversley
Released: Oct. 6, 2018
Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult
“I knew I was not alone. They would never leave until every last one of us was gone.”
Sawyer Russo has sworn to protect humanity, and as a Watcher she’s done just that. But the Bots and Carbons that took her city are evolving, and they start picking the Watchers off one by one. One last rescue mission will change everything. When someone betrays them, the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn.
Sawyer made a vow, and she will fulfill it, even if it means ending the person who deceived them, no matter who it might be.
It all comes down to one choice…
Who can she save?
And who does she have to let go?
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 every day 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.
*One and the same as Avery Reid.
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.
The best part of this novel was the set up. Eversley did a great job with setting up the action with the scenery and the flashbacks for our main character. We get to see that she has never known a world outside the Watchers and is therefore kind of brainwashed. Although at first I did not feel much for Sawyer. I thought she was a stereotypical character for a dystopian novel. But she does change throughout and we get more backstory on her which endeared her to me. I’m still not sure how I feel about the love interest. He seems a bit bland and one dimensional but maybe he will get more backstory in the second book? The world building is what drew me in and it’s really well developed throughout. I could easily picture this world and how it works! I give the novel a 4/5 stars.
The narration done by Stephens and Campbell was great! Both narrators seemed equally skilled and they kept similar tones and accents for the characters which made it easier to figure out who was talking when it changed perspectives. I love dual narrators when it’s balanced like this! Neither seemed to have any audio bloopers and their pacing was excellent. I was drawn in by the world building but stayed for their pleasant voices. I give them a 5/5 stars.
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.
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