Audio Book Review: Island of Silence by Lisa McMann
Author: Lisa McMann
Narrated by James Langton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Published: September 4, 2012
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of The Unwanteds, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of Artimé are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.
In Artimé, Alex Stowe and his friends continue to hone their artistic magical spells while welcoming newcomers, wondering how long this peace between Quill and Artimé will last. Alex is stunned when Mr. Today comes to him with a very special request—one Alex questions his readiness for, until circumstances offer a dramatic answer.
And back in Quill, Aaron Stowe, Alex’s twin, faces a very different path. Devastated by his loss of status after Justine’s defeat and seething with rage toward Alex, Aaron is stealthily planning his revenge and return to power.
Alex and Aaron’s separate stories proceed with suspenseful pacing, colliding in a stunning climax that elevates sibling rivalry to epic proportions and leaves the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance.
My thoughts on the audio:
I enjoyed listening to this book on audio. James Langton does a great job with the narration. He gives each character a unique voice and he's pleasant to listen to. I really hope he continues to narrate this series.
My thoughts on the story:
Island of Silence is the second book in The Unwanteds series. It picks up where the first book left off. The walls of Artime` have been figuratively removed. The Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries have to figure out how to continue on now that so much has changed. So much of the story still surrounds the twins, Aaron and Alex Stowe, who are still on opposing sides. Alex is still feeling insecure about his magical abilities, and Aaron still wanting to rule the world.
This book really threw me for a loop! Lisa McMann really took me on a roller coaster ride with this book. So much happens in this book that I just didn't expect. And she left it at a huge cliff hanger too. I don't like spoilers, so I can't tell you a lot about it. However it's a great book. It has a lot of action, adventure, and magic. People of all ages will enjoy it.