Audiobook Review: Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Posted January 7, 2016 by Nereyda/ 34 Comments

Audiobook Review: Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan SpoonerTheir Fractured Light
by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound, #3
Release Date: December 1st 2015
Published by Disney-Hyperion
Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi, YA
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Abby Craden, Cynthia Holloway, Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews
Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
Pages: 432
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Source: Audiobook Received for Review

A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.

Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.

Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.

When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.

Audiobook Received for Review in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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If I had to list my all time favorite audiobooks/series, Illuminae, The Lunar Chronicles and the Starbound Trilogy would definitely be my top 3 picks!  For those of you who don’t like or have never heard an audiobook, let me just say that you guys are missing out big time.  Audiobooks have improved a great deal in the last 2-3 years, and these three series are the ones I’ve been the most impressed with.  When I first heard These Broken Stars on audio last year, it was a game changer for me in terms of audiobooks. It was the first one I had heard that had special effects and multiple narrators that went above and beyond to bring this book to life.  I was hooked on this series after that and knew there was no other way I wanted to read this series other than on audio.

Audiobook Comments: If I wasn’t already in love with the previous audiobooks, there was no way I wasn’t missing out on this one after I found out that one of my favorite narrators was one of the leads.  For those of you that hav not had the pleasure of listening to him, MacLeod Andrews is one of the best (and one of my favorite) male narrators for YA books.  He has that perfect suave and charming voice that just goes perfect with each character he is playing, and he was the perfect Gideon.  Kim Mai Guest is a narrator I’ve heard before, and while I didn’t particularly enjoy her performance in Soundless (he voice was a bit high and squeaky), she was fantastic as Sophia.  When I got my audiobook copy in the mail and I realized that it had two extra narrators that were not listed on Audible, I freaked out a little.  Mainly because one of the narrators is Abby Craden and I am not a fan of her because her voice is just too… it always sounds like she just had sex…if that makes sense.  She narrates a lot of NA books and although I don’t like her as a narrator, she was the narrator for ‘the whispers’ in between chapters and her raspy voice actually worked out perfect since she kind of loudly whispered those parts.  I always love these extra bonuses Listening Library adds to these audiobooks and it was great being able to finally get more information about these whispers.  We also get a special bonus narrator, Cynthia Halloway, who I’ve heard so many times and is really great.  Her part is short, but it’s a good one for a character I wasn’t expecting.

Their Fractured Light was a fantastic conclusion to an already epic series.  I’m in awe of how the authors were able to not only wrap up this story, but also tie in these characters and their back stories the way they did.  I fell in love with Gideon and Sophia, separately and as a couple, just as much as I fell in love with the other characters.  Speaking of the other characters, it was so great being able to see so much of them in this book.  There were plenty of moments that shocked me (hello plot twists!) and all in all I can’t think of a better way to end this series.  I’m sad to say goodbye to this world and these characters, but I’m glad I have them all on audiobook so I can relisten to them again.  As you can tell, this audiobook was amazing and gets 5 stars from me!  This is one of those audiobook series that I will always recommend! If you want a more in-depth review of the actual story, you can read Nick’s review!

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  • I am not an audiobook reader at all. Not for lack of trying. I have tried so many times but I get too distracted and miss the story or fall asleep. But you have convinced me to give this one a try! Awesome review. Happy listening 🙂

    Also lovely blog (it’s my first visit)!!

    • It took me a few months to be able to get used to them. My first audiobook took me three weeks to finish, eventually I just got so used to them.
      Thanks for stopping by Gwen!

  • That’s my mission this year; to listen to more audio books. I haven’t started this series, but the first book is coming up on my tbr. Great review!

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    • Yay, I’m determined to get more people to listen to audiobooks this year 🙂
      Hope you like this series!

  • I listened to the first book int this series. But then the library hasn’t had the rest which is super weird. But I will probably use Audible at some point to get the last two. I really enjoyed the first one and have hear great things about the rest of the series. Glad you enjoyed this!

    • I’m jealous you can get audiobooks from your library. I have waaaay more books and audiobooks than my library. 🙁

  • I need to try an audiobook this year Nereyda! I just get intimidated by the length since I can read so much faster than I can listen, and I don’t have a commute to work or anything where it would make sense for me to put a book on. I work from home so I could listen here, but then I feel like I would miss something since I wouldn’t be fully focused on it.

    Do you like how I just made a bunch of excuses? I WILL TRY ONE THIS YEAR, I WILL! I need to hear Mr. Andrews:)

    • I started listening to audiobooks two years ago because I had a one hour commute. I got so used to them and even though I don’t work anymore, I listen to them while I’m cooking and cleaning and doing chores. Such a better way to pass the time 🙂

  • This is yet another series that I have heard so much about and still haven’t made time for. I think I have two of the books so far too so I just suck. I will need to squeeze this one in this year for sure.

    • Well at least now you don’t have to wait for the books to be out since it’s complete, that’s always a plus 🙂

  • I really should continue this series. I loved These Broken Stars so I’ll probably love the other two too but I don’t have copies of those yet. 🙁

    • There are so many series that I also want to continue but I don’t have the books either. I just have too many books to buy more right now…

  • I made it my goal this year to get at least one audiobook and actually listen to it. I never finished this series and if it includes all the action (less chance to get distracted and fall asleep if there are loud noises) maybe this might be my chance! I got a speaker for my iPod so hopefully I can play it out loud while cooking or something. Great Review! I’m so putting this on my audiobook tbr.

    • It was really hard for me to not get distracted when I first started listening to audiobooks two years ago. I fixed that by listening to books I had already read, helped me stay focus and the more I heard, the better I got. Now I can listen to audiobooks while doing pretty much anything 🙂

  • I love this series, and I am absolutely itching to get to this one. You are me considering doing it on audio as I have experienced Mr Andrews and he is wonderful.

    • He’s fantastic! One of my favorites of his is still Pushing the Limits.
      Hope you like this one Heidi!

  • I just won the whole series in hardback so I’m looking forward to reading them. Since I have the books I guess I won’t be listening to the audio. But I do agree with you that audiobooks have really improved in the past few years. Now I’m spoiled and find myself much more picky about the narration. I don’t have to have a full cast but I do need someone who can do the voices well.
    I’m definitely hoping to pick up the first book this month. We’ll see if I can manage that.

    • I’m the same way, I need more than just a narrator reading lines. I need voices and tones and emotions!
      Hope you like this series Candace 🙂

  • I’ve not listened to many audiobooks mainly because I get easily distracted. However, one of my goals for 2016 is to read more of them. This series is one of my all time favourites so I can definitely see myself enjoying the audiobooks. I love that there are multiple narrators so I will definitely be looking into experiencing the audiobook. 😀

    • It definitely took me a while to get used to audiobooks and not get distracted, now I can’t get enough 🙂

  • “it always sounds like she just had sex…if that makes sense” bwahah. I’m dead! I haven’t heard her NA narration, but I LOVED how she did the whispers!

    • Ha, sorry but I found no other way to describe it! Her voice is so throaty, I always picture her lying in bed smoking a cigarette while she records these books 🙂
      She did a good job with the whispers though. Listen to a clip of Rival by Penelope Douglas to see what I mean!

  • YAY! I had downloaded These Broken Stars on audio and now I’m super glad I did! 🙂 Since I had already read it, I figured I’d listen on audio before I started the next two. Definitely can’t wait to finish these this year!

    • That’s a great idea! That’s how I was first able to get used to audiobooks when I was first starting. Listening to books I had already read. Hope you like the audio!

  • I see that both you and Nick loved this one! It doesn’t surprise me! I STILL haven’t read it. D: I think I have abandonment issues, with the last book of a series! Eventually I will… I just need to squeeze it in my review calendar somewhere. Perhaps over the summer! Gosh that’s so far away. ANYWAY, I am so happy to see that you enjoyed this novel (always a plus), as well as the audiobook (that one narrator’s voice sounds hilarious and I’ve never even heard it before!). Fantastic review, Nereyda! 🙂

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  • I haven’t tried this series, but I am happy to hear you both loved it and the audio version sounds wonderful

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  • That cover is so gorgeous. I haven’t read any of this series but I want to — so many good reviews! And awesome to know that the audio is good! Great review!!

  • I’ve read first and second books, and I planned to continue series in this format. But your review… I love MacLeod Andrews! Kim Mai Guest and Abby Craden are new to me narrators, but you made me very curious about “just had sex” voice. Lol. Fantastic audiobook review, Nereyda! I’ll definitely go for an audio.

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  • I’ve never listened to an audiobook! (OH THE SHAME) but I’ve been hearing so many phenomenal reviews about this. Plus, I heard Amie Kaufman’s Illuminae was fantastic, which I’ve also been dying to check out! Darling review! <3

  • I gave one audiobook a go, which was Scorpio Races but I couldn’t get into it because of the slow pace of the narrator and the accent. But it sounds like the dual perspectives for this one was done really well! In particular, Gideons voice would be amazing. Thanks for the review Nereyda!

  • i think i listened to the first audiobook of this series and enjoyed the narration. i love audiobooks for giving me the benefit of listening (reading) while i work menial tasks. lol.

  • Dang! I have all the books in audio, so I have to read the last two in ASAP!!!

  • Now you make me wish that I’d listened to these on audio instead of reading them. Maybe someday I’ll manage an audio re-read!

    • Yes, I highly approve of this audio re-read plan. I do this a lot 🙂