Publisher: Therin Knite
Date Published: 05-20-15
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
Audiobook Narrator: Julia Knippen
Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom
Description: Corina Marion’s father is dead. Off to a never-ending war as a Red Cross doctor before Corina was even born, Luther Marion has been a constant but increasingly distant presence in his daughter’s life for sixteen years. Damaged pictures. Short letters. And three brief phone calls received before Corina was old enough to walk.Now, Luther Marion has returned home at last—as a body in a box to be buried. Corina’s mother is devastated. Her small, backwoods town mourns the loss of its local hero.And Corina…isn’t sure how she feels about the death of a father she never really met.But when a mysterious old man confronts Corina at her father’s funeral, she finds herself drawn to his impossible offer: a chance to know the late Luther Marion. And in a moment of uncertainty, Corina makes a choice with consequences she can barely fathom. A choice that sends her to the last place she ever expected to go. Her father’s hometown. Six hundred miles south. And twenty-five years in the past.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This review is structured with the help of questions from Audible.com.
What did you love best about Solace?
Solace really surprised me in how deep and philosophical it got while Corina was getting to know the boy, then the man, who would become her father. A story about a girl getting a chance to go back in time to meet her recently deceased father is already a brilliant idea, and is even more satisfying when it is executed so well. Solace is full of graceful descriptions of how gritty and terrifying fire, riots, and war are while showing us characters who are strong and stubborn and are heroes without the hero complex.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Solace?
The scene where Corina returns and Lou recognizes her dressed exactly the same as when she disappeared almost a decade prior was quite memorable and a fun turning point for the story.
Have you listened to any of Julia Knippen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is my first audio book of Julia Knippen’s but I really enjoyed it. She has a very pleasant voice that is easy to understand and enjoy. The only complaint I would have is her male voices could have been made more different than the main character’s narrating voice.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It didn’t make me cry, but it did make me think about what drives people to take certain risks or make life-altering decisions. We really can’t judge someone without understanding the events that shaped their personality and major decisions were based on.
Any additional comments?
I was waiting to see if this book would break the fundamental rules of time travel and change the outcome of the events. I think this book handled time travel in a really exciting way, one where you think Corina’s actions were maybe even necessary for the progression of events.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobookblast.com