3 disco balls
Published: August 21, 2018 by Penguin Random House Audio @PRHAudio
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Length: 9 hours, 27 minutes
Category: Fiction, Sci-fi, Dystopian
Julia Whelan is a brilliant narrator. She keeps you engaged in an audiobook and I was not disappointed in her performance of Vox by Christina Dalcher.
I started Vox last week when it felt like women were truly being silenced. We didn’t have bracelets limiting our words to 100 a day, but it felt as if only 100 words a day (if that) were being listened too. It was a heart pumping, blood boiling experience. This book makes you think and it scares you. Although I gave it 3 disco balls (for reasons I will delve into shortly), it’s a read that all should partake in: a fruitful discussion will certainly be had.
Why 3 disco balls? I won’t give any plot points away, but will say that I found myself not liking our heroine, Jean, at times (well with one specific situation). The first half of the book was very captivating and I couldn’t stop listening, but then it lost steam. The flow of second half of the book lost momentum and I felt I might have missed key plot points and had no idea how we got from one situation to the next. I also wanted more from the ending.
The book was an intriguing concept and would make a good book club read.
Have you read/listened to Vox? Do tell!
Thank you to Penguin Random House Audio for providing me a free copy of this audiobook through their Volumes app, in exchange for my honest review.
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