Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday Audio Waves: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater!!!

Hiya there!

I finally have got an alliteration idea for my audiobooks reviews!

I'm a bit of an odd duck and like having names for my review days and alliterations are my prefered form whenever possible. So much that I've been postponing posting my audiobooks reviews until I came up with a name! But now Wednesday Audio Waves is born and my first audio review is here!

I had never been a big fan of audiobooks (except the Harry Potter ones, read by Stephen Fry) but I have two of my bookish friends that are huge fans of audiobooks and that have very recently converted me! Both Nikki & Cassi love audiobooks and listening to them is their preferred way to re-read books.

I decided to give audiobooks a try because I want to be able to continue reading even when you cannot be reading from a book because you need your hands and eyes. Like cleaning the house or walking around.

And after asking both Cassi and Nikki for recommendations, I signed up for Audible and got The Scorpio Races as my first book! And it was as amazing as Nikki promised it'd be!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

As my first audiobook (after a disastrous experience with a Sookie Stackhouse one) this couldn't have been a better choice! With dual narrators, one for Sean and one for Puck, the characters really came to life with their voices!

And the book was so atmospheric! I don't know if it was the book itself or the narration or a combination of both but I simply adored the vibe and feel of the book!

There was some real magical feeling to the book, with the capaill uisce, the race and the small town with traditions and mysteries and distrust of strangers.

I loved that both Puck and Sean had different reasons to want to run and win the race and that although both had the more to win and the more to lose, they both managed to not become real rivals. They began to work together and although the romance is on the light side, it is also quite deeply felt and rooted at the same time!

There's so much more than just the race, but there's also so much about families and what you'd do to keep yours together, to get freedom, to feel safe again... And the relationships between characters were do complex and well crafted!

If you haven't read this book, I do very much recommend that you do, and if you can? Do listen to the audiobook! It will add some more magic to the already atmospheric book! Very much deserving of 5 stars!


  1. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH PILI!!! I'm not much of an audiobook person though - I'm too impatient. When I get into a book I want to be able to flip the pages at my speed, and audiobooks just take so long! Intimidatingly long. But. I know so many of them are brilliant (like this one), so I really should give them a try:)

    1. My friend Cassi helped me discover that by speeding audiobooks at 1.25x speed, the narration is find and you can fly through the books much faster!

  2. Oh man! I love this book so much and a lot of it had to do with the fact that I listened to to audio. It's super atmospheric. Maggie's writing just translates so well to audio. Plus I love Steve West, he's my all-time favorite narrator. I'm so glad that you loved it and I got you hooked on audiobooks.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. It's one of those cases of awesome nice blaming! ;)

  3. Ha ha ha ha... you guys are killing me! Ahhhhhhhhh. I want to listen to a snippet so badly, just so I can hear the narrator, but I know if it is that good I won't want to stop, and I have other things to read before my ARC free summer is over. XD

    1. Give the sample a try! The audio is so atmospheric & magical!

  4. Yesss :D I am SO glad that you loved this one Pili. <3 Sigh. I have read it 7 times :D MY FAVORITE. Though I have yet to listen to the audiobook. Ack. ONE DAY :D So glad you loved the audio version. <3 Thank you for sharing sweetie :) This book is just the best.


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