Re-read: Aurora Rising – Audiobook

Posted 11th August 2020 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Re-read: Aurora Rising – AudiobookAurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Narrator: Kim Mai Guest, Candice Moll, Lincoln Hoppe, Donnabella Mortel, Jonathan Todd Ross, Erin Spencer, Steve West
Also by this author: Illuminae, Gemina, Obsidio, Aurora Rising , Nevernight
Series: The Aurora Cycle, #1, #1
Also in this series: Aurora Rising , Aurora Burning, Aurora's End
Published by Audible Studios on 30th January 2020
Genres: Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 14 hours and 4 minutes
Format: Audible
Source: I bought it
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From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of The Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic...
It's 2380 and the graduating students of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Tyler Jones has been a star pupil who hopes to recruit the squad of his dreams but ends up with a mixed and volatile crew.
And Ty's squad isn't even his biggest problem that'd be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.
Vividly told in the seven voices of the team members, this is fast-paced, action-packed, wickedly humorous and fabulously entertaining. Described by one online fan as 'a mystery with tons of action. A kind of thriller on steroids with a fantasy feel.'

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I read the hardback edition of this book last year and I’ve been dying for the audiobook ever since. With the second book coming out I grabbed myself a copy of the audiobook and had a little re-read.

I won’t go too much into the story on this review because I did that on my review last year when I read the Illumicrate Hardback edition. I really want to focus on the audio in this review. The first Audiobook I really enjoyed was the Illuminae series. If you don’t know that series is also written by these to fabulous authors. The main reason I loved it was the full cast. It made me realise how amazing audiobooks are. I have since become a real convert! So when this book was released and the audio wasn’t available in the UK I was beyond gutted. I obviously still read the book because well I knew it was going to be amazing but I still held out hope searching day after day for the audio and then come January this year my prayers were answered!

This book uses a lot of the same cast as Illuminae. I loved a lot of these voices and I have since listened to some books by these narrators just because they were the narrator. I love the voices of Steve West, Lincoln Hoppe, Erin Spencer and Jonathan McClain! If you see a book narrated by any of these then just grab it. You won’t be disappointed. The new narrators were also well suited to their characters. I don’t know who chooses which narrator is for which character but man they did a fantastic job here!

A full cast really brings the book alive and if you aren’t sure about audiobooks then I would really recommend this as a way to ease you in. It definitely worked for me!

About Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Her multi-award winning work has been published in over 35 countries, and is in development for film and TV. A couple of her career highlights so far include professional wolf-howling lessons, and working as a story consultant at NASA. You can sign up for her newsletter to see what she’s working on, hear when she releases a new book, and be automatically entered for giveaways:

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library.

About Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

He does not believe in happy endings.


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