Audiobook Review: Legacy (The Biodome Chronicles #1)

Author: Jesikah Sundin

Narrators: Sunil Patel

Length: 12 hours 30 minutes

Publisher: Forest Tales Publishing

Released: Dec. 11, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction

She is from the past, locked inside a world within a world.
He is from the future, haunted by her death.

A sensible young nobleman and his fiery sister live in an experimental medieval village. Sealed inside this biodome since infancy, Leaf and Willow have been groomed by The Code to build a sustainable world, one devoid of Outsider interference. One that believes death will give way to life.

All is ideal until their father bequeaths a family secret with his dying breath, placing an invisible crown of power on Leaf’s head. Now everyone in their quiet town is suspect. Risking banishment, the siblings search for clues, leading them to Fillion Nichols, an Outsider with a shocking connection to their family. Their encounter launches Fillion into battle with his turbulent past as he rushes to decode the many secrets that bind their future together–a necessity if they are all to survive.

Cultures clash in an unforgettable quest for truth, unfolding a story rich in mystery, betrayal, and love.

Are you ready to discover what is real?

 

Jesikah Sundin is multi-award winning a sci-fi/fantasy writer mom of three nerdlets and devoted wife to a gamer geek. In addition to her family, she shares her home in Monroe, Washington with a red-footed tortoise and a collection of seatbelt purses. She is addicted to coffee, laughing, and Dr. Martens boots and shoes … Oh! And the forest is her happy place.

Other Interesting tidbits:
Jesikah owns Forest Tales Photography, and boasts a varied background in business administration and marketing, though her heart has always belonged to the arts and sciences. In college, she pursued a degree in geophysics and oceanography. And, as a teenager, she attended a performing arts school for musical theater and opera, performing in several theater productions, while also serving as editor-in-chief of her high school’s newspaper. She is married for over twenty years to her high school sweetheart and raising three awesomely geeky children. When not writing, she’s often found in her garden, hiking, gaming, baking, fangirling over all things Star Wars and Firefly, or attending various conventions in cosplay, notably Comicon and FaerieCon.

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Narrator Bio

My name is Sunil Patel and I am a professional British male Voice-Over artist. I was born and bred in London, UK, and woke up with a deep, rumbling voice when I neared adulthood. As a result I have pursued the lifestyle of a Voice Actor / Voice-over artist, not wanting my unique voice to go to waste. I have recorded for multinational companies like Herbal Life, and organisations like The Billy Graham Evangelist Association. I have also narrated an audiobook called Legacy: The Biodome Chronicles. I can also do voice-overs in other languages, which includes Hindi and Gujarati.

I have been voice trained by coach and mentor, Gary Terrza (https://www.vomasterclass.com), a successful and and well-known voice actor who has been doing his craft for over 25 years. I have also received additional voice training by my acting mentor and coach, Gavin MacAlinden, (https://www.actinggymnasium.co.uk/)

Other interesting facts about myself: I worked as a Police Community Support Officer for the London Metropolitan Police for four years; Travelled to 16 countries; Climbed 3 mountains, including a Himalayan peak; I speak 5 languages and most importantly I am also pursuing a career in acting and have performed in local theater in Camden, London.

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This is one heavy book to read. The audio is a far better way to enjoy it. Wait, I’m not saying that reading it would not be enjoyable, not at all. It’s just that it has so many technological terms, descriptions and world building that it may take a while for the reader to be captivated by the plot. But once you’re there, it’s awesome.

I liked it so much! The author is absolutely fantastic. The way she described the two different worlds, showing the beauty, nativity and ugliness in each one. What made me appreciate her more was how she adapted her writing to each character. She transformed into Leaf, Willow and Fillion easily and gracefully. And the character development is amazing as well. Yes!

Now, this combination between uncovering mysteries from Fillion’s past, his ties with the biodome are beautifully weaved in with the romance aspect. When he first sees Willow, he is taken aback by the purity in her appearance. No makeup, no additional items that cover her true looks. I liked how this scene was presented. And from here on, a world of mystery and secrets unfolds and lives will be changed forever.

I was not very comfortable with the narration. Sunil Patel has a lovely voice but it was very difficult to realize which one of the characters was talking. I did not observe any voice acting or something special when it comes to intonation. It was more of a normal reading, nothing out of the ordinary. However, I was so attached to the story that I started not to pay attention to who was reading it, as long as it kept going. The foreign language insertions here and there confused me a little and I think that Leaf’s little sister was as little neglected.

With all these comments, I died appreciate “Legacy” and I can’t wait to read more. I heard that the story keeps getting better and better. Enjoy!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jesikah Sundin. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

 

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