Book Review: Watcher

Author: AJ Eversley

Narrators: Chelsea Stephens, Steve Campbell

Length: 8 hours and 13 minutes

Series: The Watcher Series, Book 1

Publisher: Author AJ Eversley

Released: Oct. 6, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult

“I knew I was not alone. They would never leave until every last one of us was gone.”

Sawyer Russo has sworn to protect humanity, and as a Watcher she’s done just that. But the Bots and Carbons that took her city are evolving, and they start picking the Watchers off one by one. One last rescue mission will change everything. When someone betrays them, the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn.

Sawyer made a vow, and she will fulfill it, even if it means ending the person who deceived them, no matter who it might be.

It all comes down to one choice…

Who can she save?

And who does she have to let go?

AJ Eversley is the author of the WATCHER series. A true north Canadian girl, AJ currently lives in Central Alberta with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found binge watching Harry Potter, quoting various movies in every day conversation, and eating copious amounts of candy.

Narrator Bio

Chelsea Stephens has a long time love and appreciation for the performing arts, with experience in on-stage acting, singing and voice over. Her love for reading books and the pursuit of the story led her to narration. She enjoys unfolding characters and bringing listeners into new worlds. Chelsea is an experienced voice actor with a talent for mystery, fantasy and YA novels. She’s a mom to a gaggle of young ones living in the Midwest with her lumbersexual husband.
*One and the same as Avery Reid.

Narrator Bio

My first priority as a voice-over artist is to convey your thoughts and ideas in an entertaining and insightful manner; not distracting from your message, but enhancing your words. It is my personal goal to help your audience engage with the text in an immersive and memorable way.

As a techie with a passion for performance and a love of the written word, the voice-over industry called to me. I am now fortunate enough to be living my dream of audiobook narration from my home studio, in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Wow! This is one addictive story! It intrigued me and grabbed me from the start. I loved it so much and if it were not for a particular detail, I would have given it all the 5 stars I have available.

Our main character has had to face a changing world from a very young age. We have the dystopian universe we are all accustomed to, with the Earth shattered by the World War III and nuclear attacks. A group of humans try to make due and survive in a world of robots and more. Sawyer is one of them. She wants to fight and protect humanity, but is not willing to form relationships. She is a fighter and that’s all that matters.

There is plenty of action and many turns that will make it even more interesting. The universe is fantastic and few things are left to chance. There is so much to be discovered and I cannot wait to find out more in the next book. We have friendship, love, disappointments, secrets unfolding, unexpected events…. What more can one desire?

Well, one thing made me decrease one star and it may be small to you, but to me, taking into account how much I loved it, it made me upset. While Sawyer’s story is told on the first person. Kenzie’s is told on the third person. I do no understand why. I mean, since everything is told from her perspective, I guess it’s more her view and her opinion. Kenzie’s come as a way to integrate the story with someone from the other side of the team. It why on the third person? I just don’t get it.

The narration was good. I wanted more implication from the narrators and I wanted to feel the pain more and feel the frustration more. But I cannot complain too much. They both managed to capture my attention and I had no problem in understanding them or differentiating between the characters.

All in all, this may be your next 5 star read. I am stuck with one teeny tiny detail and I cannot get over it. But other than that, I absolutely loved everything about this book! I loved the writing and the characters and the plot! 4 stars for now and looking forward to the next book. Until next time, Happy Reading to all!

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

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