Audiobook Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James @PRHAudio

Posted March 29th, 2017 by in 2017 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 10 comments

Audiobook Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James @PRHAudioSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Penguin Audio, Provided by Random House

Format: Audiobook
Gilded Cage by Vic James
Narrator: Avita Jay

Date Read: March 2017

Genre: Dystopian, YA

Not all are free. Not all are equal. Not all will be saved.

Our world belongs to the Equals โ€” aristocrats with magical gifts โ€” and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England's grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.

A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.

Abi is a servant to England's most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family's secrets might win her liberty, but will her heart pay the price?

A boy dreams of revolution.

Abi's brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.

And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.

He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberateโ€”or destroy?

More Information:
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Series: Dark Gifts #1

Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Library/PRH Audio)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Quick Thoughts: I really wanted to like Gilded Cage more than I did. The last half of the book was really good but the first half took me forever to get through. I have high hopes for the rest of the series. I think if it keeps the same pace that the character will start to grow on me and I will be fully invested!

Audio Thoughts

Narrated By Avita Jay / Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins

Avita did a pretty good job with the narration though her adult/teenage voices had very little difference. I would have liked to hear a difference between the two. Otherwise, her emotions were on point and she really brought to life the main characters. I will continue this series in Audio.

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10 Responses to “Audiobook Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James @PRHAudio”

    • Felicia S

      I don’t know, maybe? It was distracting trying to figure out who were the adults. I did have the ebook so that helped a lot. I really liked the 2nd half so it might have just been a pacing issue for me. I tend to have that problem with fantasy–sometimes the world building in the beginning is a bit sloggish.

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