Audiobook Review: Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted March 6, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 25 Comments

Audiobook Review: Touch of Frost by Jennifer EstepFormat: Audiobook

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Tara Sands

Date Read: August 1st 2011

Genre: Paranormal, YA

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy; a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why; especially since I should have been the one who died..

More Information:
Series: Mythos Academy #1

Also by this author: Deadly Sting , Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost
Also in this series: Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost, Killer Frost

Audiobook Review: Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

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Read from February 13 to 15, 2013
Read for Fun (Kindle/Paper)/Listened for Review (Brilliance)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75Audio Rating: 3.75 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought When Finished: LOVED all the mythology! The characters were growing on me by the end!

Story Thoughts: How very clever Ms. Estep! I truly enjoyed my trek into Mythos Academy. I am a sucker for mythology based stories and this series has got potential written all over it. I liked how Jennifer took stories, creatures, and magic that we all know and gave it her own little kick! I was definitely impressed with how quickly I was immersed into Mythos Academy and was stunned that I was left wanting to continue the series (You guys know me and my YA thing). This also has Jennifer Estep’s quirky humor and fast-paced writing style that I love from her Elemental Assassin series. Perk: The Pork Pit was mentioned!

Character Thoughts: Gwen Frost is the epitome of what most geeky girls with reading problems are in High School. They don’t quite fit in but if you could hear their internal dialogue you would be in stitches all day. I love that Gwen does her own thing and I even like the way she ends up making friends. She is growing on me and by the end of book 2 I am certain I will love her. I am enjoying getting to know the rest of the characters too. As always with Jennifer Estep, I think the secondary characters will be very important in books to come. I hope so anyway because they were a delight!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Tara Sands / Running Time 9 hrs and 46 mins

I am going to admit that it took about 3 hours for me to warm up to the narration for Touch of Frost. I don’t think Tara Sands did a bad job but sometimes it just takes a while to click. The pacing was great though and after I got Gwen’s “voice” the rest fell into place. I will be continuing this series on audio and imagine the audio will get higher ratings from me as I go along.

Final Thought: Touch of Frost was a fun ride with very little angst, no triangle, and very fun characters. It makes my very limited YA List!

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25 responses to “Audiobook Review: Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

  1. I’m listening to this one now…. is it just me or does this audio not have chapters? I’ve listened for almost 2 hours now and I’ve yet to hear the narrator announce a chapter number.

    And the narration has not grown on me yet. I’m hoping it does soon or I’ll read the rest of this book and series.

  2. I really need to read this series, all my favorite bloggers seem to love it! Glad to hear you were charmed by Gwen too. It’s great that the narrator finally won you over. It sometimes takes awhile to get adjusted to the voice. I might try this one on audio too. Great review!

  3. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY FELICIA!!!! You have no idea how happy it makes me knowing you loved this book! I know YA is very much not your thing, so I’m thrilled you were a fan of Gwen and company:) I just love the way Jennifer tells a story and I think Gwen really grows with each book. I like her more and more with each installment:)

  4. Oh my goodness I bought this the day it came out!!! And its still sitting on my old Nook waiting to be read!! Your like the 100th person who has said it was really good, so now I must dig out the Nook and charge it so I can read this darn thing…:D

  5. Oh! I am glad I skipped HW and stopped by today. I wanted to tell you I got the year package to audiobooks so I am going to need some recommendations from you. πŸ™‚ Great Review!

  6. Is this the first one? I liked it but the story was a bit too similar to several other stories I’d read (I know, I was sad) so it wasn’t my favorite and I haven’t returned to the series since.

    With audiobooks, it’s got to be hard if you’re not into the narration right away. At least it wound up working for you!

    • This is the first one! I don’t read much YA so I hadn’t come across this type of story before so that may be it.

      I have learned with audiobooks to give it a while because sometimes it is me (since I listen in a place where I have many distractions).

  7. I love this series and I think I enjoy it because it doesn’t feel like YA. There is plenty of danger and action and the characters are more mature. I love the mythology as well. I also appreciate that there aren’t love triangles in this one, but the main romance will drive you nuts! I am so glad you picked up this series!

    • You are so right! I can’t wait to continue on πŸ™‚ Someone else warned me that I will get frustrated with the romance (on/off/on/off) but oddly enough I buy that in YA books. I mean they are fickle creatures those teenagers LOL

  8. OMG!! Dude! I’ve heard that I would LOOOOVE this series like 900 times! I have the first two on my kindle!!! You gave the story rating 4.25… this is good enough for me!!! The characters are scaring me a LITTLE bit.. just saying.

  9. Amy

    I think I have the first in ebook. I need to bump it up on my reading pile. I figured I’d get caught up with Gin & then maybe dive into this one.