Tracing Shadows is the first in the series of a seasoned writer, Alex Lidell. This fantasy novel follows a scout that is skilled in transforming herself from the noble women that is from birth to the soldier she was trained to be. Content to do what she can to keep her sister from harm, She is instead brought in to bring down a terrorist cell.
Lidell is a new to me author that I am happy to have discovered. Her writing is well put together and her characters are captivating. I wish that there was a little bit more developed back story woven into the narration. There is some given near the end, but not for the main character. I wish I knew more what drove her.
I listened to this as an audio book with the narration done by Hayden Daviau. I was impressed with Hayden's narration. It allowed me to sink into the characters without being reminded of the narrator's presence. For the most part her voice flowed perfectly with the text. I am not overly fond of how she voiced the male characters, but it is better then I have heard a lot of narrators voice opposite genders.
This is not a book that I would say you need to get in audio. I am sure I would enjoy it as easily reading it on my Kindle. However, it also is not a book that I would say you should not get in audio, as the narration is well done.
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