The Bright And Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill | Audiobook Review

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The Bright And Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill | Audiobook ReviewThe Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill
Series: Captain Kit Brightling #1
Narrator: Danielle Cohen
Length: 10 Hours 55 Minutes
Published by Penguin on November 17, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Historical, Romantic
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9781984806697
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four-half-stars

Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to a stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery.   Kit Brightling, rescued as a foundling and raised in a home for talented girls, has worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Isles’ Crown Command and become one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte's fleet. Her ship is small, but she's fast—in part because of Kit’s magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for.   Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn’t know him or his motives—and she’s dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde. But Kit has her orders, and the queen has commanded they journey to a dangerous pirate quay and rescue a spy who's been gathering intelligence on the exiled emperor of Gallia.   Kit can lead her ship and clever crew on her own, but with the fate of queen and country at stake, Kit and Rian must learn to trust each other, or else the Isles will fall....

Why Did I Listen To The Bright And Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill?

Who doesn’t love a good high seas adventure? The Bright And Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill had a cover that instantly caught my eye. And then, I guess it just gave me some Jacky Faber vibes, so I knew I wanted to listen to it ASAP. Add in a little bit of magic and I was sold on listening to this audiobook sooner rather than later. Plus, I’ve heard of Chloe Neill but have never read her books before. This was a great starting point.

What’s The Story Here?

The Bright And Breaking Sea follows Captain Kit Brightling as she is sent on a mission by Queen Charlotte to rescue a spy from pirates. The queen teams Kit up with Rian Grant who is a veteran of the Continental War and someone who has a different perspective from Kit. You see, Kit has a magical affinity with the sea and that’s not always held in the best regard. Still, she’s an efficient and excellent captain and one of the few women to work her way up so high. In order for the mission to save the spy to be a success, Kit and Grant need to learn to trust each other. But, at the same time there’s a snake in the grass in the midst and they’ll need to root out who the betrayer is.

What Did I Think Of The Bright And Breaking Sea?

I actually found The Bright And Breaking Sea to be so enjoyable and engaging. I listened to it over a short period of time and just fell for the world and for Kit. She’s amazing. You see, she started life raised up in a home for foundlings and orphans. She rose above some terrible circumstances to really make something of her life. Plus we have the mistrust to trust relationship between Kit and Grant — and yes there is chemistry there and it kept me listening.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Danielle Cohen. It is 10 hours and 55 minutes long and completely compelling. Cohen’s narration reminded me a little of the late Katherine Kellgren. I think because her voice is really melodic and soothing to listen to. Still, the narrator does bring her own unique spin and style to the audiobook. I felt like this was a total win of a listen and I can’t wait to listen to more books from this series as they come out.

four-half-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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