The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham?

The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham has such a great cover. I am really into the blue-green color palette of the cover. Of all the books on my Hoopla TBR, The Luck Uglies happened to be the shortest. It is a bit of a shallow reason to listen to an audiobook, but in all honesty that’s what gets me through my queue the quickest.

What’s The Story Here?

Paul Durham’s The Luck Uglies is about this girl named Rye O’Chanter who has this scary experience. So, because of her experience, she believes these monsters called the Bog Noblins are back. Rye wants to turn to a secret society called The Luck Uglies, hence the book title. The Earl Longchance rules Rye’s home, Village Drowning. He has all these awful rules, so Rye breaks them along with her friends. Alas, the Luck Uglies are Village Drowning’s last chance against the Bog Noblins.

How Did I Like The Luck Uglies?

So, I gave Paul Durham’s book three stars and I don’t know that I will continue on with the series. While I did think the story was quite imaginative, I just never felt invested in the story. Rye is a pretty awesome character and I do have a soft spot for rule breakers. On the whole though, I just wasn’t engaged by this book. I kind of feel like the black sheep on this book. I can attribute that feeling to one characteristic though.

How’s The Narration?

Maybe if I had read The Luck Uglies physically instead of listen to the audiobook, I would have been more in tuned with the story. As it stands, the audiobook is narrated by Fiona Hardingham. I’ve listened to other books by her before. I think this is a case of it’s not you, it’s me. She’s a great narrator, but I just sort of tune out as she narrates. That’s so awful to say. However, I think that you should still give this a shot if the story strikes your fancy.

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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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