Icons by Margaret Stohl | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Icons by Margaret Stohl?

Icons by Margaret Stohl had appeal based on my enjoyment of Beautiful Creatures. I had read that book a super long time ago and so my looking back view of it is colored a little bit by nostalgia. I also liked the outline of the kids on the cover and how it looks like they’re going to kick some ass. Of course, I had to go with the audiobook version because that is the best way for me to get through books these days. This one seemed action packed enough to get me through my drive.

What’s The Story Here?

Margaret Stohl’s Icons is the first book in her series that has a kind of sci-fi feel. It’s absolutely a departure from Beautiful Creatures. This book is about four teenagers who each feel a different emotion very strongly. The narrator character is Dol whose family all died instantly I guess the day that the Icons which I kind of remember as being aliens came. She now lives in the countryside with another survivor named Ro. Eventually they join forces with two other teenagers and learn that these strong emotions are a big deal and may help in the fight against the Icons.

How Did I Like Icons?

Literally none of this book is all that memorable after reading. I mean, I remember a government lady and one of the characters was her son. There were some shady dealings. Other than that, I got nothing. Perhaps my timing of listening to this factored in — as I do have a brand new child and all that. Overall though, I will not be continuing with the series and reading the sequel.

How’s The Narration?

Therese Plummer narrates the audiobook. She’s a good narrator – I have no qualms or complaints about her reading style. I just don’t think that this story was what I was hoping for. The audiobook is a quick listen though and is available via Hoopla. So, if you are interested in giving it a shot and have a good library, it is pretty easy to access. Personally, I will not revisit this book.

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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.

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