Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Audiobook Review: Urban Outlaws [Urban Outlaws #1] by Peter Jay Black
It's no secret that the Urban Outlaws is a series I love, so when I found out that they were audiobook I knew I had to have them. I went into this audiobook already knowing what was going to happen, but having the new experience of listening to it, rather than reading it with my own interpretation of the voices and accents.
Urban Outlaws is the first book in the series, and introduces us to Charlie, Jack, Slink, Obi, and Wren. Together they make up the Urban Outlaws. Their home is a bunker, and thier aim is to help others out when they can. But one mission goes awry, and soon they find themselves being hunted down by Del Sarto and his goons, in thier attempts to get to Proteus first.
It's been a while since I last read this book, so I had forgotten a few events that occurred, but listening to this audiobook just made the characters come to life that bit more. The plot itself certainly grabs hold and I found myself wanting to keep listening, wondering what would happen next.
The narration for me was what let this book down slightly. It took me a while to get used to the narration and I really can't pinpoint the reason why. Each character had thier own 'voice' and the narration itself did leave you feeling the correct emotions according to what was happening. I just think for me, the voice felt slightly flat.
If you enjoyed the book then getting to listen to the story is an experience you need to have. It's a relatively quick 'read' and will keep you entertained throughout. Urban Outlaws audiobook makes these characters feel more real and easily draws you back into this world.