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Forever

Série : Shiver, Volume 3
Durée : 12 h et 12 min
Catégories : Anglais - Teens, Ages 13 & Up

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In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

©2011 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

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  • FanB14
  • 06/07/2012

Meandering Tale, Abrupt Conclusion

This is Stiefvater's best writing yet, although the story wanders aimlessly and repetetively at times, coming to a quick ending. Not her most cohesive and interesting work, but this author has talent. Worth finishing the trilogy if you enjoyed the first two books.

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  • michelle
  • 04/08/2011

ugh!

Well. I have to say THE reason I am giving this book only 3 stars is because of the ending. If this were not the conclusion in this series, I would easily give it a 5. I cannot BELIEVE this series has ended with so much unfinished business. Really, Maggie? A 4th book could easily be conjured up with as many questions as I still have about this story. To be fair, the book is great, but the ending just leaves me hollow and desperate to know more about ALL of the characters and their relationships. I hesitate to say more about what is left unsettled, fearing I may ruin the read for fans of this series. Maybe Maggie Stiefvater will read this review and have mercy on us, and create book #4.

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  • Staaj
  • 01/01/2012

Not as Good as I Hoped

I adored Shiver and Linger, the first two book Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and I’ve been looking forward to reading Forever for awhile. Only, I didn’t love Forever the way I did the previous two and I can’t exactly explain why. It might be because I tend to like the first few books in a series way more than I like the last one. That aside, Forever seemed to lack the magic, the je ne sais quoi, that had made me swoon over the first two.

So what was it that I didn’t like? Hmmm. It wasn’t the writing. No, Stiefvater’s prose were as eloquent as always and the tone continued to be distinctly bittersweet with a hint of melancholy. The characters were their usual selves. Sam was a poetic, loyal, and charming boyfriend while Grace remained cute, smart, and independent. Their roles were reversed this time and it was interesting to see the difference in their perspectives. Isabel and Cole were the same, fickle and snarky, yet at times redeemable. Nothing changed there. The overall story was good and intriguing. I honestly can’t think of any other way it could have gone.

Maybe I didn’t like the way the story told. It started off slow and then seemed to drag a little. I felt generally unhappy while reading it. If there were moments of happiness they were quickly ushered out to be replaced by serious, sad ones. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect everything in a book to be happy and perfect all the time but I missed having moments that made me smile or laugh. There were some of those moments, but they were rare and I can’t think of any off the top of my head. The ending also lacked luster and things didn’t feel wrapped up.

If you have read the first two books in the series, you definitely should read Forever. I recommend rereading parts or all of Linger before reading Forever. I wish that I had. I still gave Forever four stars because I still liked it. The overall story was good and as usual it was very well written. I love Maggie Stiefvater and it pains me to say anything negative about her stories but I was really hoping for a lot more.

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  • Arwen
  • 17/07/2011

A long wait!

I have loved this story since I first read "Shiver". However, while I enjoyed this conclusion, I was not blown-away. I really enjoy Stiefvater's writing but I feel she could have done more with some of the "scenes" in this story...there were more "just okay" passages in between the more captivating scenes. (Example: I feel the final scene was just a little anti-climactic). I would have liked to see more spark and intensity between Sam and Grace, and I would have enjoyed seeing Sam grow and change just a little; becoming (at least a somewhat) more forceful young man. I'm not sure if (the author) is just trying to make the point that their relationship is just so deep that it's moved into a "zone" of comfortable and low-key. I am intrigued by the relationship between Cole and Isobel; and there were a couple of good unexpected twists involving other characters, also. As for the audio production, I feel it was mostly well done. Great voices were cast, except, (I'm sorry) I didn't feel the voice for Sam was spot-on. Just not my "preference" for what I think Sam would sound like in my head. In all fairness, I realize it seems it has been a challenge to cast this particular character "ideally". Sam is just one of those characters that it has been "tricky" to find just the right voice for. (Based on comments from other readers along with my own opinion).

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 13/02/2015

Wonderful!!!! ALL OF IT!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Forever to be better than the print version?

I only listened...but I know its always the best way to do it!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked them all but I would have to say Cole...he is awesome...cant wait to listen to Sinner...

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They bring these characters to life...I couldn't imagine this book with out them...they were all great!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I practically did...lol if I wouldn't have had to sleep, I would have!! :)

Any additional comments?

I think this book was my fave of the 3...I quite enjoyed this series..It was a wonderful love story, that had true feelings, even with all the teenage angst in book 2...There was nothing far fetched, even with the werewolf aspect and I was completely wrapped up in it...As soon as I get my new credits...you better believe I will be listening to Sinner too....2 huge thumbs up and a highly recommend..I will be checking out this authors other work too!! Really good Happy ending.....I loved it!!!

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  • Tracy
  • 19/07/2011

Heart warming

I liked this book more as I got deeper into it, ultimately loving the last 1/3. Some of it was indeed repetitive to books 1 and 2, which is likely why I liked the latter part where the plot started to thicken. Parts of it brought tears to my eyes, and I loved the heartwarming ending.

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  • donna
  • 25/07/2012

Maggie Stiefvater and amazng writter

Maggie Stiefvater has a wonderful imagination, the research she did while writing these books is evident. I fell in love with these characters

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  • Alysia
  • 28/06/2012

Best of the three!

First let me say that the only reason I am reviewing this after not liking Linger is...I bought the series at one time. And you know what!! As much as I didn't like Linger (gave it one star) I was pleasantly surprised that Forever was so much better.
In this book Sam and Grace are together (well kinda) and now they have a to save the other wolves and themselves from hunters. With the mass hunting date approaching it brings a new urgency to the characters.
Like in all the other books I did not like Sam at all! What is the point in having a main male character that never makes a decision, creates songs and sings when stressed, and makes origami cranes with every piece of paper he runs across. MAN UP!! Sam has no qualities of the knight in shining armor coming to save the day at all. He is so sappy that it makes him weak. Every single decision he has to make is made for him by someone else. Whereas Grace is a strong character that has a very strong opinion about everything except her weak boyfriend. She is always pushing him, protecting him, and helping him.
Jenna Lamia (narrator) as always pulls off a great read of Grace and I would have loved to have her read Isabelle's part as well. She did a wonderful job! She did not read the book but became part of the book.
The only reason I like this book better than Linger is the element of the hunters coming after the wolves. For some reason that part of the book got me caught up in the story. Finally! I wasn't second guessing what was going on. I wasn't hating on Sam and the story was really interesting. The hunt of the wolves was well written and the author made it real. But it took a long long while to get there.
This is the best book out of the three in the series by far.

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  • Housefly 73
  • 26/09/2018

Unsatisfactory ending

I adored this story ... until the end. I was left with too many questions. It almost ruined the entire series.

Performences are top notch, however. Great job by all four!

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  • Alex
  • 17/08/2018

Finishing this series is so Complex.

if you've made it to Forever, you are already emotionally invested in Sam and Grace.

Forever will make you emotinally invested in Isabelle, and, even if it's unwilling, into Cole.

You will smile with Rachel You will be complicated with Grace. You will be furious with Cole. You will, without a doubt, feel every. Single. One. Of Sam's emotions.

Finishing this series made me want to cry. Not in a way you would imagine. But because the end of hearing Sam and Grace's written story is painful. Hearing it, I believe, is the painful part. The narrators of this story make them so real it can't be any other way.

It's amazing. And it's going to hurt. And I'm going to listen to this series again and again and I will never lose the fascination.

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  • Neyasha
  • 10/01/2012

Schöner Abschluss der Trilogie

Seit Grace am Ende von "Linger" zum Wolf wurde, versucht Sam weiterhin sein Leben zu leben, während Cole der Problematik der Verwandlungen auf wissenschaftliche Weise zu Leibe rückt. Dass Sam verdächtigt wird, etwas mit Graces Verschwinden zu tun zu haben, macht die Lage nicht gerade einfacher. Mit dem Frühling kehrt endlich Grace zurück, doch das Wiedersehen wird getrübt von dem Fund eines toten Mädchens und Tom Culpepers Versuche, die Jagd auf die Wölfe von Mercy Falls zu legalisieren.

In der gesamten Trilogie mochte ich besonders die überzeugend ausgearbeiteten Figuren, die wirklich wunderbar miteinander harmonieren. Der nüchternen, praktisch veranlagten und selbständigen Grace steht der gefühlsbetonte und kreative Sam gegenüber. Beide sind sehr unterschiedlich und doch passte die Chemie zwischen ihnen von Anfang an. Daher fand ich von Anfang an die Liebesgeschichte wirklich bewegend und nachvollziehbar.
Was ich allerdings nicht ganz so nachvollziehbar fand, war der ganze Erklärungsversuch der Verwandlungen. Und im 2. Band wurde das für mich immer abstruser und unlogischer. Den Abschluss der Trilogie finde ich aber nun durchaus gelungen. Zwar hat der Roman ein paar Längen und könnte gerade in der ersten Hälfte etwas gestrafft werden, aber dann nimmt die Handlung an Fahrt auf und wird deutlich zielgerichteter.
Die ganze Theorie mit der Werwolf-Sache ist zwar für mich immer noch nicht ganz logisch, aber da der 3. Band im Plot weniger darauf aufbaut, fiel es mir hier nicht mehr so störend auf. Die Liebe zwischen Grace und Sam fand ich auch hier wieder sehr schön dargestellt, wobei die romantischen Szenen weniger Raum einnehmen als in den vorigen Bänden (was nicht unbedingt ein Nachteil ist).
Auch die Perspektiven von Cole und Isabel waren gut ausgearbeitet.

Und schließlich fand ich auch das offene Ende sehr passend, auch wenn nicht alle Handlungsstränge zu einem wirklich Ende geführt werden und es den Lesern in einigen Punkten selbst überlassen bleibt, sich alles weitere auszumalen.

Die Hörbuch-Fassung selbst ist sehr schön gelungen. Es gibt für alle Ich-Erzähler eigene Sprecher(innen), die auch allesamt gut für die jeweilige Perspektive passen. Mit dem Englisch hatte ich hier anfangs leichte Schwierigkeiten, aber ich habe mich schnell hineingefunden.
Maggie Stiefvater hat einen wirklich schönen, gefühlvollen Stil, und die Sprecher(innen) haben das auch sehr gut transportiert. Einzig die Rilke-Zitate klingen ungewollt komisch, da das Deutsch kaum verständlich war. Aber da sie nur selten vorkommen, war das nicht allzu störend.