Author: Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass
Narrator: Jessica DiCicco and Emma Galvin
Length: 9 hrs., 46 mins.
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publisher’s Summary: What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?
Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn’t be more different – except for one thing. They share a secret that they can’t tell a soul. At night, they dream that they’re each other.
The deeper they’re pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.
This is a dazzling debut that will steal listeners’ hearts.
©2012 Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks
My Review: Newcomers Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass have weaved together one heck of an audiobook. While Lucid didn’t knock my socks off, it kept my mind moving trying to figure out how things would all pan out.
Sloane and Maggie live separate lives, Sloane is a small town girl while Maggie is a rising actress in New York City. Maggie’s an independent girl, living with her mom and little sister whom she cares for daily. She’s outgoing and enjoys her freedom. Sloane’s a different story… She lost her best friend Bill to a car accident and has both parents at home that love her. Two very different girls with a lot of similarities.
As the book moves on, things do get confusing which is why I knocked the rating down on this audiobook. Sometimes that switching back and forth and who was who and doing what was too much to keep straight. I found myself playing back parts where I thought I missed something. Sadly, I didn’t; those things were to be assumed… I assume.
Lucid’s ending was good, but not what I expected. I was hoping for more of a climax that never formed. Again, I think the authors left too much to be assumed by the listener. I feel like I still don’t know exactly what happened to Maggie and Sloane.
Narrator Review: Narrators Jessica DiCicco and Emma Galvin did an astounding job voicing the two girls. Their voices sounded similar, but different enough to separate characters nicely. Both DiCicco and Galvin poured emotion into this narration and made Lucid very easy to listen too.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this audiobook from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. That said, all opinions above are mine and mine alone.