I do not think this is the type of book to be read aloud. I think the narrator did a good job, don't get me wrong. Pick was good, and if she had been bad, my rating would have been lower. It's just that in Verity, the repetition isn't as annoying because of the circumstances there. In this book, the repetition is really annoying and totally unneeded. At times, I mumbled, "yes, Rose I know. You told me that". Also, for some reason, I really didn't like Rose. She was too much a special snowflake simply because of her poetry, and her poetry I didn't like.
However, nicely researched, heart breaking in parts. Good follow up to the better Verity. It was also nice to see characters from Verity.