Monday, June 24, 2013

Audio Review: The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Source: Review copy provided by Brilliance Audio

Oh wow. Where do I start. The Mad Scientist's Daughter is a really, really, really long. The story starts when Cat's father brings home a robot named Finn when Cat is around eight. She first thinks that he is a ghost. He later becomes her tutor. As she grows she finds herself falling in love with him. She dates guys, but she gives into her feelings for him. Cat and Finn later have a secret love affair. Cat knows she and Finn are wrong, but she doesn't stop. Finn always gives into her every whim. Then one day Cat's boyfriend proposes and she says yes. When Cat marries Finn decides to leave to work on the lunar station. Cat's marriage crumbles after abuse and her lack of love. Starting over she returns to her childhood home. There she is consumed by finding out more about her one true love. She focuses on her future and her elderly father. Cat's denial of what she felt hurts everyone around her. The Mad Scientist's Daughter is not typical of what I would normally read. I couldn't relate to Cat's actions, because they often came across as selfish. The Mad Scientist's Daughter was not for me.

Narrator: Kate Rudd is a great narrator! Kate did a great job as both Cat and Finn. If I'm ever on the fence about an audio the narrator plays a big part and for me Kate was the one highlight of the book.

Audio Sample of The Mad Scientist's Daughter


  1. Bummer. It's tough when you can't relate. Great review though.

  2. Ah, sorry this one wasn't for you. I was annoyed with Cat for most of the book, but well, I've been young and stupid, too. :P I adore Kate Rudd's narration, too...she did the TFiOS audiobook, too, and it was phenomenal.

  3. Sorry it wasn't for you. I'd heard good and okay things about the book. Thanks for sharing!