Blackbirds is a Chuck Wendig book. It should probably come with a warning. Strong language, weird sexual language, and situations which will offend everyone at some point or the other. Despite that, books as fast paced as this are why the audiobook format is a great medium. Wendig’s books are so fast paced a reader can miss some really great, subtle stuff. A reader can’t miss points with an audiobook. The reader is automatically paced by the narrator, especially when the narrator is as good as Emily Beresford. You can’t get ahead of the narrator; you can cheat and rewind when you realize you have heard a clever phrase and want to reconsider it. With a print or eBook, successive good points don’t release their grip and the reader can miss great turns of phrase.