Mutually assured destruction
The secret history by Donna Tarrt due to the intensity of the relationships; the adult/ teen interplay & the dark undercurrent. Several of the Nicci French novels have similar themes of the perils of self/ other confusion.
The reader delivered the teenage voice with credibility & maimtained my interest in some of the details of Cheering, not a subject matter which initially engaged me.
Addy remains memorable for prevailing in the midst of the self destruction of Beth, Will & Coach. Beth was right, Addy was always the strong one.
For the first couple of chapters, i thought i had erred in buying a YA listen but after that this 50 something year old was fully engaged with the characters & their motivations while a vivid mind movie of their athletic feats was running throughout.The author managed to evoke memories of my own high school humiliations & gratitude that those memories now have the benefit of life experience.
May suit those who relate to "sucess now!" message. Induction did not work for me, voice tone too high &too much distraction while Amy explains all the options. What appears to be different tracks are essentially the same script.
The music at the end is pleasant & relaxing.
For hypnosis, I much prefer the 417hz solfeggio series
Voice tone too high, disractions in the induction, too many references to cotton.
With 4diiferent tracks, i had expected a variety of techniques to be used. The minor differences in the induction for each track did not really justify the existence of separate tracks.
Interesting credible characters with messy lives & no happy pat endings here. I was fully engaged with the story & accepted the motivations of the characters. Should suit readers who prefer psychologically driven rather than action thrillers. The reader was fine.
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