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.
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.
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.
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