Finish the story. I waited too long for the last book only to find that there was nothing extraordinary about Rhine and her brother. For all the mystery surrounding them they were not the key, just subjects of experiments. How Von stumbled upon the cure is unclear, and why Rowan insists Von was the mastermind of the cure when his parent's information clearly played a roll. Why was Rowan so oblivious. They had special eyes and special parents yet never displayed their supposed cleverness. Turns out their parents were no better than Von, yet no hurt feelings are present. Nor is anyone mad about anything, like being left behind, or for loving more than one guy at a time, or for being perpetually confused, lets just pretend sister wives could get along! When everyone's DNA was altered way back when, did it also alter normal human behavior? Could have been an angle, or that it's a different time so people have evolved slightly with different perspectives. Just trying to milk some reason out of it, to no avail! Maybe the author should have studied more about pretty much everything she tried to write about. I love the premise, how today we mess with genetics in foods and animals without concern for the future repercussions... I love a good mystery. So disappointing. Rhine was just meandering from one idiotic circumstance after another on an improbably pointless journey. Sort of reminded me of 'The Unfortunate Events' series for teenage girls, minus continuity and logic! And Linden dies from what... bumping his head, internal bleeding, while no one else is scathed from the poorly described crash. Apparently it was a bad wreck cause he died but it was described as a fender bender.
She did pretty well. Despite the perpetual malaise that Rhine was in, which can grate on a person, I think she played the part.
Her eluding to a transformational experience, never explaining what transpired.
I have never listened to her work although she reminded me of the narrater for the Somni in Cloud Atlas. Very precise and smooth flow to her narration.
Yes, I appreciate that Christians consider alternatives to the mainstream interpretations. There were some nuggets I will carry with me such as the concepts of the heart being more than an unruly emotion driven burden.
THis is more of a hint of what might be out there, as many Audible books seem to be. Missing the real meat of many subjects on here.
I loved that the wives became sisters. So much was taken from them and for a while they had each other and acted like sisters fighting and loving each other. I also like that Rine is the middle ground between her sister wives. I am not a middle child but so often these herions in books are the special youngest or oldest child, the middle seems magical, eclectic and essencial for balance.
I would compare Wither to The hunger Games, it's set in a desolate world with two people groups segregated from each other and from the harsh realities of that world. Instead of children females are the victems of this world, a dieing race in need of reinforcements in this fast withering world.
I did not like Angela Lin's mouth noices. I've listened to a lot of autible books lately and this is the first one that did not mask her airy cotton mouth gulps. While I attribute her breathiness to being part of the performance I wish she has taken more care in masking these sounds between the gaps she prolonged. There were a lot of gaps in which she swallowed audibly. Other than that I felt connected to the characters through her voice, from the hyper sister to the men. They were consistant and I recongized who was speaking when she spoke as the other characters.
I love that Rine made a point to leave her husband with a heart felt masked goodbye. She may have felt like she had left things unfinished had she not.
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