Ren Lewis has the life he's always wanted: the perfect woman and the perfect job as an agent for the Lucidites, fixing problems before they happen. And yet, he's still miserable. He blames the monster buried inside of him for his problems. But what this redheaded Brit doesn't realize is his life is about to be intensely transformed.
Problems that he never could have fathomed begin to surface one at a time until his life quickly spirals out of control. Ren, who has never considered himself quite human, is about to learn just how flawed and vulnerable he really is. There just might be problems he doesn't have answers for, villains he can't defeat alone, and a heart in his chest that is actually capable of breaking. Listeners witness a new side to this man, a side that will make him, if for only an instant, appear human. This powerful genius will meet his match. And she has the ability to do something special. She can break Ren Lewis.
©2016 Sarah Noffke (P)2016 Sarah Noffke
This story gripped me from the very beginning, by the first page I was once again captivated by Ren Lewis. The perfect British accent, nuances and the deep, sexy baritone of Tim Campbell's voice portrays Ren perfectly. The author created an intriguing storyline that soon has you captivated and the character development in this book is amazing. Ren's dry, sarcastic humour and unique view of the world immediately brings a smile to your face while at the same time his opinion of himself pulls at your heartstrings. His sarcasm and arrogance is the protective film he puts around himself to try to keep others at bay, it's his way of protecting them from the monster he considers himself to be. In this second book of the series, even more cracks are appearing in Ren's "protective film," as both new and old characters work their way into his life and heart. Ren is flawed in all the right ways, you cheer him on, bleed for him, and hope for the best for him in the end. It's a shame that he couldn't have joined the Vagabond Circus when he was young, he might have had a different attitude towards himself if he had. Seeing characters from some of the authors other series adds depth and Intricacy to the Dream Traveler world as a whole. This mixing of the different characters meshes the different timelines in the various series to give you a sense of continuity and the passage of time. It is a complex, integrated world that keeps you captivated and once you enter it you don't want to leave. I think my favourite Ren saying in this book is "Some people are just jerks no matter how nice you are to them." The irony of him saying that to Roya is just too funny.
This is an exciting, funny and suspenseful book, with very well developed characters and a fast paced, innovative storyline. Ren is his beautiful, sarcastic, caustic self and you can not help but love and hurt for him. His character bleeds with hidden need but his intelligence and arrogance mask it well. I love the new (and old) characters in this book and the intriguing villain is shaping up to be the authors best to date. The surprises, suspense, humour, and emotions, coupled with the excellent narration, makes this book difficult to put down and the bombshell at the end is defiantly going to be problematic! I can not wait to see where this story goes next. I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review
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Ren is back! I was introduced to this sarcastic, narcissistic but utterly adorable man last year when I listened to Ren: The Man Behind The Monster. This picks up where the first book left off. Set in the world of Dream Travelers, who have special powers such as mind control, Ren is now living with the love of his life, Dahlia, and working as an agent for the Lucidites preventing mostly Middlings aka regular humans from destroying themselves or others. Life seems pretty settled although Ren being Ren he is naturally grumpy. In particular, with the fact that Trey is only giving him easy cases due to some health issues that have shown up. If that wasn't bad enough, his world is turned completely upside down when somebody new appears in his life. (Trying really hard to avoid spoilers here.) Anyway, the interactions between Ren and this new person in his life, who is equally petulant, are totally hilarious. But there's plenty of suspense as well as a new villain, Vivian, is introduced and it appears Ren may not be as powerful as he has always thought.
I gave the first book in the series five stars. This was even better! The storyline was completely intriguing and the character development great as Ren struggles to adapt to the new developments in his life. It was laugh-out-loud funny, it was really moving in parts and thoroughly gripping and entertaining throughout. And then Sarah Noffke ends it with an almighty cliffhanger. Immediately upon finishing the audio, I had to look up when the next one - and by the looks of it, final one - will be available.
Tim Campbell returns as narrator and as in the previous book, his performance was flawless. He really gets into the character of Ren, bringing him to life perfectly and capturing Ren's arrogance as well as his vulnerable side. Brilliant job with the British accents. The production quality was also excellent.
If you haven't met Ren yet and like abrasive yet lovable characters, I highly recommend starting with Ren: The Man behind The Monster. Once you made his acquaintance, it's difficult to not become addicted to his story and this fantastic series.
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Are you ready to listen/read a tale of epic proportions? Sarah sucks you into her Dream Traveler world and refuses to release you, no matter which series you read.
Ren continues the second book of his story with his usual snarky attitude which is perfectly portrayed by Tim Campbell in the audio version.
The tale is incredible from beginning to end. There are some cameos from other well loved characters throughout this series. Ren is running into some interestingly normal problems. I outright laughed at so many points in this book. Entertaining, intriguing, and yes emotionally entangling. Watch Ren begin the ultimate evolution.
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I cannot get enough of Ren Lewis... he's not the typical book boyfriend, but that's exactly why I love him. He's rude, arrogant, and very self-confident... but oddly that's the appeal. It's crazy, but goes to show you how excellent of an author Ms. Noffke is when you can love what should be the most repulsive man on earth (if he was real...). With that being said, I enjoyed getting to learn more about Ren, especially through his relationship with his newly discovered daughter. Also the action and intrigue of the the mysterious "Level 5" case is taken to another level (pun intended), as we're introduced to a new villain bringing chaos to humans and dream travelers alike. I cannot wait for the third book to get here - we are not done putting a stop to the new psycho on the scene, and Ren's life is about to get turned upside down... again! I'll be sad when this series is over...
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Ren Lewis, one of the most powerful Lucidites in the world, is about to fall hard....
When we last left Ren, he had just reunited with the love of his life, Dahlia, after 20 years. As Ren and Dahlia settle back into each others lives, Ren receives bad news from the head of the Lucidites Institute and friend Trey. While Ren is trying to process this news and worm his way into a level 5 case that is eluding the agents, BAM! Is it true? And if it is, what will Ren do?
Holy sheep skin! This has to be one of the funniest, and most entertaining books from Noffke to date! Ren has been through a lot in his life, most of it horrible and sad, so when parenthood befalls him, it's pretty hilarious. Ren is approached out of the blue by a young girl that looks oddly familiar to him. Well it's because she is his long lost daughter, the one he never knew existed. Despite the fact that Ren hates everyone, except his father and Dahlia, I wasn't quite sure how he was going to proceed with his young offspring, but I was delightfully surprised on how he did.
While Ren is playing catch up and begins to train his daughter on how to control her powers, Dahlia shows her true colors. We all know what a Diva she is, being a famous Pop Star and all, but really, jealous of a mans own child...petty. The whole story is very endearing, and gives me a deeper look into Ren's heart, and how all he really wants is to not be alone in this world. He loves Dahlia to no end, and cares deeply for his father, but with a child, he's not sure what to do. The girl is bright, just like Ren, and quick witted with the retorts at Ren. I love how they both interact with one another. They are two peas in a pod for sure! I am extremely interested in their future. How the family dynamic will turn out and such. For now, the immediate future is still uncertain. Plus this new threat against Ren and another very powerful Lucidite that has been a very bad monkey! Stay tuned for more action, drama, and certainly comedy!
Tim Campbell returns! Tim is such an awesome narrator, and fits Ren's character to a “T”. The addition of the new character was no challenge for Tim! Great job with the voices, the acting and above all else, the amazing story telling ability you possess.
*Audiobook provided by the author for an honest review*
Ren is still struggling with his monster urges and its only getting worse.
The storyline is even more intriguing from the first book.
Add in Ren's sarcasm, an odd view of his surroundings, the world, and the author has created an engaging story that held my attention to the very end.
Overall, I enjoyed this book as much as the first one, it was fast faced, funny in parts, and suspenseful.
Tim Campbell did well with the narration.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
very high I just love this author
Ren of course hes just Ren there is no reason why you like him
Ren Teaching his daughter the Dream Travler ways
Yes I just love these books and the Narrator is awesome
For me it is a joy to read and listen to Sarah Noffke's books she has a way to her writing that will draw a reader in and wont let go till the end of a series. She puts shocking twists and turns in her books that make you almost tear your hair out but they are worth it to read. Tim Campbell does Ren justice with his accent all his snark and scarcasim
Ren Lewis likes his life the way he likes it, no changes, no surprises. But in this book he gets both in a big way. In this world of dangers for dream travelers, this is really a big distraction for Ren to get used to and it just gets worse from there.
If you read or listened to the first Ren Book: Ren Man Behind the Monster you will love this one. Narrator Tim Campbell is back with the audio version. If you are new to the series, well I don't often say this, but this is one series you really should listen too. Tim Campbell makes the most awesome Ren Lewis, think Stewie from Family Guy all grown up. Snarky, narcissistic, funny, genius and awesome.
I would absolutely listen to another book by SN and narrated TC.
The only thing that would make this book any better, is if it was about five hours longer.
TC performance was absolutely amazing, he is definitely the right narrator to voice the magnificence of Ren.
Ren 2 inspired me to want to read more of SN books.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
Predictable, but laugh-out-loud funny. Quirky-funny. Sarcastic-funny. A truly enjoyable listen. The narration continues to be superb, and the story smoothly follows Ren's life-journey. I loved that this was less about fighting evil and more about growing as a person. I feel like there are a lot of Rens in my life, so I didn't really see him as the sociopath-like character that other reviewers describe. In some ways, he's just the guy who says what everyone else in the room only has the guts to think and not say.
I received this audiobook free from the author for honest review.
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