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K. Shartzer

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Enjoyable for all ages

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-19

I throughly enjoyed this book. Kirby Heyborne gave a wonderful and enthralling performance. The book is well written and a smooth sequel with good closure to the previous book with a small opening to allow another if Alexandra Bracken chooses to give us some more. The only thing I had trouble with was the ages of the characters seem a tad off from their deeper processing and decision making. If the ages were left out it might be a better book to just allow you to imagine the proper age for the main characters.overall I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a little imaginative fiction.

Eye opening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-19

There are some parts of this book where it seems long and drawn out, but it’s 100% worth it for the magical last few hours of this book. I cannot explain how glorious and perfect the conversation in Church with Mrs Carpenter and Hannah is. My heart felt it deep down and I hope for everyone to understand this the way that the author put it. Please buy and enjoy the revelation of this book.

Not life changing, but enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I think I had very high expectations of this book from the description and other people’s reviews. I enjoyed listening to Amanda’s stories of a rock and roll lifestyle with harrowing amounts of trust and love. I don’t think it gave me anything on learning to ask. I do think it helped my ever growing curiosity to see what’s going on on the other side, what is this other person seeing and feeling, what is their story? It pushes you not to ask for what you need but maybe examine your relationships to other’s and your own insecurities. It was a fairly entertaining book, but not your typical guide to self improvement. If you want to learn something you will have to pull it from within yourself by being inspired by her stories. Don’t expect his book to guide you like a self help book.

Leaves you feeling like you are a character in the book keeping a secret

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This book is in a category all its own. I found myself frustrated with the timeline as I kept getting confused. “Wait, what day is it?” But there is good reason for it. By the end that days don’t matter, just that you know the information. You know what happened but you have to keep second guessing yourself. You will have loved and hated each character by the end. Everyone and everything is suspect. You are sure you know how it will end, or do you? I throughly enjoyed this book and may even read it again, and that’s not really my thing. I definitely have a book hangover now. I’m not sure how to even begin reading another. I truly appreciate that the author made me feel like I have a secret to keep like all the other characters. The narrator was very good, but all of her male voices were very much the same or their inflections became the inflections of others later in the book. It was a bit frustrating but may have added to the overall mystery of the book looking back.

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Predictable but enjoyable

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

The ending is given away very early in this book. I wish I could rewrite it with some more mystery, or at least less obvious foreshadowing. It kept reading hoping for more of the backgrounds of the girls, but They never came. It was still a decent though twisted book, but I wouldn’t jump to read it again or choose to recommend it to anyone. Narrator was great. Warning: Some parts of this book touch very uncomfortable topics in a very non-chalant way, though that part is appreciated as it’s how these things become normal.

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Wow! What a sequel!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-18

This was a killer sequel. This was even better than the first book. I’m not even mad that it left me with a cliffhanger at the end; my imagination is buzzing with all the things that could come next. Romance, action, science fiction, coming of age, mystery, it literally had everything! So good! Definitely worth putting on your book list.

Slow start

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

This book was a bit slow to start. I found myself dragging through about half the book. The second half made up for it though, good twists, great surprises. There were two or three great shockers I wasn’t expecting. There is a touch of sex that’s romance book style, I also wasn’t expecting. Not my style, and did distract a bit from the story, but I’d still recommend the book overall.

Didn’t see the killer coming

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-17

I was surprised by the twists in this book. I enjoyed not knowing what was next or who the killer was. I enjoyed being a tad suspicious that everyone had dark secrets. The back and forth of the book was just a tad confusing, but I thoroughly enjoyed the different perspectives of the story changing. However, I admit, I was not a fan of the end. Personal preference but it wasn’t the type of ending I would have liked. It took the book from amazing to only just enjoyable for me. I’d still recommend it though.

Enjoyable beginning

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-17

I loved the beginning of this audible compilation. It jumped around a bit but was fun and full of Christmas spirit. The Charles Dickinson story, though interesting, had really nothing to do with Christmas and the “carols” at the end were hard on the ears.
Thank you audible for creating and sharing this compilation with your listeners.

Hard to get into

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Where does Renegades rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very good. Not my most favorite or most exciting but by the end I was intrigued and excited to listen more often.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Max/ the Bandit, I loved that despite his circumstances he avoids being completely vulnerable by learning as much as possible and observing, and continues to remain unbelievably hopeful and sweet.

Which scene was your favorite?

The fun house. I enjoyed the descriptions and could really visualize the characters walking through it and the feelings it made the characters have.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely not. I honestly had the hardest time getting into this book. I usually love Marissa Meyer’s books though, so I made myself suck it up and keep going. It was so hard though, I almost quit a few times, and I’m not a big quitter. Finally, towards the end I didn’t want to stop it. I really enjoyed it once it finnaly got going. So don’t give up if you are bored, it’s worth it!