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Brenna Lauren Clark

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A Zombie Book Unlike Any Other!

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Reviewed: 11-11-18

I’m usually not that in to the zombie trope as it is overused and there’s usually not new lore that is added to the fiction, so I started this audiobook hesitantly. I was pleasantly surprised to find from the very start that it was unlike anything I had seen or read before! This take on the zombie apocalypse certainly kept my attention, and seeing it all through Melanie’s eyes was so refreshing. I can’t wait to dive into the next one! #ChildProtagonist #FemaleProtagonist #Dystopian #Creepy #Suspenseful #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

Fell in love all over again

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is one of my favorite books, and in order to distract myself from the fact that our next trilogy from Queen Maas is ages away, I got the audiobook to relive this hauntingly beautiful story. I fell in love with the novel all over again, and found Feyre like I never had before in the striking vocal work from this narrator. Such a good piece of work.

A Rollercoaster Ride

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Reviewed: 04-28-18

I don't often review audiobooks; mostly because I'm horribly lazy. But this story struck a chord with me, and I really want people to read it.... Well, actually, I recommend that you LISTEN to it. I downloaded the audiobook during a Spring Cleaning sale and the description alone for the story had me hooked. It's told in interview form; and it comes ALIVE when being read aloud. I lost myself in it and had to keep reminding myself that it wasn't real, because the narrators did such a good job keeping the characters distinct and the narratives for each of them full of emotion and incredibly raw. I almost think that actually reading it would take away from the story, because it seems meant to be heard. It is a chilling tale of not only what happens in the aftermath of a huge disaster, but what people are capable of when not facing the threat of constant visibility on the internet, and how corrupt we are as a society for how we glorify the inhumane things that individuals commit. I was particularly struck by the ending, which is an afterword from the fictional author, talking about quizzes circulating asking, 'What Tribe Are You?'. This will make more sense to you if you read the book, but my heart sank because I would be one of those people taking that quiz and eating a story like this up if it were true. It also forced me to ask myself, "Who would I be in this situation?" Would I be the type to run and hide? Would I turn to violence the first chance I got? Would I be willing to kill to survive? This novel is thought-provoking and chilling and a real rollercoaster ride; pun intended. I really can't sing its praises enough.

What Time Is It? AAAAAAADVENTURE Time!

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Reviewed: 04-22-18

This book is not only filled with heroic deeds, emotional rollercoasters, and more comedy than you can shake a stick at, but it is also read by the author, who puts so much life into the narration that you feel as though you are a member of the Six Children of Exile. The detailed imagery in the book really lends itself to an easy transition to audio, and the author makes a distinct change between each character and makes it a completely different story for someone like me who has already read the physical book. I highly recommend this work and cannot wait until the next installment.

A Tale of Dicks and Douchebags, and Bromance

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Reviewed: 10-09-17

I read this book a long time ago but just finished the audiobook, and I am always struck by the Gobstopper-like feel of this book. You know, those Willy Wonks hard candies that start out one flavor but as you suck on them turn into another? This book is a bromance wrapped in adventure wrapped in comedy. Some of the situations are silly, but the bonds are very real between the characters. I like to think of this book as what would happen if Dave Pilkey (whom the author likens it to in the blurb for the book) and Lemony Snicket had a love child who wrote an epic tale. We have the tickle of our funny bones and an author who breaks the fourth wall many a time, plus several tragedies packed in a grand journey... so maybe there’s some Tolkien in there too? All in all, it’s a captivating story that I never tire of. The narration provided by author Scottye Moore brings the novel to life in new and exciting ways. I got a better feel of the characters and their personalities in the personification of their voices. Every single character had their own tone and accent, and it kept me awake and entertained on a very long trip. I can’t wait for the next one, ‘Quezalcorp Risen’ to be turned into an audiobook as well!