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J. Kellogg

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There are so many things wrong with this book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-19

When I read Crouch's "Dark Matter" I thought I would be a fan for life. But now I'm not so sure.

"Recursion" was disappointing to say the least. It felt like Crouch was all over the place. I wanted more explanation about the consequences of FMS and more examples in Book 1. The revelation that the memory chair was a "time travel" device fell flat after we had heard all about Barry's second life. Then the recurring timelines! This part needed a good editor and went on way too long. I didn't feel like each timeline brought anything new to the story. The ending was a complete let down / cop-out.

Narrator: I was extremely disappointed with Abby Craden's performance. She had a great tone for character voices, but her general narration was terrible. Between her whiny tone and the vocal fry I almost gave up during her first performance. I will never get another book that she narrates.

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