Mandy Froehlich

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  • Chasing Before

  • The Memory Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Lenore Appelhans
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

It’s been four months since Felicia saved Level 2 from the Morati, the corrupted angels who trapped her and her boyfriend, Neil, in the afterlife. Now, she and Neil are finally ready to move on to the mysterious Level 3, an afterlife training facility where humans pick a career to pursue until they supposedly retire to the next level. Shortly after arriving, Felicia learns some shocking truths about her life that make her question everything. Neil wants to focus on the future, but Felicia insists on looking for answers about her past.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • yikes.

  • By Mandy Froehlich on 05-19-15


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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-15

I barely made it through this book. The writing and storyline are ridiculous. For example, in level 3 you can only create something you've touched during your life, yet at one point they consider materializing a forcefield. What? The way the characters talk remind me of a 1980s superhero movie.

The narration is okay. She has a pleasant enough voive.The narrator absolutely cannot do accents. When the books says that a character has a Texan accent, that's what I expect to hear. Also, the inflections in her voice were all wrong in some of the parts of the book to match what was happening.

Overall, don't waste your money. I made it to the end hoping that it would get better, but it doesn't. Total disappointment.