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  • Limetown

  • The Prequel to the #1 Podcast
  • By: Cote Smith, Zack Akers, Skip Bronkie
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Jacques Roy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

On a seemingly ordinary day, 17-year-old Lia Haddock hears news that will change her life forever: 300 men, women, and children living at a research facility in Limetown, Tennessee, have disappeared without a trace. Among the missing is Emile Haddock, Lia’s uncle. What happened to the people of Limetown? It’s all anyone can talk about. Except Lia’s parents, who refuse to discuss what might have happened there. They refuse, even, to discuss anything to do with Emile.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I guess I just Expected More...

  • By JLH on 12-16-18

The Hit Podcast Turns Into Trite YA

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-19

The story isn't just unnecessary to the enjoyment of the Limetown podcast, I wish I hadn't learned the backstories to the two most important characters in the series. Not only was the story painfully slow to start off, but having the veil of mystery to how Limetown rose and fell allowed me to piece together the details with my mind, instead of through what felt like contrived, adolescent, angsty prose.
I would prefer to treat the book as non-canonical, as I expected more from the stellar story told by the podcast.