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It comes down to one choice: save the world or save the ones you love. 

Listen to the exciting and emotional conclusion to The Configured Trilogy.

©2018 Jenetta Penner (P)2019 Jenetta Penner

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Mixed bag ...

Good ending to the series, however the protagonist was extremely annoying in the final book. She was constantly “squaring her shoulders, crossing her arms over her chest and staring someone right in the eye” to tell them what to do. She continually puts other’s lives in danger because she’s impulsive and then when things don’t go her way, she throws little tantrums, yet she doesn’t tolerate similar behavior in others around her. She wasn’t very likable in this book.

The new narrator did a better job in this book than in the last. She didn’t sound quite as robotic as in book 2 and she was able to better delineate between characters this time as well, it was much more enjoyable.

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Nice how it all came together

On the run again, Avlyn and the others need to dig deep and give everything to fight for freedom and to overthrow the dictatorship of Manning in Elore. All this while outrunning another faction with an agenda of their own.
This book is all about fighting the good fight with the worst odds and about the willingness to live a full life, the tenacity to save strangers cought within a broken system and being used as puppets/soldiers. Even if it could cost them everything. Because without those fundamental principles they’ll lose the humanity they are fighting for.
It’s about friendship and loyalty, about finding your famliy, both by blood and by choice or circumstances, about selflessness and the willingness to support your family even if you’re scared to lose them. And about thriving through the chaos you’re sucked into without wanting to but in hindsight needing to.

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Great book, mediocre narration

The narrator of this book also did the previous one in the series. This was a definitely an improvement over the last, but still sounded pretty robotic in many places. Still a good book, and worth reading.

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awesome awesome awesome

I thoroughly enjoyed all three of the books in the series. I became quite addicted and enjoyed them all so much

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OK this is more like it

Seems book three back on track from book two that seemed off a bit. Avlyn still doing the stupid i have to save the world alone so no one get hurts but get people hurt, thing. But these seem reasonable and desperate time kind of things. In book two she just seemed to do these stupid moves just to be stupid.

For the most part I think the storyline is good in this book and wraps up most lose ends and side stories. It flowed a lot better than the second book and was almost as good as the first.

I would recommend the series and does have some good thinking points about humanity and power.

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Unsatisfying Finish to the Story

There is so much interesting stuff going on in this series but the author seems afraid to linger on the great ideas she invents. We are constantly rushed into abstract action sequences in a virtual world that as incompelling as it is difficult to describe. When things get rapped with the "you were in a coma and a bunch of stuff happened" type of ending, you know the author is really bored and ready to move on.

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Wowsers!

This was honestly a great book. On very few occasions it was predictable, but regardless, it was still amazing. I cannot believe I made it through all the series so quickly.

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One of the best books I've read in a long time.

Dystopian, teen, supernatural. All the keys to a great book. I'm very sad it is over. Take a chance to read the trilogy if you haven't. You won't regret any of the ~25 hours.

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Better job narrating than book 2

Book two was difficult to listen to with the choppy robotic voice of the narrator, but she seems to have worked on that a bit. While not the best narrator ever, still a bit choppy, with odd inflections, it is significantly better than how book 2 sounded. So cheers to personal improvement, well done!

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an exciting adventure story for all ages

The author did a great job at bringing an end to a fun adventurous trilogy. I would recommend it to all science fiction lovers.

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  • locky8
  • 02-22-20

A brilliant end to this trilogy

This has been a really good series. The narrator is great at putting expression in her voice and where I'm not normally keen on female narrators doing male voices. This narrator Brittany Goodwin does mens voices really well. Set in a dystopian future where humans aren't allowed to feel. Babies are given away to higher level families and humans in level 1 are thought as lesser humans. A technology based war is happening. Avalyn and her twin brother Ben are the only hope for peace. A brilliant series from Jenetta Penner and definitely worth a listen.
I revived a copy of this book from the author and this review is my own opinions.

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  • NAT.orious reads
  • 02-04-20

2.75 STARS ★★✬✩✩

This book is for you if… you’ve enjoyed the series. Sci-Fi x YA enthusiasts might like this. The series, instead of picking up throughout its curse, got a bit worse with every book.

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You know those audiobooks where you don't see the need to go back when you didn't pay attention for a while? Yeah, this was one of 'em.



I have, by all means, nothing to say about this book. Everything I’ve criticised has been criticised in my reviews for Configured and Immersed .

I’m just so meh about this book - and now the series as a whole - I’m not even in the mood nor could I possibly muster the energy to rant about this. That’s how mediocre this was. The entire series lost some of its glow with this final instalment if I’m being honest. It must come as a shock to those who’ve read other reviews. I’m shocked, too. But tastes vary and that’s okay. Just don’t @ me because I’m not glorifying Actualized.
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⇢ seriously,
⇢ i
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writing quality + easy of reading = 3*

pace = 3*

plot/story in general = 3*

plot development = 3*

characters = 3*

enjoyability = 3*

insightfulness = 1*

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  • L. A. Greenbank
  • 02-01-20

Eventful

There has been a bit of a gap between my listening to this and the first 2 books in the series, so I was grateful for the 'breadcrumbs' left by the author for those like me who needed a reminder for what had happened so far.

I liked the conclusion, but found it difficult to get my head around what was going on in the 'final battle' - I would have liked more details about what Eylure had turned into post event, too