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Ren Series Boxed Set, Book 1-4 Audiobook

Ren Series Boxed Set, Book 1-4

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This collection is packed with deceit, paranormal, and deadly thrills.

This boxed set includes The Man Behind the Monster, God's Little Monster, The Monster Inside the Monster, The Monster's Adventure, and The Monster's Death.

©2017 Sarah Noffke (P)2017 Sarah Noffke

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    Kristen Lewendon 11-02-17
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    "It's hilarious and tragic, which is an unexpected"

    Ren: The Man Behind the Monster
    I'm completely hooked now. This is the first title by Noffke that I've read and it most definitely won't be the last. There's enough here that references other series that have intrigued me to the point that I want to read everything. Ren isn't the easiest character to like. He's been through some very hard things that have left him bitter and forced him to chose to be alone. The whole story is very true to his character which sometimes makes the emotions hard to get through. But the whole story is so compelling I can't wait to dig into the next one.
    Ren: God's Little Monster
    I enjoyed this, but I didn't really feel like it was a full and complete story in and of itself. Sure Ren solves some puzzles during the course of the book but all the problems he has at the beginning of the story are still there at the end. I couldn't pinpoint a specific story arc in this. By that, I mean that there's no satisfying resolution to a particular challenge. To me, it felt like this book's main function was to teach us more about Ren and introduce several new characters who will be important in future books. Which is all well and good, I guess I just wanted a little more out of it.
    Ren: The Monster Inside the Monster
    This man causes me the most profound stress while trying to decide whether I love him or hate him. He's sarcastic and bitter and downright cruel, but he's lived a life that's caused him to disconnect from his emotions in order to survive. So my options are to throttle him or hug him I just and can't make up my mind which would be the better choice. Ren undergoes some pretty extensive personal growth during this book. The two previous books hinted that something major was coming but I admit I wasn't expecting this. I consider it a prime example of the author's skills that she can give us such a thoroughly unlikable character that we love anyway.
    Ren: The Monster's Adventure
    It's hilarious and tragic, which is an unexpected pairing. Ren has been dragged along on the most disastrous family vacation ever. The author's ruthless application of the question "what's the worst that can happen?" liberally spiced with Murphy's Law gives us a road trip that awe inspiring in it's ridiculousness. Add Christmas Carol-like visitations with three wise women, and Ren's forced to confront his fears and shortcomings. With every new book in this series, curmudgeonly Ren becomes more and more human to us.
    Ren: The Monster's Death
    A stunning conclusion. The awe-inspiring mix of physics and metaphysics, blending theoretical science with Dream Traveler skills more akin to ancient mysticism. I will warn you that tissues will probably be necessary, they were for me. This book brings Ren full circle, and some of the things he discloses, even some of the things he discovers, have the emotional impact of a speeding bullet train. Ren has always believed he was a god among men and perhaps he truly is.
    I received a complimentary copy of this book.

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    Rosemary Hughes 09-01-17
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    "A monster turns to a God"

    This is a brilliant series, portraying the journey through life of one burdened with "Gifts".

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    Charles Poughquag, NY 08-31-17
    Charles Poughquag, NY 08-31-17
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    "Can't help but feel for the man you want to hate"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ren Series Boxed Set, Book 1-4 to be better than the print version?

    I did not read them, but listening to Tim's narration brought the character of Ren to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ren Series Boxed Set, Book 1-4?

    The extra book which is actually #3.5 was the most revealing. His air of superiority, his disdain for people, all of that he is (which makes you want to hate him) changes in this book. Sarah Noffke does an amazing job of putting you inside his head for the first three books. You learn who he is and what makes him so much better than the rest of then human race (in his mind) but in this book he finally transforms into something we all can cheer for. Best character growth I've seen in a long time!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to narrow down, but I love his interactions with the lead scientist for the Lucidites Aiden.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but seeing as it is just over 25 hours I'd suggest getting some sleep between books.


    Any additional comments?

    Tim Campbell gave a voice to the character of Ren which is undeniable. His interpretation joined with the writing turned his contemptuous attitude into strength and conviction which drove the entire series. There were times the first book felt more like a history of Ren Lewis but once it got rolling it didn't stop. This was an amazing journey of one mans life, filled with hints of his past and personal insight which made him more enjoyable and likable. His character in her other novels was arrogant and egotistical, but now I get him.

    **Audiobook provided by the author for an honest review**

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    Peachesnbeal 06-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "frkg pheniominal!!!!"

    This is a mind blowing story! Wow is all I can say! Ren is a number one a-hole, but you can't help but love him for it. I laughed and cried so hard at this story! Narration was on point! One of my new all time faves!

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    John 05-31-17
    John 05-31-17 Member Since 2011
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    "An interesting story about an antihero"

    Ren is an interesting antihero, often rude and occasionally cruel, but somewhere deep inside is a heart. His entertaining story has adventure, love, humor and tragedy.

    Each of the books in the box set works independently, but they work best together. The narrator does a terrific job bringing the story to life.

    I received this box set as a gift. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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    Teresa 05-28-17
    Teresa 05-28-17
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    "An incredible Saga!"
    Would you listen to Ren Series Boxed Set, Book 1-4 again? Why?

    I loved following along Ren's life as he faced each situation with his usual sarcastic wit.


    What other book might you compare Ren Series Boxed Set, Book 1-4 to and why?

    The Lucidite series exists in the same universe introducing you to Ren.


    Which character – as performed by Tim Campbell – was your favorite?

    It would be a tossup between Ren, his daughter Adeliade, Dhalia and his grandson Lucien.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The monster you hate to love.


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    Momma Says 04-27-17
    Momma Says 04-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Unredeemable"
    What made the experience of listening to Ren Series Boxed Set, Book 1-4 the most enjoyable?

    Tim Campbell's narration brought the story to life.


    Would you recommend Ren Series Boxed Set, Book 1-4 to your friends? Why or why not?

    While Tim Campbell did an excellent job narrating, I'm undecided on whether I would recommend this set. It drags in places and I was never able to like the main character.


    Which character – as performed by Tim Campbell – was your favorite?

    Ren's father. He's the only character that I actually liked throughout the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it wouldn't be feasible to listen to the entire book in one sitting and even if it were, I could only take so much of Ren at one time.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly love a good character that I can love to hate, and most times, I end up loving that character in the end. For me, the only redeemable quality that Ren possessed was his love for his mother and the one woman who is immune to his powers. He had three friends throughout his life and treated them quite horribly. He's arrogant, rude, obnoxious, and treats everyone like a doormat, including his own child. Even when he's doing things to help humanity, he acts as though he's being put-upon. Had he received his just desserts in the end, I may have walked away from this one feeling differently. The book is well-written and I really did want to like this one, but try as I might, I just couldn't get behind a character as foul as this one.

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    Michelle Titherington VanDaley 04-27-17
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    "A Must Read/Listen!!!!!"

    The Ren series is Amazing!!! Tim Campbell brings Ren and the supporting characters to life in such a wonderful way, I could listen to him speak forever! Ren is a very simple character who tries so hard to be complex. His humor is dry and he speaks directly and straight to the point with an air of arrogance that you will quickly learn to love. You want to hate him but you can't. The Author does a marvelous job of painting a world where these "dream travelers" exist that you can plainly see how it could be possible. Each book gives more information and has the perfect mix of missions that Ren is working on and his personal life so that you truly feel like you know this man and what his life entailed. I am very excited that the Author has chosen to write a few spin off series and am eager to dive into all of them.

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    jean doe 04-22-17
    jean doe 04-22-17
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    "Well Done.."
    Any additional comments?


    This box set includes:
    The Man Behind the Monster, God's Little Monster, The Monster Inside the Monster, The Monster's Adventure, and The Monster's Death.


    The author has created a deep, well developed character with Ren who is from the Lucidites Series by the Author.

    If you haven't read Lucidites, you may want to check it out.

    I'm glad that I have the Ren series box set and it was an overall, entertaining and engaging read.


    The narrator, Tim Campbell, did well with the narration as usual.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."


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