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Irrevocable Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah Rogers
Series: Irrevocable, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Bailey Dewitt is on a crash course with Armageddon. Orphaned, she and her young brothers find themselves living with their renegade uncle. Part of a group of survivalists, she is terrified to discover they are preparing for the end of the world! Could they be right - is mankind headed for a global disaster of its own making?

While Bailey struggles with that question and what she should do about it, Caleb, a man from the group, becomes her dearest friend and the one person she can trust to love and protect her. When things spiral out of control, will their bond be enough to save the entire community, or will rival forces strip away all that they have worked for at the time they need it most?

©2015 Lavish Publishing, LLC (P)2016 Lavish Publishing, LLC

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Rendered

This was a very good first book in a series.Baily loses her parents and goes,along with her brothers, to live with her uncle.He is in some sort of prepper cult. Sarah Rogers was a fine narrator.I look forward to more in this series.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • TU
  • 11-14-18

decent but not my favorite

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a slow but decent book. It really focuses on the main character, Bailey, and her struggles to fit in and cope with loss. The overall story is a little slow to get rolling, but gets more interesting as things progress. This wasn't my favorite book, but decent.

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Had difficulty with the story

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author.
I had a bit of a hard time with the storyline.
Once Bailey’s parents die, her and her brothers are told they will go with their estranged uncle. At first, he calls her names and wants nothing to do with her and is annoyed he has to take her. A chapter later he says the complete opposite, then he flips back to again calling her names and wanting to get rid of her. If he’s conflicted in his beliefs this is not stated here.
They get to what is supposed to be his house, but things are suspicious and too perfect. Despite coming from a well-off household and having maids etc, Bailey right away gets a job so she can have some control in her life. It is not until well into the story that Bailey learns their actual destination is a community of survivalists. Despite her taking responsibility for herself, the community decided from the beginning she’s not a good fit and don’t want her, and that does not change despite when she steps up and becomes a productive, cooperative member of the community. Why did they hide the truth? Why not tell her what they are doing from the beginning instead of being annoyed she’s not doing what they expect when they never told her what their expectations were.
Why not let her leave and go back to school? They are not in an apocalypse/ Armageddon, her leaving does not compromise them. I don’t get it. There are many inconsistencies I have a hard time getting past.
Also, there are a lot of “the girl...” Even when Bailey was by herself and speaking, instead of using “she” or “Bailey” it was “the girl”. I found this especially awkward once she was at the community.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Sarah Rogers ). She did well reading this book. Her character voices were well done. Her narration of the conversations is natural, her narration of the non-conversation parts is a little less natural (The difference between reading or telling a story) but not enough to detract from the book.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is some swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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This book is not what I expected. I did find it slow to begin with but once it picked up I found that I really enjoyed it. There are somethings I found frustrating but the character is young so she will be making silly mistakes and naive at times. I am glad to say that we are shown this and not told so when something happens we know why.
I liked how the author portrayed the community. You think you know where the author is going but towards the end she shows them in a different light which shows that they are human and not everything is what it seems.
There is some profanity no sexual content but there is a scene where it is talked about but this links in with the society that she is living with so it is understandable.
I am really looking forward to the next book. I am intrigued to find out what is going to happen next.

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Jacobey delivers a refreshing story

I enjoyed this book more than excepted. I like the story line because it out of the norm and listening to how the story and the characters evolve is very interesting.

When you're orphaned and your entire world get turned upside down can be very challenging. I thought Samantha Jacobey did an very good job in developing the characters. The trials for the main characters continue to get bigger and more difficult and it's interesting to see how each person handles their own challenges. I thought Sarah Rogers does a very good job in narrating the story. I look forward to book 2.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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An amazing read!

An incredible read - very enjoyable and brilliant!

A wonderful story. Great characters. Good writing.

A quick, easy read. Loved the story. Excited for more.

The narrator did a fine job of narrating this book. Liked the narration.

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Amazing Read!!!

This was an incredible story. The characters were compelling and drew you in instantly to their story. I couldn't stop from listening. I can't wait to read the rest in the series! I highly recommend this book.

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Wonderful

Having previously read the series and now to hear it as an audio book really brings a different perspective. The narrator has done a wonderful job with the reasing of this book. The story is still wonderful and awesome and is amazing being brought to life through audio. I love it and am now hooked on audio books! I can't wait to hear the others in this series read!

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  • Dawn H
  • Baxter Springs, KS
  • 12-16-16

Not really a stand alone

I chose to listen to this audiobook after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Rendered is a young adult novel about Bailey, a 16-year-old whose parents are killed in an accident. She and her twin brothers are taken to a new home by their uncle. Something seems off, though, but Bailey isn’t sure what it is.

Bailey and her uncle get off on the wrong foot and at first, her attitude annoyed me but the more I read, the more I realized that she’s 16 and she just lost her parents, her home, her friends, and her perfect life. She really has a right to be upset with her uncle who is great to the twins but isn’t so nice to her. She’s not even given time to mourn.

I expected more from this story. Hailey and her brothers end up in a community with their uncle. The people in this community believe that there’s going to be a world catastrophe probably sooner than later and they’re prepared for it. The community members don’t think Bailey will fit in but she really tries and does a good job of it. She works hard and makes friends, especially with 21-year-old Caleb. But can she change the minds of everyone in the community?

Samantha Jacobey is a good storyteller and this was a quick and easy read. The one thing that stood out was the use of “the girl” in place of Bailey’s name or the pronoun “she.” I would have preferred Bailey or “she.” The narrator, Sarah Rogers, did a good job enunciating and made it easy to listen to Rendered. The pauses were appropriate and I could differentiate between voices.

This was a good start to a series but not really a stand alone book. I’m looking forward to reading the next book and finding out what happens.