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Restore Me

Shatter Me, Book 4
Narrated by: Kate Simses, James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (410 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand.

Juliette and Warner's story continues in the electrifying fourth installment of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times best-selling Shatter Me series.

Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her.

Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

©2018 Tahereh Mafi (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Short story that’s as long as a book.

*Possible spoilers? But probably not.*

I never realized how many times these characters “closed their eyes” until I watched “The Greatest Showman”. Because every time one of them closed their eyes...I can see, a world that’s waiting just for me. That I call my own... So much eye closing. And the angst! Gah. How was this book over 8 hours long?! It’s the first one that I skipped ahead on because, ok, we get it! She’s not prepared, and he has all the feels. This whole book was worth maybe 5 chapters of one of the other books. There was almost no content. It’s all just internal monologues and descriptions. The character interaction is so limited that there’s no real character or story development. The good parts just get thrown in right at the end and then it leaves you hanging. Just listen to the first couple chapters and skip to the last few. You’re not missing anything in the middle.

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Oh wow...... loved it!

Ok, I can gladly say I love Warner now. There was sp much that happened in this book, I feel like I was just on a rollercoaster. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

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Love Love Love this book

Characters were awesome. Story itself was AMAZING. Only complaint about the audiobook is the sound of pen scratching or page turning or whatever it is during the excerpts from Juliets journal, is a little overwhelming. All in all amazing.

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Weird narrator changes

Kate Simses is awesome and every book so far has been great, narrator-wise. But yikes, the male narrator for Warner’s chapters is kind of hard to listen to. He can sound really robotic, which maybe is what he was going for? But it’s so bad in comparison!

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It was Ok

As much as I enjoyed the other books in this series, I had a hard time with Restore Me. It felt like the entire book was the following scene ad nauseum:
Juliet: "I'm not sure what to do."
Warner: "I'm so in love with Juliet, it hurts."
Juliet: "I'm not sure what to do now."
Warner: "Juliet is so beautiful, it's painful"
Juliet: "What do I do know - I am not sure."
Warner: "Juliet is my world, she's so perfect."

I kept waiting for a plot to kick in but it was pretty much a love letter to those fans who wanted more Warner mooning over Juliet. Fortunately, we had some great scenes with Kenji again - he's always a welcome injection of self effacing humor to keep us from taking the situations too seriously. But there wasn't enough Kenji to go around to offset the saccharine romance.

In addition, it gets tiring to have everyone, including all the enemies, falling in love with Juliet instead of disliking or destroying her. Yet again, we have new characters introduced who fall for her sweetness and fall all over themselves to help her. I can't say I really bought it and it would have been nice to have someone actually dislike her for being too good-two-shoes and naive.

About half way through the Audible narration, I got really bored. Juliet unsure, Warner pining for her, some silly plot device about her family and a secret that Warner fears will make her hate him. It wasn't enough to keep me interested since we really didn't get any character or plot development and it all felt kind of vapid.

The Audible narration got old as well. Juliet sound like she is 12 and the addition of Warner's perspective didn't do much for me. It was kind of jarring to go from Warner sounding one way with the female narrator and then sounding different with the male narrator.

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MORE MORE MORE!!!!!’

Please don’t make us wait for the next book. It is such a fantastic story!!! The narrator is exceptional!- Both if them.

If you have not read this series yet, START NOW!!

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Gah!

I submitted a review on amazon but also wanted to review here as well because of the narration. Kate Simses - you are awesome! I generally can’t stand female narrators but you do a phenomenal job - and I have listened to the first three books like 50+ times.
James Fouhey - I think you did and awesome job as well - especially since I was a bit skeptical in the beginning since I had listened to Kate’s version of Warner’s voice so many times before. Still, I think you were a perfect choice for the intense but measured voice indicative of Warner. Great job!

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THIS IS NOT THE END...AND IM HAPPY IT'S NOT!!!!

WAY TO REVIVE THE SERIES TM!!! This was just as great as the rest of books...this is a good series...Its The characters are just really good..and this story is just so intriguing...and the writing..is so lovely and smart...I cant wait till the next one...I am super happy that too!!

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AMAZING

All I can say is this book DESTROYED ME. In an amazing way. Just wow.

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Far cry from the first three books

I kept waiting for this book to get good, for the story to develop. This book essentially focused entirely on Juliet's relationship with Warner. There was barely a hint of a plot, and some important aspects of the story were left unexplained, while others, like Juliet's first experience with alcohol, went into so much unnecessary detail. The second narrator was unnecessary. Kate does an amazing job by herself. I should have stopped at the 3rd book.