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Evan Bennewies

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Unique as always

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-24

Thought-provoking and insightful while remaining as simple as possible. A very unique writing style, as with his other books, and quite engaging

Great to be back, nice approach

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-04

Nice to see the trilogy continue. Wasn't the biggest fan of the multiple character viewpoints initially but it grows on you and helps break away from the constant brooding of Darrow. Using different narrators only for specific viewpoints worked suprisingly well but some of the intonation within one viewpoint was inconsistent and hard to follow at times. Overall great to have Red Rising back and great setup for more books!

A scary and not-so-impossible future

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-02-16

The world and setup is amazing, I could listen to a whole book just describing this bizarre but totally believable alternate universe. At times the story can be a bit dense for an audiobook, could probably get a lot out of reading a hardcopy version now. The extra sound effects were unnecessary and didn't make any sense until almost half way through. Narration was good, character voices were consistent and entertaining, but not really necessary.

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Powerful, inspiring story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-11-07

I'm usually skeptical of authors doing their own audiobooks, but the emotion that Engle adds through his performance really enhances the story. A very inspiring story against addiction and captivating in the details of his adventures.