Ren: The Monster Inside the Monster
by Sarah Noffke
Series: Ren #3, Dream Traveler #3
Narrator: Tim Campbell
Length: 5 hours and 13 minutes
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Irony wears a disingenuous smile.
Ren Lewis, who has faced every danger known to man, is about to meet a challenge he’s convinced has the power to undo him. When he discovers that his daughter, Adelaide, has been hiding a pregnancy he goes into hiding himself.
Having a daughter was one catastrophe Ren struggled with. But now, being expected to welcome her baby into his home is not something Ren knows how to assimilate into his life.
With a new ferocity he throws himself into his work in order to avoid family responsibility. And there’s enough work to keep him occupied with Vivian Bishop trying to infiltrate American homes, intent on controlling and manipulating their residents.
Ren soon realizes that Vivian is his perfect enemy. She’s strategic, brilliant and stunningly beautiful.
In this third and final installment, the monster in Ren will have to do the unspeakable. He will have to evolve. Nothing in his life can be approached employing any of the strategies he’s used before. The evolution of Ren might be his undoing, but it might also be the one thing that brings him real happiness.
The Monster Inside the Monster by Sarah Noffke is the third audiobook in the Ren & Dreamwalker fantasy series narrated by Tim Campbell. Strap in for humor, suspense, and an anti-hero you’ll fall in love with.
Ren Lewis, logical, analytical Ren. The man cracks me up. Seriously. Ren is a dreamwalker, who works for a secret agency that time travels to precise moments to alter them, thus saving humans from death or catastrophes.
Ren’s gift also allows him to read thoughts and manipulate people. He loathes this side of himself and his past transgressions. In fact, he often refers to it as the monster inside him. Ren is also self-absorbed but has a lover, loves his parents and now has a daughter who is expecting a brat of her own. (his words not mine) Ren is brilliant, socially awkward, and filled with equal parts self-loathing and admiration.
In this episode, a former student able to control minds with her voice is up to no good and seems to be one step ahead of the institute. Which means they have a mole. Determined to thwart her, he will stop at nothing.
Mix in trouble on the home-front and our hero has his hands full. I laughed, held my breath, and devoured this installment. The suspense angle was a good one, and the trouble at home compounded the situation but also made me laugh as Ren finds himself the cure-all.
Tim Campbell is bloody brilliant as Ren and offers a full range of voices for the rest of the characters. He truly has become the voice of Ren and deadpans his wit and snarky attitude.
The ending wrapped up nicely, so well in fact in felt like the end of the series, but I know there are two more audiobooks left. I am curious to see what develops.
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