Narrator: Tim Campbell
Series: Ren #4
Published by Self Published / Indie on 16 March 2017
Length: 4 hrs 57 mins
Source: Author, Submitted
Ren Lewis is the most powerful man in the world and he's about to prove it. God, Ren believes, has battled him his entire life, trying to use him as a pawn or punish him for his wrong doings. This man, with powers most can't fathom, has been content to use his skills to help humanity. However, when God makes a move that will carve out Ren's heart for the rest of his life, he makes the decision to finally outmaneuver the Almighty Creator.
Using technology, philosophy, quantum physics, psychology and spirituality, Ren attempts to do something that millions of people throughout history have only dreamed of. Because he's a strategic man, Ren plans to break God's laws and be the first human to ever do the unspeakable.
This last installment in the Ren series is the final evolution in a man's life who thought he never should have been born. Ren's journey teaches him that not only does he have a heart, but that as powerful as he is, he is nothing without the love in his life. Ren Lewis will gain the power to hack the system to beat God at his own game, but will he be successful or banished to solitude?
©2017 Sarah Noffke (P)2017 Sarah Noffke
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Ren: The Monster’s Death is the final installment in the utterly awesome Ren series. I don’t think it’s necessary to provide a summary of this part. Because this is book 4 you’ll either be familiar with Ren’s story or if not, you really need to start with “Ren: The Man Behind the Monster” and follow this series in order. It is such a fun but also emotional rollercoaster ride. The entire journey has been a full five-star listen for me, but with this one, Sarah Noffke really has outdone herself. This installment exceeded my expectations. I’ve always enjoyed the humor in these books, but with this final part, Sarah Noffke has created an immensely poignant, affecting and philosophical tale about one man’s refusal to be parted from the love of his life no matter what. Yes, this is a dystopian / fantasy story, which is a genre I don’t tend to pick very often, but I’ve absolutely loved my outing into the world of the Dream Travelers. It is suspenseful, mysterious and magical and delves deeply into topics such as love, loss, hope, commitment and sacrifice. It is such a touching tale, an exciting cross-genre experience, it is easy to enjoy and to take something away from it and become emotionally captivated even for non-fantasy readers/listeners like myself.
When I saw the title, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to handle it considering my ridiculously absurd feelings for Ren, a self-centered, obnoxious and rude man whose sarcasm is out of this world. But Ren has been on a tremendous journey and has grown a lot as is evident from his relationships with his partner Dahlia, with his daughter Adelaide, with his father and his grandson as well as with his boss at the Institute. On a side note, I thought the part of the storyline regarding President Douglas was wicked. Really wonderfully done, Ms Noffke. What a great way to include current concerns! The ending left me sad (because there will be no further Ren books) but also delighted. I am now looking forward to the author’s new book, Alpha Wolf, which will feature Ren’s daughter Adelaide and will further explore the case Ren had started working on. I’m hoping some of the other well-loved characters from the Dream Traveler world will also make an appearance.
Tim Campbell once again narrates this installment, and like the other audiobooks in this series, he completely owns it. He is Ren. There isn’t one thing that I could criticize. Superb performance. One of the saddest things about finishing this series, I will truly miss listening to Tim Campbell/Ren. There were no issues with the audio production.
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