Ren: The Monster Inside the Monster : Ren

  • by Sarah Noffke
  • Narrated by Tim Campbell
  • Series: Ren
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 he 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.


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This was a bittersweet ending

This was the final installment in Sarah Noffke's Ren series about my favorite sarcastic and obstinate British anti-hero. There will be spoilers if you have not yet read, or listened to, books 1 or 2, The Man behind the Monster and God's Little Monster, which I would highly recommend as this trilogy is brilliant entertainment (and there is a boxed set now, so all three together for one Audible credit!).

This one starts off right after God's Little Monster and is full to the brim with emotions as Ren struggles to come to term with the fact that not only is he a father but he is about to become a grandfather. His daughter, Adelaide, is so much like Ren it would be scary if it wasn't so hilariously funny, and then there is the monster inside the monster, a screaming baby boy, who is causing havoc with Adelaide's emotions and is bringing out the most altruistic version of Ren we have ever seen.  On the work front, Ren makes some rather unconventional decisions in order to defeat Vivian and save humanity. How his girlfriend Dahlia puts up with him I really don't know, the woman must be a saint.

This was a bittersweet ending as it was the last part of Ren's story and I have completely fallen in love with these characters, above all Ren. I hope there will be more of him and his family in the future. I always tell myself I am going to savor these slowly, but then I end up listening to the entire story in one go. Every time.

The narration by Tim Campbell was faultless in my opinion. Tim is Ren. He perfectly embodies Ren's persona and lends him just the right mocking and tenacious voice to bring Ren truly to life. There were no issues with the production.

Overall, a fantastic mix of humor, action, emotions, and intrigue within a paranormal fantasy setting.

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A brilliant end to the series

This last audiobook in the REN series does not disappoint, the evolution of the characters, the humour, heartbreak, intrigue and suspense will not let you put this captivating audiobook down. Not only does Ren have to navigates the turbulent waters of becoming both a father and a grandfather, but he must also discover the mole within the Lucidite Institute and defeat the brilliant Vivian before her plans, for both him and the middlings, come to fruition. The excellent narrator breaths life into these amazing characters and he hits the accents, nuances and emotions just right. This is a heart wrenching, hair pulling, breath taking, beautiful end to the series. The twists and turns in the the plot, the growth and change in the characters, and the roller coaster of emotions the author and narrator takes us on is simply amazing. From Ren himself, to Adelaide, Dalia and even Vivian, the maturation and depth of character shown is excellent and yet the author and narrator still managed to keep their individual quirks and personalities intact throughout the evolution. I loved how characters from her other books were interweaved in the story, not only enhancing the story but also adding depth to the Dream Traveller world as a whole and helping the reader form a cohesive timeline between the various books. I am sad that this is the final REN book, as I have truly enjoyed this amazing character. His caustic wit, arrogance, dry sarcastic comments, brilliant mind and flawed personality has kept us laughing, made us want to strangle him, but has also caused our hearts to bleed. Tim Campbell did an amazing job with Ren's accent and portrayal of his abrasive, yet appealing personality. The amount of emotion that this character has been able to elicit from readers is a testament to how well written these books are and how fully developed this character is. We will mourn that we will no longer hear that snarky British accent as we get to listen to Sarah's words. This audiobook was provided to me at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Sarah Noffke