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This is a combination review; first part of the review is based on the story, which I read first, the second part is based on the audible book.
I enjoyed reading this book SO MUCH. I love conspiracy theories and stories that involve any type of theology. Reinterpretations of religious history, reinterpretations of the bible, I enjoy the heck out of them. I was raised Catholic and still call myself a Catholic, and I have always interpreted the Bible as written by man and completely symbolic in nature (I in no way have ever believed the world was created in 7 days - literal bible interpretations drive me bonkers).
The twists and turns and the combinations of different theological beliefs was fascinating. You can tell Angela really did her research for the book. And I love her interpretations of world religions and ancient gods. There was a teasing amount of background story, but it keeps you guessing and gives wonderful anticipation for the next installment. There is action and mystery, and I spent the entire book angry at Ben. That's probably because I'm a believer in the supernatural myself. I cannot wait until the next book in the series!
Do yourself a favor, and get lost in the pages of this book!
I have now gotten through this book a second time, this time as an audio book, so this part of my review is based on the audio book only.
I still enjoyed the story very much, and the review of the story remains the same. As an audio book, it was very enjoyable. The narrator had a very expressive reading voice, and very individual and distinct voices for each person. The voices weren't as I imagined them, but they fit the characters nicely, and I really really ended up hating Abby, who I don't remember being so bothered about in the first place.
Worth a listen, as it was worth the read!
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Where does The Awakening rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Scale of 0-10, I give it an 8
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Awakening?
The humor between brother and sister was fun
Which character – as performed by Mikael Naramore – was your favorite?
Ben (the brother)
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Again the relationship between brother and sister
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed this book, a different spin on history of the subject. I don't recommend for the Christian at heart. I'm a Christian and still enjoyed the book.. I look forward to upcoming audible books in this series.
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