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I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this YA dystopic, sci-fi story of a fight to survive in an inhospitable world where the controlling AI wants to destroy everything that doesn’t live up to it’s standards. I found the concept of this world to be fascinating, a bit reminiscent of a ya version of the Matrix meets Mad Max. The plot is not overtly complex but it still has enough intrigue, twists, and action to keep your attention. The narration in the audiobook brought the characters to life, you could feel Lib’s confusion, indecision and frustration, Raj’s hate of being away from the Norm, Skye’s uncertainty and her need for friendship, and Wolf’s struggle over his attraction to Lib vs his obligation to put the Clan’s needs first. The romantic aspect of the story was a bit strained in its development and it would have been better if Wolf’s character had been explored a bit more so that the reader could have seen more depth and a softer side to him. There were some glimmers of a love triangle in the story and I was happy the author didn’t head in that direction, as that has been flogged to death in so many other ya books. Bird’s character was fascinating and contradictory. Her struggle to interpret her visions caused her to flip back and forth between being friend and foe; it kept her interesting and unpredictable. I liked the slow development of Lib’s character as she went from having no memories of her past, to understanding who she is and making her own decisions as to what road her life will take. Overall, I enjoyed this interesting audiobook and will look forward to hearing the others in the series. I received this audiobook as a gift from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion or my review.
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What did you love best about The Glitch?
Lib wakes up in a desert ,barren land with hardly any memories and a deep feeling of fault and responsibility .The world she is in is a YA dystopian , sci-fi dream come true as is the story of Lib as we discover it throughout the book.Lib meets Sky who is a Glitch and lib is taken to Sky's clan.There she must decide who to go with Raj or Wolf . Raj wants to go his own way but with Wolf she has the security of the clan form the A.I.However things aren't what they seem with Lib as she remembers something that endangers her new friends.I really enjoyed watching Lib regain her memories and becoming a force to be reckoned with as the book goes on.This is an impressive story with many layers and a lot of depth.I am eager to read book 2 in this series. I hope Genevieve Kaplan narrates the next book also because we now know her as the voice of ,Lib,Bird,Sky,Wolf and so many other brilliant characters.Her narration was strong,moving and pulled she feelings from me with the depth she gave her performance .
Have you listened to any of Genevieve Kaplan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not but wouldn't hesitate to again
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Clans against the A.I
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I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.
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A pleasant, easy to listen book with an intriguing storyline, well read by narrator, Genevieve Kaplan.
A young woman wakes up, burned by the sun, in an exposed and barren landscape without memory of where or who she is. There's another person there, too, who calls herself Sky and explains she must be another Glitch, like herself, but wiped. And Sky takes her back to seek shelter for them both with Sky's Clan.
Simply told with short uncomplicated sentences in the first person from the point of view of the girl who calls herself Lib, the story of where they are, as well as her own identity, slowly unfolds. Ms.Kaplan's reading is clear and easy on the ear with different characters gently distinctive in their conversation. Although there are excitements along the way, and the whole is awash with a sort of introspective tension, this is not a fast paced, full bodied action thriller - more thoughtful instead.
I was fortunate in being gifted my copy of The Glitch by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. My thanks. It was a pleasant change of pace from much of my reading which I very much enjoyed. Suitable for all ages from young adult upwards. Although completely standalone, there is a sequel which I will almost certainly read in the near future.