This is the book tour stop for The Glitch by Ramona Finn. Details of the book, how to buy and my review are listed below.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Ramona Finn. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Author: Ramona Finn
Narrator: Genevieve Kaplan
Length: 6 hours 28 minutes
Publisher: Relay Publishing⎮2017
Series: The Glitches, Book One
Genre: Science Fiction
On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving.
In Lib’s world, it’s dangerous to stray from the Norm. In fact, for someone who doesn’t live up to the AI’s standards, it’s practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up with her memories erased in a barren wasteland, and only one thought lodged in her mind:
It’s all her fault.
Lib is a Glitch—an imperfect human component of the Utopian Norm. Utterly alone, she’ll have to team up with her fellow Glitches Skye and Raj and the mysterious Rogue Wolf and his clan to survive. Wolf only cares about the survival of his group, but Raj thinks they can hack the AI and change the Norm for the better.
Now, Lib will have to decide which path to choose—whether to go with handsome loner Raj or stay with Wolf and his tight-knit group. Her heart is drawn to both, but she’s carrying a deadly secret that could jeopardize them all. Will she be able to save her newfound family and stop the AI before it’s too late?
Ramona Finn writes about courageous characters who fight to live in broken, dystopian worlds. She believes a person’s true characters is often revealed in times of crisis, and there is no greater crisis than the worlds that she drops her characters into!
She grew up sitting cross-legged on her town’s library floor–completely engrossed in science fiction books. It was always the futuristic world or the universe-on-the-brink-of-extinction plotlines that drew her in, but it was the brave characters who chose to fight back that kept her turning the pages.
Her books create deep, intricate worlds with bold characters determined to fight for their survival in their dystopian worlds–with a little help from their friends. And, of course, romance is never out of the question.
For the past fifteen years I have received extensive training in lyric diction and classical voice. Various experience includes lead roles in multiple opera production through Santa Clara University with semi-professional recording obligations. For a minor in Lyric Diction at Santa Clara University I was required to take 6 units of Lyric Diction learning the correct pronunciation of languages including Italian, German and French (and of course English) as well as four years of private vocal training. Outside of musical endeavors I have experience with various characters and voices of my own creation included in my stand up comedy set.
I was afraid I would have a hard time getting into this story as an audiobook. I really like to be able to read a story myself and imagine the characters voices and personalities. But the more I listened, the more I appreciate hearing someone else read it.
The narrator, Genevieve Kaplan, reads Lib a little dryly. I feel that fits her character, though. Not knowing who she is or where she is would leave her confused and not in the best mood, depressed and lonely. This comes across in the narrators voice.
Lib wakes to find herself with another girl that she doesn’t know. She has no idea what has happened, who she really is, why this other girl is unconscious or why she is even there.
Once Lib wakes, she has no idea who she is or even what she is. Bits and pieces of things like voices and words emerge in her mind, giving her small details but not enough info to fully understand. She is taken on a journey, classified as a Glitch. But is she? Is she who the clan she now follows thinks she is? We see Lib meet new people, some who she can trust and some she most definitely can’t. As the reader, we are taken on this journey along with Lib, as if we are her. I like feeling like I am the character in the story, experiencing everything myself and learning along with her. I like that because I feel like it makes the story more understandable.
With that said, there are parts that were a little confusing and I had to go back and listen to it again to make sure I understood it. The beginning with Lib waking was long and a bit drawn out with no real answers. For me, some of the questions about the beginning weren’t answered and I would have liked to have had more detail. I’m not an expert in AI, binary code, and computers but I was able to follow along and understand the story.
This book has mystery, danger, love and friendship. The descriptions are great ad I know I would NEVER want to live there!
If you like stories about dystopian worlds, The Glitch by Ramona Finn is one I think you’ll really enjoy.
May 7: Dab of Darkness
May 8: Chapter Break
May 9: Chanda Reads
May 10: The Book Addict’s Reviews
May 11: The Page Unbound
May 12: SMADA’s Book Smack
May 13: Haddie’s Haven
May 14: terriluvsbooks
May 15: The Cinnamon Hollow
May 16: Lomeraniel
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