Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Rewinder by Brett Battles Audiobook Review!


    Rewinder | [Brett Battles]
  • Written by: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook

  • Release Date:12-23-14
  • Publisher: Audible Studios



  • You will never read Denny Younger’s name in any history book, will never know what he's done. 

  • But even if you did, you’d never believe it.

  • The world as you know it wouldn't be the same without him. 

  • Denny was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his bleak fortunes abruptly change when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder, a verifier of personal histories. The job at first sounds like it involves researching old books and records, but Denny soon learns it's far from it. 

  • A Rewinder's job is to observe history.

  • In person.

  • Embracing his new duties with enthusiasm, Denny witnesses things he could never even imagine before. But as exciting as the adventures into the past are, there are dangers, too. For even the smallest error can have consequences. 

  • Life-altering consequences. 

  • Time, after all, is merely a reference point.


  • My Thoughts : 

  • This book was awesome!! I've never heard of any of the authors work but I have to say that is this is any indication, then I will have to check out more from him. 

  • The world building was amazing! Denny lives in a world where class is measured by numbers, 1 being the best. Denny is an 8 which means he is among the lowest class. Everyone has to take a test when they come of age and that test will give them their jobs for life. Denny expects to do something mundane like his father but the day of the results dawn and Denny is informed that he must resit the test. From then on Dennys world changes forever!! He is offered a job on the spot, only catch is that he won't know what the job involves until he accepts it! He will also be promoted to a level 5. He accepts, of course, cause there has to be more to life than being a lowly 8!!



  • He finds out that he is a Rewinder and has the power to jump back to any date in time! His job is to take notes and keep hidden but when something accidentally happens to alter history and his world as he knows it, he struggles with whats the right thing to do, should he fix the past and bring back his world or leave it and keep the world as we know it?


  • Character wise, Denny is a worthy hero. He is studious, smart and kind. He is offered the job of a lifetime and immediately accepts. When he learns that he will be a Rewinder, a person that can travel into the past, he is so happy. History was always his favourite subject. Denny questions everything and has a strong sense of right and wrong. I loved his spirit! 

  • Plot wise, it was so well thought out and executed! I was sucked in from the very first page and swept along in a breathtaking journey for the whole book. The Rewinders job is to go back in time and observe only!! Never to interfere and never to deviate. They mainly go back into a wealthy persons history and map it for them, but is that all they do? 

  • The Rewinder aspect was fascinating. If you left yourself think to much about the intricacies of what they were doing then it would boggle the mind!! Denny first goes back into time with his instructor and while there there are about 5 or 6 other groups, with the same woman instructor. She says that she always brings the first timers here so each of them are her from a different time! I'm not making sense but when you read it it does!! Denny also sees himself in different times and can talk to himself. It's quite complex but the author nails it and at no stage was I confused!  

  • In all, Rewinder was a fast paced and very exciting read. It's the type of book thats so hard to put down because you need to see what happens next. There are quite a few twists and you cant tell what is going to happen. It's a well written and thought out book and one you will devour. I loved everything about it and really hope we see more from Denny in the future.

  • I listened to the audio and once again Vikas Adam did an amazing job. He pulls you in and easily distinguishes each character. His tone and inflection are perfect. There are a few narrators that have made my favourite list and Vikas Adam is right up there at the top. He never fails to deliver!! Highly recommend the audio. 


10 comments:

  1. This one sounds really interesting :) I think I'll have to check it out, might even listen to the audiobook myself!

    - Wattle @ Whimsical Nature

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    1. It was and yes, I'd highly recommend the audio!!! The narrator is fantastic.

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  2. hi there! i just came across your blog and i loved it in an instant!
    I am a book lover as well and a amateur writer and photographer and i just started blogging again after a very long time!
    if you wanna check out my blogs sometime, here's the link to it: http://artofgettingbyx.blogspot.com/

    xx
    celina

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    1. Aw thanks Celina!! Ill definitely check out your blog as soon as I can :)

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  3. Thanks, Natalie! So glad you enjoyed it. You review has made my day for sure!

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    1. I loved it!!! I can't wait for more ;)

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    2. Working on it! (Expect in December.)

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    3. Yay, I'll keep my eye out for it :)

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  4. Thank you for the kind words Natalie!!! Very excited to announce that I have the sequel in my hands as I type and will be recording it this weekend--and lemme tell you--it's goooooooooooooooood....

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    1. Oh yay!!!! I seriously Can Not Wait!! I'm still thinking of the story and have recommended this to all my friends :)

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