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Restore Me

Shatter Me, Book 4
Narrated by: Kate Simses, James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand.

Juliette and Warner's story continues in the electrifying fourth installment of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times best-selling Shatter Me series.

Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her.

Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

©2018 Tahereh Mafi (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • halloween.mama
  • 28-04-18

Short story that’s as long as a book.

*Possible spoilers? But probably not.*

I never realized how many times these characters “closed their eyes” until I watched “The Greatest Showman”. Because every time one of them closed their eyes...I can see, a world that’s waiting just for me. That I call my own... So much eye closing. And the angst! Gah. How was this book over 8 hours long?! It’s the first one that I skipped ahead on because, ok, we get it! She’s not prepared, and he has all the feels. This whole book was worth maybe 5 chapters of one of the other books. There was almost no content. It’s all just internal monologues and descriptions. The character interaction is so limited that there’s no real character or story development. The good parts just get thrown in right at the end and then it leaves you hanging. Just listen to the first couple chapters and skip to the last few. You’re not missing anything in the middle.

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  • katie
  • 08-03-18

Oh wow...... loved it!

Ok, I can gladly say I love Warner now. There was sp much that happened in this book, I feel like I was just on a rollercoaster. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-18

Love Love Love this book

Characters were awesome. Story itself was AMAZING. Only complaint about the audiobook is the sound of pen scratching or page turning or whatever it is during the excerpts from Juliets journal, is a little overwhelming. All in all amazing.

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  • Joki
  • 07-04-18

It was Ok

As much as I enjoyed the other books in this series, I had a hard time with Restore Me. It felt like the entire book was the following scene ad nauseum:
Juliet: "I'm not sure what to do."
Warner: "I'm so in love with Juliet, it hurts."
Juliet: "I'm not sure what to do now."
Warner: "Juliet is so beautiful, it's painful"
Juliet: "What do I do know - I am not sure."
Warner: "Juliet is my world, she's so perfect."

I kept waiting for a plot to kick in but it was pretty much a love letter to those fans who wanted more Warner mooning over Juliet. Fortunately, we had some great scenes with Kenji again - he's always a welcome injection of self effacing humor to keep us from taking the situations too seriously. But there wasn't enough Kenji to go around to offset the saccharine romance.

In addition, it gets tiring to have everyone, including all the enemies, falling in love with Juliet instead of disliking or destroying her. Yet again, we have new characters introduced who fall for her sweetness and fall all over themselves to help her. I can't say I really bought it and it would have been nice to have someone actually dislike her for being too good-two-shoes and naive.

About half way through the Audible narration, I got really bored. Juliet unsure, Warner pining for her, some silly plot device about her family and a secret that Warner fears will make her hate him. It wasn't enough to keep me interested since we really didn't get any character or plot development and it all felt kind of vapid.

The Audible narration got old as well. Juliet sound like she is 12 and the addition of Warner's perspective didn't do much for me. It was kind of jarring to go from Warner sounding one way with the female narrator and then sounding different with the male narrator.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 09-08-18

Weird narrator changes

Kate Simses is awesome and every book so far has been great, narrator-wise. But yikes, the male narrator for Warner’s chapters is kind of hard to listen to. He can sound really robotic, which maybe is what he was going for? But it’s so bad in comparison!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-18

MORE MORE MORE!!!!!’

Please don’t make us wait for the next book. It is such a fantastic story!!! The narrator is exceptional!- Both if them.

If you have not read this series yet, START NOW!!

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  • J Barry
  • 07-03-18

Gah!

I submitted a review on amazon but also wanted to review here as well because of the narration. Kate Simses - you are awesome! I generally can’t stand female narrators but you do a phenomenal job - and I have listened to the first three books like 50+ times.
James Fouhey - I think you did and awesome job as well - especially since I was a bit skeptical in the beginning since I had listened to Kate’s version of Warner’s voice so many times before. Still, I think you were a perfect choice for the intense but measured voice indicative of Warner. Great job!

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 25-03-18

THIS IS NOT THE END...AND IM HAPPY IT'S NOT!!!!

WAY TO REVIVE THE SERIES TM!!! This was just as great as the rest of books...this is a good series...Its The characters are just really good..and this story is just so intriguing...and the writing..is so lovely and smart...I cant wait till the next one...I am super happy that too!!

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  • Danielle Randall
  • 07-03-18

AMAZING

All I can say is this book DESTROYED ME. In an amazing way. Just wow.

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  • Jay-Tiz
  • 04-08-19

Restore Me Book Review

I recently re-read Restore Me for the upcoming release of Defy Me. I had recalled really enjoying this novel the first time I read it, and enjoyed it just as much the second time through. There was so much to this story that really brought the Shatter Me world to life. 

What I enjoyed the most about this fourth installment in the Shatter Me series was the death of the love triangle that I had not had any interest in since the first book. By this novel, Mafi focuses more on developing the characters and the upcoming conflicts for the fifth novel. I enjoyed a break from the whole "I love Adam. No. I love Warner." inner battle Juliette was having. If the focus would have been the same in this novel, I don't think I could have made it through it. 

With that being said, prepare yourself! This fourth novel is going to throw you for a loop. When I re-read it, it brought up so many different theories about what I thought would happen next. It made me fear for the lives of my favorite characters (James and Kenji). I just could not picture the Shatter Me world without either of them, but for some reason the character's I adore are the ones author love to kill. Don't do this to us in Defy Me, Tahereh. Please don't! 

There was not a lot of James in this character, but there was enough Kenji to go around. Adam was not as present in this novel either, which honestly, I am not complaining about. But the third novel, I was sick of him. He was too whiny, and I just wanted him to get lost. However, by the end of Restore Me, I get the feeling Adam is going to be more present in Defy Me. New information was given by the end of Restore Me (I will not spoil what it was) that gave me a theory as to how the love interests in the series may play out. Needless to say, I cannot wait to read book five!

Audible Review:

Simses continues the narration of the Shatter Me series, but this time, she is joined by Fouhey who narrates Warner's portions of the novel. I have enjoyed Simses's narration of the series so far, and having an additional narrator was very interesting. I really enjoyed their work. Their narration at 1.0 speed was too slow for me. Their narration at 1.25 speed was the slowest speed I would listen at. The best speed for me was 1.50. For those of us who like to multitask and listen on the go, I recommend listening at a either 1.50 speed or 1.75 speed, so one does not miss anything. For those who are listening while reading the book, I found 2.0 and 2.5 speed to be the best speeds. 3.0 and 3.5 speed was too fast for me, and I was missing a lot of what the narrator was saying and had to eventually slow down the narrator's reading speed.