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Post by Kibetious »

This is truly fascinating. I am perturbed at the fact that there could be two worlds that could bring such a scenario. Great to see that the author developed the characters well and in unforgettable manner. Thanks for the review.
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Will's story surely sounds like an interesting and captivating one as well as a very thrilling fantasy. I can just imagine the beauty of this unknown world.

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I really enjoyed your entire review, especially the beginning. You caught my attention and hooked me on this book.

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Post by KRay93 »

Thank you for the review. This take on parallel worlds around typical elements of fantasy books sounds interesting, and the promise of a fast-paced and full of action story along with memorable characters is an almost irresistible combo. Although it is intended for teenagers, maybe I'll give it an opportunity.

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This seems like a book I could get into. I like the plot idea.

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Post by starshipsaga »

This sounds like a wonderfully adventurous and magical teen fantasy. Even though it is probably geared towards middle grade audiences, I think even older readers can enjoy it. I'm also a big fan of audiobooks and I find that a lot of these YA/MG books work very well in this format. I'm glad you had such a good time with the novel.

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Post by Tysthe1 »

I am a big Harry Potter fan and am also a fan of audible books. Your review is interesting and piques my interest in this book more than it already was. I like the premise of parallel universes and echos. You do a good job of pulling the customer in with your review and then seal the deal with the mention of the author's imagination, attention to detail, and Harry Potter. I will be reading this book.

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Post by ladycraic »

The idea of Echoes and Sounds is an interesting. Thanks for the review - it seems like the author did a fantastic job creating a story with such a unique and fascinating plot. I plan to read :)

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Post by todwyer01 »

From a sampling, this seems like an interesting fantasy story. The concept of "echoes" and "sounds" to explain the two parallel mirror worlds and the pursuit of one such individual, Will, to find her sister. Definitely worth a second look. Well Done.

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Post by Ksharmilla »

I usually like these types of books but I'm not completely sure I would want to read this one. The writing is great. It's just the storyline....something about it doesn't quite appeal to me. I feel it's most likely how the persons exist in the parallel world.

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Post by Nightwolf »

I like the idea of a world that is like a reflection of ours quite a bit but I have to admit the book was a bit slow for me. There was almost no background until further into the book and the chapters were very short. But the idea is a good one and I did like where the author was trying to take it.

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Since this was recommended for fans of Harry Potter, I will check it out. With the concept of parallel worlds, I think this will my kind of book.
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I downloaded this one a couple days ago because it sounded fascinating. I'm so glad to see someone thinks it's as good as what I picture it being!

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From the sample that I read, I found the premise behind this book to be really intriguing. I am surely going to read it till the end.
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Post by mariakavo88 »

Wow. this sounds like a really great book and very interesting. I have read a lot of fantasy books, but not really too many with the parallel universe theme. This sounds very interesting and I am glad that I got a copy for free.

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