I enjoyed this book so much. The storyline was great although predictable at times. It seems sort of strange to have this big production studio in the country with these rich folks walking around. BUT it was still a great read.
Angel has to be my favorite character. She's this little innocent girl that everyone falls in love with and the narratior's voice matched this energeic little girl so well.
When the mother left Angel with her dad with no warning. It was great to hear him fall right into daddy mode like he's been parenting forever.
No extreme emotions. Such a delightful PG13 book.
I will highly recommend this book to a friend. This book will be a pleasure for a wide range of ages because its so relatable.
I really enjoyed this book. Although the main characters are raised in different worlds it’s not the typical good girl bad boy story. The story encompasses love, heartache, abuse; it’s a story that addresses many topics. I rarely knew what was going to happen next. In addition, I rarely read a story from a male’s point of view and a good portion of the story is from David’s point of view. David and Lucy’s journey into adulthood is a wonderful story.
The narrator did an excellent job actually sounding like a teenager, with almost every character. The only problem I have is generally the same problem I have with male narrators, its very difficult to sound like a young teenage girl. It comes across incredibly annoying and unrealistic but it’s not terrible enough to take from the story and I still say he did a really good job. The narrator did a great job pacing the story and turned on the serious and comedic tones at the right time.
I didn’t have an extreme emotions to this book but its still an excellent read.
I would try another book by this author because I try 2 books before I decide an author is just not for me.
This book was so disappointing because it has great reviews on Amazon. I don’t see what the other readers got out of this story. It’s clear the author is riding the wave of Fifty Shades of Gray. That is not too bad because we all get inspiration from something. My problem is the book includes aspects of Fifty Shades of Gray unnecessarily, it adds nothing to the plot. What is the point of mentioning he has a sex room when it wasn’t used in the story, to point out that Rory is so special he won’t take her there? There are other ways to show that to the reader without adding the sex room. In addition the story just starts bad. She gets stabbed and instead of taking her to the hospital he takes her home, where in the world do people do that? On top of that Rory is so annoying but she’s much like many women which was the only believable part of the story. One of the reason men lie to women is because women can’t deal with the truth. Ian was very up front with Rory about his views on relationships but could she handle that, NO! Her mission was to change him and this story only drives home the myth that women have, you can change any man and make him fall in love with you. This book was just bad all around.
When she stood up to Ian's father.
The main character Rory
Complex, emotional & memorable
This is a great book. Book 1 was good but this one was so raw and emotional. I didn’t want to put this down. We are introduced to Landon in book one. He’s a bad boy unwilling to settle down. We learn so much about his past in this book and it’s heartbreaking and really sad for lack of better words. The childhood abuse he suffered was difficult to listen to and the narrator did a great job portraying his agony through his tone. Landon falls in love with Regan but his past has made him afraid to love and commit to anyone and he continuously pushes her away. Regan is a strong, intelligent woman that isn’t looking for a man to rescue to her unlike the main character in book 1, which I love. This book is filled with drama but it’s nothing too unbelievable and I highly recommend it.
Zach has the same issue I’ve found with all male narrators portraying a southern female, it’s terrible! When I say terrible I don’t mean you can’t stand to listen to it but it just sounds like ridiculous to me. It really isn’t that big of a deal though. Zach did an awesome job, I could feel the rage Landon experienced through Zach's narration.
Yes, but discussing it would give too much of the story away.
Although this is book 2 you won't miss anything crucial if you don't read the first book.
This is a YA book which is the genre I prefer but this book would only be enjoyable to a preteen-midteen. Only someone young would not find Brooke really annoying.
Not all all, I enjoy YA.
Her performance was fine no recommendations needed.
Not really and I don’t like admitting it. Brooke is a very sweet girl but she’s incredibly annoying. The constant whining drove me nuts. I’m not saying she shouldn’t have complaints because she’s rich but geez are you happy about anything in your life? I have to be vague here to avoid revealing information…Brooke is so disgruntled about everything in her life and she wants the reader to know she’s nothing like the rich selfish snobs in her town yet she seemed just as selfish when it came to her mother’s incident, she was busy with Dillan. Which I guess I shouldn’t expect more of an 18 year old but I do. Her parents were extremely overbearing and I can understand her frustration but they love her dearly and she showed little to no appreciation which is the behavior of a 14 year old not 18.
This book dragged on and didn't get interesting until the last hour then it came and went to fast!
The narrator was fine but I don't think I read another Maggi Myers book unless it was a good deal thru whispersync.
This question is irrelevant to this book so I will give my opinion on this book. This book was just okay. It has great reviews on Amazon which made me eager to read it. Although the subject matter was tough to listen to it made the book stand out. I also enjoyed the relationship she had with Tommy and the evolution with her parents. Unfortunately, I still found it rather boring and rather predictable. With the great reviews on Amazon I definitely don’t recommend anyone avoid this book because of my review. I guess it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
I read this book only a week ago and I can't recall a favorite scene which goes to show how much of an impact this book made. I really only remember the molestation scene because it was tough to listen to.
This could be on Lifetime for sure!
I haven’t read the print version. Book 2 is not available in the audio format and when this happens I just wait for the release. With this book I can’t possibly wait for the audio version. This book was so good I will be actually reading the print version GASP!
Cade is my favorite character. You can’t help but feel immense sorrow for him. No one should encounter so much turmoil especially so young. He sees himself as weak when actually he is very strong. Not many people could have carried on the way he did. When he finally was about to break he reached out to the one person who knew everything about him instead of taking the easy way and simply feeling sorry for himself and make reckless decisions.
My favorite scene is when the reconnect. The writing is done so well I could feel the intensity of their reconnecting. I felt like I was there watching them have this intimate and joyous reunion.
I didn’t cry but only because I don’t think a book could ever bring me to tears no matter the devastation. If I were an emotional person I could have cried through half the book so I can definitely see a person having extreme emotion towards the story.
This book is best I’ve read in years. It takes the reader through so many emotions. It’s sad and I mean sad but it also makes you smile. Should you get this book, most definitely!
Was listening to this book time well spent, what a question. At 6 hours it was surly an easy listen. I listen to my books while at work so sure it was time well spent.
I wouldn’t listen to another book from this author and apparently this book has a part 2 and I’m not interested in reading it.
Ben did a great job. I normally don’t enjoy male narrators but he was great. The characters all had distinct voices.
I didn’t hate this book at all I just really didn’t enjoy the story. It felt rushed. The main character’s transformation was just too quick. The concept of the storyline is not original which I don’t think necessarily an issue it’s the execution of the storyline that I have a problem with. Everything happened so quickly and ended just too perfect. I’ve never read a book where everyone and I mean everyone is happy in the end of the story. Everyone finds love; an entire town is saved its way too far-fetched. Then angry Katherine, I couldn’t understand why she hated him so much. I see her disliking him but the extent of her anger just seemed strange. After saying all that, it’s not a horrible book at all, it’s a light easy read I just expected more after reading the reviews.
I have not read the the print version
First listen by Katrina Alcorn
She's a good narrator but doesn't really add anything I couldn't get if I had read the print version only because of the type of book it is
This is an ok book; it’s interesting to hear of another mother’s struggle that’s not in your immediate circle of friends or family. Unfortunately I can’t continue to read it; I’m a little over half way finished. I can’t help but think it’s a bunch of whining from a rather privileged mother. She has great job with a flexible schedule and 6 figure salary, understanding boss, seemingly awesome husband, housekeeper, gardener, healthy kids and etc. Why is she still complaining? Don’t have multiple children if you are losing your mind with one and cut yourself some slack perfection is not required. She’s neurotic and unrealistic with her expectations of being a good mother. She would probably slit her wrist if she had money problems, stripped away the housekeeper, gardener and had a husband that worked outside the home. I can’t sympathize nor relate to this woman in anyway.
You can feel the pain of the characters in this book. Nell is a girl that's headed for accomplishing great things in life but when tragedy strikes her path is changed forever. You get to see this perfect girl with her perfect life turned upside. The struggles she goes through is not pretty or glamourized, it seems so real. Their is no way the author or someone close to her didn't live through something very similar to this.
Although this is not really part of the book at the very end someone sings the song Falling Into You and it was so beautiful.
Playing the guitar in the hospital. I won't add anything else, don't want to spoil anything.
The hospital scene with the guitar.
Unlike the other reviews I didn't cry but it will break your heart for sure.
After nearly 50 books this is the 1st book I would recommend to anyone and everyone. I normally stay away from books with drug content because they always seem to glamorize the street life and although I have no experience with that life I seriously doubt everyone lives happily ever after. This book is what I imagine that life to be. The struggle, money, fun, drugs, death, this book has it all without being unbelievable.
At 19 hours long this book was very detailed and it showed her journey from the beginning to the end. It's long but in noway was I ready for it to be over. I've listened to long books and I always seem to be ready for it to be over already but no this one.
Yes the characters had different voices. The only problem with the narration was the southern accent. At times the accent was very prominent which is weird because all the characters are from NY. It doesn't take away from the book and to be honest I wouldn't have wanted to listen to strong NY accents since I'm from VA. I can see it bothering those from the North though as they probably don't want to listen to a southern accent for 19 hours.
Truth is Stranger than Fiction, the name of the book Sunny and Jada wrote. Although I think that title/tag is already used elsewhere.
You won't regret getting this book.
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