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Mary

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  • The Mighty Storm: Mighty Storm Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Samantha Towle
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (471)

    It's been 12 years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed, and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both 14. Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect.

    CAROLYN says: "BEAUTIFUL WELL WRITTEN INTENSE LOVE STORY"
    "So much for escapism..."
    Overall
    Performance
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Take the last third of the book completely out and throw it away


    What three words best describe Justine Eyre’s voice?

    Good narrator, no complaints there.The story however....


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Mighty Storm?

    The break up scene. For the life of me I never wanted to read, let alone hear, such a waste of breath.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to these types of stories for a bit of an escape, I've read and heard all kinds before. But I have never wanted to stop listening to an audio book before in my life. I honestly only got to the end because I was listening at work and when it got bad I just tuned it out for a while. WARNING: if you have ever been in an abusive relationship, or lived with an addict or had to leave a cheating partner, and you don't want to relive that experience then don't listen to this book! If the author wanted to make a social commentary about relationships intertwined with addiction and fame then I would suggest she not try to write a romance novel to get her point across. Fiction or non fiction would have been better. Also why frame the story like so many others with the same characteristics of hero and heroine and shared struggles only to almost at the end dunk the entire plot into ice cold water?! Not that these issues are not compelling, just in this example they are a shot from left field. Their inclusion in the story so derails it that any enjoyment I may have gotten from the book as a whole was completely lost! There were no reviews when I bought it, now there is something to warn others who are expecting something different.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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