War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival...Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal. The one impossibility in my life is love. And then I meet HIM.
War is hell. It takes a chunk out of a man's very soul to do the kinds of things war demands of you. You live with fear, you live with guilt, and you live with nightmares. If you haven't been through it, there's no understanding it. War leaves no room for love, no room for tenderness or softness. You gotta be hard, closed off, and ready to fight every moment of every day. Lose focus for a split second, and you're dead. Now the only thing that can save me is HER.
Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for adults only. Wounded is a full-length standalone novel, approximately 70,000 words.
©2013 Jasinda Wilder (P)2013 Jasinda Wilder
This book is grouped in the erotic section and although there are sex scenes the overall focus of the book doesn't follow the usual theme of erotica. The story was dark following an Iraqi young woman who turns to prostitution to keep herself from starving after her family was killed and a US Marine who is lonely after catching his high school sweetheart cheating on him before he deploys to Iraq. The author gave a vivid view of life in Iraq for a young girl who lost her family in the first war, dessert storm and 10 years later "weapons of mass destruction" war and it is not pretty. The narration was "so so". Alexandria Stevens was better than Greg Wilson. I found his narration to be obnoxious at times and wished he could bring it down a notch. As a reader of romance novels, I am amazed how quickly the characters fall in love and get married to the point I roll my eyes. However, this book was realistic and I could completely see how the characters were united.
Sad, Sweet, Inspirational
Hunter. He seems like a lost soul with no really family or connections. Through the story you watch him grow up and turn into a real man. The things he sees and experiences through war are rough and he has a very forgiving heart. It gives you hope that some of these guys coming back from overseas have a different side to them - that anyone can love or be loved.
I don't know if I can say I had a favorite because this was a difficult book. I was so sad at so many points and through the characters witnessed a lot of heartbreak. Sometimes I had to put it down because it was hard to listen to the things they both went through.
No, you will need to put it down, it is difficult to listen sometimes. It is a great book and in the end you will be glad you finished it but there is a lot of sadness and death.
This is not a book that I would listen to again but I'm really glad I made myself experience it.
Love Dystopian novels, Romance and Murder Mysteries!
The story was OK - just OK, not great. I loved Jascinda's other books falling into you and falling into us, but was let down by this one - mainly due to the terrible narration.
No idea - couldn't get over this narrators voice - never, ever want to hear it again!
It was so over done! I don't want to hear all this panting and moaning and grinding of teeth and heavy breathing - so much heavy breathing. My lord, were these narrators going for the overdone horrific performance they ended up with? Did no one listen to this through the whole book and think that maybe they should tone it down a lil bit?? Boggles me.
Do NOT buy this audiobook. If you want to read the book, do it the old fashioned way. Buy the kindle version, get a hard copy at the library, read it in brail - anything but listening to this!
I Did like the Characters and the idea behind the story, however the listen was way "overacted" I found it distracting.
Hmmm....depends on the story i guess
Nothing at all. I really just did not care of anything about the book. I had high hopes because I listened to Fall Into You and LOVED IT! This book let me down in all aspects.
Yes, but only based off of her "Fall Into You" Book.
It would not have mattered. The story itself was just awful!
I love audio books that the characters come to life and have me feeling as if I was there too.
OH this book book was so good and sad. I love a book that can make me feel like you are there. I dont need to say much just that you will not be upset that you got. They were some funny parts, on the edge of your seat parts, and aww I love him parts, and some no dont let him do that parts, and some I hope she does not do that parts etc...Its worth a credit yes. JW is a great author and GW and AS are great narrators. Happy Listening!
Jasinda Wilder has written an incredible book! I started reading it and thought it wasn't going to be for me because of the subject matter, but after I got the audio and listened to it, it is an incredible work of art. I have listened to it three times so far. The story is amazing and the voices reading this book are amazing. Stick with it and you will not be disappointed!!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Unfortunately i found Wounded way over done. To much emotion put into the story. Could of been so much better. :(
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