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Hold Her Down Audiobook

Hold Her Down

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Elizabeth Zurlo is lost. She's a wife, a mother, a teacher, a PTA volunteer - but somewhere along the way, she has lost herself. Depression and despair can lead to desperate measures, and when she is pulled back from the brink of suicide, Elizabeth slowly tries to rebuild her marriage and reclaim her life.

Just as she has finally started to put herself back together, a scandalous novel rocks her small town...and costs Elizabeth her social standing, friendships, and ultimately, her marriage. However, the man who seemingly destroyed Elizabeth's life helps her realize who she is and what she needs to do to become the woman she's capable of being, and the woman she used to be.

©2014 Kathryn R. Biel (P)2015 Kathryn R. Biel

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    Joan B. 05-28-16
    Joan B. 05-28-16
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    "A must read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to friends and have done so several times. The excellent
    narration by Lisa Beacom made the
    characters very realistic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Surprise ending.


    Which character – as performed by Lisa Beacom – was your favorite?

    Elizabeth


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Cry, because of the difficult decisions that Elizabeth had to make.


    Any additional comments?

    Very much enjoy this writer and this narrator.

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    Amazon Customer 04-05-16
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    "Love this!"

    I loved the book in a book thing going on. My heart went out to Elizabeth and I was glad she found herself in the end.

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    Anita M. Sacrey 09-30-15
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    "Excellent!"
    Where does Hold Her Down rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audiobook ranks above others I've listened to, due to the narrator.


    What other book might you compare Hold Her Down to and why?

    Reminded me a little of The Girl on the Train due to similarities of the main character.


    What about Lisa Beacom’s performance did you like?

    The narrator of the audiobook was excellent and brought all of the characters to life. Despite the fact that the book was written, and thus narrated, in the third person, it was easy to associate the narrator with the character of Elizabeth. I knew early in the book that Elizabeth’s voice was the narrator’s voice. The narrator was able to change her voice enough for the other characters so that it was not confusing to listen to dialogue, as it is with some book narrations.


    If you could take any character from Hold Her Down out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Definitely Elizabeth, because I can relate to her story even though my life's circumstances have been different.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great “listen” and most women will really relate to this. Some reviews of the book have discussed the repetitiveness of the descriptions of the dark feelings of the main character, and I agree that at times the super-focus on Elizabeth’s depression and lack of self-confidence was a bit tiring. However, anyone who has gone through similar experiences knows that is exactly how one’s mind operates when one is “held down”. It was very realistic in that aspect and I could relate to it on a personal level, despite my circumstances being a bit different from Elizabeth’s. I was delighted that I arrived at the same conclusion that she did, before I reached the end of the book.

    The narrator of the audiobook was excellent and brought all of the characters to life. Despite the fact that the book was written, and thus narrated, in the third person, it was easy to associate the narrator with the character of Elizabeth. I knew early in the book that Elizabeth’s voice was the narrator’s voice. The narrator was able to change her voice enough for the other characters so that it was not confusing to listen to dialogue, as it is with some book narrations.

    Overall, I give the book and the narration an Excellent rating!

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