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Ten Tiny Breaths Audiobook

Ten Tiny Breaths: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

After a terrible car accident destroys her life as she knew it, 20-year-old Kacey escapes to Florida, where she encounters an irresistible man determined to capture her wounded heart.

Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

Four years ago Kacey Cleary's life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend's lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and her 15-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. They're struggling to make ends meet at first, but Kacey's not worried. She can handle anything - anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.

Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey's guarded heart - even if it means revealing an explosive secret that could shatter both of their worlds.

©2013 K. A. Tucker (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    adreaminaqua 10-01-13
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    "LOVE."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. It's the perfect amount of chick lit and drama without being overly one or the other. There's a nice twist to it and the plot isn't incredibly predictable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't think I had a favorite. I liked how all of the characters interacted and it was quick, sharp wit that was funniest. None of the dialogue sounded forced.


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Louise’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to "One Tiny Lie" and found the dialogue to be the same. I would love to read more of her works.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! There aren't really any slow parts to this one. "One Tiny Lie" had a little more slowness, but not much. I found myself tuning in late at night when I should probably be heading to bed, but I just couldn't wait to figure out what was gonna happen next!


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth trying. This book is good for 20-somethings who are caught between full out erotic novels and teeny bopper romances. It's a good, quick listen/read that I would definitely listen to again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SQLStitcher Nashville (Franklin), TN, United States 09-18-13
    SQLStitcher Nashville (Franklin), TN, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2010

    When it comes to books, I don't think fiction always as to be fiction, especially in the grip of a gifted writer.

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    "Just Breathe.. Survive, Life is Worth Living!"

    This story is heart breaking and real. I have to concede the kind of tragedy presented in this story is bred from one of those top five fears, it makes you think “if this were me….” Elizabeth Louise performance puts you right into Kacey’s head. You get the emotions the author is presenting, and you understand them. I personally wasn't moved to cry, but I did connect with the wounded heart. The supporting characters were well developed and awesome. Thumbs up K.A. Tucker! The Publisher’s Summary is enough describe the story without completely giving it away, though seriously I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to guess the “explosive secret”. It’s a quick listen, I started and finished it within the same day. The price was under my $13 dollar credit use limit, so I purchased out right, and I do not regret it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeri United States 07-21-13
    Jeri United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2016
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    What did you love best about Ten Tiny Breaths?

    I love to make you think about life and what we take for granted. Before you can ask for forgiveness we have to forgive our selves.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ten Tiny Breaths?

    when the parents of Trent show up and they revell who he really is and what he has been doing behind the scene to watch over C


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 07-05-13
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 07-05-13 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    What did you like best about Ten Tiny Breaths? What did you like least?

    Best was how Kasey was able to bring herself back from her own self-induced death.Least was the using the same lines over and over throughout the novel.


    If you’ve listened to books by K. A. Tucker before, how does this one compare?

    No, I've listened to books by K. A. Tucker before.


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Louise’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never listened to any of Elizabeth Louise's performances before. However, she did a great job with the right inflections, brought the character's to life and was able to create voices that I was able to follow throughout the novel. I would listen to a book in which she was the narrator.


    Was Ten Tiny Breaths worth the listening time?

    Yes. Ten Tiny Breaths was worth the listening time. I was able to see just how difficult the loss of family and loved ones can definitely turn a person's life upside down. Why me?, reverberates throughout the novel. When Kasey was able to take her life back after the pleas of her sister, she struggled courageously to stay focused and think towards the future. She wasn't thinking of her future but that of her sister, Livie. She held unto this thought throughout the long road back to living in the present. Giving value back to her life was crucial to her healing from the inside out. The intervention of getting help for the PTSD that Kasey was diagnosed as having, from a professional, who specialized in this often overlooked illness, was her saving grace.


    Any additional comments?

    The novel was informative about many issues: survival, accepting help when needed, having a professional who does not give up on a patient but keeps chipping away until the layers upon layers of built up survival skills are finally exposed and broken down to acceptance that help is needed and received. PTSD is now recognized as an illness and is given the importance that has saved many lives from an unfilled life. There is still much learning to be had and accepted by mainstream America. PTSD is real and a life altering illness that can and does destroy lives of those with PTSD and their loved one's. The disorder has been around since the beginning of time, once know as shell shock. Those men and women were never afforded any treatment. They "existed," until death do you part. Provide for the care of men and women who return from a war. Give them the help they definitely need. Yes, expense is a factor. However, these same men and women helped keep America safe and more that deserve the help they desperately need.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    ReaderOnTheRun California 06-17-13
    ReaderOnTheRun California 06-17-13

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    What made the experience of listening to Ten Tiny Breaths the most enjoyable?

    I was very much invested in the characters I was listening to. The combination of the writing and the narration was a very nice combination. I was able to forget that I was listening to a book and just listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ten Tiny Breaths?

    I like turning points, and there were a few in this book. Big character revelations and growth was almost a motto here, and I enjoy some well written drama.


    Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Louise – was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed everyone in this novel. The narrator was very good at character distinction.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I'm a busy gal so I wouldn't do that with any book. I can read faster than I can listen, and listening is a completely different experience.


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    Laurie Klamath Falls, OR, United States 06-06-13
    Laurie Klamath Falls, OR, United States 06-06-13

    I'm married with one daughter, just finished my BS in Health Science, and I'm a choosy fiction/romance/paranormal/anything spellbinding listener during my commute.

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    "Captivating Mixture of Passion & PTSD"

    This novel really took me by surprise- not only was it true to the struggles of life after traumatic events, but it keeps the reader entertained with the stories of romance and fresh starts.

    The narrator did a good job, and this writing style was very pleasurable to listen to. The characters are richly unique, and the story of their struggles and joys are well worth spending the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 05-24-13
    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Beautiful Story of Forgiveness"
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    This was a story full of love, family, angst and ultimately forgiveness. I was truly touched that Trent reached out to Kacey in his attempt to right his wrongs. Truly a beautiful story. I can't wait to read more books from this author.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 05-22-13
    Kristin 05-22-13
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    "Really really good!!"

    Wow!! This story really gets under your skin and grabs hold of your heart. You can really feel what the characters are feeling and going through. K. A. Tucker brings you into the characters world and takes you on their journey.

    The narrator does a fabulous job! She was perfect for this story. What a relief, right!!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Wendi Overland Park, KS, United States 02-15-15
    Wendi Overland Park, KS, United States 02-15-15 Member Since 2012

    Canadian girl in Kansas, love audible, books on kindle or kindle fire, and old fashioned books! I enjoy fiction most, mostly books with strong female leads. Favourite authors: Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, Lisa Genova, many more!

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    "An Average Smut Book... Nothing New"

    I bought Ten Tiny Breaths because I was compelled with the story and because it had such great reviews. I was so totally disappointed.

    It all starts okay. A horrible accident which kills Kacey's whole family except for she and her younger sister spawns the first foster father who immediate tries to take advantage of Kacey's only living relative. Kacey packs up and moves her sister to Miami to start fresh- to forget, and to forge a life for them.

    While they are there they meet a nice neighbour who happens to be a stripper. Kacey takes a job at the strip bar which has a pretty 'good guy' owner. Kacey's little sister babysits for the stripper- and all seems well. Until of course, they start getting involved in tumultuous relationships and people who live a much more wild lifestyle than Kacey is used to. And of course, she meets a guy that she really wants to open up to- but just can't after all that's happened.

    The story is cliche, the characters are predictable, and it's hard to listen to without falling asleep or getting bored. Too much sex and detail made me feel like I was reading another '50 Shades.' And I don't think that honouring women who have made very poor choices in life makes for a good story line.

    I know this review won't be popular, but I just didn't like Ten Tiny Breaths. I think it's an over-hyped smut book and I didn't enjoy it at all.

    2 stars- the narrator is good.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel Salters, SC, United States 08-02-14
    Samuel Salters, SC, United States 08-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome story!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best books ever. I have read and listened to many romance novels and the story lines are often similar. This book however was different. It was a plot like no other. The story pulled me in and grabbed my heart. I am wrapped up in the characters lives. I cannot wait to start the next book in the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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