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Thoughtless

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Publisher's Summary

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.

Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes... and none of them will ever be the same.

©2012 S. C. Stephens (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 12-24-12
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 12-24-12 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "What a shocker!"

    I was really shocked at how good this book really is. Let me say this first, I totally understand why there are so many bad reviews; however, actually the book is not bad... just Kiera (the main female character) is misunderstood.

    Quick summary: Kiera is originally with Denny and they move into Kellan's, Denny's friend, house. Denny goes away on a work trip and Kiera starts an emotional affair with Kellan. Kiera and Denny break up and then Kiera sleeps with Kellan. Denny comes back and Kiera goes back to Denny, but wants to maintain the relationship with Kellan as well.

    Ok... now what make this book really shine are the characters. Each one is so unique, even down to the members of Kellan's band. Griffin was just great. Kellan is what you would call a "beautiful disaster" and Kiera is like his poison. Kellan actually falls in love with Kiera and throughout the whole book Kellan is trying to get Kiera to basically choose him. I found myself taking Kellan side on most everything that happen throughout the book. I really liked it when Kellan actually called Kiera a whore. That was awesome... !!!

    Now, Kiera, even though I totally agreed with Kellan throughtout the book, I felt Kiera was seriously misunderstood. She was in love with Denny but Kellan was like her soul mate or whatever... so she was torn between two guys. I get it somewhat... She didn't want to hurt Denny, I got that... but Kiera was seriously doing some dirt!!!! I found it funny how she always got away with it and Kellan and Denny loved her even more.

    I have to say "The slap heard around the bar" chapter was the best intense love/hate fight chapter I have ever read/listen to.... AWESOMENESS!!!!

    This was my first Ross narration. I actually enjoyed her narration. She was very good with speeding up and slowing down as the drama and action built. I thought she really expressed Kiera the best, but not so bad with Kellan either. I like when the narrator actually change their voice to show different characters, and I think Ross did well, especially when Kiera, Kellan and Denny was all in one scene. Switching from Aussie Denny to laid back rocker Kellan to whinny Kiera was done really well.

    This is a buy/credit. I would do either one. I would buy if you plan to buy the second one too... this will leave you wanting more. If you plan to wait for credits then, it’s a wait... Well worth it.

    28 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Hawazen Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 11-05-13
    Hawazen Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Noise in the background of the audio"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voice seems like its coming from a tunnel plus there is this noise in the background of the audio that keeps coming every once in a while


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 05-09-13
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2016

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Second Verse Same as the First...."

    Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens and Narrated by Rebekkah Ross is O.K., but nothing really special. I found it to be extremely monotonous, and longer than necessary. The plot is almost nonexistent. Rebekkah Ross actually did a very good job with the narration, considering the length and repetitive nature of the story.

    I am amazed that I stuck it out to the bitter end. I found myself wondering about how much longer it would take to get to the conclusion, which seldom happens to me. I would definitely not listen to this book again, and cannot say that it was/is credit worthy.
    Bottom line: Save your credit!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Julie- Chicago, IL, United States 01-24-14
    Julie- Chicago, IL, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "BOOOOORING ........"

    I was bored to tears trying to listen to this book. The narrator I am sure did her best with the story but it was repetitive and just went on and on with no true end in sight. I have to admit that I gave up on reading it close to the end. I just could not take it any more. I will not be reading the other books in the series. Don't waste your credit on this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jerry 06-11-14
    jerry 06-11-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Dud"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing


    Has Thoughtless turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No Just this author


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better written story


    What character would you cut from Thoughtless?

    Maybe it needed an interesting character


    Any additional comments?

    This book was so hard to get through, I keept thinking that it would get going but nothing memorable happened.
    I cant even remember how it ended.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda Sarasota, FL, United States 03-22-14
    Rhonda Sarasota, FL, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2003
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    "A story of a witless girl's love triangle"
    What disappointed you about Thoughtless?

    The same phrases used over and over and over and over (pulled me in for a deep kiss). The main character that didn't have a clue, and couldn't make a choice.


    Would you ever listen to anything by S. C. Stephens again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Rebekkah Ross’s performance?

    The narrator's teenage phrasing (a rise at the end of sentences that weren't questions).


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    A hope that this girl would grow up


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Buford, GA, United States 11-18-12
    Andrea Buford, GA, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I wanted to THROTTLE Kiera!!"
    What would have made Thoughtless better?

    If it was:
    A. Shorter
    B. Kiera had had a spine and brain
    C. If it didn't exist at all


    What was most disappointing about S. C. Stephens’s story?

    The stupid, weak, blushing, sobbing, weak, indecisive and overall infuriating heroine.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Rebekkah Ross?

    Yes.


    What character would you cut from Thoughtless?

    Kiera.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read, unless you like weak and annoying heroines that make you want to throttle them...so basically read if you like 50 Shades of Grey without all of the intense sex scenes.

    35 of 42 people found this review helpful
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    J. Elliott Louisiana USA 08-31-13
    J. Elliott Louisiana USA 08-31-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Story is Eh....Audio is terrible"

    I like Kellen but the character of Kiera is NOT likable at all. I wanted to hit her over the head with a 2 x 4 repeatedly.

    I want to find out what happens to the other characters and to Kellen so I'll buy the next one but this isn't my favorite story.

    Didn't like the reader at all.

    The background in the audio is terrible and very distracting at times. Audible, whether I'm spending a credit or buying with cash, you really should fix the sound.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    L.D. B. 05-29-13
    L.D. B. 05-29-13
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    "Could not get into this book"

    Perhaps it is just me but I could not get into this book. If I have rated it unfairly after listening to 2 chapters, then my bad. Don't waste a credit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lexie 12-06-12
    Lexie 12-06-12 Member Since 2015

    Audiobook addicted!!

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    "WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLY STUPID AND IMMATURE HEROINE!!"
    What did you like best about Thoughtless? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the fire between Kellen and Kiera. I could not stand the constant, never ending waivering, indecisive behavior of Kiera. The way this woman messes with this already broken man shows all of Kiera's worst flaws. She had the love of two brilliant and beautiful men but she didn't deserve either one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I guess I will listen to the next book in the series but only because I am hoping that Kiera grows up a little in the next book.


    What does Rebekkah Ross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    If I had been the one reading the book, I would have stopped after the first few chapters.


    Do you think Thoughtless needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Thoughtless has a follow up book and its a good thing otherwise my opinion of Ms. Stephens would be that this is an amateur writter at best.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your credit on this undeniably frustrating book. The thing is, readers have to like the hero or heroine of a story so they stay interested in the storyline. If we don't think they deserve ANY happily ever after...who cares what their ever after is.

    22 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    12/20/12
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    "Wow!"

    Wow, I am in love! I listened to the entire audio book in one weekend and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Do not miss this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mywallmum
    United Kingdom
    6/5/14
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    "oh to be a teenager in love!"

    not for grown ups, compelling as it was to find out if girl got boy or boy got girl, it was an endurance, i would not undertake again!
    i found myself shouting at the main character every few minutes, so maybe thats a good thing in a book, sadly i didn't enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    3/20/14
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    "Angst love triangle that'll leave you wanting"
    Where does Thoughtless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's my number one


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved kellen, bad boy but wanting so much to be loved


    Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favourite?

    Kellen


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

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    Read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E-book worm
    UK
    3/8/13
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    "Excellent story shame about the person reading it!"

    Discovered this book by recommendation and it was worth it! I have this on Kindle and the audible file. The kindle copy is preferable as the lady reading this has no tonal inflection whatsoever!! The story itself is touching, tragic and painful. Kellan is emotionally damaged, Kiera is so immature and undecided that I could quite happily kick her butt to wake her up and Denny is fixed on his career and oblivious to everything and anything going on around him.



    It's not a book where the pages are red hot, this is a love story pure and simple. Thoughtless is book one of a trilogy and worth picking up!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cachda
    Woking
    1/12/13
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    "Utter drivel"

    1 star awarded as I couldnt see how to give it zero. How on earth can there possibly be a sequel to this completely banal storyline. Absolute rubbish

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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