I am no longer among the living - at least, I don't think I am. I don't remember my name, my age, or even my sex. I don't feel. I can't smell. I hear, but sounds don't register emotional responses anymore. I see, but it's all in muted gray. No vibrant colors.
No sense of time, space, awareness. I just float like a weightless cloud drifting through the limitless universe. I don't know where I am or how I arrived at this point. Ebony nothingness has swallowed me whole.
Can you help me? Will you help me? I need to know. Want to know. Have to know.
Who am I?
Where am I?
How do I escape this black void?
Please, help me.
©2015 Ashley Fontainne (P)2015 Ashley Fontainne
This is only a short story but it definitely packs a punch! So much happens in such a short space of time!!
Initially, I wasn't sure what was happening at the start but the author weaved a thrilling tale of betrayal and murder that comes together at the end. It starts with a patient in a coma and she hears and feels everything happening around her. She tells her story of how she came to be there and in it we see a tale of deception, murder, betrayal and love. It's a chilling tale but oh so gripping!!!
Ashley Fontainne, has once again has cast her magic on me. This book just goes to show what a strong writer she is. It may only be over 3 hrs long but it feels like a full book. I was absolutely hooked the whole way through and didn't see the big reveal coming!!
I don't think I can say anything else about Andrea Emmes that I haven't said in previous books narrated by her. She rocks as a narrator and is one of a few who I'll buy any book read by her!!
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affects my thoughts.*
Enjoyed...characters development, interaction of characters, concepts raised.
Didn't enjoy...most of the male characters were highly unsympathetic, almost gratuitously I felt. The story stumbled at it's resolution, and the ending was less than I had expected.
In some ways, understanding what the principals were experiencing is something I need to know and respect more.
She ( please correct this auto-question ) . is very clever in the way the story presented her POV on various aspects of male/female relationships as an integral part of the plot.
Actually the performance by Andrea is the highlight of the story for me. Thoughtful with enough energy to drive the story forward. Very well done.
This is story needs some additional editing and development. There are some disturbing images , both mental and visual, that could upset some listeners.
All that said, I enjoyed this offering, and recommend it, with the reservations previously noted.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast
Wow, just wow. This story is exciting and oh so twisted! It had me on the edge of my seat listening to how it leads to the end of the story. In my wildest dreams I couldn't have guessed what was really happening! This book was far better than what I thought it was going to be about. Kudos to the author who has the inventive and devious imagination! For awhile, I couldn't even tell which side was the good guy. I do agree with the heroine though... revenge is sweet! This book really has me wondering just how much can we hear in a coma?
The author, Ashley Fontainne had me gripping the arms of my chair for awhile. The suspense in this book is awesome! The narrator, Andrea Emmes does a fantastic job delivering this book to us. I loved the voices used for the characters. The emotions in the voices were incredible (especially when the heroine was unconscious).
*** I was gifted this story in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. ***
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Exciting, Unexpected, Thrilling!
I loved it all...and the narration was great also!
I have...and I love her...she is a true entertainer!
Be careful what you whisper...this would be a great plot for a movie!
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This was a really unexpected story, and it was excellently told! I love a good a short story that can captivate you from the beginning and finish strong...fulfilling all aspects of a well written tale...this one does not disappoint...A woman in a coma after a heartbreaking accident...listens to those around her and learns some very dark secrets!! I did not want to put this one down...and I highly recommend you add it to your cart now and buy it!!!
Andrea and Ashley Nailed it once again!!!
Dark, shocking and bold.
I don't know.
Honestly, Andrea Emmes did an awesome job with all the characters.
To be totally honest, there were a few dark moments where I felt physically sick.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
Mom, blogger, and lover of books.
This one gets off to a slow start. The first several chapters are different characters and it is difficult to follow. Once this story gets going, though, it is hard to put down. Everything also gets tied up at the end. It is a pretty intense and twisted story.
My first thought when I started listening to this one is that he narrator sounds like a Disney princess. That ends up working for the story, though. It provides a contrast to some of the horrific events in the book. This narrator also does a particularly excellent job of bringing the dialogue to life. I enjoyed listening
*I received a copy from the author for my honest review.
Yes, because know I would listen differently to things as I know the ending.
I how Ashley Fontainne put this in the first person. It is short but would be wonderful to listen to it on a 3 or 4 hour drive.
The narrator, Andrea Emmes brings the story alive with her narration.
Yes, and I did.
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I was pleasantly surprised. It took me a bit to get into it and at first I was totally confused. The story unravels (slow start though) at a good pace, characters are thought out & the lead is someone that you're intrigued with. Good story. I'd try this author for sure
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I bought Whispered Pain because I’d read another of Ashley Fontainne’s stories. I was disappointed. It’s a decent short story that was entertaining during a long car ride but didn’t grab me. The story is kind of original but lacking and plot holes. The main character is pregnant. She’s goes into labor during a wicked snow storm and her hubbie packs her up and heads to the hospital but the roads are bad and they’re arguing over the phone and end up wrecking.
She wakes up from her coma in the hospital and everything starts to fall into place as she hatches a plan. In my opinion it’s the characters drop into permanent madness. I saw her as a creep and felt far more sorry for her husband. There’s a nice little twist at the end that salvaged the story a little.
The narrator, Andrea Emmes, did a decent job and gave the story a little extra umph that it was lacking.
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