Musica was the hottest rock band around, that was until a tragic accident killed the lead singer Callie-Ann.
Tyler knew it was his fault and he held the guilt, held it tight. Callie-Ann was the love of Tyler's life and now, well now she was gone because of him.
Life was passing him by. The drinking helped to ease his painful world.
Passed out on the kitchen floor of his apartment he receives an unsuspected visitor.
She pulls him from his drunken state. She keeps him focused. He can tell no one of her haunting or she'll disappear forever that is the only rule. Can Tyler keep the secret forever? Can he let Callie-Ann wander through the in-between, or will he find the strength to set her free?
©2014 Amanda Kay (P)2014 Amanda Kay
Perfectly exaggerated melodrama flows like a waterfall with superb narration. A two tone melody of juxtaposed voices, HAMMERSMITH & SLOYER, emotional and penetrating. Much Better than a TV soap opera! Lots of unabashed modern fun.
I think that the audio version gives you the freedom to do other things while listening to the story.
The moment that Callie-Ann's mother tells Tyler that she wasn't going to press charges because he was suffering enough.
The actual voices of the characters and a bit more of the emotion.
At the beginning I go teary eyed.
I would buy th whole series on audio.
This was the first audiobook I have listened to. I wasn't sure what it would be like, but I loved it.
I love the way Amanda Kay writes. She makes you feel like you are part of the story. Listening to someone narrate it helped me feel even more into the story.
As I said, this is the first one.
When Callie Ann realized that Jenn was the one to replace her, I cried while in the car driving to work. I am sure the other people in the traffic jam wondered if I was crying over being late to work. (I was still 30 minutes early.)
Just finished this one... could not stop listening and stayed up reeeeaally late... oops! Such a good story, and so sweet! (a tearjerker tho) the voices broke my heart. esp cally's mom. Recommended!
Haunted by My Rock Chick defies classification (a conflation of genres - ghost story, love story, YA-ish, albeit not for a class read, and erotica all mixed up), and that's one of the elements that makes it interesting. The novella centers around a theme that authors continually try to unpack: loss and its aftermath. I found the story of Callie-Ann and Tyler quite moving (there is a bit of schmaltz, for sure, but it is well-placed), and although I listened to this in one sitting, the story was dense to engage me all the way through. This is due, in part, to the balance of dialogue rallying between the two narrators, but even more to the quality of the audio performances. I found both Gabriel Sloyer and Arden Hammersmith completely believable....they were perfectly chosen for these characters. Tyler, in particular, is embodied fully by Mr. Sloyer, and we get all shades of emotion translated through his read, which at times,is hypnotic. I personally found the song interjections a bit superfluous, but I liked the different texture of a song running through the novella...that is also interesting. I found myself mentally chewing on this story for a while after I finished....always a good sign.
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