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Point of Retreat: Slammed, Book 2 | [Colleen Hoover]

Point of Retreat: Slammed, Book 2

Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."
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Publisher's Summary

Point of Retreat is a follow-up to the best-selling novel Slammed.

Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built.

Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins".

"Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

©2012 Colleen Hoover (P)2012 Colleen Hoover

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    Rene GAINESVILLE, VA, United States 02-03-14
    Rene GAINESVILLE, VA, United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Carving Pumpkins"
    Where does Point of Retreat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The series is improving and the writing more interesting. I rank it just below half way down my list.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Will was my favorite character. He is a strong and interesting presence mature beyond his years.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I can't believe this narrator was considered for this book. No inflection, boring, and mild accent took away from the story.


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    Marin Pacific, MO, United States 09-16-13
    Marin Pacific, MO, United States 09-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVE the story HATE the narrator AGAIN!!!"

    This narrator was EVEN WORSE than in the first story! I like that it was from Will's perspective this time but man this guy reading made the ENTIRE book one big run-on sentence! I was so confused at parts because I couldn't tell right away that it was probably a new paragraph.

    This is such a fantastic series... it's such a shame that we have to hear it through terrible narration.

    Please re-record this series... I'd re-buy it because it's THAT GOOD!!

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    Miranda ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE, United States 07-08-13
    Miranda ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE, United States 07-08-13

    Books are my addiction when it comes to "ME" time, you can usually find me under a warm fuzzy blanket with my Audible App engaged!

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    "The trials of their love had me in tears"
    Where does Point of Retreat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was great, I enjoyed it because it put possible real life situations in perspective for both Laken and Will.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Point of Retreat?

    The most memorable part was when Will showed Laken how much he loves her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part of the book is the talent show, I wont mention why, let the other readers come to that part without ruining the effect of it.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 06-21-13
    Amy WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 06-21-13
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    "A good read but hard to listen to!"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I enjoyed reading this series earlier in the year but this narrator was very hard to listen to. I almost stopped 1/4 way through.


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    Adina 05-28-13
    Adina 05-28-13
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    "Great Follow-Up!"
    Where does Point of Retreat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's close to the top. It's a really nice follow-up to Slammed, the first book. I was originally drawn to this book because I enjoy poetry and it was part of an Audible book sale. I liked it so much, I scooped up the second book. I can't wait for the third/final installment!


    What other book might you compare Point of Retreat to and why?

    I know that the stories aren't quite similar, but the characters remind me of the ones in The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Just the youthfulness of Lake and Will resonates for some reason.


    Have you listened to any of Kamran R. Khan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't. Kamran Khan has a very soothing and relaxing voice. I found that I could focus better if I increased the speed of his narration just a bit.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sometimes things in people's lives don't happen in chronological order...


    Any additional comments?

    Really great read. I would definitely read this series again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer TACOMA, WA, United States 03-05-13
    Amazon Customer TACOMA, WA, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a mother of 16 yr old twins..Mikael&Miranda. My kids think I am a big dork listening to my books. I love to read but its nice to read twice as many books and listen while working.

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    "I love this series..."

    I enjoyed the story line of Slammed and Point of Retreat! I can't wait for the next book.

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    Kelly 02-04-13
    Kelly 02-04-13
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    "Terrible Narration!"
    What did you like best about Point of Retreat, Volume 2? What did you like least?

    The concept of the vase of stars - beautiful! The portrayal of the true love between Will and Layken is spot on. Kirsten is a great addition to the 'family' and "Suck and Sweet time" is a sweet idea too!However, in 'Point of Retreat', as in 'Slammed' the constant references to the Avett Brothers made the story feel very un-original like the author was borrowing themes all the time. I myself am an Avett Brothers fan, but surely there are other influences on this author.I also felt the "butterflying" thing was wayyyyy overdone! You can go too far with a joke.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Colleen Hoover again?

    Possibly. Only to resolve the continuing story of Will and Layken. And if Colleen Hoover stopped referencing other artists all the time.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kamran R. Khan’s performances?

    NO!! NEVER!! This was the worst narration I have ever heard. I found it very difficult to listen and at several points, considered giving up. He mumbles, has no change in pitch at all, he mispronounces words (including the names of characters!) and the performance is totally devoid of emotion.


    Did Point of Retreat, Volume 2 inspire you to do anything?

    Write this review.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    tootsieandem 01-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not Will's Voice"

    Loved this book! Listen to alot of audiobooks. For me this was NOT Will's voice!! The narrator wasn't even pronouncing the names right! Spoiled the whole listen for me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Nolensville, TN, United States 11-22-12
    Amanda Nolensville, TN, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "My first review because of a horrible narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Point of Retreat, Volume 2 the most enjoyable?

    Nothing. I loved the book "Slammed" and bought this one immediately! I was so excited that this book was Will's POV


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I've been listening to audiobooks for about 5 years, mainly because I have two small children and it is the only way to "read" anything. I can't just sit down and read, I have to be up and moving all the time! After dozens of books (possibly hundreds) this is the first book I have had to stop listening to because of the narrator. He was totally slaughtering "Will" for me. Not only was his voice wrong, he spoke too quickly, almost slurring. Awful.


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't waste your money. I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to narrators and can get past it usually, but this was awful. I just bought the book on my Kindle bc I love the story but cannot listen to this narrator!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 11-06-12
    Patricia 11-06-12

    I started out listening to books for work and now have become addicted. Every where I drive is a new adventure...

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    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book as a follow up to Slammed. The kids make me laugh so hard! Good to listen too. Thank you Colleen for such brilliant writing and depth to the characters!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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